Oregon Statutes - Chapter 166 - Offenses Against Public Order; Firearms and Other Weapons; Racketeering - Section 166.165 - Intimidation in the first degree.

(1) Two or more persons acting together commit the crime of intimidation in the first degree, if the persons:

(a)(A) Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly cause physical injury to another person because of the actorsí perception of that personís race, color, religion, national origin or sexual orientation; or

(B) With criminal negligence cause physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon because of the actorsí perception of that personís race, color, religion, national origin or sexual orientation;

(b) Intentionally, because of the actorsí perception of another personís race, color, religion, national origin or sexual orientation, place another person in fear of imminent serious physical injury; or

(c) Commit such acts as would constitute the crime of intimidation in the second degree, if undertaken by one person acting alone.

(2) Intimidation in the first degree is a Class C felony.

(3) ďSexual orientationĒ has the meaning given that term in ORS 166.155. [1981 c.785 §2; 1983 c.521 §2; 1989 c.1029 §2; 1993 c.332 §1; 1995 c.79 §53; 1997 c.249 §50]

Note: The amendments to 166.165 by section 19, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, are the subject of a referendum petition that may be filed with the Secretary of State not later than September 26, 2007. If the referendum petition is filed with the required number of signatures of electors, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, will be submitted to the people for their approval or rejection at the regular general election held on November 4, 2008. If approved by the people at the general election, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, takes effect December 4, 2008. If the referendum petition is not filed with the Secretary of State or does not contain the required number of signatures of electors, the amendments to 166.165 by section 19, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, take effect January 1, 2008. 166.165, as amended by section 19, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, is set forth for the userís convenience.

166.165. (1) Two or more persons acting together commit the crime of intimidation in the first degree, if the persons:

(a)(A) Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly cause physical injury to another person because of the actorsí perception of that personís race, color, religion, sexual orientation or national origin; or

(B) With criminal negligence cause physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon because of the actorsí perception of that personís race, color, religion, sexual orientation or national origin;

(b) Intentionally, because of the actorsí perception of another personís race, color, religion, sexual orientation or national origin, place another person in fear of imminent serious physical injury; or

(c) Commit such acts as would constitute the crime of intimidation in the second degree, if undertaken by one person acting alone.

(2) Intimidation in the first degree is a Class C felony.

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