Sponsor Statement for SB 208

"An Act Providing for Voter Approval of the Alteration or Abolishment of Certain Municipal Service Areas"

This legislation was introduced as a means of strengthening local control of service areas. These areas have enabled residents to assess themselves to the particular degree and scope of service they seek without the overhead that typically exists if service were provided by a larger governmental entity.

Essentially, SB 208 would prohibit a borough or minicipality from absorbing or abolishing a service area without first requiring a vote of the people covered by the service area.