– House Bill 2106
, legislation sponsored by Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) to clean up state laws by repealing the Pennsylvania Civil Disorder Authority and property insurance assessment to pay for authority bonds, unanimously passed the House of Representatives.
“The authority was created to assist Pennsylvania in sharing the potential losses due to civil unrest, which was prevalent in 1968, but is no longer necessary,” said Puskaric. “In addition, the authority was to act as a pass-through for federal assistance dollars. They never came into existence so there have never been assessments or bonds issued.
“In Pennsylvania, many acts and regulations were passed several decades ago and have never been re-examined and evaluated as to their relevance and appropriateness in today’s society,” said Puskaric. “The Commonwealth does not undertake a regular and systematic independent review of existing statutes and regulations. This body of law from 1968 is not used and is outdated and needs to be repealed.”
House Bill 2106 now heads to the Senate for consideration.
The 39 Legislative District includes parts of Bethel Park in addition to Elizabeth, Elizabeth Township, Forward Township, Jefferson Hills, West Elizabeth, and parts of South Park Township in Allegheny County. Plus, Finleyville, Nottingham Township, Somerset Township and Union Township in Washington County.
Representative Mike Puskaric
39th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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