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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: December 6, 2018 02:47 PM
From: Senator Daniel Laughlin
To: All Senate members
Subject: Third Party Contracts and Municipalities
In the near future, I will be re-introducing legislation that would require a municipality to contract with at least three third party agencies. It will amend the UCC act to eliminate the current “monopoly”.

Under current law, municipalities that opt to administer the UCC can do it with their own employees, enter into a joint agreement with other municipalities, or hire a third party agency to administer their program.

This legislation also reigns in excessive fees that many municipalities charge their constituents for inspections by requiring them to use the fees solely to cover the costs of program enforcement. The UCC program should not be a revenue generating program for municipal budgets.

It will give residents the opportunity to have inspections completed in a reasonable priced and competitive manner.

Introduced as SB486