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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: May 29, 2015 12:49 PM
From: Senator David G. Argall
To: All Senate members
Subject: Expediting timeframe for property purchasers to comply with municipal codes and ordinances
In my ongoing efforts to assist local municipalities in fighting blight in their communities, I plan to introduce legislation that will amend Act 99 of 2000, the Municipal Code and Ordinance Compliance Act.

Currently, the purchaser of a building with known code violations has up to 18 months to correct the violations or demolish the building. My legislation will lower the timeframe to 12 months.

Many communities across Pennsylvania are facing a major problem dealing with dilapidated and dangerous properties. It is my hope that this reduced time frame will speed up efforts to eradicate blight in our communities and give our local officials one more tool to assist in their efforts.

Introduced as SB942