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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: December 1, 2020 10:29 AM
From: Senator Daniel Laughlin
To: All Senate members
Subject: Third Party Contracts and Municipalities

In the near future, I plan to re-introduce Senate Bill 486 of last session to 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 SB634