Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 18
CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
CHAPTER 70
TRESPASS AND MALICIOUS INJURIES TO PROPERTY
18-7041.  Damage to aquaculture operations. (1) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly transfer, damage, vandalize, poison, or knowingly attempt to transfer, damage, vandalize or poison the product or facilities of a posted commercial aquaculture operation in Idaho, or to knowingly release or knowingly allow another person to release any poisonous or dangerous substance that comes in contact with any species in production in an aquaculture operation and causes damage to either the species in production or the aquaculture facility itself.
(2)  Any person or persons violating any provision of this section when the value of the damage to either the species in production or the aquaculture facility itself is one thousand dollars ($1,000) or less shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Any person or persons violating any provisions of this section when the value of the damage to either the species in production or the aquaculture facility itself is in excess of one thousand dollars ($1,000) shall be guilty of a felony and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a term of imprisonment of not more than twenty (20) years or by a fine not in excess of ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(3)  Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the court’s power to order restitution equal to the extent of the damage suffered by the aquaculture operation.
(4)  Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit an aquaculture operation from proceeding in a civil action to seek any lawful civil remedy.

History:
[18-7041, added 2004, ch. 143, sec. 1, p. 473.]


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