|Posted:||January 14, 2015 01:52 PM|
|From:||Representative Frank A. Farry|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Coin Toss/Boot Drive Exception (Prior HB 2349)|
|In the near future, I plan to reintroduce legislation to authorize and protect our first responders who solicit donations upon the highways of this Commonwealth. House Bill 2349 passed the House unanimously last session.
Under current law, soliciting contributions from occupants of a vehicle on a roadway or highway is prohibited. My proposal will provide an exception for our first responder organizations.
The legislation will require permission from the proper municipality under PennDOT, limit solicitations to a controlled intersection, and require proper insurance from the organization.
As you know, our fire and EMS community rely heavily on donations and contributions provided by the public to bring the emergency services that we expect. The goal of my proposal is to authorize this form of solicitation while protecting our first responders and giving them the ability to raise the funds they need to survive.
I hope you will join me in cosponsorship of this legislation.
Introduced as HB138