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HOUSE BILL NO. 163
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H0163...................................................by LOCAL GOVERNMENT
SURVEY MARKERS - DEFACING - Amends existing law to increase the maximum
penalty to $5,000 for persons willfully defacing, injuring or removing any
signal, monument, building or other object set as a permanent boundary
survey marker by a registered, professional land surveyor.
02/07 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/08 Rpt prt - to Loc Gov
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-sixth Legislature First Regular Session - 2001
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 163
BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR DEFACING SURVEY MARKERS; AMENDING SECTION 54-1234,
3 IDAHO CODE, TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM PENALTY FOR PERSONS WILLFULLY DEFAC-
4 ING, INJURING OR REMOVING ANY SIGNAL, MONUMENT, BUILDING OR OTHER OBJECT
5 SET AS A PERMANENT BOUNDARY SURVEY MARKER BY A REGISTERED, PROFESSIONAL
6 LAND SURVEYOR AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION.
7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
8 SECTION 1. That Section 54-1234, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
9 amended to read as follows:
10 54-1234. MONUMENTATION -- PENALTY AND LIABILITY FOR DEFACING. If any per-
11 son shall wilfully willfully deface, injure or remove any signal, monument,
12 building or other object set as a permanent boundary survey marker by a regis-
13 tered, professional land surveyor, he shall forfeit a sum not exceeding five
14 hundred thousand dollars ($5,000) for each offense, and shall be liable for
15 damages sustained by the affected parties in consequence of such defacing,
16 injury or removal, to be recovered in a civil action in any court of competent
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation would increase the maximum penalty for tampering
with any signal, monument, building or other object set as a
permanent boundary survey marker by a licensed, professional land
The original code provided for a maximum of a $500 penalty. A $500
penalty is no longer considered a strong enough deterrent to
willfully damaging a boundary marker.
There is no anticipated cost to the State General Fund.
Name: Rep Gary Young
Rep Tom Trail 332-1202
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 16