§ 1-7.2  HATE CRIMES.
   (a)   If a person does all of the following, the penalties for the underlying crime are modified as provided in subsection (b) hereof:
      (1)   Commits a crime by violating a section of the Flint City Code;
      (2)   Intentionally selects the person against whom the crime is committed or selects the property that is damaged or otherwise affected by the crime because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, political affiliation or disability of that person or the owner or occupant of that property.
   (b)   Any person convicted of a crime under subsection (a) shall be imprisoned for not less than 45 days nor more than 90 days, or fined not less than $250.00 nor more than $500 dollars, or both.
   (c)   This section provides for enhancement of penalties applicable to the underlying crime. The court shall direct the trier of fact to find a special verdict as to all of the issues specified in subsection (a) hereof.
(Ord. 3246, passed 8-23-1993; Ord. 3762, passed 1-11-2010)