N.J.S.A. 2C:21-35 – False Public Utility Employee Identification Badge, Violations, Degree of Crime.

2C:21-35 – False Public Utility Employee Identification Badge, Violations, Degree of Crime.

2. a. A person who knowingly sells, offers or exposes for sale, or otherwise transfers, or possesses with the intent to sell, offer or expose for sale, or otherwise transfer, a document, printed form or other writing which falsely purports to be a public utility employee identification badge as required under the provisions of P.L.1977, c.35 (C.48:3-42 et seq.) which could be used as a means of verifying a person’s identity as a public utility employee is guilty of a crime of the second degree.

b. A person who knowingly makes, or possesses devices or materials to make, a document or other writing which falsely purports to be a public utility employee identification badge as required under the provisions of P.L.1977, c.35 (C.48:3-42 et seq.) which could be used as a means of verifying a person’s identity as a public utility employee is guilty of a crime of the second degree.

c. A person who knowingly exhibits, displays or utters a document or other writing which falsely purports to be a public utility employee identification badge as required under the provisions of P.L.1977, c.35 (C.48:3-42 et seq.) which could be used as a means of verifying a person’s identity as a public utility employee is guilty of a crime of the third degree.

d. A person who knowingly possesses a document or other writing which falsely purports to be a public utility employee identification badge as required under the provisions of P.L.1977, c.35 (C.48:3-42 et seq.) which could be used as a means of verifying a person’s identity as a public utility employee is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree.

L.2007,c.232,s.2.

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