AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DESTRUCTION OF FARM PROPERTY.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 242 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after
section 7 the following section:-
Section 7A. Any person who, without permission, willfully enters
the agricultural or horticultural land of another, including, but not limited
to, an orchard, garden, nursery, cranberry bog, field, or vineyard, and carries
away, takes, steals, mutilates, destroys, damages, causes to be damaged, or
cuts any tree, shrub, fruit, berry, vegetable, grain, grass, hay, vine, plant,
flower, or any other agricultural commodity defined pursuant to section one A
hundred and twenty-eight shall be liable to the owner of said land in tort
for three times the amount of the damages assessed therefor.