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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: December 14, 2018 01:49 PM
From: Senator Daniel Laughlin and Sen. James R. Brewster
To: All Senate members
Subject: Removing Sunday Hunting Prohibition/Game Commission Trespass Enforcement
In the near future, we plan to introduce legislation that would authorize the Game Commission to allow for hunting on Sundays. Currently, this prohibition is the only game management decision that the legislature has put into stature. This language would change that and would leave all hunting management decisions to the Game Commission.

In addition, this legislation would amend the Pennsylvania Game Code to address the offense of trespass while hunting. It would make the violation a primary offense and as well as increase the penalties.
By amending the Game Code, it makes the language similar to that of Agricultural Trespass in the Crimes Code, but with more suitable summary and misdemeanor penalties. Also, by making trespassing while hunting a primary offense, it will be enforceable by Wildlife Conservation Officers, as well as other law enforcement.

Please join us in supporting this important legislation.

Introduced as SB147