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  419.090.  Campground curfew, alcohol and tobacco use, and pet policies to be posted in high traffic area — owner may eject persons, when — person guilty of trespass, when — refund, when — inapplicability to state parks. — 1.  For purposes of this section, the following terms shall mean:

  (1)  "Campground", any parcel or tract of land, including buildings and other structures, where five or more campsites are made available for use as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel, or seasonal use.  The term "campground" shall also include recreational vehicle parks;

  (2)  "Campground owner", the owner or operator of a campground or an agent of such owner or operator.

  2.  A campground owner shall post in a high traffic area on the campground or distribute to registered guests or visitors of the campground a written policy on campground curfew, alcohol use, tobacco use, and pet policy.

  3.  A campground owner may eject a person from the campground and notify the appropriate local law enforcement authorities of any person who:

  (1)  Is not a registered guest or visitor of the campground;

  (2)  Remains on the campground beyond an agreed-upon departure time and date;

  (3)  Defaults in the payment of any lawfully imposed registration or visitor fee or charge;

  (4)  Creates a disturbance that denies other persons their right to quiet enjoyment of the campground necessary for the preservation of public peace, health, and safety; or

  (5)  Violates any federal, state, or local law.

  4.  A person who remains on a campground after having been asked to leave by a campground owner for violating any of the provisions of subsection 3 of this section shall be guilty of trespass in the first degree under section 569.140 and subject to the penalties therein and may be removed summarily by the campground owner or a law enforcement officer.

  5.  A person who is removed from a campground under subsection 4 of this section shall be entitled to a refund of the unused portion of any prepaid fees, less any amount otherwise owed to the campground owner or deducted for damages, which unused portion of prepaid fees may be prorated at a rate that is based upon the daily rate charged by the campground owner.

  6.  The provisions of this section shall not apply to any Missouri state park.


(L. 2014 S.B. 735)

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