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2017 Resolutions

Section 533 of the PA Local Tax Reform Act

Resolved, that PSATS support legislation striking down Section 533 of the PA Local Tax Reform Act and permitting municipalities to levy, assess and collect mercantile and/or business privilege taxes on gross receipts from commercial businesses

Status:  Approved at BCATO Annual Convention, will be voted on at 2017 PSATS conference

Distributed Antenna Systems

Resolved, that PSATS oppose any efforts by Distributed Antenna System (DAS) providers or communications tower/antenna contractors to exempt these facilities from municipal land use and rights of way regulations or to grant utility status or the use of eminent domain to them.

Status:  Approved at BCATO Annual Convention, will be voted on at 2017 PSATS conference

Recycling Act of 2010

Resolved, that PSATS seek to have the legislature evaluate the Covered Devices Recycling Act of 2010 and seek changes to this law to help correct its failure to foster the recycing of many electronic devices by residents of the Commonwealth. 

Status:  Approved at BCATO Annual Convention, will be voted on at 2017 PSATS conference

PA Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act

Resolved, that PSATS seek legislation to amend the Pennsylvania Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act (Chapter 57 of Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes) to authorize first responder body cameras and first responder vehicle mounted cameras to be used to record audio. 

Status:  Approved at BCATO Annual Convention, will be voted on at 2017 PSATS conference