Gordner’s Legislation To Assist Local Schools Approved by Committee


(HARRISBURG) – – Legislation introduced by Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) to assist local schools in implementing tax relief has been approved by the Senate Education Committee.  The Committee unanimously reported Senate Bill 327 to the full Senate for consideration today.

Senator Gordner introduced Senate Bill 327 to provide reimbursements to school districts for the costs of required mailings associated with Act 72, the Homeowner Tax Relief Act.

Senator Gordner said he introduced the measure after area school superintendents expressed concerns over the costs associated with complying with the act.

“When the Act passed, the General Assembly neglected to provide for the costs associated with two mandated district-wide mailings,” said the Senator.  “This resulted in an absolute unfunded mandate for local schools at a time when budgets were already in place and did not account for these costs.”

Senate Bill 327 will now be considered by the full Senate.  Senator Gordner said he expects the final version of the bill to be included as part of the state budget when the General Assembly considers the annual spending plan in June.

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