Chapter 311

2007 -- H 5774 SUBSTITUTE A

Enacted 07/07/07


A N  A C T



     Introduced By: Representatives Giannini, Mattiello, Brien, Baldelli-Hunt, and Ucci

     Date Introduced: February 28, 2007


It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:


     SECTION 1. Chapter 11-44 of the General Laws entitled "Trespass and Vandalism" is

hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:


     11-44-21.1. Graffiti -- Defacing private residences, offices, businesses or commercial

property. -- Every person who shall willfully, maliciously or mischievously write upon, paint, or

otherwise deface the private property or residence of another, any office building, business or

commercial property or public building, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. For the first offense,

said penalty shall not exceed a five hundred dollar ($500) fine and community service not

exceeding one hundred (100) hours. Every person convicted of a second offense under this

section shall be fined up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) and shall be required to perform up to

two hundred (200) hours of community service.


     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.



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