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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 22, 2021 10:13 AM
From: Representative David H. Zimmerman
To: All House members
Subject: MS4 Mandate Suspension Request (Prior HR 874 – 19/20 Session)
 
As you are likely aware, municipalities throughout the Commonwealth have begun to institute, or have recently increased, stormwater fees, also known as rain taxes, to comply with the unfunded mandate of the MS4 program required by the federal government.  These fees have been and will continue to be burdensome to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth who must pay them.
 
Considering the current economic conditions caused by the COVID-19 crisis, my resolution calls on the U.S. Congress to amend the law to allow for a 2 year extension compliance deadlines with regard to the MS4 program.  It also calls on the EPA to extend compliance deadlines for states and municipalities under the MS4 program for a period of 2 years to facilitate economic recovery.  Residents should not be worried about attempting to pay these increased fees in the current economic situation when so many are now unemployed and struggling.
 
Please join me in cosponsoring this important piece of legislation to grant reliefs to our citizens.
 
Previous cosponsors (HR 874, 2019-2020): FEE, MALONEY, MILLARD, MARSHALL, GROVE, MIZGORSKI, RYAN, KEEFER, JAMES, DIAMOND, KAUFFMAN, GLEIM, ROWE, ORTITAY and MOUL


 



Introduced as HR55