2010 Maryland Code
Subtitle 8 - Stalking and Harassment
Section 3-806 - Misuse of laser pointer.

§ 3-806. Misuse of laser pointer.

(a)  "Laser pointer" defined.- In this section, "laser pointer" means a device that emits light amplified by the stimulated emission of radiation that is visible to the human eye. 

(b)  Scope of section.- This section may not be construed to apply to the use of a laser pointer: 

(1) for educational purposes by individuals engaged in an organized meeting or training class; or 

(2) during the normal course of work or trade activities. 

(c)  Prohibited.- A person may not knowingly use a laser pointer to illuminate another in a public place in a manner that harasses or endangers the other. 

(d)  Penalty.- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $500. 

[An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 353; 2002, ch. 26, § 2.]   

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