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Effective - 01 Jan 2017, 2 histories, see footnote bottom

  577.073.  Damaging state park property — penalties. — 1.  A person commits the offense of damaging state park property if he or she:

  (1)  Knowingly places or deposits waste paper, tin cans, bottles, or rubbish of any kind within a state park;

  (2)  Contaminates, in any manner, any spring, pool, or stream within a state park;

  (3)  Cuts, prunes, picks, defaces, or injures, in any manner, the flowers, trees, shrubs, or any other flora growing on the land or in the water of any state park except as performed or directed by authorized personnel of the department of natural resources; or

  (4)  Removes, injures, disfigures, defaces, or destroys an object of archaeological or historical value or interest within a state park except as performed or directed by authorized personnel of the department of natural resources.

  2.  The offense of damaging state park property is a class C misdemeanor, unless:

  (1)  Such damage creates a substantial risk of physical injury or property damage to another; or

  (2)  The defendant has previously been found guilty of a violation of this section or an offense committed in another jurisdiction which, if committed in this state, would be a violation under this section, in which case it is a class A misdemeanor.


(L. 1961 p. 332 §§ 1, 2, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1251 merged with S.B. 719, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

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