Pennsylvania Legislation

The Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee (LAC) has reviewed and taken the following positions on Bills currently pending.  Click here to read our 2017 Community Associations Day at the Capitol White Paper.

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2020-2021 Legislative Session

Community Association Data Transparency

CAI supports this Bill. Introduction Pending: This legislation would amend the Municipalities Planning Code to require County Planning Commissions to include CIOC data in their currently required annual report. Counties would be required to collect, maintain, and make available upon request, information identifying condominium associations, cooperative housing developments, and planned communities located within the boundaries of the County. While it is estimated that 2.8 million PA residents live in a common interest ownership community (CIOC) and that roughly 80 percent of new housing starts since 2000 are CIOCs, the actual number and location of these communities is, by and large, unknown. Senate Bill 855 would mandate the collection of data, including information such as name, physical location, land area, lot size, number of units and location and would aid the State in assessing the impact of legislation specific to CIOCs. To mitigate the impact on County governments, amendments to the original bill would permit the County to make the data available to the public at a cost not to exceed that allowed under the state Right to Know Law and would also permit the posting of the data in electronic form.

House Co-Sponsor Memo

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Homeowner Association Contributions Tax Deduction

CAI supports this Bill. Introduction Pending: This legislation seeks to address what amounts to “double taxation” for residents living throughout our Commonwealth in condominium and homeowner associations. This occurs because homeowners in these communities pay assessments for the functional equivalent of local government services which are not provided by their local municipality, even though they pay local property taxes. Adding to this inequity, while local property taxes are deductible on federal tax filings, association assessments for local services are not. This legislation would remedy this inequity by allowing Pennsylvania residents of a qualified association governed community to deduct from a Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax filing 75% of the mandatory association assessment fees used for local services.

Co-Sponsor Memo

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