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. ), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
The bill would amend the Penal Code by enhancing the punishment of the offense of assault if the offense is committed by a person who is not a sports participant against a person the actor knows is as a sports participant while the participant is performing duties or responsibilities in the participantís capacity, or in retaliation or on account of the participantís performance of a duty or responsibility. 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.
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