senate Bill S6747

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Increases the penalty for assaults involving a sports official

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Sep 25, 2019 referred to rules

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S6747 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §120.05, add §240.33, Pen L

S6747 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Makes the intentional causing of physical injury to a sports official a class D felony of assault in the second degree; creates class B misdemeanor of aggravated harassment of a sports official when a person, with intent to annoy, harass, threaten or alarm a sports official, strikes or expectorates on such official.

S6747 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6747 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6747

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                           September 25, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FUNKE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation  to  the  assault  on  sports
  officials

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 14 of section 120.05 of the penal law, as added
by chapter 268 of the laws of 2016, is amended and a new subdivision  15
is added to read as follows:
  14. With intent to prevent or obstruct a process server, as defined in
section  eighty-nine-t  of  the  general business law, from performing a
lawful duty pursuant to article three of  the  civil  practice  law  and
rules,  or  intentionally,  as retaliation against such a process server
for the performance of the process  server's  duties  pursuant  to  such
article, including by means of releasing or failing to control an animal
evincing  the  actor's  intent  that  the animal prevent or obstruct the
lawful duty of the process server or as retaliation against the  process
server, he or she causes physical injury to such process server[.]; OR
  15.  WITH  INTENT  TO  CAUSE  PHYSICAL  INJURY TO A SPORTS OFFICIAL AS
DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION 180.35 OF THIS  CHAPTER,  HE  OR
SHE  CAUSES  SUCH  INJURY TO SUCH SPORTS OFFICIAL IN OR ON OR WITHIN ANY
BUILDING, STRUCTURE, ATHLETIC PLAYING FIELD OR PLAYGROUND AT  WHICH  THE
SPORTS  CONTEST  IS CONDUCTED; INCLUDING ANY AND ALL SURROUNDING PARKING
FACILITIES OR AREAS DESIGNATED FOR PARKING FOR SUCH SPORTS CONTESTS.
  § 2. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 240.33  to  read
as follows:
§ 240.33 AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT OF A SPORTS OFFICIAL.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT OF A SPORTS OFFICIAL WHEN,
WITH  INTENT  TO  HARASS,  ANNOY, THREATEN OR ALARM A SPORTS OFFICIAL AS
DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION 180.35 OF THIS PART, HE OR SHE:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13753-01-9

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