Gang-Related Legislation by Subject
(Laws Updated Through December 2017)

Graffiti

States for this subject:
Arizona
California
Colorado
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Louisiana
Maryland
Minnesota
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin

Arizona view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www.azleg.gov/arstitle/.

Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 8-323. Juvenile hearing officer; appointment; term; compensation; hearings; required attendance; contempt

Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 11-251. Powers of board

Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-1602. Criminal damage; classification

Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 28-3320. Suspension of license for persons under eighteen years of age; notice; definition

California view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes.xhtml.

California Evid Code § 1410.5. Vandalism; Evidence of graffiti

California Government Code § 38772. Defacement of property by graffiti by minor

California Government Code § 38773.2. Collection of costs incurred; Notice; Graffiti nuisance abatement lien

California Government Code § 38773.6. Defacement of property by graffiti by minor; Special assessment

California Government Code § 53069.3. Use of public funds to remove graffiti

California Government Code § 61002. Definitions

California Pen Code § 594. Vandalism; Punishment

California Pen Code § 594.1. Sale, purchase or possession of aerosol paint container; Posting of notice by retailers

California Pen Code § 594.2. Possession of specified instruments with intent to commit vandalism or graffiti

California Pen Code § 594.6. Condition of probation on subsequent conviction of vandalism

California Pen Code § 594.7. Effect of previous vandalism convictions

California Pen Code § 594.8. Possession of destructive implement with intent to commit graffiti

California Pen Code § 640.5. Affixing graffiti on or in vehicles of governmental entity or public transportation system

California Pen Code § 640.6. Penalties for affixing graffiti on real or personal property

California Pen Code § 13825. State Graffiti Clearinghouse

California Welfare & Institutions Code § 730. Order for Care, Custody, and Control of Minor Adjudged Ward of Court as Person Violating Law or Ordinance Defining Crime; Alternative Commitment; Orders When Ward Placed Under Supervision of Probation Officer

California Welfare & Institutions Code § 730.6. Imposition of Restitution Fine; Community Service; Fee

California Welfare & Institutions Code § 827. Limited Dissemination of Records; Misdemeanor Violation of Confidentiality Provisions

Colorado view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://leg.colorado.gov/agencies/office-legislative-legal-services/colorado-revised-statutes.

Colorado § 30-15-401. General Regulations - definitions

Delaware view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://delcode.delaware.gov/.

Del. Code tit. 11, § 812. Graffiti and possession of graffiti implements; class G felony; class A misdemeanor; class B misdemeanor

District of Columbia view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://code.dccouncil.us/dc/council/code/.

D.C. Code § 1–325.101. Anti-Graffiti Mural Assistance Program Fund

D.C. Code § 22–3312.04. Penalties

D.C. Code § 22–3312.05. Definitions [Trespass; Injuries to Property]

D.C. Code § 42–3141.01. Definitions [Abatement of Graffiti]

D.C. Code § 42–3141.02. Nuisance

D.C. Code § 42–3141.03. Notice of graffiti nuisance and reply

D.C. Code § 42–3141.04. Deemed authorization to abate

D.C. Code § 42–3141.05. Notice of violation; service of notice

D.C. Code § 42–3141.06. Answer and expedited hearing

D.C. Code § 42–3141.07. Payment of abatement costs and penalties

D.C. Code § 42–3141.08. Graffiti Abatement Fund

D.C. Code § 42–3141.09. Collection against an owner

D.C. Code § 42–3141.10. Graffiti abatement materials

Florida view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/.

Fla. Stat. § 806.13. Criminal mischief; penalties; penalty for minor

Georgia view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/gacode/default.

Ga. Code Ann. § 17-15A-2 (LexisNexis). ["'Graffiti' defined"]

Ga. Code Ann. § 17-15A-3 (LexisNexis). [Compensation for Criminally Inflicted Property Damage: "Legislative findings"]

Ga. Code Ann. § 17-15A-4 (LexisNexis). ["Removal of graffiti by inmates; no waiver of sovereign immunity; no fees to property owners"]

Hawaii view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/.

Haw. Rev. Stat. § 46-1.5. General powers and limitation of the counties

Haw. Rev. Stat. § 577-3.5. Property damage, parental responsibility

Haw. Rev. Stat. § 708-823.6. Graffiti; sentencing

Idaho view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/.

