§ 130.05  LASER DEVICES.
   (A)   Definition. As used in this section, the term LASER DEVICE shall mean any of several devices that convert incident electromagnetic radiation of mixed frequencies to one or more discreet frequencies of highly amplified and coherent visible radiation, as well as any othersuch device operating on the principle of light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.
   (B)   Prohibited uses.  It shall be unlawful for a person to point or otherwise direct the beam from a laser device into the eye(s) or onto the body of another person. It shall be unlawful for any person to point or otherwise direct the beam from a laser device into the eye(s) or onto the body of an animal. It shall be unlawful for any person to point or otherwise direct the beam from a laser device toward any occupied vehicle.
   (C)   Exceptions.  Nothing in this section shall prohibit the use of a laser device by any licensed and qualified physician, veterinarian or medical technician for diagnostic or treatment purposes. Nothing herein shall prohibit the use of a laser device by any person for scientific, commercial or industrial purposes, provided the laser device is not directed into the eye(s) or onto the body of another person or toward an occupied vehicle. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the use of a laser device by any student, regularly enrolled in any educational institution, provided such use is in a controlled laboratory or classroom setting, with the permission and under the direct supervision of a licensed teacher or instructor. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the use of a laser device by any person possessing a valid hunting license, provided the laser device is used as an aiming device, properly mounted and affixed to a fire arm and not directed into the eye(s) or onto the body of another person or toward an occupied vehicle. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the use of a laser device by any person at a licensed target range, provided the laser device is used as an aiming device, properly mounted and affixed to a fire arm and not directed into the eye(s) or onto the body of another person or toward an occupied vehicle. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the use of a laser device by any peace officer.
(Ord. 1999-7, passed 7-19-99)  Penalty, see § 130.99