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PRIOR PRINTER'S NO. 3105
PRINTER'S NO. 3181
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
1956
Session of
2015
INTRODUCED BY HARPER AND FREEMAN, APRIL 6, 2016
AS REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT, HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES, AS AMENDED, APRIL 13, 2016
AN ACT
Amending Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes, in public improvements, utilities and
services, providing for public notice and public meeting
requirements.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Title 53 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes is amended by adding a chapter to read:
CHAPTER 52
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Subchapter
A. Reserved
B. Public Notices and Public Meetings
SUBCHAPTER A
(RESERVED)
SUBCHAPTER B
PUBLIC NOTICES AND PUBLIC MEETINGS
Sec.
§ 5211. Definitions.
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§ 5212. Sale or lease of water or sewer system.
§ 5211. Definitions.
The following words and phrases when used in this subchapter
shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the
context clearly indicates otherwise:
"Municipal corporation." A city, county, borough, township ,
incorporated town OR MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY , HOME RULE
MUNICIPALITY, OPTIONAL PLAN MUNICIPALITY OR OPTIONAL CHARTER
MUNICIPALITY .
"Public notice." Notice published once each week for two
successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation.
§ 5212. Sale or lease of water or sewer system.
In addition to the provisions of 65 Pa.C.S. Ch. 7 (relating
to open meetings), prior to entering into an agreement to sell
or lease a water or sewer system owned or operated by a
municipal corporation OR TO SELL OR LEASE A WATER OR SEWER
SYSTEM CURRENTLY OPERATED BY A MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY THAT WOULD
REQUIRE DISSOLUTION BY THE MUNICIPAL CORPORATION , the municipal
corporation shall hold at least one advertised public meeting ,
NOT MORE THAN 60 DAYS NOR FEWER THAN SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO
ENTERING INTO THE AGREEMENT, and shall provide public notice of
the meeting in all municipalities served by the water or sewer
system.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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