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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: February 8, 2021 11:49 AM
From: Representative Joe Ciresi and Rep. Tim Hennessey
To: All House members
Subject: Vehicle Registration Fee Waiver for Volunteer First Responders (Former HB 2273)
 
Since the 1970s, the number of volunteer firefighters in Pennsylvania has gone from around 300,000 to about 38,000, with no reversal of that trend in sight. Volunteer first responders face a great deal of challenges in Pennsylvania and the demands of these challenges require lawmakers to take every step in ensuring we do all we can to not only help these volunteer meet the challenges, but encourage future generations to follow their example.
 
That is why we will be introducing legislation that will 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.
 
We ask that you please consider co-sponsoring this legislation and support our current and future volunteer first responders.

Prior Co-Sponsors: CIRESI, HENNESSEY, SAPPEY, WILLIAMS, FREEMAN, THOMAS, HANBIDGE, McNEILL, YOUNGBLOOD, READSHAW, HILL-EVANS, MURT, MALAGARI, DeLUCA, GALLOWAY, SAINATO, FARRY, GILLEN, BURNS, WEBSTER, DONATUCCI, KULIK, SHUSTERMAN, KORTZ, VITALI, ULLMAN, HOHENSTEIN, HOWARD, DRISCOLL, KIM and CONKLIN



Introduced as HB804