Jan. 14, 2020

HARRISBURG – As part of efforts to remove outdated laws from the books, the House passed legislation by Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) to repeal an archaic 163-year-old law that is no longer relevant.

Schmitt’s House Bill 918 would repeal Act 658 of 1857, which appropriated money to the now former Farmer’s High School, which became Penn State University. The bill is now before the Senate for consideration.

“The existence of this outdated law and others like it contributes to the already complex and confusing nature of government,” Schmitt said. “Just like what most people do each spring, state government must also do some spring cleaning and toss out old laws that are no long applicable.”

In addition to House Bill 918, Schmitt also introduced House Bill 917, which was signed into law as Act 96 of 2019. This law repealed Act 598 of 1929, which allowed a municipality, other than a township, to acquire by gift, devise or bequest lands, chattels, securities and funds to build and maintain a hospital.

For more information on Schmitt and his legislative priorities, please visit RepLouSchmitt.com or Facebook.com/RepSchmitt.

Representative Lou Schmitt
79th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Greg Gross
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