2010 Pennsylvania Code
Title 18 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
Chapter 27 - Assault
2717 - Terrorism.

     § 2717.  Terrorism.
        (a)  General rule.--A person is guilty of terrorism if he
     commits a violent offense intending to do any of the following:
            (1)  Intimidate or coerce a civilian population.
            (2)  Influence the policy of a government by intimidation
        or coercion.
            (3)  Affect the conduct of a government.
        (b)  Grading and penalty.--
            (1)  If the violent offense is a misdemeanor or a felony
        of the third or second degree, an offense under this section
        shall be classified one degree higher than the classification
        of the violent offense specified in section 106 (relating to
        classes of offenses).
            (2)  If the violent offense is a felony of the first
        degree, a person convicted of an offense under this section
        shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment fixed by the
        court at not more than 40 years and may be sentenced to pay a
        fine of not more than $100,000.
        (c)  Definitions.--As used in this section, the following
     words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this
     subsection:
        "Dangerous to human life or property."  A violent act or an
     act which is intended to or likely to cause death, serious
     bodily injury or mass destruction.
        "Mass destruction."  An act which is intended to or likely to
     destroy or cause serious damage to transportation-related
     infrastructure or facilities, energy-related infrastructure or
     facilities, public or private buildings, places of public
     accommodation or public works under circumstances evincing
     depraved indifference to human life or property.
        "Violent offense."  An offense under this part, including an
     attempt, conspiracy or solicitation to commit any such offense,
     which is punishable by imprisonment of more than one year and
     involves an act dangerous to human life or property.
     (July 7, 2006, P.L.342, No.71, eff. 60 days)

        2006 Amendment.  Act 71 added section 2717.
        Cross References.  Section 2717 is referred to in section
     6801.1 of Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure).

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