Join Date: Apr 2011
From my state:
1. The term "property" shall include any land, dwelling,
building, conveyance, vehicle, or other temporary or permanent
structure whether publicly or privately owned.
2. The term "trespass" shall mean one or more of the
a. Entering upon or in property without the express
permission of the owner, lessee, or person in lawful possession with
the intent to commit a public offense, to use, remove therefrom,
alter, damage, harass, or place thereon or therein anything animate
or inanimate, or to hunt, fish or trap on or in the property,
including the act of taking or attempting to take a deer, other than
a farm deer as defined in section 170.1 or preserve whitetail as
defined in section 484C.1, which is on or in the property by a person
who is outside the property. This paragraph does not prohibit the
unarmed pursuit of game or fur-bearing animals by a person who
lawfully injured or killed the game or fur-bearing animal which comes
to rest on or escapes to the property of another.
b. Entering or remaining upon or in property without
justification after being notified or requested to abstain from
entering or to remove or vacate therefrom by the owner, lessee, or
person in lawful possession, or the agent or employee of the owner,
lessee, or person in lawful possession, or by any peace officer,
magistrate, or public employee whose duty it is to supervise the use
or maintenance of the property.
c. Entering upon or in property for the purpose or with the
effect of unduly interfering with the lawful use of the property by
d. Being upon or in property and wrongfully using, removing
therefrom, altering, damaging, harassing, or placing thereon or
therein anything animate or inanimate, without the implied or actual
permission of the owner, lessee, or person in lawful possession.
e. Entering or remaining upon or in railway property without
lawful authority or without the consent of the railway corporation
which owns, leases, or operates the railway property. This paragraph
does not apply to passage over a railroad right-of-way, other than a
track, railroad roadbed, viaduct, bridge, trestle, or railroad yard,
by an unarmed person if the person has not been notified or requested
to abstain from entering on to the right-of-way or to vacate the
right-of-way and the passage over the right-of-way does not interfere
with the operation of the railroad.
3. The term "trespass" shall not mean entering upon the
property of another for the sole purpose of retrieving personal
property which has accidentally or inadvertently been thrown, fallen,
strayed, or blown onto the property of another, provided that the
person retrieving the property takes the most direct and accessible
route to and from the property to be retrieved, quits the property as
quickly as is possible, and does not unduly interfere with the lawful
use of the property.
4. The term "trespass" does not mean the entering upon the
right-of-way of a public road or highway.
5. For purposes of this section, "railway property" means all
tangible real and personal property owned, leased, or operated by a
railway corporation with the exception of any administrative building
or offices of the railway corporation.
For purposes of this section, "railway corporation" means a
corporation, company, or person owning, leasing, or operating any
railroad in whole or in part within this state.
6. This section shall not apply to the following persons:
a. Representatives of the state department of transportation,
the federal railroad administration, or the national transportation
safety board who enter or remain upon or in railway property while
engaged in the performance of official duties.
b. Employees of a railway corporation who enter or remain
upon or in railway property while acting in the course of employment.
c. Any person who is engaged in the operation of a lawful
business on railway station grounds or in the railway depot.
Emphasis mine. Similarly worded in probably any State Code.