SENATE BILL No. 184
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 35-43-2-2.5.
Synopsis: Unlawful recording of agricultural operations. Makes it
unlawful recording of agricultural operations, a Class A misdemeanor,
for a person to: (1) enter real property that is owned by another person
and on which agricultural operations are being conducted; and (2) take
a photograph of or make a video recording or motion picture of the real
property, structures located on the real property, or the agricultural
operations being conducted on the real property; without the written
consent of the owner of the real property or an authorized
representative of the owner.
Effective: July 1, 2012.
January 4, 2012, read first time and referred to Committee on Corrections, Criminal, and
Second Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2012)
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SENATE BILL No. 184
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
criminal law and procedure.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 35-43-2-2.5; (12)IN0184.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 35-43-2-2.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2012]: Sec. 2.5. (a) This section does not apply to the following:
(1) A law enforcement officer, a federal enforcement officer,
or any other federal, state, or local government employee
while the officer or employee is engaged in the performance
of the officer's or employee's official duties.
(2) A land surveyor or any personnel acting under the
supervision of a land surveyor as provided in:
(A) IC 25-21.5-9-7; and
(B) IC 25-21.5-9-8.
(b) As used in this section, "agricultural operations" means the
(4) livestock products;
(5) poultry products; or
(6) horticultural products.
(c) A person who knowingly or intentionally:
(1) enters real property:
(A) that is owned by another person; and
(B) on which agricultural operations are being conducted;
(2) takes a digital or analog photograph of or makes a digital
or analog video recording or motion picture of:
(A) the real property;
(B) structures located on the real property; or
(C) the agricultural operations being conducted on the real
without the written consent of the owner of the real property or an
authorized representative of the owner commits unlawful
recording of agricultural operations, a Class A misdemeanor.