Penalties Could Be Coming For Referee Harassing Parents

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The House passed a bill cracking down on parents who harass referees at children’s sporting events with a 102-1 vote on Monday.

The bill, which was created by Rep. Cameron Henry is being sent to Governor Edwards.

The legislation creates a new crime of harassment of a school or recreation athletic contest official, authorizing penalties if the ref feels in ‘fear of receiving bodily harm.’

If someone is found guilty, that person could face 90 days in jail, along with mandatory counseling and community service work.

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