HARRISBURG – (RealEstateRama) — Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) joins Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland), who is the maker of legislation that would allow municipalities to offer income and/or property tax credits to volunteer first responders, in calling on Gov. Tom Wolf to sign House Bill 1683.
“As the majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, I thank Rep. Warner for his bill to address this important recruitment and retention issue among our state’s volunteer first responders,” Barrar said. “This bill has been one of my committee’s top priorities this legislative session.”
House Bill 1683 would authorize municipalities to offer active volunteer fire and EMS personnel tax credits for earned income tax and/or property taxes. In addition, the bill would provide for the necessary criteria of the tax credit program for active volunteers, such as the number of calls responded to, the training undertaken or qualifying participation in the functions of the organization.
Following affirmative votes in both the House and Senate, the bill awaits signature from the governor.
Representative Stephen E. Barrar
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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