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Sun Jun 2, 2019, 08:48 PM

Yelling at refs could lead to jail time as Louisiana senate backs parental harassment bill

Louisiana Senate backed creating the crime of harassing refs at youth athletic contests.

Meeting in a rare Saturday session, the Senate voted 35-to-0 for House Bill 184, sponsored by state Rep. Cameron Henry, R-Metairie.

The legislation creates the misdemeanor crime of “harassment of a school or recreation athletic contest official.” Conviction could lead to a maximum sentence of imprisonment for 90 days.

The measure must return to the House for its consideration of a Senate amendment that would criminalize not leaving the field and facility when ordered by police.

Read more: https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/legislature/article_128f2a48-8486-11e9-b652-53d271273f76.html

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