Idaho Code Ann. § 18-7036. Injury by Graffiti

Illinois view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs.asp.

55 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/5-1078.5. Graffiti

Indiana view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2017/ic/titles/034.

Ind. Code § 31-37-19-17. Delinquent acts involving criminal mischief or use of graffiti; suspension of operator's license or invalidation of learner's permit

Ind. Code § 31-37-19-20. Restitution or removal of graffiti; rescission of order suspending or invalidating operator's license or learner's permit

Ind. Code § 35-31.5-2-50. Community restitution or service

Ind. Code § 35-31.5-2-146. Graffiti

Ind. Code § 35-43-1-2. Criminal mischief; institutional criminal mischief; controlled substances criminal mischief

Louisiana view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://legis.la.gov/legis/LawSearch.aspx.

Louisiana § 14:56.4. Criminal Damage to Property by Defacing With Graffiti

Louisiana § 14:56.5. Criminal Damage to Historic Buildings or Landmarks by Defacing With Graffiti

Maryland view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmStatutes.aspx.

Maryland Criminal Law Code § 6-301. Malicious Destruction—Generally

Maryland Criminal Procedure Code § 11-603. Judgment of Restitution

Minnesota view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/.

Minnesota § 473.41 Transit Shelters and Stops

Minnesota § 617.90. Graffiti Damage Action

Nebraska view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/laws.php.

Nebraska § 23-187. Subjects regulated; power to enforce. [Operative July 21, 2016]

Nebraska § 28-524. Graffiti; Penalty

Nevada view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www.leg.state.nv.us/law1.cfm.

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Nevada § 62E.690. Certain Offenses Concerning Graffiti or Defacement of Property: Suspension or Delay in Issuance of Driver’s License

Nevada § 206.005. "Graffiti" Defined

Nevada § 206.125. Damage of Property Used for Purpose of Religion, for Burial or Memorializing Dead, for Education, as Transportation Facility, as Public Transportation Vehicle or as Community Center; Damage of Personal Property Contained Therein; Penalties; Restitution

Nevada § 206.330. Placing graffiti on or otherwise defacing property: Fines and penalties; restitution; parent or guardian responsible for fines and penalties if person violating section is under age of 18 years; suspension of driver's license

Nevada § 206.335. Carrying Graffiti Implement at Certain Locations With Intent to Vandalize, Place Graffiti on or Deface Property

Nevada § 206.340. Graffiti Reward Account Created; Administrative Assessment to Be Imposed for Certain Violations; Use of Money in Account

Nevada § 206.345. Person or Entity to Be Paid if Restitution Is Ordered for Violation of NRS 206.125 or 206.330

Nevada § 244.3693. Removal or Covering of Graffiti on Real or Personal Property of County; Civil Penalty

Nevada § 244.3694. Removal or Covering of Graffiti on Nonresidential Property by Owner or County

Nevada § 244.3695. Graffiti Reward and Abatement Fund: Creation; Use; Administrative Assessments; Payment of Rewards

Nevada § 244.36915. "Graffiti" Defined

Nevada § 244.36935. Removal or Covering of Graffiti on Perimeter of Residential Property by County

Nevada § 268.408. City's Duty to Remove or Cover Graffiti; Civil Action Authorized to Recover Civil Penalty and Damages

Nevada § 268.4075. "Graffiti" Defined

Nevada § 268.4085. Graffiti Reward and Abatement Fund: Creation Required; Use of Money; Administrative Assessment; Offer of Reward

Nevada § 331.145. Duty to Remove or Cover Graffiti Placed on State Property; Civil Action to Recover Civil Penalty and Damages

New Hampshire view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/indexes/default.html.

New Hampshire § 631:4. Criminal Threatening

New Jersey view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://lis.njleg.state.nj.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&vid=Publish:10.1048/Enu.

