The Senate Local Government Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 28, in Room 461 of the State Capitol in Harrisburg, according to Committee Chairman Senator Scott Hutchinson. The committee is set to consider the following bills:
Senate Bill 340 — a measure introduced by Senator John Eichelberger strengthens regulatory oversight by DCED and restricts municipal borrowing and project financing.
Senate Bill 341 – a measure introduced by Senator John Blake that prohibits a conflict of interest by a member of a municipal authority in the award of any contract or agreement and empowers appropriate agencies with enforcement and prosecutorial powers.
Senate Bill 342 – a measure introduced by Senator Mike Folmer that amends Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) to restrict the use of interest-rate management agreements, otherwise known as “swaps.”
Senate Bill 343 – a measure introduced by Senator Rob Teplitz that enacts the First Class City and County Interest Rate Management Agreement Act restricting the use of interest-rate management agreements, otherwise known as “swaps.”
Senate Bill 344– a measure introduced by Senator Eichelberger that amends the Public Works Contractors’ Bond Law of 1967 to insure one hundred percent project performance security for local governments.
Senate Bill 997 – a measure introduced by Senator Richard Alloway that amends Titles 42 and 53 providing an exception to governmental immunity for municipalities of refuge, and precluding municipalities of refuge from applying to state law enforcement grant programs or participating in surplus state property sales, respectively.