Current through 2022 Act No. 238.
Section 16-3-1080 - Committing or attempting to commit a violent crime while wearing body armor a felony(A) Except as provided in subsection (B), a person who commits or attempts to commit a violent crime, as defined in Section 16-1-60, or threatens to commit a violent crime, as defined in Section 16-1-60, while wearing body armor is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not more than five years or fined not more than two thousand dollars, or both. A term of imprisonment imposed for violating this section may be served consecutively to any term of imprisonment imposed for the crime committed or attempted.(B) Subsection (A) does not apply to: (1) a peace officer of this State or another state, or of a local unit of government of this State or another state, or of the United States, while in the performance of his official duties; or(2) a security officer while in the performance of his official duties.(C) As used in this section: (1) "Body armor" means clothing or a device designed or intended to protect a person's body or a portion of a person's body from injury caused by a firearm;(2) "Security officer" means a person lawfully employed to protect another person or to protect the property of another person.2001 Act No. 100, Section 1.