N.Y. Penal Law Section 270.10
Creating a hazard

A person is guilty of creating a hazard when:


Having discarded in any place where it might attract children, a container which has a compartment of more than one and one-half cubic feet capacity and a door or lid which locks or fastens automatically when closed and which cannot easily be opened from the inside, he fails to remove the door, lid, locking or fastening device; or


Being the owner or otherwise having possession of property upon which an abandoned well or cesspool is located, he fails to cover the same with suitable protective construction. Creating a hazard is a class B misdemeanor.

Source: Section 270.10 — Creating a hazard, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PEN/270.­10 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 20, 2024).

Jul. 20, 2024

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