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A01548
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
1044
Session of
2023
INTRODUCED BY CIRESI, PROBST, MADDEN, SANCHEZ, BRENNAN, HILL-
EVANS, MALAGARI AND KHAN, APRIL 28, 2023
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, APRIL 28, 2023
AN ACT
Amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes, in registration of vehicles, further providing for
acknowledgment of littering provisions; and, in licensing of
drivers, further providing for acknowledgment of littering
provisions.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Sections 1317 and 1520 of Title 75 of the
Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes are amended to read:
§ 1317. Acknowledgment of littering provisions.
On every vehicle registration card, the following statement
shall be printed immediately above or below the signature of the
applicant:
[I hereby acknowledge this day that I have received
notice of the provisions of section 3709 of the Vehicle
Code.
Also printed on the registration card shall be the following:
Section 3709 provides for a fine of up to $300 for
dropping, throwing or depositing, upon any highway, or
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upon any other public or private property without the
consent of the owner thereof or into or on the waters of
this Commonwealth from a vehicle, any waste paper,
sweepings, ashes, household waste, glass, metal, refuse
or rubbish or any dangerous or detrimental substance, or
permitting any of the preceding without immediately
removing such items or causing their removal.
For any violation of section 3709, I may be subject to a
fine of up to $300 upon conviction, including any
violation resulting from the conduct of any other persons
operating, in possession of or present within this
vehicle with my permission, if I do not with reasonable
certainty identify the driver of the vehicle at the time
the violation occurred.]
I hereby acknowledge that littering from a vehicle,
including littering by any person operating or inside the
vehicle with my permission, onto any highway, public or
private property or waters in Pennsylvania is illegal
under section 3709 of the Vehicle Code, and that I may,
upon conviction of a violation, be fined up to $300 or
sentenced to litter pick-up community service or both.
§ 1520. Acknowledgment of littering provisions.
On every application for a learner's permit or driver's
license, the following statement shall be printed immediately
above or below the signature of the applicant:
[I hereby acknowledge this day that I have received
notice of the provisions of section 3709 of the Vehicle
Code.
Also printed on the card shall be the following:
Section 3709 provides for a fine of up to $300 for
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dropping, throwing or depositing, upon any highway, or
upon any other public or private property without the
consent of the owner thereof or into or on the waters of
this Commonwealth from a vehicle, any waste paper,
sweepings, ashes, household waste, glass, metal, refuse
or rubbish or any dangerous or detrimental substance, or
permitting any of the preceding without immediately
removing such items or causing their removal.
For any violation of section 3709, I may be subject to a
fine of up to $300 upon conviction, including any
violation resulting from the conduct of any other persons
present within any vehicle of which I am the driver.]
I hereby acknowledge that littering from a vehicle,
including littering by any passenger inside my vehicle,
onto any highway, public or private property or waters in
Pennsylvania is illegal under section 3709 of the Vehicle
Code, and that I may, upon conviction of a violation, be
fined up to $300 or sentenced to litter pick-up community
service or both.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days one year.
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