Dec. 05, 2019

HARRISBURG - House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today congratulated Senate Game and Fisheries Committee Chairman Senator Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) on the enactment of Act 107 of 2019, allowing for hunting up to three Sundays each year.

The legislation passed the House on Oct. 30, by a vote of 144-54, and on concurrence in the Senate on Nov. 18, by a vote of 38-11. This law will become effective in mid-February 2020.

The new law provides for hunting on three Sundays each year - one during rifle deer season, one during the statewide archery deer season and one on a Sunday determined by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The measure makes trespassing while hunting a primary offense and increases the penalties for that offense. The new law further provides that hunters must have the written permission of the landowner to hunt on private property on any Sunday.

“Both Sen. Laughlin and House Game and Fisheries Committee Chairman Keith Gillespie (R-York) have worked tirelessly on finding middle ground between the hunting and agricultural communities. I want to thank my colleagues for their efforts and work with various stakeholders,” said Turzai. “I support this legislation that provides an opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to take advantage of several more days throughout the year to participate in something they love, while providing the necessary protections to landowners.”

Representative Mike Turzai
Speaker of the House
28th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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