assembly Bill A9840

2021-2022 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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Apr 19, 2022 referred to codes

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A9840 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2639
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §120.05, add §240.33, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6762

A9840 (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.

A9840 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9840
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 19, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. CONRAD -- read once and referred 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.
   A PERSON IS GUILTY OF AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT OF A SPORTS OFFICIAL WHEN,
 WITH INTENT TO HARASS, ANNOY, THREATEN OR ALARM A SPORTS OFFICIAL, WHICH
 SHALL INCLUDE UMPIRES, REFEREES, JUDGES,  LINESMEN,  COACHES,  ASSISTANT
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04187-01-1