View Amendment Current Amendment: JUD0813.001.docx to Bill 813     The Committee on Judiciary proposed the following amendment (JUD0813.001):

    Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking SECTION 1 and inserting:

/     SECTION     1.     Article 7, Chapter 11, Title 16 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

    "Section 16-11-625.     (A)(1)     A person who enters a public library, without legal cause or good excuse, after having been warned not to do so by the library director, the branch manager, or the acting branch manager of the library in consultation with the library director is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than two hundred dollars or be imprisoned not more than thirty days.
        (2)     A copy of the warning provided for by subsection (A)(1) must be given to the person in writing, in the presence of a law enforcement officer, and must state:
            (a)     the alleged criminal law violation or the alleged violation of the library's code of conduct promulgated by the library's board of trustees under the authority provided by Section 4-9-37(b);
            (b)     the duration of the prohibition to return; and
            (c)     the procedure by which the person may appeal the warning to the library board of trustees.
    (B)     A person who fails and refuses to leave the library immediately, without good cause or good excuse, upon being ordered or requested to do so by law enforcement, the library director, the branch manager, or the acting branch manager of the library in consultation with the library director is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than two hundred dollars or be imprisoned not more than thirty days. A previous written warning is not required to enforce the provisions of this subsection.
    (C)     A violation of the provisions of this section is triable in the appropriate municipal or magistrates court with jurisdiction over the offense. Any law enforcement officer of this State or a subdivision of this State may enforce the provisions of this section within their respective jurisdictions.
    (D)     The provisions of this section must be construed as in addition to, and not as superseding, another statute relating to trespass or unlawful entry on lands of another."         /

    Renumber sections to conform.
    Amend title to conform.