Honorable John Whitmire, Chair, Senate Committee on Criminal Justice
John Keel, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB1919 by Harris (Relating to the punishment for assaults committed against certain sports participants.), As Introduced
The bill would amend the Penal Code by enhancing the punishment of the offense of assault if committed against a person the actor knows is a sports participant either while the official is performing duties in the participant's capacity as a sports participant; or in retaliation for or on account of the participant's performance of a duty or responsibility within the participantís capacity as a sports participant. It is assumed that the number of offenders convicted under this statute would not result in a significant impact on the programs and workload of state corrections agencies or on the demand for resources and services of those agencies.
JK, JO, WK, GG