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A03598
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
1751
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY THOMAS, DUNBAR, FREEMAN, LONGIETTI, JOHNSON-
HARRELL, SCHWEYER, CIRESI, KAUFER AND MOUL, AUGUST 16, 2019
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT, AUGUST 16, 2019
AN ACT
Amending Titles 8 (Boroughs and Incorporated Towns) and 11
(Cities) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in
associations and organizations relating to boroughs, further
providing for authorization and expenses; and, in city
officers and employees relating to third class cities,
further providing for Pennsylvania Municipal League and other
municipal affairs organizations.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 701.1 of Title 8 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes is amended to read:
§ 701.1. Authorization and expenses.
(a) Delegates.--Council may, by motion, designate one or
more delegates from the elected or appointed officers or newly
elected officers prior to officially taking office of the
borough to attend the annual meeting of the State Association of
Boroughs, which shall be held in this Commonwealth in accordance
with the procedure adopted by the State Association of Boroughs.
(b) Nondelegates.--Council may, by motion, designate one or
more elected or appointed officers or newly elected officers
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prior to officially taking office or employees of the borough to
attend the annual meeting of the State Association of Boroughs
as nondelegates or to attend a conference, educational training
or committee meeting of the State Association of Boroughs.
(c) Expenses.--The following shall apply:
(1) In addition to any compensation allowed under
section 701.2 (relating to compensation), council may, for
each delegate, elected or appointed officer or newly elected
officers prior to officially taking office or employee under
subsection (a) or (b), pay the following expenses upon
receipt of an itemized account of expenses:
(i) The registration fee.
(ii) Mileage for use of a personal vehicle or
reimbursement of actual transportation expenses going to
and returning from the annual meeting, conference,
educational training or committee meeting of the State
Association of Boroughs.
(iii) Any actual expenses that the council may have
agreed to pay.
(2) Notwithstanding this subsection, at least one member
of council shall be allowed the following expenses:
(i) The registration fee.
(ii) Lodging, meals and mileage for use of a
personal vehicle or reimbursement of actual
transportation expenses going to and returning from the
meeting.
(iii) Any actual expenses that the council may have
agreed to pay.
Section 2. Section 10916(b) of Title 11 is 10916(a)(2) and
(3), (b) and (c) of Title 11 are amended to read:
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§ 10916. Pennsylvania Municipal League and other municipal
affairs organizations.
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(a) Unification.--A city may:
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(2) form and organize a municipal league of cities and
municipalities; and
(3) hold annual conventions, educational training and
meetings for the study and consideration of municipal affairs
of concern [that pertain] to the cities and municipalities
comprising the league.
(b) Delegates.--A city that is a member of the league may do
the following:
(1) Send delegates to the league. Elected or appointed
officers or newly elected officers prior to officially taking
office may serve as delegates to the league. [league.]
league's annual conference, educational training and
meetings. Newly elected or appointed officials prior to
officially taking office may attend the league's annual
conference, educational training and meetings.
(2) Pay the necessary expenses, including:
(i) Incidental expenses [to attend the annual
convention] of those attending the league's annual
conference, educational training and meetings.
(ii) Dues to the league.
(iii) Appropriate money to join and participate in
any of the various business and training programs of the
league designed to address municipal needs in a cost-
efficient manner.
(3) Provide a fund for the necessary costs and expenses
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of participation in the league [and league conventions].
(c) Accounting.--Each [delegate] official shall submit to
the city controller for approval an itemized account of the
delegate's expenses to be paid under the authority of this
section.
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Section 3. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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