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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 1855                                            01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 91 - PUBLIC LANDS

HEAD

    Sec. 1855. Timber set afire

STATUTE

      Whoever, willfully and without authority, sets on fire any
    timber, underbrush, or grass or other inflammable material upon the
    public domain or upon any lands owned or leased by or under the
    partial, concurrent, or exclusive jurisdiction of the United
    States, or under contract for purchase or for the acquisition of
    which condemnation proceedings have been instituted, or upon any
    Indian reservation or lands belonging to or occupied by any tribe
    or group of Indians under authority of the United States, or upon
    any Indian allotment while the title to the same shall be held in
    trust by the Government, or while the same shall remain inalienable
    by the allottee without the consent of the United States, shall be
    fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or
    both.
      This section shall not apply in the case of a fire set by an
    allottee in the reasonable exercise of his proprietary rights in
    the allotment.

SOURCE

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 788; Pub. L. 100-690, title VI,
    Sec. 6254(j), Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4368.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

      Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 106 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
    321, Sec. 52, 35 Stat. 1098; Nov. 15, 1941, ch. 472, Sec. 1, 55
    Stat. 763).
      Surplus verbiage and unnecessary enumerations were omitted.
      Words "without authority" were inserted near beginning of section
    so as to remove any doubt as to scope or meaning of section.
      Reference to persons causing or procuring was omitted as
    unnecessary in view of definition of "principal" in section 2 of
    this title.
      Minor verbal changes were made.
                                AMENDMENTS
      1988 - Pub. L. 100-690 substituted "under this title" for "not
    more than $5,000" in first par.
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