Meeting to consider SB 831 and HB 2148

Senate Local Government Committee

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | 12:30 p.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A


Agenda

Meeting to consider SB 831 and HB 2148

Schedule

SB 831 (Dush) – Amends Title 16 (Counties) by consolidating Act 130 of 1955, known as The County Code

    • Amendment A04361 (Kearney) – Omnibus amendment
    • Amendment A04591 (Dush) – Incorporates Act 88 of 2021 into Title 16

HB 2148 (B. Miller) – Amends Title 45 (Legal Notices) and Title 65 (Public Officers) to provide for redundant advertising on Internet by political subdivisions and municipal authorities

Meeting to consider SB 1052, HB 1213, HB 1947 and HB 2116

Senate Local Government Committee

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 9:30 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A

Agenda

Meeting to consider SB 1052, HB 1213, HB 1947 and HB 2116

Schedule

  • SB 1052 (Hutchinson) – Amends Title 53 to provide for emergency meeting powers and succession of local officers during an emergency
    • Amendment A04391 (Dush) – Makes changes to notice and posting requirements, as well as a technical change
  • HB 1213 (James) – Amends Title 53 to provide an alternative process for the formation of a government study commission to consider home rule for municipalities currently in the Act 47 recovery program
  • HB 1947 (O’Neal) – Amends Title 53 to prohibit a municipality from enacting a policy that restricts or prohibits a specific type of energy source or discriminating against a utility service provider based on energy source
  • HB 2116 (Wheeland) – Amends Title 11 to increase the maximum length of a state of emergency declared by a mayor from five days to seven days unless extended by council

Meeting to consider SB 1058 and HB 1184

Senate Local Government Committee

Monday, April 4, 2022 | 12 p.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A


Agenda

Meeting to consider SB 1058 and HB 1184

Schedule

Call to Order

  • SB 1058 (Pittman) – Amends the Second Class Township Code regarding compensation of auditors
  • HB 1184 (Moul) – Amends Title 8 to make various changes to the Borough Code
    • Amendment A03847 (Dush) – Technical correction for situation in which a disinterested member could not be appointed to Borough Advisory Committee or commission for judicial adjustment

Recess to the Call of the Chair

 

Voting meeting for SB 589, HB 221, HB 1350 and HB 1877

Senate Local Government Committee

Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 9:30 a.m.

Room 8E-A East Wing

Agenda

Voting meeting for SB 589, HB 221, HB 1350 and HB 1877

Schedule

  • SB 589 (Kearney) – Amends Title 53 to provide an alternative process for the formation of a government study commission to consider home rule for municipalities currently in the Act 47 recovery program
  • HB 221 (Rader) – Amends Act 442 of 1967 (1968) to permit open space tax funds to be used to maintain open space property not acquired under the Act
  • HB 1350 (James) – Amends Title 8 to make several changes to the Borough Code in line with recent updates to the First Class Township Code
  • HB 1877 (Freeman) – Amends Title 53 to consolidate and modernize all law relating to a change in municipal boundaries other than those resulting from a municipal merger or consolidation
    • Amendment A03505 (Kearney) – Clarifies the procedure for judicial adjustment

 

Meeting to consider HB 1591

Senate Local Government Committee

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 11:00 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A


Call to Order

HB 1591 (Knowles) – Amends the County Code to maintain the current classification of every county regardless of population changes reflected in the 2020 census and retain existing classifications until the 2030 census.

Amendment A02032 (Kearney) – Allows a county to change classification based on its 2020 census population by ordinance or resolution of the board of commissioners prior to February 22, 2022.

Recess to the Call of the Chair

Public Hearing – Positives experienced for local government entities during COVID-19 pandemic

JOINT HEARING

Senate AND House Local Government Committee

Monday, September 13, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.

House Majority Caucus Room, 140 Main Capitol


Positives experienced for local government entities during COVID-19 pandemic

10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. – Opening Remarks

Representative Knowles, Majority Chair, House Local Government

Senator Dush, Majority Chair, Senate Local Government

Representative Freeman, Minority Chair, House Local Government

Senator Kearney, Minority Chair, Senate Local Government

10:10 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.         Panel 1 – Local Government Commission

David Greene, Executive Director – Testimony

Kristopher Gazsi, Assistant Director-Legal Counsel, Pennsylvania Local Government Commission

10:40 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.         Panel 2 – PA Townships, Boroughs & Counties

Joseph H. Gerdes, III, Director of Government Relations – PA State Association of Township Supervisors – Testimony

Amy Sturges, Director of Governmental Affairs – PA State Association of Township Commissioners & The Pennsylvania Municipal League – Testimony

Scott Bomboy (Bucks County), Perkasie Borough Councilman & Perkasie Borough Chairman for Public Safety – PA State Association of Boroughs – Testimony

Kevin Boozel (Butler County), President – County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania – Testimony

11:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.         Panel 3 – Positive Outcomes in Other States

Matt Lentz, Executive Board Member – Government Finance Officers Association – Testimony

Logan Timmerhoff, Senior Associate – The Pew Charitable Trusts – Testimony

12:10 p.m.                              Closing Remarks/Adjournment

Meeting to consider HB 957

Senate Local Government Committee

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | 10:45 a.m.

Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation


Call to Order 

  • HB 957 (Moul) – Amends the Municipality Authorities Act to allow the owner of a residential property with multiple units served by a single water meter to request a rate adjustment under certain circumstances

Recess to the Call of the Chair

Meeting to consider SB 673, and SB 675

Senate Local Government Committee

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A


Call to Order

  • SB 673 (Dush) – Amends the Second Class Township Code to prohibit the surcharge of township officials who have acted in good faith on a solicitor’s opinion and to provide for the appointment of a partnership, limited partnership, association or professional corporation as the township manager
  • SB 675 (Schwank) – Amends Title 11 to allow a third class city to appoint a partnership, limited partnership, association or professional corporation as the city administrator

Recess to the Call of the Chair