A bill that would stiffen penalties for parents who interfere with referees at athletic events won final legislative approval Monday.
The state Senate passed the legislation 36-1.
The measure would increase fines and require anger management classes for parents and other spectators who get too rowdy.
Backers of the bill said violence at athletic events is a growing problem.
The legislation is House Bill 227.
State Sen. Dan Claitor, R-Baton Rouge, cast the lone “no” vote in the state Senate.
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