Lead Contamination Disclosure – Authored legislation that would require property disclosure agreements to disclose whether lead contamination has been found in the drinking water of a home.
Lead Testing in Property Sales – Authored legislation that would require any agreement of sale for real property to include an option to have the water tested for lead.
Property Tax Rent Rebate for “Baby Boomers” – Author of legislation in the Senate that would implement a property tax rebate for the baby boomer generation. To qualify for a rebate under my bill, an individual must be a Pennsylvania resident who is 66 years and older, whose income is $50,000 and under, and who has lived in their home for 10 years or more. The program would be funded through proceeds from the Pennsylvania Lottery.
Enabling Local Option for Property Tax Elimination – Co-prime sponsored constitutional amendment that would grant any local government with local voter approval, the option to eliminate property taxes and choose from alternative taxing options to make up for the loss revenue.
Property Disclosure Information for Buyers – Supported legislation that was enacted to require property disclosure statements inform the land buyer of the existing storm water equipment and facility conditions. Also supported legislation in the Senate that would requires land owners to disclosure if their property is located in a flood zone or wetlands.
Property Buyer Protection – Supported enactment of law that reduced the amount of time property owners have to correct a building or structure code violation after purchase.
First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account Program – Co-author of legislation that would establish a First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account Program in Pennsylvania. If enacted, this program would provide incentives for first-time homebuyers to save for such things as down payments and closing costs. Pennsylvania taxpayers can save up to $50,000 over 10 years toward the costs associated with purchasing a new home. The money deposited into the account can be deducted from their state income tax. Parents and grandparents can open accounts to benefit their children and grandchildren.