2016 Maryland Code
Criminal Law
Title 6 - Crimes Against Property
Subtitle 4 - Trespass
§ 6-401. Definitions

MD Crim Law Code § 6-401 (2016) What's This?

(a) In general. -- In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.

** REVISOR'S NOTE

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

** REVISOR'S NOTE

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).

** REVISOR'S NOTE

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).

** REVISOR'S NOTE

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).

** REVISOR'S NOTE

No changes are made.

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