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PRINTER'S NO. 1941
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
1411
Session of
2015
INTRODUCED BY TAYLOR, MURT, DRISCOLL, W. KELLER, MILLARD,
O'BRIEN, A. HARRIS AND COHEN, JUNE 25, 2015
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, JUNE 25, 2015
AN ACT
Amending Title 26 (Eminent Domain) of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes, in special damages for displacement,
further providing for moving and related expenses of
displaced persons, for replacement housing for homeowners and
for replacement housing for tenants and others.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Sections 902(b)(4), 903(a)(1) and 904(a)(1) of
Title 26 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes are amended
to read:
§ 902. Moving and related expenses of displaced persons.
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(b) Damages for dislocation of business or farm operation.--
A displaced person who is displaced from a place of business or
from a farm operation shall be entitled, in addition to any
payment received under subsection (a), to damages for
dislocation of business or farm operation as follows:
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(4) Actual reasonable expenses necessary to reestablish
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a displaced farm, nonprofit organization or small business at
its new site, but not to exceed [$12,000] $25,000. Sites
occupied solely by outdoor advertising signs, displays or
devices do not qualify for this benefit.
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§ 903. Replacement housing for homeowners.
(a) Additional payments to certain homeowners.--
(1) In addition to payments otherwise authorized, the
acquiring agency shall make an additional payment not in
excess of [$27,000] $31,000 to any displaced person who is
displaced from a dwelling actually owned and occupied by the
displaced person for not less than 180 days prior to the
initiation of negotiations for the acquisition of the
property or the receipt of written notice from the acquiring
agency of intent to acquire or order to vacate.
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§ 904. Replacement housing for tenants and others.
(a) Payment to certain displaced persons.--
(1) In addition to amounts otherwise authorized, an
acquiring agency shall make a payment to or for any displaced
person displaced from a dwelling not eligible to receive a
payment under section 903 (relating to replacement housing
for homeowners), which dwelling was actually and lawfully
occupied by the displaced person for not less than 90 days
prior to the initiation of negotiations for acquisition of
the dwelling or the receipt of written notice from the
acquiring agency of intent to acquire or order to vacate. The
payment shall be the amount determined to be necessary to
enable the displaced person to lease a comparable replacement
dwelling for a period not to exceed 42 months. The amount
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shall be the additional amount, if any, over the actual
rental or fair rental value of the acquired dwelling, but not
more than [$6,300] $7,200.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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