Senate Passes Greenleaf’s Legislation to Better Organize PA Laws

Today, the Pennsylvania Senate approved State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf’s (R, Montgomery, Bucks) SB 179 to consolidate statutes related to hotels and lodging establishments.  This is part of an ongoing effort to consolidate all of Pennsylvania’s statutes.  The Commonwealth is the only state without completely consolidated statutes.

“Having a consolidated body of laws makes it easier for the public to research and access their laws,” said Senator Greenleaf.  “This is a largely overlooked topic, but it can be extremely difficult for a lay person to research some of our state’s laws.  We are working to bring all of our statues under common titles, organized by single subjects.”

In 2009, the General Assembly enacted 2009 Act 33 consolidating the Prisons and Parole Code as Title 61, and 2009 Act 49 consolidating the law relating to constables in Title 44, Chapter 71.

The Senator said, “This is a long process, and an effort that many people will overlook, but anyone who wants to read and understand our laws firsthand should have access to well-organized and understandable statutes.”

Contact: Aaron Zappia 215-657-7700                                                                                                                                                                  
azappia@pasen.gov