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Governor Wolf Signs Legislation to Expand Housing Funding for Pennsylvanians

November 05, 2015

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf signed House Bill 792, along with three other pieces of legislation, into law. House Bill 792, now Act 58, amends the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency Law and directs any additional money, up to $25 million, raised by the Real Estate Transfer Tax over the amount raised in 2014, to the Housing Affordability Rehabilitation and Enhancement Fund. This bill expands funding opportunities for housing to every Pennsylvania county.

The Governor also signed the following bills into law:

  • Act 57 – House Bill 138 provides requirements that first responder organizations must abide by in soliciting donations.
  • Act 60 – House Bill 1275 allows dentists licensed in the United States or other countries to practice for 20 days during a continuing education course offered by an accredited dental school at the school’s facilities without obtaining a license from the Commonwealth.
  • Act 61 – Senate Bill 765 provides protection under the “steer clear” law to the utility employee and contractors as well as allowing the Pennsylvania Turnpike vehicles to ignore certain vehicle laws while responding to emergencies.
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