Session of 1999
HOUSE BILL No. 2378
By Representative Toplikar
9 AN ACT concerning crimes and punishment; relating to injury or ha-
10 rassment by laser pointer; prescribing penalty therefor.
12 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
13 Section 1. (a) Injury or harassment by laser pointer is: (1) Intention-
14 ally and knowingly, with an intent to injure, harass, annoy or alarm, point-
15 ing or shining of a laser pointer at a law enforcement officer; (2) inten-
16 tionally and knowingly, with the intent to injure, harass, annoy or alarm,
17 pointing or shining of a laser pointer at another person; or (3) recklessly
18 pointing or shining a laser pointer at another person.
19 (b) As used in this section, "laser pointer" includes any electronic
20 device designed to emit a small beam of light.
21 (c) (1) Injury or harassment by laser pointer as described in subsec-
22 tion (a)(1) is a class A person misdemeanor.
23 (2) Injury or harassment by laser pointer as described in subsection
24 (a)(2) is a class B person misdemeanor.
25 (3) Injury or harassment by laser pointer as described in subsection
26 (a)(3) is a class C person misdemeanor.
27 (d) Nothing in this section shall supersede any existing law relating
28 to criminal use of firearms.
29 (e) The provisions of this act shall be part of and supplemental to the
30 Kansas criminal code.
31 Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
32 publication in the statute book.