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§ 7532. Legislative findings and intent

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and SafetyEffective: December 1, 2004

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 44B. Chesapeake Bay Watershed Education Program Act
Effective: December 1, 2004
35 P.S. § 7532
§ 7532. Legislative findings and intent
(a) Findings.--The General Assembly finds as follows:
(1) The Chesapeake Bay is America's largest and most biologically diverse estuary, and the bay and its tributaries have been important to our economy, traditions and culture.
(2) In 1983 the Commonwealth along with the States of Maryland and Virginia, the District of Columbia and the Environmental Protection Agency entered into the first Chesapeake Bay Agreement in an effort to protect and restore the bay's ecosystem.
(3) In 2002 the Commonwealth renewed its commitment and entered into a new agreement entitled Chesapeake 2002, which recognizes that the condition of the bay is dependent upon the actions of every citizen who resides in the watershed.
(4) The Chesapeake 2002 agreement commits the Commonwealth to make watershed education and outreach a priority.
(b) Intent.--It is the intent of the General Assembly to develop policies that work to improve the bay's ecosystem and accomplish the goals of Chesapeake 2002, which include expanding watershed education school curricula and providing students with opportunities to directly participate in meaningful bay or stream outdoor experiences.

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2004, Dec. 1, P.L. 1775, No. 231, § 2, imd. effective.
35 P.S. § 7532, PA ST 35 P.S. § 7532
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 1. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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