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§1‑45.1.  No adverse possession of property subject to public trustrights.

Title to real property held bythe State and subject to public trust rights may not be acquired by adversepossession. As used in this section, "public trust rights" meansthose rights held in trust by the State for the use and benefit of the peopleof the State in common. They are established by common law as interpreted bythe courts of this State. They include, but are not limited to, the right tonavigate, swim, hunt, fish, and enjoy all recreational activities in thewatercourses of the State and the right to freely use and enjoy the State'socean and estuarine beaches and public access to the beaches. (1985,c. 277, s. 1.)