Legislative Update in Pennsylvania

May 2012Articles In the Zone

House Bill No. 1414 proposes to amend Section 906 of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC) by adding language regarding the ability of the chairman of a zoning hearing board to designate alternate members of the board. The proposed legislation would add a new Section 906(b)(3) of the MPC that would provide the following: “If, by reason of disqualification of a member due to conflict of interest, the chairman of the board shall designate as many alternate members of the board to sit on the board as may be needed to replace the disqualified members.”

As for the status of House Bill No. 1414, it was referred to the local government committee, where it remains.