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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: November 8, 2019 12:32 PM
From: Representative Joe Ciresi
To: All House members
Subject: Vehicle Registration Fee Waiver for Volunteer First Responders
Since the 1970s, the number of volunteer firefighters in Pennsylvania has gone from over 300,000 to about 36,000, with no reversal of that trend in sight. Volunteer first responders face a great deal of challenges in Pennsylvania. The demands of these challenges require lawmakers to do everything possible to not only help these volunteers meet the challenges, but encourage future generations to follow their example.

That is why I will be introducing legislation to waive the vehicle registration fee for volunteer first responders who drive their own vehicles when responding to emergencies. In order to receive this exemption, a volunteer first responder will be required to submit an application to their supervising officer. Upon certification by the supervising officer, the application would be forwarded to the PennDOT for final review and approval.

I ask that you please consider joining me in co-sponsoring this legislation to support our current and future volunteer first responders.

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Introduced as HB2273