2010 Maryland Code
CRIMINAL LAW
TITLE 6 - CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY
Subtitle 4 - Trespass
Section 6-401 - Definitions.

§ 6-401. Definitions.
 

(a)  In general.- In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated. 
   
Revisor's Note.

This subsection formerly was Art. 27, § 576(a). 
 

The only changes are in style. 

(b)  Off-road vehicle.-  

(1) "Off-road vehicle" means a motorized vehicle designed for or capable of cross-country travel on or immediately over land, water, snow, ice, marsh, swampland, or other natural terrain. 

(2) "Off-road vehicle" includes: 

(i) a four-wheel drive or low-pressure-tire vehicle; 

(ii) a motorcycle or a related two-wheel vehicle; 

(iii) an amphibious machine; 

(iv) a ground-effect vehicle; and 

(v) an air-cushion vehicle. 
   
Revisor's Note.

This subsection is new language derived without substantive change from former Art. 27, § 576(c)(1)(ii). 
 

The former reference to a "vehicle as defined in § 11-176 of the Transportation Article" is revised as a separate defined term "vehicle", to reflect more correctly the application of the term "off-road vehicle" as formerly defined to certain on-road as well as off-road vehicles. Similarly, the former exclusion of any "boat, military, fire or law enforcement vehicles, . . ." from the term "off-road vehicle" as formerly defined is revised as a scope provision in each substantive provision where the term "off-road vehicle" is used. See §§ 6-404 and 6-405 of this subtitle. 

(c)  Vehicle.- "Vehicle" has the meaning stated in § 11-176 of the Transportation Article. 
   
Revisor's Note.

This subsection is new language derived without substantive change from former Art. 27, § 576(c)(1)(i). 
 

Because the term "off-road vehicle" as formerly defined applied to on-road as well as off-road vehicles, contrary to standard usage, the revision of this subtitle uses the newly defined term "vehicle" as well as the redefined term "off-road vehicle" in instances where the former defined term "off-road vehicle" was used. 

(d)  Wanton.- "Wanton" retains its judicially determined meaning. 
   
Revisor's Note.

This subsection formerly was Art. 27, § 576(d). 
 

No changes are made. 
 

[An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 576(a), (c)(1), (d); 2002, ch. 26, § 2.] 
 

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