2015 Wyoming Code
TITLE 40 - TRADE AND COMMERCE
CHAPTER 27 - TRESPASS TO UNLAWFULLY COLLECT RESOURCE DATA
SECTION 40-27-101. - Trespass to unlawfully collect resource data; unlawful collection of resource data.

WY Stat § 40-27-101. (2015) What's This?

40-27-101. Trespass to unlawfully collect resource data; unlawful collection of resource data.

(a) A person commits a civil trespass to unlawfully collect resource data if he:

(i) Enters onto open land for the purpose of collecting resource data; and

(ii) Does not have:

(A) An ownership interest in the real property or statutory, contractual or other legal authorization to enter or access the land to collect resource data; or

(B) Written or verbal permission of the owner, lessee or agent of the owner to enter or access the land to collect the specified resource data.

(b) A person commits a civil trespass of unlawfully collecting resource data if he enters onto private open land and collects resource data without:

(i) An ownership interest in the real property or, statutory, contractual or other legal authorization to enter the private land to collect the specified resource data; or

(ii) Written or verbal permission of the owner, lessee or agent of the owner to enter the land to collect the specified resource data.

(c) A person who trespasses to unlawfully collect resource data or a person who unlawfully collects resource data under this section shall be liable in a civil action by the owner or lessee of the land for all consequential and economic damages proximately caused by the trespass. In a civil action brought under this section, in addition to damages, a successful claimant shall be awarded litigation costs. For purposes of this subsection, "litigation costs" shall include, but is not limited to, court costs, expert witness fees, other witness fees, costs associated with depositions and discovery, reasonable attorney fees and the reasonably necessary costs of identifying the trespasser, of obtaining effective service of process on the trespasser and of successfully effecting the collection of any judgment against the trespasser.

(d) Resource data unlawfully collected under this section is not admissible in evidence in any civil, criminal or administrative proceeding, other than a civil action for trespassing under this section or a criminal prosecution for trespassing under W.S. 6-3-414.

(e) Resource data unlawfully collected under this section is not admissible in evidence in any civil, criminal or administrative proceeding, other than a civil action for trespassing under this section or a criminal prosecution for trespass.

(f) Resource data unlawfully collected under this section in the possession of any governmental entity as defined by W.S. 1-39-103(a)(i) shall be expunged by the entity from all files and data bases, and it shall not be considered in determining any agency action.

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