MO Supreme Court Hears Arguments Involving Sleeping On State-Owned Land


(Missourinet) A Missouri law that makes sleeping on state land a crime has reached the state Supreme Court.

The high court heard arguments Wednesday about the law, which bans people from sleeping, camping, or setting up a shelter on state-owned land, including public parks, bridges, and overpasses.

Anyone found to be in violation could get a Class C misdemeanor or be fined 750-dollars.

The law also requires cities and counties to enforce the ban and allows the Missouri attorney general to sue those who don’t. If they don’t follow the ban, they could lose state and federal funding for housing and homelessness efforts.