2020 Maryland Statutes
Criminal Law
Title 3 - Other Crimes Against the Person
Subtitle 8 - Stalking and Harassment
Section 3-806 - Misuse of Laser Pointer

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

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