Senate Passes Gordner Bill to Assist Local Schools with Costs of Complying with Tax Relief

(HARRISBURG) –  Legislation introduced by Sen. John R. Gordner to assist local schools in implementing tax relief today unanimously passed the Senate of Pennsylvania.

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.

“When the Act was 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.”

Senator Gordner introduced the legislation after area school superintendents expressed concerns over the costs associated with complying with the Act.

Senate Bill 327 now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration.  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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