Introduced House Bill (H)

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Battery on a sports official. Provides that battery on a certified athletic official is a Class A misdemeanor. Grants to a certified athletic official limited liability protection against civil lawsuits claiming injury or damages if the official: (1) inspects the playing surface and areas immediately adjacent to the playing surface for hazards before the start of an athletic contest; (2) does not allow an athletic contest to begin or continue if weather conditions are inappropriate; (3) inspects game equipment before and during the athletic contest; (4) inspects players' equipment for safety and compliance with applicable rules before beginning the athletic Battery on a sports official. Provides that battery on a certified athletic official is a Class A misdemeanor. Grants to a certified athletic official limited liability protection against civil lawsuits claiming injury or damages if the official: (1) inspects the playing surface and areas immediately adjacent to the playing surface for hazards before the start of an athletic contest; (2) does not allow an athletic contest to begin or continue if weather conditions are inappropriate; (3) inspects game equipment before and during the athletic contest; (4) inspects players' equipment for safety and compliance with applicable rules before beginning the athletic contest; and (5) controls the athletic contest by properly enforcing applicable rules. ... View more