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A. For the purpose of this section, the following terms shall be defined as follows:
PRIVATE PROPERTY: Any property other than public property.
PUBLIC PROPERTY: That property which is dedicated to public use and over which the federal, state or municipal government or any subdivision thereof exercises control.
TRESPASS: Each and every actual entry upon the premises of an owner or other person in lawful possession of the premises without the express or the implied consent of the owner or other person in lawful possession. Trespass shall also mean remaining upon the premises of an owner or other person in lawful possession after having been told to leave the premises by the owner, or the agent, or employee of the owner, or other person in lawful possession of the premises. Trespass shall also be defined as the act of remaining on private property at any time other than during posted hours of business operation after having been directed to vacate such premises by a police officer; provided that the provisions of this sentence shall not apply to persons, including employees, whose presence upon such premises is authorized by the owner or by a person in lawful possession of such premises; nor shall the provisions of this sentence apply unless hours of business operations are posted upon such premises. Trespass shall also be defined as the act of returning to private property before the posted time of opening for business operation on the next business day after having been directed to vacate such premises under the terms of this subsection.
B. It is unlawful for any person to trespass on private property. (Prior code ch. 14)