General Assembly: 88 (2019 Regular GA) - Chapter 3 - Agricultural production facility trespass


Published: 2019-03-14

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CHAPTER 3 AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION FACILITY TRESPASS

S.F. 519

AN ACT relating to an offense involving trespass to agricultural production facilities, providing penalties, and including effective date provisions.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. NEW SECTION. 717A.3B Agricultural production facility trespass. 1. A person commits agricultural production facility trespass if the person does any of the

following: a. Uses deception as described in section 702.9, subsection 1 or 2, on a matter that would

reasonably result in a denial of access to an agricultural production facility that is not open to the public, and, through such deception, gains access to the agricultural production facility, with the intent to cause physical or economic harm or other injury to the agricultural production facility’s operations, agricultural animals, crop, owner, personnel, equipment, building, premises, business interest, or customer. b. Uses deception as described in section 702.9, subsection 1 or 2, on a matter that would

reasonably result in a denial of an opportunity to be employed at an agricultural production facility that is not open to the public, and, through such deception, is so employed, with the intent to cause physical or economic harm or other injury to the agricultural production facility’s operations, agricultural animals, crop, owner, personnel, equipment, building, premises, business interest, or customer. 2. A person who commits agricultural production facility trespass is guilty of a serious

misdemeanor for a first offense and an aggravated misdemeanor for a second or subsequent offense. 3. A person who conspires with another, as described in section 706.1, to commit

agricultural production facility trespass is guilty of a serious misdemeanor for a first offense and an aggravated misdemeanor for a second or subsequent offense. For purposes of this subsection, a person commits conspiracy to commit agricultural production facility trespass, without regard to the limitation of criminal liability for conspiracy otherwise applicable under section 706.1, subsection 1.

Sec. 2. EFFECTIVEDATE. This Act, being deemed of immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment.

Approved March 14, 2019

Thu Oct 10 09:09:42 2019 1/ 1