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New York Penal - Article 240 - § 240.37 Loitering for the Purpose of Engaging in a Prostitution Offense

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  §  240.37  Loitering  for  the  purpose  of  engaging  in a prostitution
             offense.
    1. For the purposes of this section, "public place" means any  street,
  sidewalk,  bridge, alley or alleyway, plaza, park, driveway, parking lot
  or transportation facility or the doorways  and  entrance  ways  to  any
  building which fronts on any of the aforesaid places, or a motor vehicle
  in or on any such place.
    2.  Any  person  who  remains  or  wanders about in a public place and
  repeatedly beckons to, or repeatedly stops, or  repeatedly  attempts  to
  stop,  or  repeatedly  attempts to engage passers-by in conversation, or
  repeatedly stops or attempts  to  stop  motor  vehicles,  or  repeatedly
  interferes  with  the  free passage of other persons, for the purpose of
  prostitution, or of patronizing a prostitute as those terms are  defined
  in  article  two  hundred  thirty of the penal law, shall be guilty of a
  violation and is guilty of a class B  misdemeanor  if  such  person  has
  previously  been convicted of a violation of this section or of sections
  230.00 or 230.05 of the penal law.
    3. Any person who remains or wanders  about  in  a  public  place  and
  repeatedly  beckons  to,  or repeatedly stops, or repeatedly attempts to
  stop, or repeatedly attempts to engage  passers-by  in  converstion,  or
  repeatedly  stops  or  attempts  to  stop  motor vehicles, or repeatedly
  interferes with the free passage of other persons, for  the  purpose  of
  promoting  prostitution  as defined in article two hundred thirty of the
  penal law is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
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