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S1330..........................................................by EDUCATION 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. 01/28 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 01/31 Rpt prt - to Jud 02/29 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/01 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/07 3rd rdg - PASSED - 24-7-4 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 RS 09675 This act makes offensive physical contact with a sports official during a sporting event amisdemeanor offense and provides certain damages to the offended official. FISCAL IMPACT There is no fiscal impact. Contact Name: Senator Darrel Deide Phone: 332-1345 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1330