Patroller and everyone else. My sincere apologies for my over the top comments. I indeed went too far.
My buttons were pushed by this legislation proposed by a volunteer patroller from Crystal. As I see it, there is a better way. No investigation, no fines, no pursuit of skiers, no confrontations. Simply, make the skiers who venture into closed areas or outside of the ski area boundary, responsible for the costs of a rescue, with a hold harmless clause for the ski area if the closed areas are clearly marked. It will certainly cost more than $1,000. And make rescue insurance available as an option for out of bounds skiers. The Euros do it and it works just fine. Keep the in bounds rescue the same as it has been for the past 60+ years. We don't need more restrictive legislation but rather laws that allow us to make a choice and live with the outcome.
Good turns to all.