District of Columbia
New York City
|Alabama||Al Chapter 2008-272||May 4, 2008||
First offense is a Class A Misdemeanor: up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine or both. Subsequent offenses are Class C Felonies: up to ten years in jail and a $5,000 fine or both.
|Arizona||Arizona Revised Statutes: § 13-3723||April 7, 2004||
Class 1 Misdemeanor.
April 15, 2005
Class A Misdemeanor: One year in jail, $1000 fine, or both.
|California||Cal Pen Code: § 653z
Theater Owners Immunity: § 490.5
|October 2, 2003||
|Colorado||CRA § 18-4-516||May 21, 2004||
Class 1 Misdemeanor with minimum of six months of jail and $500 fine and maximum of 18 months and $5000 fine.
|Connecticut||Public Act 04-187||June 3, 2004||
Class B misdemeanor:
|Delaware||SB 321||June 28, 2006||
Extraordinary misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $50,000.
|District of Columbia||D.C. Code: § 22-3214.02||October 31, 1995||
Imprisonment for not more than 90 days and/or fine not more than $300.
|Florida||Fla. Stat: § 540.12||June 24, 2004||
First offense: First Degree Misdemeanor [maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine].
|Georgia||O.C.G.A.: § 16-8-62||May 17, 2004||
First offense: Misdemeanor [imprisonment for up to one year in jail, $1,000 fine or both].
|Hawaii||Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS):
Chapter 708 Definitions/ penalty.
§ 663-2 Detention/ immunity.
|May 18, 2005||
Misdemeanor with 1 year in jail, $2000 fine or both.
|Idaho||§ 18-6901||April 1, 2005||
Class A Misdemeanor: One year in jail, $1000 fine or both.
|Illinois||720 ILCS 5/21-10||July 24, 2004||
Class 4 Felony with up to three years in jail and $25,000 fine.
|Indiana||Indiana Code 35-33-6-1||May 3, 2005||
Class B Misdemeanor: 180 days in jail, $1000 fine or both.
KSA 51-303 detention/ immunity
|April 12, 2004||
First offense: Class A misdemeanor [imprisonment for up to one year in jail, a $2,500 fine, or both].
|Louisiana||R.S. 14:223.9||August 15, 2005.||
Two-tiered misdemeanor/ felony and The first offense up to six months in prison and up to a $500 fine, or both. A second or subsequent offense is a felony; up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000, or both.
|Maine||17 MRSA §3521- Detention
17-A MRSA §353, sub-§1C- Theft provision
17-A MRSA, Sub-§ 5D Penalty
|May 24, 2005
Effective mid-September 2005 depending on the session's end date.
Class D Misdemeanor: 1 year in prison, $2000 fine or both.
|Maryland||MD Criminal Law § 7-308. Theater Owner Immunity: MD Courts and Judicial Proceedings §5-402||April 27, 2004||
First Violation: Misdemeanor [imprisonment not to exceed one year or a fine not exceeding $2,500 or both].
|Massachusetts||Chapter 266, § 143||November 16, 2004
Effective February 10, 2005
First offense: fine of up to $100,000 may be imposed, and/or maximum imprisonment not to exceed two years. Second offense: maximum fine of $250,000 and/or maximum of five years in prison.
MCL 777.16w (penalty classification)
MCL 600.2917a (Immunity)
|December 15, 2004
[Immunity statute pending on Governor's desk]
First offense: fine of up to $10,000 and/or maximum imprisonment of one year.
|Minnesota||Minnesota statute section 609.896 / Section 629.366 detention||June 3, 2005
Takes effect August 1, 2005
|Mississippi||Laws, 2005, ch. 336, § 1 § 97-23-92||July 1, 2005||
A person convicted of violating this section shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000.00 or imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed six (6) months, or either.
|Missouri||§ 578.500||July 13, 2005||
Class A Misdemeanor with up to 1 year in jail and $1000 fine on first offense and Class D Felony with up to 4 years in jail and $5000 fine on second and subsequent offenses.
|Nevada||Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 205/ NRS 193.130 penalty section||October 1, 2005||
Two-tiered penalty. First Offense: Misdemeanor with up to six months in prison or a $1,000 fine or both. Category D Felony for second or subsequent offense: one to four years prison and a possible $5,000 fine.
|New Jersey||NJS .2C:21-21||September 10, 2004||
First offense: fine up to $25,000, and/or maximum imprisonment not to exceed 18 months.
|New Hampshire||Chapter 70 Laws of 2005
RSA 627:8-a Detention
RSA 644:19 Penalty
|January 1, 2006||
The first offense provides for up to one year in prison and up to a $1,200 fine, or both. A second or subsequent offense provides for up to seven years in prison and a fine of up to $4,000, or both.
|New Mexico||2006 House Bill 577||July 1, 2006||
Misdemeanor with up to one year in jail and/or a $10,000 fine.
|New York||NY CLS Penal § 275.32
Theater Owner Immunity: NY CLS Gen Bus § 218
First offense: Misdemeanor with up to one year in prison and a $1,000 fine or both. Second and subsequent offenses: Felony Class E with up to four years in prison or a fine up to $5,000.
|North Carolina||Session Law 2005-301||August 22, 2005, August 30, 2007||
First offense: Felony with a $2,500 minimum fine and up to one year in jail.
|Ohio||ORC § 2913.07
Theater Owner Immunity: ORC § 2935.041(D) - 2935.041(G)
|December 9, 2003||
First offense: Misdemeanor of First Degree [prison term of not more than 180 days and/or fine of not more than $1,000].
|Oklahoma||21 Okl. St. § 1741||April 19, 2004||
Up to a year in jail, a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.
|Oregon||Chapter 459||July 7, 2005||
Misdemeanor with six months in prison, $2500 fine or both.
|Pennsylvania||18 Pa.C.S. § 4116.1||1994||
First offense: Misdemeanor of the first degree [imprisonment not more than five years and/or fine of not more than $10,000].
|Puerto Rico||Law Number 149 (new Penal Code of 2004) §s 197-A and 197-B||July 19, 2006||
Violation of the anti-camcording provision, 197-A, is a 3rd degree felony with potential jail time of three years and one day to eight years.
|Rhode Island||General Laws Title 11 Chapter 65 definitions 11-65-1/ penalty 11-65-2/ immunity 11-65-3||July 6, 2005||
Misdemeanor with one year in jail/$1000 fine or both.
|South Carolina||§ 16-11-911||May 23, 2005||
First offense provides for up to one year in prison and a $5,000 fine, or both. Second offense is up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine, or both. Third and subsequent offenses provide for up to three years in prison and a $15,000 fine, or both.
|Tennessee||TCA 39-14-153||April 5, 2004||
Class A misdemeanor
|Texas||§ 35.935 of Business & Commerce Code||May 13, 2005||
First Offense: Class A Misdemeanor with penalty of $4,000 fine, a year in jail or both.
|Utah||§ 13-10b-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953||March 14, 2007||
First Offense: Class A Misdemeanor-Up to one year in jail, $2,500 fine or both.
|Virginia||Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-187.2||April 5, 2004||
Class 1 misdemeanor
Gross misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a $5,000 fine.
|West Virginia||§ 61-3-58||April 6, 2005||
Three Tiered Penalty based on intent (to be amended next session)
|Wisconsin||Wis. Stat. § 943.49||1999||
First offense: Class A misdemeanor [a fine not to exceed $10,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 9 months, or both].
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