THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2612

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2020

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO SPORTS OFFICIALS.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Section 707-700, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding three new definitions to be appropriately inserted and to read as follows:

""Lawful discharge of a sports official's duty" means the performance of duties of a sports official from the time the sports official arrives at the venue of a sports event and ending when the sports official returns to their residence or business.

"Sports event" means any organized amateur or professional athletic contest in the State.

"Sports official" means a person at a sports event who enforces the rules of the event, such as an umpire, referee, timer, or scorer, or a person who supervises the participants, such as a coach, regardless of whether the person is paid or provides their services as an unpaid volunteer."

SECTION 2. Chapter 707, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part III to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"707-   Assault against a sports official. If a person is convicted of the offense of:

(a) Assault in the first degree, as provided by section 707-710;

(b) Assault in the second degree, as provided by section 707-711(a), (b), or (d);

(c) Assault in the third degree, as provided by section 707-712;

(d) Terroristic threatening in the first degree, as provided by section 707-716(a), (e), or (f); or

(e) Terroristic threatening in the second degree, as provided by section 707-717; and

the victim of the offense is a sports official engaged in the lawful discharge of the sports official's duties, the court may order, in the court's discretion, that the defendant, in addition to any other punishment imposed pursuant to chapter 706, be enjoined from attending any sports event of the type at which the offense occurred for a period of up to 12 months from the date of sentencing."

SECTION 3. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun before its effective date.

SECTION 4. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.


 


 

Report Title:

Sports Officials; Assault; Terroristic Threatening

 

Description:

Allows the court to enjoin a defendant from attending any sports event of the type at which the offense occurred for up to twelve months when convicted of certain assault or terroristic threatening and the victim of the offense is a sports official engaged in the lawful discharge of the sports officials' duties. (SD1)

 

 

 

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