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Section 10.07.142
 

Title 10 Regulation of Activities

Division I. Penal Code

Chapter 10.07 Offenses Against Governmental Operation

Section 10.07.142 Unlawful Discharge of Laser
  1. A person is guilty of unlawful discharge of a laser in the second degree if he knowingly and maliciously discharges a laser under circumstances not amounting to unlawful discharge of a laser in the first degree or malicious mischief in the first or second degree at a:
    1. law enforcement officer or other employee of a law enforcement agency who is performing his official duties, causing an impairment of the safety or operation of a law enforcement vehicle or causing an interruption or impairment of service rendered to the public by negatively affecting the officer or employee; or
    1. pilot, causing an impairment of the safety or operation of an aircraft or causing an interruption or impairment of service rendered to the public by negatively affecting the pilot; or
    1. fire fighter or other employee of a fire department, county fire marshal’s office, county fire prevention bureau or fire protection district who is performing his official duties, causing an impairment of the safety or operation of an emergency vehicle or causing an interruption or impairment of service rendered to the public by negatively affecting the fire fighter or employee; or
    1. transit operator or driver of a public or private transit company while that person is performing his official duties, causing an impairment of the safety or operation of a transit vehicle or causing an interruption or impairment of service rendered to the public by negatively affecting the operator or driver; or
    1. school bus driver employed by a school district or private company while the driver is performing his official duties, causing an impairment of the safety or operation of a school bus or causing an interruption or impairment of service by negatively affecting the bus driver; causing a substantial risk of an impairment or interruption as described in subsections (A)(1) through (A)(5) of this section; or
    1. person not described in subsections (A)(1) through (A)(5) of this section; or
    1. person not a law enforcement officer or other employee of a law enforcement agency who is performing his official duties in uniform or exhibiting evidence of his authority, and in a manner that would support that officer’s or employee’s reasonable belief that he is targeted with a laser sighting device or system;
    1. person who is operating a motor vehicle at the time, causing an impairment of the safety or operation of a motor vehicle by negatively affecting the driver; or
    1. person in order to intimidate or threaten that person.
  1. Except as provided in SMC 10.07.144, unlawful discharge of a laser in the second degree is a gross misdemeanor.

 

Date Passed: Monday, June 4, 2007

Effective Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Recodification ORD C34041 Section 1