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  ( Division 4 repealed and added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144. )


  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144. )

CHAPTER 2. Marking Logs and Timber [4875 - 4879]
  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144. )


In all cases where two or more persons, firms, or corporations are engaged in or intend to engage in putting or placing logs or timber into any navigable water in this state for the purpose of rafting or floating such logs or timber to any place within this state for manufacture or sale and where such logs are to be rafted or floated a distance of one mile or more, such person, firm or corporation may have some mark of his or its selection and authenticated as provided in this chapter impressed in a conspicuous place on the end or surface of each such log or piece of timber.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144.)


Any log or timber which has any such recorded mark impressed on it shall be presumed to belong to the person, firm, or corporation in whose name the mark has been recorded.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144.)


Every person, firm, or corporation that neglects to have his or its mark or marks recorded, as provided by Section 4875, is debarred from all benefits arising from the recordings of the mark or marks, and the vendee or assignee of any such logs or timber is subject to the same regulations and restrictions.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144.)


It is unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation, except boom companies which may be required or compelled to catch and hold logs or timber, to take up or have in their possession, or to sell, dispose of, or convert or appropriate to their own use, without the written consent of the owner or his agent, any marked log, timber, pole, pile, tie, shingle bolt, boom stick, or lumber of value, not the property of such person, firm or corporation, found on the bank or banks of, or adrift, or strayed in, any harbor, river, lake, bay, slough, bayou, creek, pond, stream, ditch or other waters situated wholly or partly within the boundaries of this state, if the person or company claiming such mark has had a description and diagram of it recorded in any of the counties of this state through which such property was to be floated for manufacture or sale. Knowledge of the ownership of all such logs, timber, or lumber for the purpose of this chapter shall be conclusively presumed upon proof that the logs, timber or lumber were marked and that the description and diagram had been theretofore recorded. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be punished by a fine not exceeding six hundred dollars ($600), or by imprisonment for not more than one year.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1092, Sec. 343. Effective September 27, 1983. Operative January 1, 1984, by Sec. 427 of Ch. 1092.)

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