KSC, TITLE 13.  OFFENSES & PENALTIES
 
 
Chapter 5.  Offenses Against
the Public Welfare and Tradition

Section 13.501.  Abortion.
Section 13.502.  Bigamy.
Section 13.503.  Disturbing the peace.
Section 13.504.  Drunken and disorderly conduct.
Section 13.505.  Incest.
Section 13.506.  Littering.
Section 13.507.  Obstructing entry upon or passage through public lands.
Section 13.508.  Offensive behavior in a public place.
Section 13.509.  Public nuisance.
Section 13.510.  Returning to land.
Section 13.511.  Riot.
Section 13.512.  Tampering with antiquities.
Section 13.513.  Trespass by pig.
Section 13.514.  Fouling of public rivers and public water supply.
Section 13.515.  Wagering by a minor.
Section 13.516.  Unauthorized selling of alcoholic drink.
Section 13.517.  Unauthorized consuming, possessing or giving of alcoholic drink.
Section 13.518.  Usury.
Section 13.519.  Violating State waters.
Section 13.520.  Failing to make commercial disclosure.
Section 13.521.  Unfair business practice.
Section 13.522.  Antitrust.
Section 13.523.  Unauthorized procuring of aquatic life.
Section 13.524.  Endangering a species.
Section 13.525.  Violating marine space.
Section 13.526.  Unauthorized foreign business.
Section 13.527.  Unauthorized noncitizen employment.
Section 13.528.  Failure to obtain a certificate of freedom from communicable disease.
Section 13.529.  Failing to tend a fire.
Section 13.530.  Polluting.
Section 13.531.  Possessing a controlled substance.
Section 13.532.  Trafficking in controlled substance.
Section 13.533.  Aiding a suicide.
Section 13.534.  Unlawful Pigeon Hunting.
Section 13.535.  Providing tobacco to a minor.
Section 13.535   [13.536]  Building code violation.
Section 13.537.  Display of indecent material in a place where minors may frequent.
Section 13.538.  Possession of a firearm by a Minor.
Section 13.539.  Providing a firearm to a Minor.
Section 13.540.  Importation, possession and selling of firecrackers and fireworks.
Section 13.541.  Endangering the Kosrae White-eye.
Section 13.542.  Marine resource violation.
Section 13.543.  Unauthorized foreign fishing.
Section 13.544.  Unauthorized fishing.
Section 13.545.  Unauthorized development or activity in the State fishery waters.
Section 13.546.  Unauthorized destruction to marine environment.
Section 13.547.  Placement of fishing nets in navigational channels.
Section 13.548.  Unauthorized import or export of marine resources.
Section 13.549.  Reckless operation of a motor driven vessel.
Section 13.550.  Negligent operation of a motor driven vessel.
Section 13.551.  Operating a motor driven vessel under the influence.
Section 13.552.  Tampering with marine devices.
Section 13.553.  Unauthorized fishing gear or equipment.

      Section 13.501.  Abortion.
      Abortion is intentionally causing the miscarriage of a pregnant woman or the premature delivery of an infant except to save the life of the mother or the infant. Abortion is a category one felony.

       Section 13.502.  Bigamy.
       Bigamy is being legally married and wilfully marrying another, except that no person is guilty of bigamy whose wife or husband has been absent for a period of five years, without being known by such person to be alive during that time. Bigamy is a category three felony.

      Section 13.503.  Disturbing the peace.
      Disturbing the peace is wilfully committing any act which unreasonably annoys or disturbs another so that he is deprived of peace and quiet, or which provokes a breach of the peace.  Disturbing the peace is a category two misdemeanor.

      Section 13.504.  Drunken and disorderly conduct.
      Drunken and disorderly conduct is being drunk and disorderly on any street, road, or other public place from the voluntary use of intoxicating liquor.  Drunken and disorderly conduct is a category three misdemeanor.

       Section 13.505.  Incest.
       Incest is engaging in sexual intercourse with a person within the second degree of blood relationship.  Incest is a category one felony.

