Section 110-552; Ord. 20450; Amending Chapter 16 of the City Code as it relates to harassment of a bicyclist, pedestrian or person in a wheelchair


Ordinance No. 20450                            Council Bill No. B 236-09

     AN ORDINANCE

amending Chapter 16 of the City Code as it relates to harassment of a bicyclist, pedestrian or person in a wheelchair; 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 , pedestrian or person in a wheelchair.

    (a)    A person commits the offense of harassment of a bicyclist , pedestrian or person in a wheelchair if the person:

    (1)    Knowingly throws an object at or in the direction of any person riding a bicycle , walking, running or operating a wheelchair for the purpose of frightening, disturbing or injuring that person; or

    (2)    Threatens any person riding a bicycle , walking, running or operating a wheelchair for the purpose of frightening or disturbing the that person riding the bicycle; or

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

    (4)    Knowingly places a person riding a bicycle , walking, running or operating a wheelchair in apprehension of immediate physical injury; or

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

    (b)    Harassment of a bicyclist , pedestrian or person in a wheelchair is a Class A misdemeanor.

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

    PASSED this 19th day of October, 2009.