The Pennsylvania Parking Association is pleased to endorse House Bill 1455, an Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in powers of department and local authorities, further providing for specific powers of department and local authorities. Bill 1455, sponsored primarily by Representative Eddie Day Pashinski, will allow third class cities to assign the enforcement and administration of parking laws to their parking authorities. We believe this assignment will help alleviate the costs and burden of parking enforcement for each city’s police department; reduce the backlog in the magisterial courts created by parking tickets, thereby reducing the burden on the taxpayer and decriminalizing parking tickets; and gives legal authority and autonomy to each city’s parking authority. We also believe this would result in greater efficiency for all the entities involved within each third class city. The International Parking Institute has graciously submitted their letter of support as well. This is up for discussion at the Fall Session and we urge all PA cities, boroughs, towns, parking authorities, vendors to promote this bill to your state senator as soon as possible. Download the PPA endorsement letter and the IPI endorsement letter.
PPA and IPI Endorse HB-1455
Jun 21, 2016