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SENATE BILL NO. 1330
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SPORTS OFFICIALS - Adds to existing law to provide that it is a misdemeanor
to have offensive physical contact with a sports official during a sporting
event; and to provide damages and attorney's fees.
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AYES--Andreason, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Danielson, Darrington, Deide,
Dunklin, Geddes, Ipsen, King-Barrutia, Lee, McLaughlin, Noh, Parry,
Richardson, Riggs, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner,
Thorne, Wheeler, Williams
NAYS--Boatright, Cameron, Crow, Hawkins, Keough, Walton, Whitworth
Absent and excused--Davis, Frasure, Ingram, Stennett
Floor Sponsor - Deide
Title apvd - to House
03/08 House intro - 1st rdg - to Educ
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1330
BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO ASSAULT AND BATTERY; AMENDING CHAPTER 9, TITLE 18, IDAHO CODE, BY
3 THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 18-916A, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE DAMAGES AND
4 TO PROVIDE A MISDEMEANOR OFFENSE FOR OFFENSIVE PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH A
5 SPORTS OFFICIAL DURING A SPORTING EVENT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 SECTION 1. That Chapter 9, Title 18, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
8 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des-
9 ignated as Section 18-916A, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
10 18-916A. SPORTS OFFICIAL -- OFFENSIVE PHYSICAL CONTACT -- DAMAGES -- MIS-
11 DEMEANOR. (1) In addition to, and not in lieu of any other damages that may be
12 claimed, a plaintiff who is a sports official shall receive damages in an
13 amount not less than five hundred dollars ($500) nor more than one thousand
14 dollars ($1,000) in any action in which the plaintiff establishes that:
15 (a) The defendant intentionally subjected the plaintiff to offensive
16 physical contact;
17 (b) The defendant knew that the plaintiff was a sports official at the
18 time the offensive physical contact was made;
19 (c) The offensive physical contact was made while the plaintiff was
20 within, or in the immediate vicinity of, a facility at which the plaintiff
21 served as a sports official for a sports event; and
22 (d) The offensive physical contact was made while the plaintiff was serv-
23 ing as a sports official or within a brief period of time thereafter.
24 (2) The court shall award reasonable attorney's fees to a prevailing
25 plaintiff in an action in which damages are awarded under the provisions of
26 this section.
27 (3) It shall be a misdemeanor offense punishable by imprisonment in the
28 county jail for a period of time not to exceed one (1) year, or a fine of up
29 to one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both, for any person to subject a sports
30 official to offensive physical contact during a sporting event.
31 (4) As used in this section, "sports official" means a person who:
32 (a) Serves as a referee, umpire, linesman or judge or performs similar
33 functions under a different title; and
34 (b) Is a member of, or registered by, a local, state, regional or
35 national organization that engages in providing education and training in
36 sports officiating.
37 SECTION 2. This act shall be in full force and effect on and after July
38 1, 2000.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This act makes offensive physical contact with a sports official
during a sporting event amisdemeanor offense and provides certain
damages to the offended official.
There is no fiscal impact.
Name: Senator Darrel Deide
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1330