California Laws - Military and Veterans Code

Article 2. Protection of Property Used for Defense Preparation 1 (1650-1659) (2848)(1-click HTML)

1650. Any individual, partnership, association, corporation, municipal corporation, or the State or any of its political subdivisions engaged in, or preparing to engage in, defense preparation, whose property, except where it fronts on water or where there are entrances for railway cars, vehicles, persons, or things, is enclosed, may post around its property at each gate, entrance, dock, or railway entrance and every 100 feet of water front a sign reading "no entry without permission." (2849)

1651. Any person who without permission of the owner wilfully enters upon any premises posted pursuant to Section 1650 is guilty of a misdemeanor. (2850)

1652. Any peace officer or any person employed as a security guard or in a supervisory capacity on premises posted pursuant to Section 1650 may stop any person found on the premises and may detain that person for the purpose of demanding his or her name, address, and the reason for the person's presence. If the peace officer or employee has reason to believe that the person so interrogated has no right to be on the premises, he or she may arrest the person without a warrant on the charge of violating Section 1651. (2851)

1653. Any individual, partnership, association, corporation, municipal corporation, or the State or any of its political subdivisions engaged in or preparing to engage in defense preparation, who has property so used which he believes will be endangered if public use and travel is not restricted or prohibited on any abutting highway, may petition the highway commissioners of any city or county to close or to restrict the use of and travel upon any part of the abutting highway lying within 150 feet of such property. (2852)

1654. Upon receipt of a petition, the highway commissioners shall set a day for hearing and give notice thereof by publication pursuant to Section 6061 of the Government Code in the city or county in which such property is located. Notice shall be given at least seven days prior to the date set for hearing. (2853)

1655. If after hearing the highway commissioners determine that the public safety and the safety of the property of the petitioner require that public use and travel upon any abutting highway be closed or restricted within 150 feet or less of the property, they shall issue such an order. (2854)

1656. Appropriate notices in letters at least three inches high shall be posted conspicuously at each end of any highway so closed or restricted by such order. (2855)

1657. The highway commissioners may at any time revoke or modify any order so made. (2856)

1658. The highway commissioners may issue written permits to travel over the highways so closed or restricted to responsible and reputable persons for such term, under such conditions, and in such form as the commissioners prescribe. (2857)

1659. Any person who violates any order made under Section 1655 is guilty of a misdemeanor. (2858)


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