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PRIOR PRINTER'S NO. 1986
PRINTER'S NO. 2128
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
1563
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY MOUL, SCHMITT AND CIRESI, JUNE 4, 2019
AS REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT, HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES, AS AMENDED, JUNE 12, 2019
AN ACT
Amending Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes, in municipal authorities, further
providing for purposes and powers.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 5607(d) of Title 53 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes is amended by adding a paragraph to read:
ยง 5607. Purposes and powers.
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(d) Powers.--Every authority may exercise all powers
necessary or convenient for the carrying out of the purposes set
forth in this section, including, but without limiting the
generality of the foregoing, the following rights and powers:
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(9.1) The owner of multiple properties or units that are
served by a single meter may periodically request the
authority to perform a rate study using a minimum of one year
of usage data to determine if the rate that the owner is
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paying is accurate. If the rate study determines that an
adjustment is needed, the authority shall adjust the rate
appropriately and use that rate for a minimum of one year, at
which time the authority or owner may request another rate
study to determine if further adjustment is needed based on
the preceding year's usage data. AFTER AN INITIAL RATE STUDY,
THE OWNER MAY NOT REQUEST ANOTHER RATE STUDY UNTIL ONE YEAR
AFTER THE INITIAL RATE STUDY HAS BEEN COMPLETED.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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