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.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2019-2020 Regular Sessions
September 25, 2019
Introduced by Sen. FUNKE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the assault on sports
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Subdivision 14 of section 120.05 of the penal law, as added
2 by chapter 268 of the laws of 2016, is amended and a new subdivision 15
3 is added to read as follows:
4 14. With intent to prevent or obstruct a process server, as defined in
5 section eighty-nine-t of the general business law, from performing a
6 lawful duty pursuant to article three of the civil practice law and
7 rules, or intentionally, as retaliation against such a process server
8 for the performance of the process server's duties pursuant to such
9 article, including by means of releasing or failing to control an animal
10 evincing the actor's intent that the animal prevent or obstruct the
11 lawful duty of the process server or as retaliation against the process
12 server, he or she causes physical injury to such process server[.]; or
13 15. With intent to cause physical injury to a sports official as
14 defined in subdivision three of section 180.35 of this chapter, he or
15 she causes such injury to such sports official in or on or within any
16 building, structure, athletic playing field or playground at which the
17 sports contest is conducted; including any and all surrounding parking
18 facilities or areas designated for parking for such sports contests.
19 § 2. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 240.33 to read
20 as follows:
21 § 240.33 Aggravated harassment of a sports official.
22 A person is guilty of aggravated harassment of a sports official when,
23 with intent to harass, annoy, threaten or alarm a sports official as
24 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.
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1 1. Strikes, shoves, kicks or otherwise subjects such sports official
2 to physical contact, or attempts to threaten to do the same; or
3 2. Causes or attempts to cause such sports official to come into
4 contact with saliva by expelling such fluid at a sports contest.
5 Aggravated harassment of a sports official is a class B misdemeanor.
6 § 3. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
7 ing the date on which it shall have become a law.