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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: January 25, 2017 01:28 PM
From: Representative Angel Cruz
To: All House members
Subject: Summary offense for depositing unsolicited materials on property city of the first class (Former HB 1396)
In the future, I intend to reintroduce legislation that would amend Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes making it a summary offense for anyone to deposit unsolicited or advertising materials on a property within a city of the first class.

Distributed unsolicited materials are both a public safety and environmental hindrance.

As material piles up, it:

  • Advertises the fact that no one is home, giving would-be burglars the green light to break in and help themselves
  • Advertises that the property may be abandoned potentially putting neighboring properties at risk
  • Becomes waste littering a property

I ask that you join me by co-sponsoring this legislation. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my Harrisburg office at 717-705-1925.

Previous co-sponsors:

Introduced as HB685