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  574.140.  Cross burning — penalties. — 1.  A person commits the offense of cross burning if he or she burns, or causes to be burned, a cross with the purpose to frighten, intimidate, or cause emotional distress to any person or group of persons.

  2.  The offense of cross burning is a class A misdemeanor, unless the person has previously been found guilty of an offense under this section, in which case it is a class E felony.

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(L. 2004 H.B. 1074 & 1129, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Transferred 2014; formerly 565.095; Effective 1-01-17


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