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Legislative Information

The BCATO Executive Board will send letters of support or opposition of legislation when needed. Below is the list of legislation that BCATO has or is currently supporting or opposing.

Your support guides our Legislative Committee to push legislation and resolutions with state officials to help strengthen our municipalities

2018 Legislation

HR 291

A Resolution directing the Department of Revenue, in consultation with the Department of Community and Economic Development and the Independent Fiscal Office with input from counties, municipalities and school districts in this Commonwealth, to commence a study to investigate the feasibility and potential cost savings associated with the replacement of local earned income tax collection methods by local taxing committees with a Statewide collection method domiciled in the Department of Revenue.

HR 291 Document

HR 291 BCATO Letter 

SB 1099

This Bill would reform property tax collection in Pennsylvania.  Provided below is a memo from Senator Scott Martin, who has introduce SB 1099.   The BCATO Executive Board sent letters to our local Senators, Senators on the Local Government Committee, and PSATS requesting oppostion to SB 1099. 

A hearing on SB 1099 will be held before the Senate's Local Government Committee on Tuesday, June 19, 2019.