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§ 2512. Unlawful acts on commission lands or waters

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 34 Pa.C.S.A. GameEffective: January 31, 2005

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 34 Pa.C.S.A. Game (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 25. Protection of Property and Persons
Subchapter A. Protection of Property
Effective: January 31, 2005
34 Pa.C.S.A. § 2512
§ 2512. Unlawful acts on commission lands or waters
(a) General rule.--On any lands or waters owned, leased or controlled by the commission, it is unlawful, without first securing consent or a permit from the commission, to:
(1) Go upon any lands or waters which are posted against entry for any purpose.
(2) Cut down or otherwise destroy any trees, shrubs or other flora.
(3) Do or cause to be done any act to the detriment of such lands, structures, roads, trails, trees, shrubs or flora thereon.
(4) Remove any material, either organic or inorganic.
(5) Destroy, mutilate or remove any sign or placard.
(6) Fish, swim or boat on or in any waters posted against such acts.
(7) Post any of the commission's signs or placards, or any signs or placards similar in appearance thereto, on any lands not owned or controlled by the commission.
(8) Violate any regulations of the commission pertaining to the use and protection of such lands or waters or the users of such lands or waters.
(b) Penalties.--
(1) A violation of this section is a summary offense of the fifth degree.
(2) Upon conviction, the defendant shall pay for all damages done or materials removed.
(3) In addition to any other penalty imposed, where the damages or materials removed are extreme or an agreeable arrangement cannot be reached between the concerned parties, the case shall be heard by the appropriate magisterial district judge who, if necessary, may appoint an independent person to appraise the damage to be paid to the commission. Any costs for the appraiser shall be added to costs of prosecution.


1986, July 8, P.L. 442, No. 93, § 1, effective July 1, 1987. Amended 2004, Nov. 30, P.L. 1618, No. 207, § 10, effective Jan. 31, 2005.
34 Pa.C.S.A. § 2512, PA ST 34 Pa.C.S.A. § 2512
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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