THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY PILEGGI, ALLOWAY, EICHELBERGER, ERICKSON, ORIE, FONTANA, YAW, SOLOBAY, WAUGH, RAFFERTY, SMUCKER, FOLMER, EARLL, PIPPY AND MENSCH, FEBRUARY 4, 2011
REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT, FEBRUARY 4, 2011
Amending Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes, in municipalities, further providing
for administration and for money.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Sections 5610 and 5612 of Title 53 of the
Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes are amended by adding
subsections to read:
§ 5610. Governing body.
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(g) Liability.--If repayment is not made under section
5612(a.1)(2) (relating to money of authority), members of the
board who approved the grant or loan are jointly and severally
liable to make the repayment and a ratepayer shall have standing
to bring an action to recover the money on behalf of the
§ 5612. Money of authority.
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(1) Money of the authority may not be used for any
grant, loan or other expenditure for any purpose other than a
service or project directly related to the mission or purpose
of the authority as set forth in the articles of
incorporation or in the resolution or ordinance establishing
the authority under section 5603 (relating to method of
(2) The recipient of money used in violation of
paragraph (1) shall repay the money to the authority.
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Section 2. The addition of 53 Pa.C.S. § 5610(g) shall apply
to grants, loans and expenditures made on or after the effective
date of this section.
Section 3. This act shall take effect in 60 days.