GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION LAW 2023-85
SENATE BILL 246
AN ACT to amend what constitutes the crime of second degree trespass to include entering or remaining on the curtilage of a DWELLING between the hours of midnight and 6:00 a.m.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. G.S. 14‑159.13 reads as rewritten:
(a) Offense. – A person
commits the offense of second degree trespass if, without authorization,
person enters or remains on premises of another:on any of the
After he On
premises of another after the person has been notified not to enter or
remain there by the owner, by a person in charge of the premises, by a lawful
occupant, or by another authorized person; orperson.
premises that are posted, in a manner reasonably likely to come to the
attention of intruders, with notice not to enter the premises.
(3) On the curtilage of a dwelling of another between the hours of midnight and 6:00 A.M.
Second degree trespass is a Class 3 misdemeanor.Penalties. – A violation
of subdivision (a)(1) or (a)(2) of this section is a Class 3 misdemeanor. A
violation of subdivision (a)(3) of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor."
SECTION 2. This act becomes effective December 1, 2023, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 26th day of June, 2023.
s/ Phil Berger
President Pro Tempore of the Senate
s/ Donna McDowell White
Presiding Officer of the House of Representatives
This bill having been presented to the Governor for signature on the 27th day of June, 2023 and the Governor having failed to approve it within the time prescribed by law, the same is hereby declared to have become a law.
This 8th day of July, 2023,
s/ Olwen Blessing