AN ACT to amend Chapter 74 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware in relation to the setting on fire of any woodlot, etc.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Chapter 74 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware be, and the same is hereby amended by adding immediately after 2379, Section 22, of said Chapter 74, the following new Section to be known as 2379-A, Section 22-A:

"2379-A, Section 22-A. It shall be unlawful for any person to set fire to, or to employ an agent to cause to be set on fire, in person or by said agent, any woodlot, forest, marsh or wild land, or property, material or vegetation being or growing thereon, without permission of the owner or lessee, either by dropping lighted matches, tobacco or other substances or in any manner whatsoever; or to start fires anywhere and permit them to spread to woodlots, forests, or wild lands thereby causing damage to or destruction of such property as aforesaid.

Whoever shall violate any of the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction therefor, before any Justice of the Peace of the County in which the offense is committed, shall forfeit and pay a fine of Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) for each and every offense."

Approved April 7, A. D. 1927.