       Section 13.506.  Littering.
       Littering is the wilful or negligent throwing, dropping, placing, depositing, or sweeping of any waste matter on land or water in other than appropriate storage containers or areas designated for such purposes.  Waste matter is discarded, used, or left-over substances including, but not limited to, a lit or unlit cigarette, cigar, match, or a flaming or glowing material, or any garbage, trash, refuse, paper, container, packaging or construction material, carcass of a dead animal, any noxious or offensive matter, or any object likely to injure a person or create a traffic hazard.  It is unlawful to litter property, or to dump waste matter in or upon a public or private road, including any portion of the right-of-way thereof, or in or upon private property into or upon which the public is admitted by easement or license, or upon private property without the consent of the owner, or in or upon a public park or other public property other than property designated or set aside for such purpose.  It is unlawful to deposit or dump, rocks or dirt in or upon a private road, including any portion of the right-of-way, or upon private property, without the consent of the owner, or in or upon a public park or other public property, without the consent of the authority having jurisdiction over the road or property.  No portion of this section is construed to restrict an owner in the use of his private property, except that the depositing or dumping of waste matter on the property may not create a public nuisance as defined by this chapter.  Littering is a category three misdemeanor.

       Section 13.507.  Obstructing entry upon or passage through public lands.
     Obstructing entry upon or passage through public lands is preventing, hindering, or obstructing a person from peaceably entering upon or establishing a settlement or residence on any tract of public land; or hindering, preventing, or obstructing free passage of others over or through public lands.  Obstructing entry upon or passage through public lands is a category three misdemeanor.

       Section 13.508.  Offensive behavior in a public place.
       Offensive behavior in a public place is:

     (1)  fighting or challenging another person to a fight in a public place; or

     (2)  using words in a public place which are calculated to provoke an immediate violent reaction.

          Offensive behavior in a public place is a category three misdemeanor.

Background
Amended by State Law 7-43.

       Section 13.509.  Public nuisance.
       Public nuisance is committing an act which is injurious to health, or indecent, or offensive to the senses, or an obstruction to the free use of property, and which interferes with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property by an entire community or neighborhood, or by a considerable number of persons; or an act which obstructs the free passage or use, in the customary manner, of any navigable lake, river, bay, stream, canal, or basin, or a public park, square, street, or road, or wilfully omitting to perform a legal duty relating to the removal of a public nuisance.  Public nuisance is a category three misdemeanor.

       Section 13.510.  Returning to land.
       Returning to land is returning to land from which one has been removed by process of law, or by the lawful adjudication or direction of any court, agency, or officer, in a proceeding to settle, reside upon, or take possession of such land. Returning to land is a category three felony.

       Section 13.511.  Riot.
       Riot is the assembly of three or more persons who by force, violence or breach of peace place others in fear or danger.  Riot is a category one misdemeanor.

       Section 13.512.  Tampering with antiquities.
       Tampering with antiquities is disturbing, removing, damaging, or selling matter belonging to antiquities unless the user has authorization pursuant to the regulations issued pursuant to Section 11.1402, or the user owns the matter. Tampering with antiquities is a category one misdemeanor.

       Section 13.513.  Trespass by pig.
       Trespass by pig is owning a pig and failing to prevent the pig's entering land of another without the consent of the landowner or custodian; or owning a pig and failing to maintain a pig enclosure that meets the requirements of regulations promulgated pursuant to Section 11.1503; or owning or having custody of a pig and wilfully or negligently allowing it to become a foraging pig.  Trespass by pig is a category one misdemeanor.

       Section 13.514.   Fouling of public rivers and public water supply.
       Fouling of public rivers and public water supply is introducing impurities into a stream, river or public water supply, except for the introduction of impurities in a stream or river in connection with the washing of clothes or a person.  Fouling of public rivers and public water supply is a category one misdemeanor.

       Section 13.515.  Wagering by a minor.
       Wagering by a minor is being a minor and wagering or betting on a game or contest, or being an adult and betting with a minor on a game or contest. Wagering by a minor is a category three misdemeanor.

