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§ 1451. Proclamation by Governor

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and Safety

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 17. Prevention of Forest Fires
35 P.S. § 1451
§ 1451. Proclamation by Governor
From and after the passage of this act when the Governor of the Commonwealth, upon recommendation of the department or departments having jurisdiction over the interest or interests to be protected, shall consider such action necessary to conserve either the health or welfare of our people or our natural resources because of drought and consequent danger from forest fires or because of low water and the presence of contagious or infectious diseases, he shall have authority through proclamation
(a) To close for a period not to exceed one season at one time any county or counties or any section of any county of this Commonwealth to either hunting or fishing;
(b) To close for any period any stream or part of any stream to fishing;
(c) To forbid for any period the smoking of tobacco in any form and the building of camp fires within woodlands or the burning of brush and other rubbish within woodland or within two hundred feet of woodland in any county, counties, or parts thereof.
Such proclamation shall become effective twenty-four (24) hours after certified time of issuance.
If after the issuing of any proclamation, as herein provided, the Governor is satisfied that the occasion has passed for maintaining the provisions of the proclamation he may annul it by another proclamation.

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1925, May 12, P.L. 590, § 1.
35 P.S. § 1451, PA ST 35 P.S. § 1451
Current through Act 11 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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