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(1) Ethnic intimidation is tortious conduct performed with the intent to injure another person, or group of persons, or his, her or its property, because of such other person's or group's race, religion or national origin.
(2) Institutional vandalism is the intentional desecration, as defined in Section 5509 of the Crime Code (18 Pa. C.S. § 5509), vandalizing, defacing, defiling or otherwise damaging (including by application of stickers or any other material) of: 51
(a) any church, synagogue or other communal facility regularly used for religious worship, meditation, contemplation or other related purposes;
(b) any cemetery, mortuary or other facility used for the purpose of burial or memorializing the dead;
(c) any courthouse, historic monument or landmark, museum or civic shrine, including, without limitation, Philadelphia City Hall;
(d) any publicly-accessible outdoor artwork or memorial, whether or not publicly-owned, including, but not limited to, public sculpture, and any military, police, firefighter or other national defense or public safety memorial;
(e) the grounds occupied by any facility set forth in subsection (2)(a), (2)(b) or (2)(c);
(f) any property located in any facility set forth in subsection (2)(a), (2)(b) or (2)(c), including, but not limited to, any headstone, grave marker, or gravesite; 52
(g) any base, sub-base, or other supporting structure of any artwork or memorial set forth in subsection (2)(d).
Amended, Bill No. 120534-A (approved January 23, 2013).
Amended, Bill No. 170204 (approved June 22, 2017).