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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 115

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NOS. 1, 2, AND 3 AND H.A. NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 5, PART I, TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ASSAULT ON A SPORTS OFFICIAL.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Chapter 5, Part I, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new section, designated as §614, which new section shall read as follows:

1614. Assault on a sports official

Any person who intentionally causes physical injury to a sports official, who is acting in the lawful performance of his duty, shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Upon conviction for a second or subsequent offense under this section, such person shall be guilty of a Class G felony.

For purposes of this section, the words "sports official" shall mean any person who serves as a referee, umpire, linesman, or in any similar capacity in supervising or administering a sports event; and who is registered as a member of a local, state, regional, or national organization which provides training or educational opportunities for sports officials."

Approved June 27, 1990.