Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||
referred to codes
|Jan 22, 2021||
referred to codes
Senate Bill S2639
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S2639 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S2639 (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.
2021-S2639 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2639 SPONSOR: GALLIVAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to the assault on sports officials PURPOSE: To modify pertinent sections of the state's aggravated harassment and assault laws to specifically categorize sports officials working on the youth, interscholastic, collegiate, amateur, and professional sports levels and to require a campaign to disseminate information to parents and other spectators on the protections to be afforded to such sports officials. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill adds a new subdivision 15 to section 120.05 of the Penal law governing assault in the second degree to include sports official.
2021-S2639 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2639 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 22, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes 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. LBD04187-01-1
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