(KCPW News) Camping for more than 15 straight days on state lands could soon be a class B misdemeanor, under a bill passed today by the Senate Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Committee. Dick Buehler, Director of the Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, says the 15 day limit used to be a rule, but the division now wants it to become code:
“The longer someone stays in a particular spot a couple of things happen. First of all, others don’t have a chance to use it, which I think is important,” says Buehler. “Also the accumulation of refuse and so-forth becomes more of a problem.”
The bill was amended to also make it a misdemeanor to anchor or moor a boat on state lands for more than 72 hours. It passed unanimously out of committee and now goes to the full Senate for consideration.
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