Act of Dec. 18, 2007, P.L. 461, No. 69              Cl. 53
                             Session of 2007
                               No. 2007-69

     HB 131

                                  AN ACT

     Amending Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania
        Consolidated Statutes, prohibiting fees for police services.

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

        Section 1.  Title 53 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
     Statutes is amended by adding a section to read:
      § 1392.  Prohibition of fees for police services.
        (a)  Prohibition.--A municipality shall not charge a fee for
     or seek reimbursement of costs or expenses incurred as a result
     of municipal police responding to a motor vehicle accident,
     including, but not limited to, costs incurred for labor,
     materials, supplies or equipment used or provided in the
        (b)  Limitation.--Subsection (a) shall not be construed to
     authorize the imposition of any fee other than those fees or
     charges for furnishing copies of reports under 75 Pa.C.S § 3751
     (relating to reports by police) in the form prescribed by the
     Department of Transportation and for recovery of the actual
     costs in furnishing copies of any additional information
     separate from that provided in 75 Pa.C.S. § 3751 and any other
     fees or charges authorized in State law.
        (c)  Definitions.--As used in this section, the following
     words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this
        "Municipal police."  A public agency of a municipality having
     general police powers and charged with making arrests in
     connection with the enforcement of the criminal or traffic laws.
     The term shall include any regional police department from which
     the municipality receives police services or any police
     department which provides the municipality with police services
     pursuant to agreement or contract.
        "Municipality."  A county, city, borough, incorporated town,
     township or home rule municipality.
        Section 2.  This act shall take effect in 60 days.

     APPROVED--The 18th day of December, A. D. 2007.