Section 110-285; Ord. 20306; Amending Chapter 16 of the City Code to establish the offense of harassment of a bicyclist


Ordinance No. 20306                            Council Bill No. B 151-09

     AN ORDINANCE

amending Chapter 16 of the City Code to establish the offense of harassment of a bicyclist; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.    Chapter 16 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, is hereby amended as follows:

Material to be deleted in strikeout; material to be added underlined.

Sec. 16-145.  Harassment of a bicyclist.

     (a)    A person commits the offense of harassment of a bicyclist if the person:

     (1)    Knowingly throws an object at or in the direction of any person riding a bicycle; or

     (2)    Threatens any person riding a bicycle for the purpose of frightening or disturbing the person riding the bicycle; or

     (3)    Sounds a horn, shouts or otherwise directs sound toward any person riding a bicycle for the purpose of frightening or disturbing the person riding the bicycle; or

     (4)    Knowingly places a person riding a bicycle in apprehension of immediate physical injury; or

     (5)    Knowingly engages in conduct that creates a risk of death or serious physical injury to the person riding a bicycle.

     (b)    Harassment of a bicyclist is a Class A misdemeanor.

Secs. 16- 145 146--16-149. Reserved.

    SECTION 2.    This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 15th day of June, 2009.