FISH AND BOAT CODE (30 PA.C.S.) - LAKE ERIE FISHING PERMITS
                  Act of Aug. 27, 2009, P.L. 377, No. 40              Cl. 30
                             Session of 2009
                               No. 2009-40

     SB 574

                                  AN ACT

     Amending Title 30 (Fish) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
        Statutes, in special licenses and permits, further providing
        for Lake Erie fishing permits.

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

        Section 1.  Section 2907.2(a) and (f.1) of Title 30 of the
     Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes are amended to read:
      § 2907.2.  Lake Erie fishing permits.
        (a)  Permit required.--No person shall fish in [the
     Pennsylvania waters of] Lake Erie, Presque Isle Bay and their
     tributaries, including waters that flow into those tributaries,
     without first procuring an annual special permit for such
     fishing or the combination trout/salmon/Lake Erie permit.
        * * *
        (f.1)  Lake Erie permits.--The proceeds from the fees for the
     special Lake Erie fishing permits as provided for under section
     2715(a.1)(4) (relating to license, permit and issuing agent
     fees) and $6 of the fees for the combination trout/salmon
     permits and Lake Erie permits as provided for under section
     2715(a.1)(5) shall be deposited into a restricted account within
     the Fish Fund [for five years] through December 31, 2014. The
     restricted account shall be used to provide public fishing
     access or to protect or improve fish habitat on or at Lake Erie
     [and the watersheds of Lake Erie], Presque Isle Bay and their
     tributaries, including waters that flow into those tributaries.
        Section 2.  This act shall take effect in 60 days.

     APPROVED--The 27th day of August, A. D. 2009.

     EDWARD G. RENDELL