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SECTION 270.20
Unlawful wearing of a body vest
Penal (PEN) CHAPTER 40, PART 3, TITLE P, ARTICLE 270
§ 270.20 Unlawful wearing of a body vest.

1. A person is guilty of the unlawful wearing of a body vest when
acting either alone or with one or more other persons he commits any
violent felony offense defined in section 70.02 while possessing a
firearm, rifle or shotgun and in the course of and in furtherance of
such crime he wears a body vest.

2. For the purposes of this section a "body vest" means a
bullet-resistant soft body armor providing, as a minimum standard, the
level of protection known as threat level I which shall mean at least
seven layers of bullet-resistant material providing protection from
three shots of one hundred fifty-eight grain lead ammunition fired from
a .38 calibre handgun at a velocity of eight hundred fifty feet per
second.

The unlawful wearing of a body vest is a class E felony.