|Posted:||May 25, 2017 01:09 PM|
|From:||Representative Doyle Heffley|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Amending PA Uniform Construction Code Act|
|In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation that would amend the PA Construction Code Act (Act 45 of 1999) to require that municipalities which utilize a private third-party agency to enforce the Uniform Construction Code contract with at least two or more such entities to provide inspection services. The purpose of this legislation is to ensure property owners in such municipalities have a choice of where to obtain code enforcement services.
It is important to note that my legislation has no effect on municipalities that have their own indigenous code enforcement program (such as Philadelphia or Pittsburgh), or a joint agreement with another municipality. Also, my bill will require that competitive bidding be utilized to contract with the two or more third parties that are required. The legislation will propose specific bidding requirement.
I strongly believe this legislation is supported by the general public and will provide much needed reform to protect individual property owners from abuse.
Introduced as HB1469