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File #: Int 0785-2012    Version: * Name: Directing laser pointers at aircrafts.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 2/1/2012
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to directing laser pointers at aircrafts.
Sponsors: Peter F. Vallone, Jr., Fernando Cabrera , Lewis A. Fidler, Vincent J. Gentile, Letitia James, Peter A. Koo, G. Oliver Koppell, Brad S. Lander, James G. Van Bramer, Jumaane D. Williams, Ruben Wills, Daniel J. Halloran III, James S. Oddo, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 14
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2013*Peter F. Vallone, Jr. City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/1/2012*Peter F. Vallone, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/1/2012*Peter F. Vallone, Jr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 785
 
By Council Members Vallone, Cabrera, Fidler, Gentile, James, Koo, Koppell, Lander, Van Bramer, Williams, Wills, Halloran, Oddo and Ulrich
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to directing laser pointers at aircrafts.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
      Section 1. Section 10-134.2 of title 10 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add a new subdivision h and to renumber the current subdivision h as subdivision i and to amend it, to read as follows:
h. It shall be unlawful for any person to direct light from a laser pointer at an aircraft, whether in motion or in flight, or at the flight path of such an aircraft.  It shall be an affirmative defense to this subdivision that the person was using the light during an emergency situation to send an emergency distress signal. For the purposes of this subdivision the term "aircraft" shall mean any civil, military, or public contrivance invented, used, or designed to navigate, fly, or travel in the air.
i. [h] Any person who violates subdivision b, c, e, or h [or e] of this section shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor punishable by a prison term of not more than one year or a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or both. Any person who violates subdivision d of this section shall be guilty of a violation for a first offense and a misdemeanor for all subsequent offenses.
      ยง2.  This local law shall take effect immediately.
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