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HF 33

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 01/07/2021 11:55am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; providing enhanced penalties for assaulting a sports
official; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 609.2231, by adding a
subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 609.2231, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Sports official. new text end

new text begin (a) Whoever assaults a sports official while the official is
engaged in the performance of the official's duties, and inflicts demonstrable bodily harm,
is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
new text end

new text begin (b) As used in this subdivision, "sports official" means a person who serves as an umpire,
referee, judge, linesperson, timer, scorekeeper, or in another similar capacity for a youth
athletic activity as defined in section 121A.38, subdivision 1, paragraph (e).
new text end

new text begin (c) A sports official is engaged in the performance of the official's duties when the person
is:
new text end

new text begin (1) serving in a capacity described in paragraph (b);
new text end

new text begin (2) on the premises or in the parking lot where the youth athletic activity is taking place;
or
new text end

new text begin (3) traveling between the premises and a public transit stop or a motor vehicle.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2021, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
new text end