Senate
House
Joint
Bill Status
WV Code
Audits/ Reports
Educational
Contact
home
home

Enrolled Version - Final Version House Bill 2548 History

OTHER VERSIONS  -  Introduced Version  |  DOWNLOAD  wpd  |  Email


COM SUB 2 LINES

ENROLLED

COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE

FOR

H. B. 2548

(By Delegates Ferro, Stowers, Pethtel, Swartzmiller, Storch,

Marcum, Boggs, Ferns, Poling, D., Diserio, and Phillips, L.)

[Passed April 12, 2013; in effect ninety days from passage.]

 

 

AN ACT to amend and reenact §61-2-15a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing the criminal penalties for assaults and batteries against athletic officials.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That §61-2-15a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:

ARTICLE 2. CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON.

§61-2-15a. Assault, battery on athletic officials; penalties.

    (a) If any person commits an assault as defined in subsection (b), section nine of this article, to the person of an athletic official during the time the official is acting as an athletic official, the offender is guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $500, or confined in jail not more than six months, or both fined and confined.

    (b) If any person commits a battery, as defined in subsection (c), section nine of this article, against an athletic official during the time the official is acting as an athletic official, the offender is guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $1,000, or confined in jail not more than twelve months, or both fined and confined.

    (c) For the purpose of this section, “athletic official” means a person at a sports event who enforces the rules of that event, such as an umpire or referee, or a person who supervises the participants, such as a coach.    

This Web site is maintained by the West Virginia Legislature's Office of Reference & Information.  |  Terms of Use  |   Web Administrator   |   © 2014 West Virginia Legislature *