Offenses Against Persons
Unlawful directing of light from a laser pointer
(1)A person commits the offense of unlawful directing of light from a laser pointer if the person knowingly directs light from a laser pointer at another person without the consent of the other person and the other person is:
(a)A peace officer as defined in ORS 161.015 (General definitions) who is acting in the course of official duty; or
(b)A uniformed private security professional as defined in ORS 181A.840 (Definitions for ORS 181A.360, 181A.840 to 181A.891, 181A.895 and 181A.995) who is on duty.
(2)The offense described in this section, unlawful directing of light from a laser pointer, is a Class A misdemeanor.
(3)As used 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. [1999 c.757 §1; 2005 c.447 §9]
Law Review Citations
51 OLR 427-637 (1972)