Pashinski’s bill to give smaller cities option to enforce parking laws passes House

HARRISBURG, Nov. 18 – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has passed a bill introduced by state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, that would give parking authorities in Scranton and 53 other cities, including Wilkes-Barre, the option to administer and enforce the city’s parking law.

Pashinski said it would only be an option for the third-class and 2A cities, which has been requested by many of those cities.

“House Bill 1455 would allow for an administration hearing process to provide more flexibility, reduce costs, and administer prompt resolution of disputes and appeals,” Pashinski said. “My bill would help shift the workload to the parking authorities and relieve some burden on the courts.”

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.