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§ 11018.1. Ordinances and resolutions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 11 Pa.C.S.A. CitiesEffective: September 3, 2019

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 11 Pa.C.S.A. Cities
Part V. Third Class Cities (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 110. Council (Refs & Annos)
Subchapter A.1. Ordinances (Refs & Annos)
Effective: September 3, 2019
11 Pa.C.S.A. § 11018.1
Formerly cited as PA ST 53 P.S. § 36006;  PA ST 53 P.S. § 36018.1
§ 11018.1. Ordinances and resolutions
(a) Ordinances.--With regard to ordinances, the following shall apply:
(1) Council shall enact ordinances as may be necessary to carry out the requirements of this part and impose fines and penalties for the violation of the ordinances, recoverable in the manner provided in this part and subject to limitations as to the amount of the fines and penalties.
(2) Every legislative act of council shall be by ordinance and the legislative acts shall include:
(i) Certain tax ordinances.
(ii) General appropriation ordinances.
(iii) All ordinances that:
(A) Exercise the police power of the city.
(B) Regulate land use, development and subdivision.
(C) Impose building, plumbing, electrical, property maintenance, housing and similar standards.
(D) Otherwise regulate the conduct of persons within the city.
(iv) Imposition of penalties for the violation of ordinances.
(3) A proposed ordinance may be introduced by a council member and council may require that the introduction of a proposed ordinance by a council member be by motion.
(b) Resolutions.--With regard to resolutions, the following shall apply:
(1) Council shall adopt resolutions in accordance with the provisions of this part.
(2) The purposes for which resolutions may be adopted shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(i) Ceremonial or congratulatory expressions of the goodwill of council.
(ii) Statements of public policy of council.
(iii) Approval of formal agreements of the city, except when an agreement arises under a previously approved purchasing system of the city.
(iv) Approval of the acquisition, disposition and leasing of real property.
(v) Approval of administrative rules and regulations arising under State statutes or city ordinances.
(vi) Annual tax millage rate in accordance with section 12531 (relating to tax levies).
(3) When eminent domain proceedings are instituted by resolution, notice of the resolution, including a description of the subject properties, must be published once in a newspaper of general circulation not more than 60 days nor fewer than seven days prior to adoption.


2015, Nov. 24, P.L. 242, No. 67, § 1, effective in 60 days [Jan. 25, 2016]. Amended 2019, July 2, P.L. 351, No. 51, § 2, effective in 60 days [Sept. 3, 2019].
11 Pa.C.S.A. § 11018.1, PA ST 11 Pa.C.S.A. § 11018.1
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 96. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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