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HB 523 — Trespass on Airport Property

by Rep. Cortes, B. (SB 1094 by Senator Simmons)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Criminal Justice Committee (CJ)

The bill provides that it is a third degree felony to trespass with the intent to injure another person, damage property, or impede the operation or use of an aircraft, runway, taxiway, ramp, or apron area, and the property trespassed upon is the operational area of an airport that is legally posted and identified in substantially the manner described by the bill. The bill also defines the term “operational area of an airport.”

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect October 1, 2018.

Vote: Senate 36-1; House 113-0