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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: December 7, 2018 03:00 PM
From: Senator Patrick J. Stefano
To: All Senate members
Subject: Expanding Pennsylvania's Automobile Lemon Law
In the near future, I plan to re-introduce legislation that will expand Pennsylvania’s Automobile Lemon Law to include municipal road construction and maintenance equipment.

Under the proposed expansion “Road Equipment” will be defined as any new and unused equipment used to construct or maintain roads, streets, highways, berms, shoulders, and right-of-ways abutting a road, street or highway owned and maintained by the Commonwealth and its municipalities. In my district alone I am aware of numerous cases where municipal governments were forced remedy issues to new equipment that would be covered by this expansion.

Many Pennsylvania residents have positively benefitted from the passage of the original Lemon Law in 1984. I think it is important to expand this protection to municipal road equipment to aid municipalities and ensure the equipment they purchase does not become an unnecessary financial hardship on it or its taxpayers.

This legislation was formerly Senate Bill 882 from the 2017-18 Legislative Session, and was co-sponsored by Senators Browne, Bartolotta, and Brewster

I sincerely hope that you will consider joining me in co-sponsoring this legislation. If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact Jake Gery in my office at jgery@pasen.gov.

Introduced as SB533