☰ Revisor of Missouri


Chapter 569

< > Effective - 28 Sep 1987, 2 histories, see footnote (history) bottom

  *569.050.  Until December 31, 2016 — Arson in the second degree. — 1.  A person commits the crime of arson in the second degree when he knowingly damages a building or inhabitable structure by starting a fire or causing an explosion.

  2.  A person does not commit a crime under this section if:

  (1)  No person other than himself has a possessory, proprietary or security interest in the damaged building, or if other persons have those interests, all of them consented to his conduct; and

  (2)  His sole purpose was to destroy or damage the building for a lawful and proper purpose.

  3.  The defendant shall have the burden of injecting the issue under subsection 2 of this section.

  4.  Arson in the second degree is a class C felony unless a person has suffered serious physical injury or has died as a result of the fire or explosion set by the defendant in which case arson in the second degree is a class B felony.


(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 1987 H.B. 57)

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17.  Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.

---- end of effective  28 Sep 1987 ----

use this link to bookmark section  569.050

 - All versions
Effective End
569.050 1/1/2017
569.050 9/28/1987 1/1/2017

Click here for the Reorganization Act of 1974 - or - Concurrent Resolutions Having Force & Effect of Law
In accordance with Section 3.090, the language of statutory sections enacted during a legislative session are updated and available on this website on the effective date of such enacted statutory section. Revisor Home    

Other Information
 Recent Sections Editorials May Be Cited As Tables & Forms Multiple Enact
Repeal & Transfer Definitions End Report

Site changes Pictures Contact

Other Links
Legislative Research Oversight MOLIS
Library MO WebMasters
Missouri Senate
State of Missouri
Missouri House

@17:15:00.4 39 :)