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House of Representatives
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 7, 2013 10:41 AM
From: Representative Kerry A. Benninghoff
To: All House members
Subject: Former HB 2731 - Holding of offices of Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts
 
In the near future, I plan to re-introduce HB 2731 that would amend the County Code to permit a county advancing from the fifth to fourth class to maintain the status quo of one person continuing to hold the offices of prothonotary and clerk of courts.

This legislation will eliminate the need for those counties who have advanced to a fourth class county to automatically have an additional person elected to a county row office strictly because of a population increase, particularly for those counties that may have a population skewed by a state prison or transient students. To have two, rather than one person, hold the offices of prothonotary and clerk of courts for artificial population numbers will not provide new services and will only increase costs to taxpayers. This bill will, therefore, provide flexibility to counties that have advanced to a fourth class by giving the county commissioners the option to adopt a resolution to provide that one person shall continue to hold both offices.

Thank you for your consideration.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Noel anoel@pahousegop.com or call 717-783-1918.

Former Cosponsors: CALTAGIRONE, CREIGHTON, DENLINGER, GILLEN, GINGRICH, HEFFLEY, LAWRENCE, MILLARD, MURT, ROCK, SCAVELLO, and SWANGER



Introduced as HB163