Kortz: Bill would allow for increase in borough populations, encourage more participation in electoral process

DRAVOSBURG, July 13 – A measure to allow elected officials to also serve as public employees in more small boroughs in Pennsylvania was passed by a 196-5 vote today in the PA House, the bill’s sponsor, state Rep. Bill Kortz, announced.

Kortz, D-Allegheny, said H.B. 2571 would amend the state’s Borough Code to increase the population threshold of boroughs where residents could hold borough elected office and also serve as borough employees from 3,000 to 4,000.

“The primary goal of my legislation is to encourage more borough residents to run for office and increase overall participation in the election process,” Kortz said. “I’m extremely pleased with my colleagues’ support.”

The bill will now be considered in the Senate.