House Passes Mako Bill to Bring Financial Best Practices to Municipal Authorities
HARRISBURG – The House today approved Rep. Zach Mako’s (R-Lehigh/Northampton) legislation to require municipal authorities to create additional financial protections when collecting money.

“It is an honor to have this important piece of legislation as my first to pass the House,” Mako said. “This bill would bring further accountability to money collected by municipal authorities. Water and sewer customers should have full confidence that their payments are spent appropriately, and no mismanagement is occurring.”

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 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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