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§ 2710. Ethnic intimidation

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 18 Pa.C.S.A. Crimes and OffensesEffective: February 7, 2003

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 18 Pa.C.S.A. Crimes and Offenses (Refs & Annos)
Part II. Definition of Specific Offenses (Refs & Annos)
Article B. Offenses Involving Danger to the Person (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 27. Assault (Refs & Annos)
Effective: February 7, 2003
18 Pa.C.S.A. § 2710
§ 2710. Ethnic intimidation
(a) Offense defined.--A person commits the offense of ethnic intimidation if, with malicious intention toward the race, color, religion or national origin of another individual or group of individuals, he commits an offense under any other provision of this article or under Chapter 33 (relating to arson, criminal mischief and other property destruction) exclusive of section 3307 (relating to institutional vandalism) or under section 3503 (relating to criminal trespass) with respect to such individual or his or her property or with respect to one or more members of such group or to their property.
(b) Grading.--An offense under this section shall be classified as a misdemeanor of the third degree if the other offense is classified as a summary offense. Otherwise, an offense under this section shall be classified one degree higher in the classification specified in section 106 (relating to classes of offenses) than the classification of the other offense.
(c) Definition.--As used in this section “malicious intention” means the intention to commit any act, the commission of which is a necessary element of any offense referred to in subsection (a) motivated by hatred toward the race, color, religion or national origin of another individual or group of individuals.

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1982, June 18, P.L. 537, No. 154, § 1, imd. effective. Amended 2002, Dec. 3, P.L. 1176, No. 143, § 1, imd. effective; 2002, Dec. 9, P.L. 1759, No. 218, § 3, effective in 60 days.
18 Pa.C.S.A. § 2710, PA ST 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 2710
Current through 2021 Regular Session Act 100. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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