New Jersey § 2A:4A-43.2. Additional Penalty for Juvenile Adjudicated Delinquent

New Jersey § 2A:4A-43.3. Suspension or Postponement of Right to Operate Motor Vehicle of Person Convicted of or Adjudicated Delinquent for Certain Violations

New Jersey § 2A:153-4.1. Damaging Property by Acts of Graffiti; Ordinance; Determination of Recipients of Reward

New Jersey § 2C:17-3. Criminal Mischief

New Jersey § 2C:33-10. Causing Fear of Unlawful Bodily Violence, Crime of Third Degree; Act of Graffiti, Additional Penalty

New Jersey § 2C:33-11. Defacement of Private Property, Crime of Fourth Degree; Act of Graffiti, Additional Penalty

New Jersey § 2C:33-14.1. Vandalizing Railroad Warning Signals or Protection Devices

New Jersey § 2C:33-24. Definitions

New Jersey § 40:48-2.59. Graffiti on Buildings, Structures and Other Exposed Surfaces; Ordinances Enforcing Prohibitions

New Mexico view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://public.nmcompcomm.us/nmnxtadmin/.

New Mexico § 30-15-1.1. Unauthorized Graffiti on Personal or Real Property

New York view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/lawssrch.cgi?NVLWO:.

New York Penal § 60.28. Authorized Disposition; Making Graffiti and Possession of Graffiti Instruments

New York Penal § 145.60. Making Graffiti

New York Penal § 145.65. Possession of Graffiti Instruments

North Carolina view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www2.ncleg.net/Laws/GeneralStatuteChapters.

North Carolina § 14-127.1. Graffiti vandalism

Oklahoma view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/index.asp?ftdb=STOKST&level=1.

11 Oklahoma § 22-112.2. Removal of Graffiti by Municipalities

Oregon view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/Pages/ORS.aspx.

Oregon § 137.131. Community Service for Offense Involving Graffiti

Oregon § 164.381. Definitions

Oregon § 164.383. Unlawfully Applying Graffiti

Oregon § 164.386. Unlawfully Possessing Graffiti Implement

Oregon § 164.388. Preemption

Oregon § 419C.461. Graffiti Offenses; Personal or Community Service; Liability for Damages

Pennsylvania view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/LI/Public/cons_index.cfm.

18 Pennsylvania § 3304. Criminal Mischief

Rhode Island view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/.

Rhode Island § 11-44-21.1. Graffiti—Defacing Private Residences, Offices, Businesses, or Commercial Property

Rhode Island § 11–44–21.2. Restitution or Removal of Graffiti Rescission of Order Suspending or Invalidating Operator's License or Learner's Permit

South Carolina view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/statmast.php.

South Carolina § 16-11-770. Illegal Graffiti Vandalism; Penalty; Removal or Restitution

Tennessee view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/tncode/default.

Tennessee § 6-54-127. Graffiti Removal; Liability

Tennessee § 39-14-412. Mailbox Tampering; Graffiti

Texas view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Index.aspx.

Texas Civ. Prac. & Rem. § 125.061. Definitions

Texas Code Crim. Proc. Art. 102.0171. Court Costs: Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Funds

Texas Code Crim. Proc. Art. 42A.509. Community Supervision for Graffiti Offense

Texas Fam. Code § 54.046. Conditions of Probation for Damaging Property with Graffiti

Texas Fam. Code § 54.0481. Restitution for Damaging Property With Graffiti

Texas Local Gov’t Code § 250.006. Graffiti Removal

Texas Penal Code § 28.03. Criminal Mischief

Texas Penal Code § 28.08. Graffiti

Utah view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://le.utah.gov/xcode/code.html.

Utah § 53A-15-603. Gang Prevention and Intervention Policies

Utah § 76-6-107. Graffiti Defined—Penalties—Removal Costs—Reimbursement Liability

Utah § 76-6-107.1. Compensatory Service—Graffiti Penalties

Utah § 76-6-206. Criminal Trespass.

Utah § 78A-6-117. Adjudication of jurisdiction of juvenile court -- Disposition of cases -- Enumeration of possible court orders -- Considerations of court -- Obtaining DNA sample

Virginia view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode.

Virginia § 15.2-1812.2. Willful and Malicious Damage to or Defacement of Public or Private Facilities; Penalty

Washington view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/.

Washington § 4.24.330. Action for Damages Caused by Criminal Street Gang Tagging and Graffiti

Washington § 9A.48.105. Criminal Street Gang Tagging and Graffiti

Washington § 36.28A.210. Graffiti and Tagging Abatement Grant Program

Wisconsin view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/prefaces/toc.

Wisconsin § 943.012. Criminal Damage to or Graffiti on Religious and Other Property

Wisconsin § 943.017. Graffiti.


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