1.  A person commits the offense of institutional vandalism if he or she knowingly vandalizes, defaces, or otherwise damages:

 (1)  Any church, synagogue or other building, structure or place used for religious worship or other religious purpose;

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 574.085

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Missouri Laws 1.020

 (2)  Any cemetery, mortuary, military monument or other facility used for the purpose of burial or memorializing the dead;

 (3)  Any school, educational facility, community center, hospital or medical clinic owned and operated by a religious or sectarian group;

 (4)  The grounds adjacent to, and owned or rented by, any institution, facility, building, structure or place described in subdivision (1), (2), or (3) of this subsection;

 (5)  Any personal property contained in any institution, facility, building, structure or place described in subdivision (1), (2), or (3) of this subsection; or

 (6)  Any motor vehicle which is owned, operated, leased or under contract by a school district or a private school for the transportation of school children.

 2.  The offense of institutional vandalism is a class A misdemeanor, unless the value of the property damage is seven hundred fifty dollars or more, in which case the offense is a class E felony; or the value of the property damage is more than five thousand dollars, in which case the offense is a class D felony.

 3.  In determining the amount of damage to property, for purposes of this section, damage includes the cost of repair or, where necessary, replacement of the property that was damaged.