senate Bill S6762

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the assault on sports officials and aggravated harassment of a sports official and the provision of information to the spectators of such sporting events

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Oct 02, 2019 referred to rules

S6762 (ACTIVE) - Details

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

S6762 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the crime of assault on sports officials and aggravated harassment of a sports official; makes aggravated harassment of a sports official a class B misdemeanor; requires the state education department to establish an information campaign to be distributed to all youth and school sports programs requiring such programs to disseminate information to parents and other spectators of such programs on the protections afforded sports officials.

S6762 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6762 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6762

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             October 2, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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, WHICH
SHALL INCLUDE UMPIRES, REFEREES, JUDGES,  LINESMEN,  COACHES,  ASSISTANT
COACHES, AND ANY OTHER PERSON PARTICIPATING IN AN OFFICIAL OR SUBSTITUTE
CAPACITY  AT  A  SPORTS  CONTEST,  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 INCLUDING PRE-
GAME AND POST-GAME ACTIVITIES  ARE  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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13870-04-9

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