       Section 13.516.  Unauthorized selling of alcoholic drink.
       Unauthorized selling of alcoholic drink is any of the following acts:

     (1)  selling alcoholic drink without possessing and displaying conspicuously at the place of sale a license authorizing that specific sale activity;

     (2)  selling alcoholic drink by wholesale sales at a time other than between 0800 hours and 2200 hours Monday through Saturday;

     (3)  selling alcoholic drink by retail sales to a person who has not displayed to the seller a valid drinking permit;

     (4)  selling alcoholic drink by retail sales at a time other than between 0800 hours and 2200 hours Monday through Saturday;

     (5)  selling alcoholic drink by retail sales within 100 feet of a school, church, municipal office building or hospital;

     (6)  being the holder of a retail sale license and permitting consumption of the alcoholic drink sold on the property upon which stands the commercial facility where the retail sale occurs;

     (7)  selling alcoholic drink by bar sales to a person who has not displayed a valid drinking permit;

     (8)  selling alcoholic drink by bar sales at a time other than between 1300 hours and 2400 hours Monday through Saturday;

     (9)  selling alcoholic drink by bar sales from a facility located within 3000 feet of a school, church, municipal office building or hospital or 200 feet from the residence of another or 100 feet from a road;

     (10)  being the holder of a bar sales license and permitting a person to bring into or take out of the bar an alcoholic drink or permitting consumption of an alcoholic drink outside the bar and on the property upon which stands the bar;

     (11)  selling alcoholic drink by restaurant sales to a person who has not displayed a valid drinking permit and is not a seated diner at a restaurant ordering alcoholic drinks as part of a meal

     (12)  being the holder of any type of alcoholic sale license and employing in connection with such sale a minor;

     (13)  being the holder of a restaurant license and permitting the consumption of alcoholic drink in any place other than a designated dining area; or

     (14)  selling or consuming alcoholic drink on the day of an election to State government office until one hour after the polls have closed;

     (15)  selling alcoholic drink on Gospel Day or the day on which it is celebrated pursuant to Section 22.501(3), or December 25.

          Unauthorized selling of alcoholic drink is a category one misdemeanor.

Cross-reference:
For delayed effect seeSection 1.304(3).

Background
Amended by State Laws 4-5, 5-35 and 6-51.  Subsection (15) was amended by State Law 7-117.

      Section 13.517.  Unauthorized consuming, possessing or giving of alcoholic drink.
     Unauthorized consuming, possessing or giving of alcoholic drink is any of the following acts:

     (1)  consuming alcoholic drink on Sunday, Gospel Day or the day on which it is celebrated pursuant to Section 2.501(3), or on December 25;

     (2)  consuming or possessing alcoholic drink without being in actual possession of a valid drinking permit;

     (3)  giving or selling alcoholic drink to a minor;

     (4)  consuming an alcoholic drink or possessing an open container of alcoholic drink in a public place except when such place is closed to the general public for the purpose of conducting a private party, reception or social gathering and admission is by invitation or as otherwise provided by law;

     (5)  consuming an alcoholic drink or possessing an open container of alcoholic drink on private land without the permission of the owner or tenant thereof;

     (6)  opening a container of alcoholic drink unless it has first been sold at a licensed retail, bar, or restaurant sale or has legally been brought into the State for personal use;

     (7)  manufacturing an alcoholic drink in the State;

     (8)  opening or attempting to buy alcoholic drink without being in actual possession of a valid drinking permit; or

     (9)  giving alcoholic drink to a person who is not in actual possession of a valid drinking permit.

     A person using alcoholic drink for a bonafide religious purpose is exempt from the foregoing provisions.  Unauthorized possessing, consuming or giving alcoholic drink is a category one misdemeanor.
 
Cross-reference:
For delayed effect seeSection 1.304(3).

Background
Amended by State Law 5-35.  Subsection (1) was a mended by State Law 7-117.

       Section 13.518.  Usury.
        Usury is receiving directly or indirectly any interest, discount or consideration greater than two percent per month for or upon a loan or forbearance to enforce payment of money or goods.  Usury is a category one misdemeanor.

       Section 13.519.  Violating State waters.
       Violating State fishery waters is entering or remaining within State fishery waters without proper authorization in violation of Section 19.408 or in violation of a lawful order.  This section does not apply to ships entering for stress of weather or force majeure.  Violating State fishery waters is a category one misdemeanor.

Background
Amended by State Law 7-99.

