senate Bill S5911

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Increases the penalty for assaults involving a sports official

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Mar 22, 2021 referred to codes

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S5911 (ACTIVE) - Details

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:
S6747

S5911 (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.

S5911 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5911 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5911
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. MARTUCCI -- 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 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.
                                                            LBD10586-01-1

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