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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: January 14, 2019 12:45 PM
From: Representative Gerald J. Mullery
To: All House members
Subject: Municipalities Denial of Permits to Delinquent LLCs
Every community in Pennsylvania wants to fight blight and see their neighborhoods revitalized. Part of that revitalization is ensuring there are safe, quality buildings owned by a reliable tax base. Current Pennsylvania law, gives municipalities the ability to deny permits to individuals who have delinquent taxes, outstanding municipal fees, or have building code violations within the municipality. However, if the delinquent applicant forms a limited liability corporation or LLC and reapplies for permits, the municipality may be forced to issue the permits.

It is time to put an end to this loophole and help our municipal governments. My legislation will give power to the municipality to deny a permit to an LLC not only when the LLC has delinquencies, but also if one of its principals has any delinquencies in the municipality.

I ask that you join me in co-sponsoring this legislation that will give a city, borough, or township the ability to ensure revitalization that will benefit the community for years.

Introduced as HB645