       Section 13.520.  Failing to make commercial disclosure.
       Failing to make commercial disclosure is being a commercial bank or lending institution and failing to disclose in connection with any savings account, checking account, loan, shipping transaction or other commercial transaction the fees which are to be charged in connection therewith, including all interest which is to be assessed or granted, the rate and terms of any interest, including penalty and forfeiture terms, the precise manner in which any such interest will accrue or be assessed, and in the case of a loan, the dollar amount to be paid as interest. Disclosure is in writing and provided in both English and Kosraean.  Failing to make commercial disclosure is a category one misdemeanor.

       Section 13.521.  Unfair business practice.
       Unfair business practice is any of the following acts:

     (1)  Passing off goods or services as those of another;

     (2)  Causing likelihood of confusion or of misunderstanding as to the source, sponsorship, approval, or certification of goods or services;

     (3)  Causing likelihood of confusion or misunderstanding as to affiliation, connection, or association with, or certification by, another;

     (4)  Using deceptive representations or designations of geographic origin in connection with goods or services;

     (5)  Representing that goods or services have sponsorship, approval, characteristics, ingredients, uses, benefits, or quantities that they do not have or that a person has a sponsorship, approval, status, affiliation, or connection that he does not have;

     (6)  Representing that goods are original or new if they are deteriorated, altered, reconditioned, reclaimed, used, or secondhand;

     (7)  Representing that goods or services are of a particular standard, quality, or grade, or that goods are of a particular style or model, if they are of another;

     (8)  Disparaging the goods, services, or business of another by false or misleading representation of fact;

     (9)  Advertising goods or services with intent not to sell them as advertised;

     (10)  Advertising goods or services with intent not to supply reasonable public demand, unless the advertisement discloses a limitation of quantity;

     (11)  Making false or misleading statements of fact concerning the reasons for, existence of, or amounts of price reductions;

     (12)  Engaging in any other conduct which similarly creates a likelihood of confusion or of misunderstanding;

     (13)  Including in the price of an item at first sale the cost of anything other than:

     (a)  cost of the goods;

     (b)  actual charges for inland and overseas freight;

     (c)  insurance;

     (d)  import taxes, duties and bank charges;

     (e)  van charges;

     (f)  handling and stevedoring charges; and

     (g)  a sum not greater than 50% of the cost of the goods;

     (14)  Including in the price of a second or subsequent sale the cost of anything other than;

     (a)  the price paid or promised to be paid to the previous seller;

     (b)  actual charges for transportation of goods from place of previous sale in the State to place of second sale; and

     (c)  a sum not greater than 20% of the price paid or promised to be paid to the previous seller;

     (15)  Failing to display at sale the price of an item offered for sale in a manner clearly visible to the buyer; or

     (16)  Failing to separate wholesale and retail records or to distinguish between goods being sold at wholesale and goods being sold at retail.  Unfair business practice is a category one misdemeanor.

       Section 13.522.  Antitrust.
       Antitrust is combining with one or more to create or use an existing combination of capital, skill or acts intending:

     (1)  To create or carry out restrictions in trade or commerce.

     (2)  To limit or reduce the production, or increase the price of, merchandise or of a commodity.

     (3)  To prevent competition in the manufacture, making, transportation, sale, or purchase of any merchandise, produce or commodity.

     (4)  To discriminate in price between different purchasers of commodities of like grade and quality, where the effect of such discrimination is to substantially lessen competition or tend to create a monopoly in a line of commerce, except that differentials in price which make allowance only for differences in the cost of manufacture, sale or delivery resulting from the differing methods or quantities in which such commodities are to be purchased, sold and delivered are permitted.

     (5)  To make or enter into or carry out any contract, obligation or agreement by which the persons do any of the following acts:

     (a)  bind themselves not to sell, dispose of or transport any article or commodity below a common standard figure or fixed value.

     (b)  agree to keep the price of such article, commodity or transportation at a fixed or graduated figure.

     (c)  establish or set the price of any article, commodity or transportation between them or themselves and others, so as directly or indirectly to preclude free and unrestricted competition among themselves in the sale or transportation of any such article or commodity.

     (d)  agree to pool, combine directly or indirectly, or unite any interest connected with the sale or transportation, of an article or commodity intending to affect the price of the article or commodity.  Antitrust is a category one misdemeanor.

