PRINTER'S NO. 2113
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY GIBBONS, LONGIETTI, MILLARD, COHEN AND WHEATLEY, JUNE 20, 2013
REFERRED TO COMMITEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, JUNE 20, 2013
7Section 1. Short title.
10Section 2. Definitions.
7"University's tax-exempt property." The term includes any
8tax-exempt property used by a university that is owned by the
9State System of Higher Education, the Commonwealth, a university
10or a foundation formed by the university.
11Section 3. Municipal Service Grants.
12Beginning with the 2013-2014 fiscal year and for each fiscal
13year thereafter, the department shall make payments in the form
14of grants for the purpose of reimbursing those municipalities
15that provide primary municipal services to universities.
16Section 4. Reimbursable expenses.
24Section 5. Distribution formula.
25Grants awarded under this act shall be distributed to each
26municipality according to the following formula, and the data
27utilized in the formula for each municipality shall be reviewed
28every three years by the department:
4(2) Multiply the municipality's real estate tax millage
5rate by the assessed value of the university's tax-exempt
6property to determine the tax revenue actually lost. Then
7divide the result expressing the tax revenue lost by the sum
8of the total tax revenue lost by all the municipalities
9providing primary municipal services to universities,
10expressed as a percentage.
16Section 6. Main campus in multiple municipalities.
17If a university's main campus is located in or immediately
18adjacent to more than one municipality, the grant for primary
19municipal services shall be allocated and distributed to each
20affected municipality proportionately as follows:
21(1) Proportionality shall be determined for the impacted
22municipality by the percentage determined under section 5(1)
23and for the host municipality by the percentage determined
24under section 5(2).
25(2) Each factor separately shall then be divided by two.
3Section 7. Appropriation.
7Section 8. Effective date.
8This act shall take effect immediately.