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Oklahoma adopts trespassing law


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma has adopted a law that imposes steep fines or prison time against people convicted of trespassing at a critical infrastructure facility to impede operations.

The Oklahoman ( ) reports that the measure went into effect Wednesday after being signed by Gov. Mary Fallin.

Anyone charged under the new law faces a $10,000 fine and up to one year in jail. The penalties can increase to 10 years in prison and a $100,000 fine if the person is successful at damaging, vandalizing or tampering with equipment at facilities like pipelines, chemical plant...

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