PRINTER'S NO. 1332
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
949
Session of
2017
INTRODUCED BY HUTCHINSON, EICHELBERGER, McGARRIGLE, BLAKE AND
SCHWANK, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
AN ACT
Amending the act of May 27, 1953 (P.L.244, No.34), entitled "An
act relating to and regulating the contracts of incorporated
towns and providing penalties," further providing for power
to convey.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 1.1(b) of the act of May 27, 1953
(P.L.244, No.34), entitled "An act relating to and regulating
the contracts of incorporated towns and providing penalties," is
amended to read:
Section 1.1. Power to Convey.--* * *
(b) Except as otherwise hereinafter provided in the case of
personal property of an estimated sale value of less than [one
thousand dollars] two thousand dollars, no town personal
property shall be disposed of, by sale or otherwise, except upon
approval of council, by ordinance or resolution. In cases where
council shall approve a sale of such property, it shall estimate
the sale value of the entire lot to be disposed of. If council
shall estimate the sale value to be [one thousand dollars] two
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thousand dollars or more, the entire lot shall be advertised for
sale once, in at least one newspaper of general circulation in
the town, not less than ten days prior to the date fixed for the
opening of bids or public auction, and such date of opening of
bids or public auction shall be announced in such advertisement,
and sale of the property so advertised shall be made to the best
responsible bidder. The advertisement for electronic auction
sales authorized in subsection (c.1) shall include the Internet
address or means of accessing the electronic auction and the
date, time and duration of the electronic auction. Council shall
have authority, by resolution, to adopt a procedure for the sale
of surplus personal property of an estimated sale value of less
than [one thousand dollars] two thousand dollars, and the
approval of council shall not be required for any individual
sale that shall be made in conformity to such procedure.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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