HARRISBURG – The House today passed legislation authored by Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) to require municipal authorities to create additional financial protections when collecting money.
“It is important to have checks and balances in place to prevent mismanagement of public funds,” Mako said. “When water and sewer customers pay their bills, they should know the money is spent as intended. I’m pleased to shepherd this bill through the legislative process again, and I hope it makes it to the governor’s desk for his signature this year.”
House Bill 264 would make municipal authorities remove any individual names from municipal accounts, create a standardized procedure for the handling of an authority’s funds, and require annual audits and fiscal reports to be presented to the authority board.
The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.
The 183rd District includes South Whitehall (part), Washington and Whitehall (part) townships and Slatington Borough in Lehigh County. It also consists of Allen, Lehigh and Moore (part) townships, and North Catasauqua, Northampton and Walnutport boroughs in Northampton County.
Representative Zachary Mako
183rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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