TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 91 - PUBLIC LANDS
Sec. 1863. Trespass on national forest lands
Whoever, without lawful authority or permission, goes upon any
national-forest land while it is closed to the public pursuant to
lawful regulation of the Secretary of Agriculture, shall be fined
under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.
(Added May 24, 1949, ch. 139, Sec. 43, 63 Stat. 95; amended Pub. L.
103-322, title XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(G), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat.
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
This section [section 43] incorporates in revised title 18,
U.S.C., as section 1863 thereof, and with changes in phraseology,
the provisions of act of February 10, 1948 (ch. 51, 62 Stat. 19),
which was not incorporated in title 18 when the revision was
enacted. The phrase "without hard labor" is omitted from the
punishment clause as unnecessary, in conformity with the uniform
style of such title. (See reviser's note to sec. 1 of such revised
title, appearing in H. Rept. No. 304, April 24, 1947, to accompany
H.R. 3190, 80th Cong. (pp. A2, A4 of such report).) The concluding
proviso that "nothing herein shall be construed to limit the
authority of the Secretary of Agriculture under other law to
otherwise provide for regulating the occupancy and use of national-
forest lands and lands administered by the Forest Service", is
omitted as surplusage.
1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
"fined not more than $500".
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