New legislation introduced as part of the Bronx?s war on graffiti
The Committee on Public Safety held a hearing Tuesday introducing new legislation that would make spray-painting graffiti on buildings a felony. The proposed laws are just the latest move in the city's war on graffiti. Under the legislation, parents would be responsible for children under 18 who commit the crime and would have to pay for the damages. Anyone under 21 trying to buy spray paint would also face criminal charges. There are still several steps before the legislation is voted into law. As the law currently stands, it is illegal to sell spray paint to anyone under 18 years old.