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Pending PA Legislation

Although sparce, there is bi-partisan support in both the PA House of Representatives and PA Senate. Several bills supporting ratepayer rights have been introduced in both houses.

These legislators need to be supported. Contact each telling them you are thankful for thier work and that you support them.

In The Pennsylvania House Of Representatives

Rep John Lawrence (R-PA-13) https://replawrence.com/ has introduced a four-bill package to amend Title 66 (Public Utilities) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes.

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His bills dealing with Act 12 are:

#1 - House Bill 626 – Ratepayer Referendum Prior to the Sale of a Municipal Water or Sewer System

#2 - House Bill 627 - Repeal of Act 12 of 2016 & Require a Ratepayer Referendum Prior to the Sale of a Municipal Water or Sewer System 

#3 - House Bill 628 – Transparency Around the Process to Pay Appraisers Utilized to Value Municipal Water and Wastewater Systems

#4 - House Bill 629 – Independent Fiscal Office Analysis Prior to the Sale of a Municipal Water or Sewer System  

For more detail on these bills go here (LINK).

Rep. Christina Sappey (D-PA-158) https://www.pahouse.com/Sappey/

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She has introduced HB1205, a Ratepayer Bill of Rights meant to “ensure ratepayer fairness”.

Details can be found here: (LINK)

Rep. Leanne Krueger (D-PA-161) https://www.pahouse.com/Krueger/

She has introduced HB1308 which would limit the use of Act 12 to financially and/or physically distressed systems.

 

Details can be found here (LINK)

In The Pennsylvania Senate

Sen John Kane (D-PA-9) https://pasenatorkane.com/

He has introduced two bills in the PA senate:

#1 - SB866 would repeal Act 12. Details on SB866 can be found here (LINK)

#2 - SB432 is a Ratepayer Bill of Rights meant to “ensure residential customers all over the state have input when a municipal water or wastewater authority may be acquired by a public water utility.” Details can be found here (LINK)

Sen. Michele Brooks (R-PA-50) https://www.senatorbrooks.com/

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She has introduced Senate Resolution 141 calling for a study of the water and wastewater acquisitions since the passage of Act 12.

 

Details can be found here (LINK)

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