senate Bill S2639

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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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to codes
Jan 22, 2021 referred to codes

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S2639 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9840
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §120.05, add §240.33, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6762

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.

S2639 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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