View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 3719 The Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs proposes the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3719 (COUNCIL\CM\3719C001.GT.CM17):

Reference is to the bill as introduced.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:

\      SECTION      1.      Section 48-35-50 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

     "Section 48-35-50.      The State Forester may direct at any time, when deemed necessary in the interest of public safety, that fires covered by this chapter not be started. The State Forester also may prohibit all open burning regardless of whether a permit or notification is required, including campfires, bonfires, and other fires for recreational purposes. This prohibition shall not apply to fires used for nonrecreational purposes such as those for human warmth or for the preparation of food for immediate consumption."

SECTION      2.      Section 48-35-60 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

     "Section 48-35-60.      Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall may be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall may be fined not less than ten dollars nor more than one two hundred dollars or imprisoned for not less than ten days nor more than thirty days for a first offense. For any second or subsequent offense, a fine of not less than twenty-five five hundred dollars nor more than three hundred dollars or imprisonment for not more than six months sixty days, or both may be imposed in the discretion of the court. 'Subsequent offense', as used in this section, shall mean an offense committed within ten years of a previous offense."

SECTION      3.      This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.      \

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