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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: November 30, 2021 12:25 PM
From: Representative P. Michael Sturla
To: All House members
Subject: Banning Actual Defunding The Police
In the near future, I will be introducing legislation that would require any municipality that spends less than 25% of what it spent in the prior year on police services to pay that reduction amount to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the Pennsylvania State Police to help cover the costs associated with additional policing required by the PSP.
For example, if a municipality with a $2 million police budget decides to cut it in half to convert to a part-time force, it would have to send $1 million to the PSP, who end up having to cover their police work.
Under my bill, Act 47 rules would still apply.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation to stop municipalities from reducing or disbanding their local police departments while turning to the state to pick up the tab.  

Introduced as HB2243