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A03083
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
1772
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY KEEFER, KNOWLES, M. K. KELLER, JONES, BROOKS,
RYAN, OWLETT, READSHAW, ROTHMAN, SAYLOR, DeLUCA, JOHNSON-
HARRELL, PASHINSKI, MASSER, PICKETT AND ZIMMERMAN,
AUGUST 30, 2019
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY, AUGUST 30, 2019
AN ACT
Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes, in burglary and other criminal
intrusion, further providing for the offense of criminal
trespass.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 3503(b)(1) of Title 18 of the
Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes is amended to read:
ยง 3503. Criminal trespass.
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(b) Defiant trespasser.--
(1) A person commits an offense if, knowing that he is
not licensed or privileged to do so, he enters or remains in
any place as to which notice against trespass is given by:
(i) actual communication to the actor;
(ii) posting in a manner prescribed by law or
reasonably likely to come to the attention of intruders;
(iii) fencing or other enclosure manifestly designed
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to exclude intruders;
(iv) notices posted in a manner prescribed by law or
reasonably likely to come to the person's attention at
each entrance of school grounds that visitors are
prohibited without authorization from a designated
school, center or program official; [or]
(v) an actual communication to the actor to leave
school grounds as communicated by a school, center or
program official, employee or agent or a law enforcement
officer[.]; or
(vi) vertical lines, using industry standard no-
hunting purple paint at least eight inches long and one
inch wide and between three and five feet above the
ground on trees or posts around the property. The paint
marks may not be more than 100 feet apart from the next
closest paint mark and shall be placed so that the paint
marks are readily visible to a person approaching the
property.
(vi) the placement of identifying purple paint marks
on trees or posts on the property which are:
(A) vertical lines of not less than eight inches
in length and not less than one inch in width;
(B) placed so that the bottom of the mark is not
less than three feet from the ground nor more than
five feet from the ground; and
(C) placed at locations that are readily visible
to a person approaching the property and no more than
100 feet apart.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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