[PART V.] CRIMINAL OFFENSES

 

[6E-71] Taking, appropriation, excavation, injury, destruction, or alteration of historic property or aviation artifact; penalty. (a) A person commits the offense of taking, appropriation, excavation, injury, destruction, or alteration of historic property or aviation artifact if the person knowingly:

(1) Takes, appropriates, excavates, injures, destroys, or alters any historic property or aviation artifact located upon the private land of any owner thereof without the owner's written permission being first obtained; or

(2) Takes, appropriates, excavates, injures, destroys, or alters any historic property or aviation artifact located upon land owned or controlled by the State or any of its political subdivisions, except as permitted by the department.

(b) Taking, appropriation, excavation, injury, destruction, or alteration of historic property or aviation artifact is a misdemeanor for which a fine not to exceed $25,000 may be imposed, in addition to any other penalty authorized by chapter 706 for a misdemeanor.

(c) Each day of a continued violation of this section shall constitute a distinct and separate offense. [L 2005, c 128, pt of 1]

 

 

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