SB156 (2005) Detail

Relative to criminal trespass.


CHAPTER 125

SB 156-FN – FINAL VERSION

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2005 SESSION

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SENATE BILL 156-FN

AN ACT relative to criminal trespass.

SPONSORS: Sen. Johnson, Dist 2; Rep. Alger, Graf 6

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill establishes criminal trespass as a misdemeanor for the first offense and as a class B felony for any subsequent offense if a person knowingly or recklessly causes damage in excess of $1,000 to the value of the property of another.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/17/05 0547s

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT relative to criminal trespass.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

125:1 Unauthorized Entries; Criminal Trespass. Amend RSA 635:2 to read as follows:

635:2 Criminal Trespass.

I. A person is guilty of criminal trespass if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he enters or remains in any place.

II. Criminal trespass is a misdemeanor for the first offense and a class B felony for any subsequent offense if the person knowingly or recklessly causes damage in excess of $1,000 to the value of the property of another.

[II.] III. Criminal trespass is a misdemeanor if:

(a) The trespass takes place in an occupied structure as defined in RSA 635:1, III; or

(b) The person knowingly enters or remains:

(1) In any secured premises;

(2) In any place in defiance of an order to leave or not to enter which was personally communicated to him by the owner or other authorized person; or

(3) In any place in defiance of any court order restraining him from entering such place so long as he has been properly notified of such order.

[III.] IV. All other criminal trespass is a violation.

[IV.] V. [As used] In this section, “secured premises” means any place which is posted in a manner prescribed by law or in a manner reasonably likely to come to the attention of intruders, or which is fenced or otherwise enclosed in a manner designed to exclude intruders.

VI. In this section, “property,” “property of another,” and “value” shall be as defined in RSA 637:2, I, IV, and V, respectively.

125:2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2006.

(Approved: June 15, 2005)

(Effective Date: January 1, 2006)

Links

SB156 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

SB156 Revision: 9211 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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