I don't post much anymore, but I have not seen anyone posting about Senate Bill 201/House Bill 375 that will remove the requirements for a "no trespass" signage. Originally it would have removed any posting requirements. In its current form it will remove section c (see below). The only signage requirement will be reduced to "notice against trespass is given by posting in a reasonably conspicuous manner under the circumstances." I really don't want every landowner, trooper or prosecutor to come up with their own definition of what reasonably conspicuous means.
These bills are a result of the state trooper/trapper incident last winter. The landowner could have simply make a cardboard sign that meets the requirements and posted it as directed. If these bills pass expect a lot more conflict over trespass issues in the future. The bills seem to be sailing through quickly, so contact your representatives right away.AS 11.46.350. Definition.
(a) As used in AS 11.46.300 - 11.46.350, unless the context requires otherwise, "enter or remain unlawfully" means to (1) enter or remain in or upon premises or in a propelled vehicle when the premises or propelled vehicle, at the time of the entry or remaining, is not open to the public and when the defendant is not otherwise privileged to do so; (2) fail to leave premises or a propelled vehicle that is open to the public after being lawfully directed to do so personally by the person in charge; or (3) enter or remain upon premises or in a propelled vehicle in violation of a provision in an order issued or filed under AS 18.66.100 - 18.66.180 or issued under former AS 25.35.010 (b) or 25.35.020. (b) For purposes of this section, a person who, without intent to commit a crime on the land, enters or remains upon unimproved and apparently unused land, which is neither fenced nor otherwise enclosed in a manner designed to exclude intruders, is privileged to do so unless (1) notice against trespass is personally communicated to that person by the owner of the land or some other authorized person; or (2) notice against trespass is given by posting in a reasonably conspicuous manner under the circumstances.
(c) A notice against trespass is given if the notice (1) is printed legibly in English; (2) is at least 144 square inches in size; (3) contains the name and address of the person under whose authority the property is posted and the name and address of the person who is authorized to grant permission to enter the property; (4) is placed at each roadway and at each way of access onto the property that is known to the landowner; (5) in the case of an island, is placed along the perimeter at each cardinal point of the island; and (6) states any specific prohibition that the posting is directed against, such as "no trespassing," "no hunting," "no fishing," "no digging," or similar prohibitions.