NOISE POLLUTION EXEMPTION FOR SHOOTING RANGES
                  Act of Jun. 2, 1988, P.L. 452, No. 74               Cl. 04
                                  AN ACT

     Exempting owners of shooting ranges from any civil or criminal
        actions relating to noise pollution.

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

     Section 1.  General immunity for noise.
        All owners of rifle, pistol, silhouette, skeet, trap,
     blackpowder or other ranges in this Commonwealth shall be exempt
     and immune from any civil action or criminal prosecution in any
     matter relating to noise or noise pollution resulting from the
     normal and accepted shooting activity on ranges, provided that
     the owners of the ranges are in compliance with any applicable
     noise control laws or ordinances extant at the time construction
     of the range was initiated. If there were no noise control laws
     or ordinances extant at the time construction of the range was
     initiated, then the immunity granted by this act shall apply to
     said ranges.
        (1 amended Dec. 21, 1998, P.L.986, No.130)
     Section 2.  Nuisances and injunction.
        The owners of the ranges shall not be subject to any action
     for nuisance, and no court in this Commonwealth shall enjoin the
     use or operation of the ranges on the basis of noise or noise
     pollution, provided that the owners of the ranges are in
     compliance with any applicable noise control laws or ordinances
     extant at the time construction of the range was initiated. If
     there were no noise control laws or ordinances extant at the
     time construction of the range was initiated, then the immunity
     granted by this act shall apply to said ranges.
        (2 amended Dec. 21, 1998, P.L.986, No.130)
     Section 3.  Effective date.
        This act shall take effect immediately.