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As Legislative Session Wanes, Prevailing Wage Becomes PSATS' Top Priority for 2013

Tuesday October 9th, 2012

Pennsylvania state legislators have returned to their districts before the final session week beginning October 15. While it is still unclear what bills will make it to the finish line before the end of session, we now know what legislation no longer has a chance.

Prevailing wage reform has run out of time in the current session but will remain a top PSATS priority when the legislature returns in January.

No changes will be made to the Right-to-Know Law this year, but the Association will continue to push for the need to reduce the burdens this law places on townships in the new session.

While House Bill 2359, which would make it easier for townships to remove impediments from streams before flooding occurs, still has a theoretical chance since it passed the House earlier this year, this bill remains stuck in the Senate Environmental Affairs and Energy Committee and appears unlikely to emerge before the end of the current session.

Still, several bills affecting townships do have a shot at making it through the legislative process in the final week. Check back to PSATS "Latest News" or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to stay up to date with the latest legislative information.