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A trespassing bill, dubbed the “purple paint bill,” has gained momentum in the Pennsylvania legislature.
Introduced by state Rep. Dawn Keefer, R-Dillsburg, House Bill 1772 would allow property owners to use specialized purple paint to mark their property lines and indicate that trespassing onto the land is not permitted.
“Too often, no trespassing signs become tattered or illegible over time, or are removed by trespassers, making it difficult for people to know or easily recognize they are entering private property,” Keefer said. “This purple paint would make it easier to delineate property lines and provide notice that private property is not to be trespassed on.”
As it’s written, the bill would permit landowners to use commercially available purple paints and specifies that painted stripes must be least 8 inches long and 8 inches wide, between 3 and 5 feet above the ground on trees or posts and are placed no more than 100 feet apart.
Currently, 11 states allow the use of paint to mark property lines.
The bill is currently headed to the Pennsylvania Senate for consideration.
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