       Section 13.523.  Unauthorized procuring of aquatic life.
       Unauthorized procuring of aquatic life is any of the following:

     (1)  Any violation of Section 19.417;

     (2)  Any violation of Section 19.413;

     (3)  Any violation of Section 19.411;

     (4)  Procuring fish or other aquatic life from midnight Saturday to midnight Sunday; and

     (5)  Engaging in the commercial harvesting, commercial processing, or commercial exportation of sea cucumbers without a permit, in violation of any permit conditions, or in violation of regulation(s) drafted pursuant to Section 11.1102; or

     (6)  Possessing more than five (5) sea cucumbers without a permit, in violation of any permit conditions, or in violation of regulations drafted pursuant to Section 11.1102.

          Unauthorized procuring of aquatic life is a category one misdemeanor.

Background
Amended by State Laws 4-116, 5-139, and 5-196.  Former Subsections (10) and (11 [now Subsections (5) and (6)] were added by State Law 7-78.  Amended by State Law 7-99.

       Section 13.524.  Endangering a species.
       Endangering a species is taking, possessing, exporting or engaging in any commercial activity concerning any endangered species of plant or animal, as such are identified by regulations published pursuant to Title 19 or Section 11.1601.

     Endangering a species is a category one misdemeanor.

Background
Amended by State Law 7-99.

       Section 13.525.  Violating marine space.
       Violating marine space is entering or remaining within the marine space of the State without having complied with Sections [14.1101 and 14.1102]  This section does not apply to a person aboard a ship entering for innocent passage, stress of weather or force majeure. Violating marine space is a category one misdemeanor.

       Section 13.526.  Unauthorized foreign business.
       Unauthorized foreign business is engaging in business as defined in Section 15.303(5) of the Kosrae State Code without having complied with Section 15.304 of the Kosrae State Code, or engaging in business not authorized by a Foreign Investment Permit (issued by the FSM or Kosrae State), or failing to comply with the provisions of the Kosrae State Foreign Investment Regulations.  Unauthorized foreign business is a category one misdemeanor.

Background
Amended by State Law 6-163.

       Section 13.527.  Unauthorized noncitizen employment.
       Unauthorized noncitizen employment is being a noncitizen employee or being an employer of a noncitizen and failing to comply with Chapter 5 of Title 15. Unauthorized noncitizen employment is a category one misdemeanor.

       Section 13.528.  Failure to obtain a certificate of freedom from communicable disease.
     Failure to obtain a certificate of freedom from communicable disease is being a nonresident  worker and failing to possess a certificate issued pursuant to Chapter 13 of Title 12 certifying that the worker and members of his accompanying family are free from communicable disease or failing to take a physical examination within ten days of entry into the State.  Failure to obtain a certificate of freedom from communicable disease is a category three misdemeanor.

       Section 13.529.  Failing to tend a fire.
       Failing to tend a fire is starting a fire during a heavy wind or without sufficient help present to control the fire, or failing to watch the fire or designate a competent person to watch the fire until it is put out.  Failing to tend a fire is a category three misdemeanor.

       Section 13.530.  Polluting.
       Polluting is wilfully or negligently discharging pollutants in violation of Chapter 4 of Title 7 or in violation of any condition or limitation included in a permit issued pursuant to  Chapter 4 of Title 7 or, in the case of introduction of pollutants into publicly owned treatment works, violating a pretreatment standard or toxic effluent standard.  Polluting is a category one misdemeanor.

       Section 13.531.  Possessing a controlled substance.
       Possessing a controlled substance is knowingly or intentionally possessing a controlled substance unless such substance was obtained directly from or pursuant to a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of his professional practice.  Possessing a controlled substance other than marijuana is a category one misdemeanor.  Possessing one ounce or less of [marijuana] is a category three misdemeanor.  Possessing more than one ounce but less than two and two-tenths pounds of marijuana is a category two misdemeanor. Possessing two and two-tenths pounds of marijuana or more is a category one misdemeanor.

Background
Amended by State Law 4-35.

       Section 13.532.  Trafficking in controlled substance.
       Trafficking in controlled substance is knowingly or intentionally manufacturing, delivering or possessing with intent to manufacture, deliver or dispense a controlled substance or creating, distributing or possessing with intent to deliver a counterfeit controlled substance.  Trafficking in a controlled substance is a category one felony.

