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PRINTER'S NO. 901
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
913
Session of
2023
INTRODUCED BY SHUSTERMAN, MADDEN, SIEGEL, HILL-EVANS,
SCHLOSSBERG, SANCHEZ, INNAMORATO AND BRENNAN, APRIL 17, 2023
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT, APRIL 17, 2023
AN ACT
Amending the act of January 19, 1967 (1968 P.L.992, No.442),
entitled "An act authorizing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
and the local government units thereof to preserve, acquire
or hold land for open space uses," further providing for
local taxing options.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 7.1(a) introductory paragraph of the act
of January 19, 1967 (1968 P.L.992, No.442), entitled "An act
authorizing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the local
government units thereof to preserve, acquire or hold land for
open space uses," amended April 19, 2022 (P.L.55, No.15), is
amended to read:
Section 7.1. Local Taxing Options.--(a) A local government
unit, excluding [counties and] county authorities, may by
ordinance impose, in addition to the statutory rate limits on
real estate taxes set forth in the municipal code of that local
government unit, an open space tax on real property not
exceeding the millage authorized by referendum under subsection
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(a.3). In the alternative, a local government unit, excluding
[counties and] county authorities, may by ordinance impose, in
addition to the earned income tax rate limit set forth in the
act of December 31, 1965 (P.L.1257, No.511), known as "The Local
Tax Enabling Act," an open space tax on the earned income of the
residents of that local government unit not exceeding the rate
authorized by referendum under subsection (a.3). Revenue from
the levy may only be used for the following:
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Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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