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House Bill 1562


House Bill 1562

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Agricultural crimes. Enhances the crimes of theft, criminal mischief, criminal trespass, burglary, and criminal conversion if the crime committed concerns: (1) agricultural operations; or (2) livestock. Makes it unlawful recording of agricultural operations, a Class A misdemeanor, for a person to: (1) enter real property that is owned by another person and on which agricultural operations are being conducted; and (2) take a photograph of or make a video recording or motion picture of the real property, structures located on the real property, or the agricultural operations being conducted on the real property; without the written consent of the owner of the real property or an authorized representative of the owner. Requires the board of animal health to establish a registry of persons convicted of crimes concerning agricultural operations and livestock. Makes recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally obstructing the lawful use of an agricultural operation through coercion, fear, or intimidation a Class B misdemeanor. Makes recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally damaging a structure used for agricultural operations, the grounds adjacent to and owned or rented in common with an agricultural operation, or personal property contained in a structure or located at an agricultural operation, without the consent of the owner, possessor, or occupant of the property that is damaged, a Class A misdemeanor.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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