§ 623.16  Ethnic Intimidation
   (a)   No person shall violate RC 2903.21, 2903.22, 2909.06, 2909.07 or 2917.21(A)(3) to (5) or Sections 621.06, 621.07, 621.10(a)(3) to (5), 623.02 or 623.03 of the General Offenses Code by reason of the race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, ethnic group or Vietnam-era or disabled veteran status, of another person or group of persons.
   (b)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of ethnic intimidation. Ethnic intimidation is an offense of the next higher degree than the offense the commission of which is a necessary element of ethnic intimidation.
(Ord. No. 1445-13. Passed 11-17-14, eff. 11-19-14)