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S 240.26 Harassment in the second degree.
  A person is guilty of harassment in the second degree when, with
intent to harass, annoy or alarm another person:
  1. He or she strikes, shoves, kicks or otherwise subjects such other
person to physical contact, or attempts or threatens to do the same; or
  2. He or she follows a person in or about a public place or places; or
  3. He or she engages in a course of conduct or repeatedly commits acts
which alarm or seriously annoy such other person and which serve no
legitimate purpose.
  Subdivisions two and three of this section shall not apply to
activities regulated by the national labor relations act, as amended,
the railway labor act, as amended, or the federal employment labor
management act, as amended.
  Harassment in the second degree is a violation.

S 240.30 Aggravated harassment in the second degree.
  A person is guilty of aggravated harassment in the second degree when,
with intent to harass, annoy, threaten or alarm another person, he or
she:
  1. Either (a) communicates with a person, anonymously or otherwise, by
telephone, or by telegraph, mail or any other form of written
communication, in a manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm; or
  (b) causes a communication to be initiated by mechanical or electronic
means or otherwise with a person, anonymously or otherwise, by
telephone, or by telegraph, mail or any other form of written
communication, in a manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm; or
  2. Makes a telephone call, whether or not a conversation ensues, with
no purpose of legitimate communication; or
  3. Strikes, shoves, kicks, or otherwise subjects another person to
physical contact, or attempts or threatens to do the same because of a
belief or perception regarding such person`s race, color, national
origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability
or sexual orientation, regardless of whether the belief or perception is
correct; or
  4. Commits the crime of harassment in the first degree and has
previously been convicted of the crime of harassment in the first degree
as defined by section 240.25 of this article within the preceding ten
years.
  5. For the purposes of subdivision  one  of  this  section,  "form  of
written communication" shall include, but not be limited to, a recording
as defined in subdivision six of section 275.00 of this part.
  Aggravated harassment in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor.

S 240.31 Aggravated harassment in the first degree.
  A person is guilty of aggravated harassment in the first degree when
with intent to harass, annoy, threaten or alarm another person, because
of a belief or perception regarding such person`s race, color, national
origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability
or sexual orientation, regardless of whether the belief or perception is
correct, he or she:
  1. Damages premises primarily used for religious purposes, or acquired
pursuant to section six of the religious corporation law and maintained
for purposes of religious instruction, and the damage to the premises
exceeds fifty dollars; or
  2. Commits the crime of aggravated harassment in the second degree in
the manner proscribed by the provisions of subdivision three of section
240.30 of this article and has been previously convicted of the crime of
aggravated harassment in the second degree for the commission of conduct
proscribed by the provisions of subdivision three of section 240.30 or
he has been previously convicted of the crime of aggravated harassment
in the first degree within the preceding ten years.
  3. Etches, paints, draws upon or otherwise places a swastika, commonly
exhibited  as  the emblem of Nazi Germany, on any building or other real
property, public or private, owned by any person, firm or corporation or
any public agency or instrumentality, without express permission of  the
owner or operator of such building or real property;
  4. Sets on fire a cross in public view; or
  5. Etches, paints, draws upon or otherwise places or displays a noose,
commonly  exhibited  as  a  symbol  of  racism  and intimidation, on any
building or other real property, public or private, owned by any person,
firm or corporation or any public  agency  or  instrumentality,  without
express  permission  of  the  owner or operator of such building or real
property.
  Aggravated harassment in the first degree is a class E felony.

S 240.32 Aggravated harassment of an employee by an inmate.
  An inmate  or  respondent  is  guilty  of aggravated harassment of an
employee by an inmate when, with intent to harass,  annoy,  threaten  or
alarm  a  person in a facility whom he or she knows or reasonably should
know to be an employee of such facility or the board of  parole  or  the
office  of mental health, or a probation department, bureau or unit or a
police officer, he or she causes or attempts to cause such  employee  to
come  into  contact  with  blood,  seminal  fluid,  urine  or  feces, by
throwing, tossing or expelling such fluid or material.
  For purposes of this section, "inmate" means an inmate or detainee  in
a  correctional  facility, local correctional facility or a hospital, as
such term is defined in subdivision two of section four hundred  of  the
correction  law.  For  purposes  of  this  section, "respondent" means a
juvenile in a secure facility operated and maintained by the  office  of
children  and  family  services  who  is placed with or committed to the
office of children and family services. For purposes  of  this  section,
"facility" means a correctional facility or local correctional facility,
hospital,  as  such  term  is defined in subdivision two of section four
hundred of the  correction  law,  or  a  secure  facility  operated  and
maintained by the office of children and family services.
  Aggravated harassment of an employee by an inmate is a class E felony.

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