PROPRIETARY AND OFFICIAL RIGHTS
6701. Wearing of uniforms and insignia and misrepresentation of military service or honors.
6702. Sale of veterans' flowers.
6703. Dealing in military decorations.
6704. Fraud on association having grand lodge.
6705. Use of containers bearing owner's name (Repealed).
6706. Use or possession of stamped containers (Repealed).
6707. False registration of domestic animals.
6708. Retention of library property after notice to return.
6709. Use of union labels.
6710. Unauthorized use of registered insignia.
6711. Retention of military property after notice to return.
6712. Use of carts, cases, trays, baskets, boxes and other containers.
Enactment. Chapter 67 was added December 6, 1972, P.L.1482, No.334, effective in six months.
§ 6701. Wearing of uniforms and insignia and misrepresentation of military service or honors.
(a) Wearing of uniforms and insignia.--A person is guilty of a summary offense if, without authority, he:
(1) wears or displays the uniform, decoration, insignia or other distinctive emblem of any branch of the armed forces of the United States or of any of the several states, or of any association, for the purpose of obtaining aid or profit, or while soliciting contributions or subscriptions; or
(2) wears an honorable discharge button issued or authorized by the United States.
(b) Misrepresentation of military service or honors.--A person commits a misdemeanor of the third degree if, with intent to obtain money, property or other benefit, the person fraudulently holds himself out to be any of the following:
(1) A member or veteran of any branch of the armed forces of the United States or of any of the several states.
(2) The recipient of any decoration or medal authorized by the Congress of the United States for the armed forces of the United States or any of the service medals or any decoration awarded to members of the armed forces of the United States or of any of the several states.
(c) Deposit of fines.--Notwithstanding any other provision of this title or other law to the contrary, the full amount of each fine collected under this section shall be deposited into the Veterans' Trust Fund under 51 Pa.C.S. § 1721 (relating to Veterans' Trust Fund).
(June 27, 2017, P.L.214, No.9, eff. 60 days; July 2, 2019, P.L.393, No.62, eff. 60 days)
2019 Amendment. Act 62 added subsec. (c).
Cross References. Section 6701 is referred to in section 1721 of Title 51 (Military Affairs).