       Section 13.533.  Aiding a suicide.
       Aiding a suicide is knowingly assisting a person in the taking of his own life.  Aiding a suicide is a category three felony.

       Section 13.534.  Unlawful Pigeon Hunting.
       Unlawful pigeon hunting is the taking, wounding, or killing of any pigeon from the first day of February to the thirty-first day of December inclusive, or during January from midnight Saturday to midnight Sunday.  Unlawful pigeon hunting is a category one misdemeanor.

Background
Added by State Law 4-143 and amended by State Law 5-98.

       Section 13.535.   Providing tobacco to a minor.
       Providing tobacco to a minor is selling or delivering a tobacco-containing product to, or for the use of, a person under eighteen years of age, knowing that the person receiving or to be using the tobacco containing product is under eighteen years of age. Providing tobacco to a minor is a category two misdemeanor.

Background
Added by State Law 5-54.

       Section 13.535 [13.536]  Building code violation.
       In addition to any other remedy or penalty available by law, any person, having been served with an order of the Building Officer, who shall fail to comply with such order within the time fixed by the Building Officer, and any owner, builder, architect, tenant, contractor, subcontractor, construction superintendent or their agents, or any other person taking part or assisting in the construction or use of any building or who knowingly [violates] any of the applicable provisions of the Kosrae State Building Code is, upon conviction, guilty of a category four misdemeanor.  Each day of the violation constitutes a separate offense.

Background
Added  by State Law 5-75.

       Section 13.537.  Display of indecent material in a place where minors may frequent.
      Display of indecent material to minors in a place where minors may frequent is the exhibition of indecent material in a public place, including a business open to minors, except under circumstances where reasonable care is taken to avoid view by minors.  Indecent material is material, taken as a whole, the predominant appeal of which to the average person, applying contemporary community standards of the State of Kosrae, is to a shameful or morbid interest in nudity, sex, or excretion; and is matter which taken as a whole goes substantially beyond customary limits of candor in description or representation of such matters, giving due consideration to the preservation of custom and tradition; and is matter which taken as a whole is utterly without redeeming social importance for minors.  Display of indecent material in a place where minors may frequent is a category three misdemeanor.

Background
Added  by State Law 5-203.

       Section 13.538.  Possession of a firearm by a Minor.
       A minor, above the age of fourteen, who has in his or her possession or under his or her custody or control a firearm shall be guilty of a Category 4 misdemeanor.  The State shall confiscate the firearm found in the possession of any minor and return it to its rightful owner or to the minor when the minor reaches the age of eighteen.  Under this section firearm shall mean any device that is capable of discharging any projectile through a barrel by the force of explosion, a form of combustion, spring action, air pressure or CO2 cartridges.  Firearms shall include all rifles, guns, BB or pellet devices.

Background
Added by State Law 7-7 as Section 13.538.  State Laws 7-9 and 7-18 also enacted unrelated provisions as Section 13.538 (see Background for Section 13.540 and Section 13.541 below.  The provision added by State Law 7-9 was renumbered by State Law 7-95 as Section 13.540.  The provision added by State Law 7-18 was renumbered by State Law 7-95 as Section 13.541.

       Section 13.539.  Providing a firearm to a Minor.
       Any person who provides a firearm to a minor shall be guilty of a Category 1 misdemeanor.  Under this section firearm shall mean any device that is capable of discharging any projectile through a barrel by the force of explosion, a form of combustion, spring action, air pressure or CO2 cartridges.  Firearms shall include all rifles, guns, BB or pellet devices.

Background
Added by State Law 7-7.

       Section 13.540.  Importation, possession and selling of firecrackers and fireworks.
      Importation of firecrackers and fireworks is the act of bringing or procuring firecrackers and other fireworks into the State.  Possession of firecrackers and fireworks, designed for amusement purposes, is having control of any of the following: firecrackers and fireworks designed for amusement.  Selling firecrackers and fireworks for amusement under this section includes selling, furnishing, trading, giving away of firecrackers and fireworks designed for amusement.

