Mako Bill to Implement Financial Best Practices for Municipal Authorities
HARRISBURG – The House Local Government Committee today reported out Rep. Zach Mako’s (R-Lehigh/Northampton) legislation to require municipal authorities to create additional financial protections when collecting money.

“When handling money, financial best practices should be employed to protect all parties,” Mako said. “Without proper checks and balances, it can become too easy for mismanagement too occur. This legislation helps make sure no money is misappropriated.”

House Bill 1034 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 full House 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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