Louisiana Governor Signs Referee Harassment Bill

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Louisiana has signed into law a bill that will prohibit the harassment of any school or recreation athletic contest official.

The bill, which passed both the state house and senate, was signed into law by Governor John Bel Edwards and will go into effect on August 1, 2019.

According to the Louisiana High School Athletics Association website, more than 75 percent of officials quit because of “adult behavior”.

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