[6E-72] Taking, appropriation, excavation, injury, destruction, or alteration of a burial site; penalty. (a) A person commits the offense of taking, appropriation, excavation, injury, destruction, or alteration of a burial site if the person knowingly:

(1) Takes, appropriates, excavates, injures, destroys, or alters any burial site or the contents thereof, located on private land or land owned or controlled by the State or any of its political subdivisions, except as permitted by the department; or

(2) Takes, appropriates, excavates, injures, destroys, or alters any burial site or the contents thereof during the course of land development or land alteration activities to which section 6E-42 applies, without obtaining the required approval.

(b) Taking, appropriation, excavation, injury, destruction, or alteration of a burial site 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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