     (a)  Importation and selling of firecrackers and fireworks is a Category 2 misdemeanors.

     (b)  Possession of firecrackers or fireworks is a Category 4 misdemeanor.

Background
Added by State Law 7-9 as Section 13.538.  State Laws 7-7 and 7-18 also enacted unrelated provisions as Section 13.538 (see Background for Section 13.538 above and Section 13.541 below).  The provision added by State Law 7-7 was renumbered by State Law 7-95 as Section 13.538.  The provision added by State Law 7-18 was renumbered by State Law 7-95 as Section 13.541.

       Section 13.541.  Endangering the Kosrae White-eye.
       Endangering the Kosrae White-eye or "Trum" is the killing, injuring, capturing, possessing or exporting of the Kosrae White-eye or "Trum."  Endangering the Kosrae White-eye is a category three misdemeanor.

Background
Added by State Law 7-18 as Section 13.538.  State Laws 7-7 and 7-9 also enacted unrelated provisions as Section 13.538 (see Background for Section 13.538 and Section 13.540 above.  The provision added by State Law 7-7 was renumbered by State Law 7-95 as Section 13.538.  The provision added by State Law 7-9 was renumbered by State Law 7-95 as Section 13.540.

       Section 13.542.  Marine resource violation.
       Marine resource violation is committing any act in violation of Section 19.401.  Marine resource violation is a category one misdemeanor.

Background
Added by State Law 7-99.

       Section 13.543.  Unauthorized foreign fishing.
       Unauthorized foreign fishing is fishing in violation of Section 19.402 or Section 19.403.  Unauthorized foreign fishing is a category three felony.

Background
Added by State Law 7-99.

       Section 13.544.  Unauthorized fishing.
       Unauthorized fishing is fishing in violation of Section 19.404, Section 19.405 or Section 19.406.  Unauthorized fishing is a category one misdemeanor.

Background
Added by State Law 7-99.

       Section 13.545.  Unauthorized development or activity in the State fishery waters.
     Unauthorized development or activity in the State fishery waters is any act in violation of Section 19.407.  Unauthorized development or activity in the State fishery waters is a category one misdemeanor.

Background
Added by State Law 7-99.

       Section 13.546.  Unauthorized destruction to marine environment.
       Unauthorized destruction to marine environment is any act in violation of Section 19.409 or Section 19.410.  Unauthorized destruction to marine environment is a category three felony.

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Added by State Law 7-99.

       Section 13.547.  Placement of fishing nets in navigational channels.
       Placement of fishing nets in navigational channels is any act in violation of Section 19.412.  Placement of fishing nets in navigational channels is a category one misdemeanor.

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Added by State Law 7-99.

     Section 13.548.  Unauthorized import or export of marine resources.
     Unauthorized import or export of marine resources is any act in violation of Section 19.414, Section 19.415, or Section 19.416.  Unauthorized import or export of marine resources is a category one misdemeanor.

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Added by State Law 7-99.

       Section 13.549.  Reckless operation of a motor driven vessel.
       Reckless operation of a motor driven vessel is any act in violation of Section 19.418(1).  Reckless operation of a motor driven vessel is a category one misdemeanor.

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Added by State Law 7-99.

       Section 13.550.  Negligent operation of a motor driven vessel.
       Negligent operation of a motor driven vessel is any act in violation of Section 19.418(2).  Negligent operation of a motor driven vessel is a category three misdemeanor.

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Added by State Law 7-99.

       Section 13.551.  Operating a motor driven vessel under the influence.
       Operating a motor driven vessel under the influence is any act in violation of Section 19.419.  Operating a motor driven vessel under the influence is a category one misdemeanor.

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Added by State Law 7-99.

       Section 13.552.  Tampering with marine devices.
       Tampering with marine devices is any act in violation of Section 19.420 or Section 19.421.  Tampering with marine devices is a category one misdemeanor.

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Added by State Law 7-99.

       Section 13.553.  Unauthorized fishing gear or equipment.
       Unauthorized fishing gear or equipment is any act in violation of Section 19.422, Section 19.423, Section 19.424, Section 19.425, or Section 19.426.  Unauthorized fishing gear or equipment is a category three misdemeanor.

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Added by State Law 7-99.

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