Senate Local Government Committee Approves Six Bills

Harrisburg – The Senate Local Government Committee, chaired by Senator Scott Wagner (R-York), convened to approve six bills today.

Senate Bill 252 (Vulakovich/Costa/Fontana) – Allows the Pittsburgh Parking Authority to enter into transactions with private developers through the allocation of a percentage of parking spaces for private projects.

Senate Bill 653 (Browne) – Consolidates the collection of local, non-real estate taxes at the county regional level.

Senate Bill 736 (Martin/Blake) – Authorizes the parking authorities in Second Class A and Third Class Cities to adjudicate disputed parking violation notices or citations issued through enforcement.

House Bill 422 (Gabler) – Updates eligibility provisions for First Class Township offices, aligns the procedure used to fill vacancies with other municipal codes, and provides for the filling of vacancies that result from a resignation.

House Bill 423 (Gabler) – Establishes a procedure for filling vacancies created as the result of a resignation of an elected Second Class Township official. 

House Bill 1269 (Quigley) – Extends from 15 years to 20 years the timeframe for a municipal sewer authority serving five or more municipalities to complete infrastructure and facility projects funded by a sewer tapping fee.

The bills now go to the full Senate for consideration. You can view bill summaries and hearing video here.

CONTACT: Erin Marsicano emarsicano@pasen.gov  (717) 787-3817