PRINTER'S NO. 1104
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
843
Session of
2017
INTRODUCED BY SCAVELLO, SCARNATI, BAKER, RESCHENTHALER, MENSCH
AND SCHWANK, AUGUST 11, 2017
REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT, AUGUST 11, 2017
AN ACT
Amending the act of July 31, 1968 (P.L.805, No.247), entitled,
as amended, "An act to empower cities of the second class A,
and third class, boroughs, incorporated towns, townships of
the first and second classes including those within a county
of the second class and counties of the second through eighth
classes, individually or jointly, to plan their development
and to govern the same by zoning, subdivision and land
development ordinances, planned residential development and
other ordinances, by official maps, by the reservation of
certain land for future public purpose and by the acquisition
of such land; to promote the conservation of energy through
the use of planning practices and to promote the effective
utilization of renewable energy sources; providing for the
establishment of planning commissions, planning departments,
planning committees and zoning hearing boards, authorizing
them to charge fees, make inspections and hold public
hearings; providing for mediation; providing for transferable
development rights; providing for appropriations, appeals to
courts and penalties for violations; and repealing acts and
parts of acts," in comprehensive plan, further providing for
preparation of comprehensive plan.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 301(a)(7) of the act of July 31, 1968
(P.L.805, No.247), known as the Pennsylvania Municipalities
Planning Code, is amended and the section is amended by adding
subsections to read:
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Section 301. Preparation of Comprehensive Plan--(a) The
municipal, multimunicipal or county comprehensive plan,
consisting of maps, charts and textual matter, shall include,
but need not be limited to, the following related basic
elements:
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(7) In addition to any other requirements of this act, a
county comprehensive plan shall:
(i) Identify land uses as they relate to important
natural resources and appropriate utilization of existing
minerals.
(ii) Identify current and proposed land uses which
have a regional impact and significance, such as large
shopping centers, major industrial parks, mines and
related activities, office parks, storage facilities,
large residential developments, regional entertainment
and recreational complexes, hospitals, airports and port
facilities.
(iii) Identify a plan for the preservation and
enhancement of prime agricultural land and encourage the
compatibility of land use regulation with existing
agricultural operations.
(iv) Identify a plan for historic preservation.
(v) Identify, by name and physical location, the
residential and mixed-use condominiums, cooperatives and
planned communities, as well as the total land area, lot
size and number of units of each; and, to the extent
available, the infrastructure of each, including, but not
limited to, information concerning the presence and
condition of sanitary sewer, water and storm water
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systems, recreation facilities and roadways.
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(e) The municipality:
(1) May post the information to the municipality's
publicly accessible Internet website.
(2) Shall provide any requested paper copies for a fee
not to exceed the fees set under section 1307 of the act of
February 14, 2008 (P.L.6, No.3), known as the Right-to-Know
Law.
(f) As used in this section, the following words and phrases
shall have the meanings given to them in this subsection:
"Condominium," as defined under 68 Pa.C.S. § 3103
(relating to definitions).
"Cooperative," as defined under 68 Pa.C.S. § 4103
(relating to definitions).
"Planned community," as defined under 68 Pa.C.S. § 5103
(relating to definitions).
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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