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PRINTER'S NO. 3250
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
2676
Session of
2022
INTRODUCED BY FREEMAN, SANCHEZ, NEILSON, DELLOSO AND KIM,
JUNE 15, 2022
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON URBAN AFFAIRS, JUNE 15, 2022
AN ACT
Amending the act of May 28, 1937 (P.L.955, No.265), entitled "An
act to promote public health, safety, morals, and welfare by
declaring the necessity of creating public bodies, corporate
and politic, to be known as housing authorities to engage in
slum clearance, and to undertake projects, to provide
dwelling accommodations for persons of low income; providing
for the organization of such housing authorities; defining
their powers and duties; providing for the exercise of such
powers, including the acquisition of property by purchase,
gift or eminent domain, the renting and selling of property,
and including borrowing money, issuing bonds, and other
obligations, and giving security therefor; prescribing the
remedies of obligees of housing authorities; authorizing
housing authorities to enter into agreements, including
agreements with the United States, the Commonwealth, and
political subdivisions and municipalities thereof; defining
the application of zoning, sanitary, and building laws and
regulations to projects built or maintained by such housing
authorities; exempting the property and securities of such
housing authorities from taxation; and imposing duties and
conferring powers upon the State Planning Board, and certain
other State officers and departments," further providing for
powers of authority.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 10(ee) of the act of May 28, 1937
(P.L.955, No.265), referred to as the Housing Authorities Law,
is amended to read:
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Section 10. Powers of an Authority.--An Authority shall
constitute a public body, corporate and politic, exercising
public powers of the Commonwealth as an agency thereof, which
powers shall include all powers necessary or appropriate to
carry out and effectuate the purpose and provisions of this act,
including the following powers, in addition to others herein
granted:
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(ee) In a county of the second class [and], city of the
second class and city of the third class, to appoint police
officers who shall exercise the same powers that may be
exercised under authority of law or ordinance by the police of
the municipalities wherein the Authority is located, including,
but not limited to, those powers conferred pursuant to 42
Pa.C.S. Ch. 89 Subch. D (relating to municipal police
jurisdiction) with respect to the property and enforcing order
on and adjacent to the grounds and buildings of the Authority:
Provided, That said police officers complete the same course of
instruction as is required for municipal police officers by 53
Pa.C.S. Ch. 21 Subch. D (relating to municipal police education
and training) and receive certification by the Municipal Police
Officers' Education and Training Commission as having completed
the instruction. Said police officers shall maintain the
certification as a condition of employment as police officers
for the Authority.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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