Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that the commission of a battery on a person known to be a sports official or coach at any level of competition and in which the act causing harm to the sports official or coach occurred within an athletic facility or within the immediate vicinity of the facility at which the sports official or coach was an active participant in the athletic contest held at the facility is aggravated battery. Provides that the penalty is a Class 3 felony. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Requires a person convicted of or placed on supervision for a violation to undergo an alcohol or drug abuse evaluation. Also provides for mandatory minimum fines for a violation of this offense. Effective immediately.
Correctional Note (Dept of Corrections)
Although there is no data available to estimate the impact on the Department of Corrections, the fiscal impact of HB 4024 is expected to be minimal. Each person sentenced to prison for a Class 3 felony would serve an average of 12 months at a cost of $20,929 and would require the construction of one additional prison bed at the cost of $55, 826.