PRINTER'S NO. 68
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
86
Session of
2021
INTRODUCED BY MARTIN, BAKER, BROWNE, PHILLIPS-HILL, MENSCH,
SCAVELLO, ARGALL AND PITTMAN, JANUARY 22, 2021
REFERRED TO JUDICIARY, JANUARY 22, 2021
AN ACT
Amending Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes, in general provisions relating to home
rule and optional plan government, further providing for
limitation on municipal powers.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 2962(a) of Title 53 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes is amended by adding a paragraph to read:
§ 2962. Limitation on municipal powers.
(a) Powers granted by statute.--With respect to the
following subjects, the home rule charter shall not give any
power or authority to the municipality contrary to or in
limitation or enlargement of powers granted by statutes which
are applicable to a class or classes of municipalities:
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(11) The procedure for the filling of vacancies in the
office of district attorney.
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Section 2. The addition of 53 Pa.C.S. § 2962(a)(11) is
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intended to preempt and supersede any contrary provision in a
county home rule charter, ordinance or local administrative
code.
Section 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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