Pennsylvania Statutes Title 18 Pa.C.S.A. Crimes and Offenses § 3309. Agricultural vandalism

(a) Offense defined.--A person commits the offense of agricultural vandalism if he intentionally or recklessly defaces, marks or otherwise damages the real or tangible personal property of another, where the property defaced, marked or otherwise damaged is used in agricultural activity or farming.

(b) Grading.--Agricultural vandalism is a felony of the third degree if the actor intentionally causes pecuniary loss in excess of $5,000, a misdemeanor of the first degree if the actor intentionally causes pecuniary loss in excess of $1,000 or a misdemeanor of the second degree if the actor intentionally or recklessly causes pecuniary loss in excess of $500.  Pecuniary loss includes the cost of repair or replacement of the property affected.  Otherwise, agricultural vandalism is a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(c) Definition.--As used in this section, the terms “agricultural activity” and “farming” include public and private research activity, records, data and data-gathering equipment related to agricultural products as well as the commercial production of agricultural crops, livestock or livestock products, poultry or poultry products, trees and timber products, milk, eggs or dairy products, or fruits or other horticultural products.


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