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Legislation Affecting Sports Officials

The following table indicates which states have legislation regarding assaults on sports officials, on liability issues, and on independent contractor status of sports officials.

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A “Yes” indicates legislation on the books. A bill number indicates proposed legislation.

STATE ASSAULT AND/OR
HARASSMENT
LIABILITY INDEPENDENT
CONTRACTOR
Alabama Yes Yes Yes
Alaska Yes
Arizona
Arkansas Yes Yes
California Yes Yes
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware Yes Yes Yes
Florida Yes Yes
Georgia Yes Yes Yes
Hawaii SB 2549 and SB 2612
Idaho Supportive
Resolution
Yes
Illinois Yes Yes
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky Yes
HB 65
Louisiana Yes Yes
Maine
Maryland SB 0691 Yes
Massachusetts Yes
Michigan
Minnesota Yes, civil stat. Yes
Mississippi Yes
Missouri Supportive
Resolution
HB 1570 and HB 1803
Yes Yes
Montana Yes Yes
Nebraska
Nevada Yes Yes Yes
New Hampshire
New Jersey Yes Yes
New Mexico Yes
New York SB S6747
North Carolina Yes
North Dakota Yes
Ohio SB 118 and HB 208 Yes
Oklahoma Yes
Oregon Yes, civil stat. Yes
Pennsylvania Yes
Memoranda
Yes
Rhode Island Yes
South Carolina Yes
South Dakota
Tennessee Yes
Texas Yes Yes
Utah
Vermont
Virginia Yes
Washington Supportive
Resolution
Yes
West Virginia Yes
Wisconsin AB 735
Wyoming
Federal Yes

OTHER LEGISLATION ACTIVITY

No Enhanced Penalty for Assaulting Referees in Iowa