Session of 2008

No. 2008-31



SB 987





Amending the act of June 23, 1931 (P.L.932, No.317), entitled "An act relating to cities of the third class; and amending, revising, and consolidating the law relating thereto," providing for emergency services.


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


Section 1.  Section 2403 of the act of June 23, 1931 (P.L.932, No.317), known as The Third Class City Code, reenacted and amended June 28, 1951 (P.L.662, No.164), is amended by adding a clause to read:

Section 2403.  Specific Powers.--In addition to other powers granted by this act, the council of each city shall have power, by ordinance:

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69.  Emergency Services.--(a)  The city shall be responsible for ensuring that fire and emergency medical services are provided within the city by the means and to the extent determined by the city, including the appropriate financial and administrative assistance for these services.

(b)  The city shall consult with fire and emergency medical services providers to discuss the emergency services needs of the city.

(c)  The city shall require any emergency services organizations receiving city funds to provide to the city an annual itemized listing of all expenditures of these funds before the city may consider budgeting additional funding to the organization.


Section 2.  This act shall take effect in 60 days.



APPROVED--The 27th day of June, A. D. 2008.