Florida lawmakers seek to criminalize rushing fields, courts at sporting events

A proposal by two freshmen in the Florida Legislature would make it a first-degree misdemeanor for anyone who rushes onto the field or court of play at a sporting event.State Sen. Corey Simon, R-Tallahassee, introduced SB 764 on Valentine’s Day. It’s a companion bill to HB 319, introduced by state Rep. Taylor Yarkosky, R-Montverde, last month.The bills, titled Interference with Sporting or Entertainment Events, would increase the penalties for those who enter a “covered area” before, during or after a game, making it a first-degree and carrying a penalty of up to a year in jail and fines up to

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