Authors: Representative William Friend
Co-authors: Representative Gregory Steuerwald, Representative Don Lehe
Makes it criminal trespass, a Class A misdemeanor, for a person who does not have a contractual interest in the real property of another person that contains an agricultural operation to: (1) knowingly or intentionally enter the real property without the consent of the other person or the other person's agent or refuse to leave the real property after having been asked to leave by the other person or the other person's agent; and (2) knowingly or intentionally commit an act on the real property that causes the other person, a person who owns or operates a business or another enterprise on the real property, or a person who owns personal property located on the real property to suffer a pecuniary loss. Makes the offense a Level 6 felony if the pecuniary loss is at least $2,500. Provides that, for purposes of the law concerning criminal trespass, a person is considered to have been denied entry to the real property of another person that contains an agricultural operation if the real property: (1) is enclosed by a lawful fence or an open or closed structure; (2) is visibly being used for purposes of cultivation; or (3) is visibly being used for purposes of timber management and the real property has been classified and recorded as native forest land or a forest plantation under the property tax law concerning the assessment of certain forest lands.