Michigan bill would increase penalties for trespassing on bridges, towers, tunnels
Michigan’s House of Representatives has approved a bill that could bring new punishments for people who trespass on some of the state’s most iconic structures.
The bill covers trespassing on the Mackinac and Zilwaukee bridges, as well as other bridges, cellphone towers, tunnels, and manufacturing plants.
All of those buildings would be listed among Michigan’s critical infrastructure if the bill becomes law. That would make trespassing there a felony.
Penalties could include a $2,500 fine and up to four years in jail.
The bill would need to be approved by the state Senate and Governor Gretchen Whitmer to become law.