CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
LARCENY AND RECEIVING STOLEN GOODS
18-4628. Transportation of forest products — Proof of ownership required — Exceptions. (a) It shall be unlawful and constitute a misdemeanor for any person, firm, company, or business to transport on the public highways of this state any load of forest products, including coniferous trees, Christmas trees, sawlogs, poles, cedar products, pulp logs, fuelwood, etc., without proof of ownership. Such proof of ownership shall consist of one or more of the following:
(1) A permit, contract, or other legal instrument issued by the landowner or proper state or federal agencies which shall specify:
(a) Date of execution;
(b) Name and address of permittee;
(c) Location or area by legal description where forest products were harvested;
(d) Estimated amount, volume, species, and class of forest products authorized to be cut and removed;
(e) Delivery or scaling point;
(f) Name and address of purchaser of forest products if different than permittee.
(2) A bill of sale showing title thereto, which shall specify:
(a) Date of execution;
(b) Name and address of the vendor or donor of the forest products;
(c) Name and address of the vendee or donee of the forest products;
(d) Number, volume, species, and class of forest products sold or transferred by the bill of sale;
(e) Property, legal description, from which the forest products were cut and removed.
(3) A log or product load receipt or ticket issued by the seller (and) is a contract or permit condition authorizing removal of forest products. After scaling, load receipts or tickets shall be acceptable as proof of ownership when such tickets or load receipts specify:
(a) Name of sale and purchaser;
(b) Date load removed;
(c) Name of truck driver;
(d) Sale contract/permit number;
(e) Number, volume, species and class of forest products covered by the load receipts or tickets.
(b) The foregoing provisions shall not apply to:
(1) Transportation of wood chips, sawdust and bark;
(2) Transportation of forest products by the owner of the land from which forest products were taken or his agent;
(3) Transportation of two (2) or less coniferous trees; or
(4) Transportation of trees in the course of transplantation with their roots intact.
[I.C., sec. 18-4628, as added by 1975, ch. 243, sec. 2, p. 653; am. 1978, ch. 252, sec. 1, p. 551.]