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60-31a02 Definitions

As used in the protection from stalking or sexual assault act:

(a) “Sexual assault” means:

(1) A nonconsensual sexual act; or

(2) an attempted sexual act against another by force, threat of force, duress or when the person is incapable of giving consent.

(b) “Stalking” means an intentional harassment of another person that places the other person in reasonable fear for that person's safety.

(c) “Harassment” means a knowing and intentional course of conduct directed at a specific person that seriously alarms, annoys, torments or terrorizes the person, and that serves no legitimate purpose. “Harassment” shall include any course of conduct carried out through the use of an unmanned aerial system over or near any dwelling, occupied vehicle or other place where one may reasonably expect to be safe from uninvited intrusion or surveillance.

(d) “Course of conduct” means conduct consisting of two or more separate acts over a period of time, however short, evidencing a continuity of purpose which would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress. Constitutionally protected activity is not included within the meaning of “course of conduct.”

(e) “Unmanned aerial system” means a powered, aerial vehicle that:

(1) Does not carry a human operator;

(2) uses aerodynamic forces to provide vehicle lift;

(3) may fly autonomously or be piloted remotely;

(4) may be expendable or recoverable; and

(5) may carry a lethal or nonlethal payload.