Mar. 29, 2017

HARRISBURG – Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) today introduced legislation that would require municipal authorities to use a system of financial best practices when handling the money they collect.

“Municipal authorities are collecting a significant amount of money each month from their customers,” said Mako. “It is important that systems are in place to make sure it is deposited in the correct location, appropriate expenditures are paid and nothing 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 is expected to be referred to the House Local Government Committee.

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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