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Act 111 Resolution
The resolution seeks legislation to create a bi-partisan oversight committee that would review arbitration awards in collective bargaining arbitrations to consider its appropriateness, especially in the context of the ability of a municipal body's ability to pay such awards.
The letter we have submitted to the state has amendments that would support local municipalities pending this law becoming effective.
The resolution supports amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, in realty transfer tax, further providing for definitions and for excluded transaction.
This resolution supports legislation that would amend Act 600 and/or the Second Class Township Code to allow for a defined contribution pension plan for new officers.
Act 537 Resolution
This resolution supports legislation mandating that the legislature budget sufficient funds to reimburse townships for 50% of the costs incurred during the previous five years to prepare or update their Sewage Facilities Plans (Act 537 Plans) as mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and that it budget sufficient funds to pay 50% of the costs that are incurred by townships in 2015 and subsequent years to prepare such plans when mandated by DEP.
Municipal Claim and Tax Lien Law Resolution
This resolution supports legislation that would amend the Second Class Township Code and the Municipal Claim and Tax Lien Law to allow municipalities to impose a late fee and/or penalty interest rate on unpaid sewer, water or refuse bills 45 days after the billing date.
This resolution supports legislation that would amend the Noxious Weed Control Law to add bamboo species: Bambuseae, Phyllostachys and Pseudosasa, including Common Bamboo, Golden Bamboo and Arrow Bamboo to the Noxious Weed Control List.
This resolution seeks legislation to amend the Sterling Act (Act 45 of 19) and amend DCED policy to adopt the Apportionment procedure for calculating the Philadelphia Tax Credit.
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