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Legislation #: 970020 Introduction Date: 1/9/1997
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 1/26/1997
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER BACCHUS
Title: Enacting Section 50.171 of the Code of Ordinances of Kansas City, Missouri, a new section in Chapter 50, Article V, which establishes an offense to be known as "aggravated trespass."

Legislation History
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1/9/1997

Prepare to Introduce

1/9/1997

Referred Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

1/15/1997

Advance and Do Pass

1/16/1997

Passed


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ORDINANCE NO. 970020

 

Enacting Section 50.171 of the Code of Ordinances of Kansas City, Missouri, a new section in Chapter 50, Article V, which establishes an offense to be known as "aggravated trespass."

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That there is hereby enacted Section 50-171 in Chapter 50, Article V of the Code of Ordinances of Kansas City, Missouri, establishing a new offense, to be known as aggravated trespass. The section shall read as follows:

 

Section. 50-171. Aggravated trespass.

 

(a) A person, who is not a commissioned law enforcement officer in the course of his or her duty, commits aggravated trespass in violation of this section if he or she enters or attempts to enter a building by:

 

(1) force; or

 

(2) making threats of force or of physical harm to any occupant; or

 

(3) making misrepresentations to any occupant; or

 

(4) causing physical damage to the building.

 

(b) The following are exceptions to the foregoing and an apparent violator who shows that one of them exists shall not be guilty of aggravated trespass.

 

(1) He or she was responding to an emergency situation where a danger to life

or property existed; or

 

(2) He or she was, at the time of the act, entitled to possess and occupy the

building either as owner or as lessee or tenant under a written agreement with the owner; or

 

(3) a. He or she had written authorization to enter the building from some

person entitled to possess and occupy it either as its owner or as a lessee, and

 

b. he or she displayed a legible copy of the written authorization to any

occupant of the building who either was seeking to deny access or was questioning

his or her authority to enter the building; or

 

(4) a. He or she was the surety or the surety's agent on a bond insuring the

appearance in court of someone whom he or she was seeking to take into custody,

and

 

b. the person under bond was entitled to possess and occupy the building

either as its owner or as a lessee, and

 

c. he or she displayed a certified copy of the bond to any occupant of the

building who either was seeking to deny access or was questioning his or her

authority to enter the building.

 

(c) Any person convicted of a violation of this ordinance shall be punished for that violation by a fine of not less than $400.00 but not more than $500.00, or by imprisonment of not less than 30 days but not more than 180 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

 

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Assistant City Attorney