Rep. Rob Kauffman bill passes House to uncap hospital, tourism allocations
A bill from a Republican lawmaker representing part of the midstate has passed the state House to uncap what townships can allocate to support hospitals or tourism promotion agencies, according to a news release.
The current law says a township's board cannot allocate more than $1 per resident for the construction, maintenance and support of hospitals or more than 10 cents per resident for supporting such agencies, according to the release from state Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Cumberland and Franklin counties.
Providing for health, welfare and public safety of residents is an important government function, according to statements from Kauffman.
And allowing for better assistance to tourism promotion agencies can be a critical driver for economic development and job creation in communities, Kauffman said.