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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: January 9, 2020 10:07 AM
From: Representative Keith J. Greiner
To: All House members
Subject: Liquid Fuels Volunteer Fire Company Exemption
In the near future, I will be introducing legislation to permit political subdivisions and volunteer emergency services to enter into written agreements for the commingling of tax-exempt motor fuel.

Over the past several weeks, I have been working extensively with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue on a solution that would allow our volunteer emergency services (i.e. fire, ambulance service, and rescue squads) to share a common storage tank with local political subdivisions for their tax-exempt motor fuel. While each of these entities are tax-exempt under current law, each are required to maintain separate storage tanks for their respective use. I believe this current requirement not only imposes an unnecessary burden for our volunteer emergency services that can ultimately impede their ability to effectively respond to calls but is also very costly to taxpayers since multiple fuel tanks are required within a political subdivision.

My legislation will amend Title 75 (Vehicles) to provide the means necessary for these entities to enter into written agreements for the commingling of their tax-exempt motor fuels in common storage tanks. Each would still be responsible for maintaining separate records as required under current law, but the ability to share a common storage tank will provide a tremendous benefit to our volunteer emergency services. I would like to thank the Department for their assistance in crafting this commonsense solution and would respectively ask for your consideration to cosponsor this vital piece of legislation.

If you have any questions, please contact Tierna Tuckey at 717-783-6422 or via email at ttuckey@pahousegop.com.

Introduced as HB2233