HARRISBURG – The PA Senate approved a measure that will ease the bureaucratic burdens that currently make it difficult for small communities to hold festivals, parades, and other events on PennDOT maintained roads. House Bill 765, introduced by Lancaster County Rep. Brett Miller, now goes to the governor for his signature. The bill bars PennDOT from requiring duplicative insurance for processions, special activities, or assemblages. If the bill is signed into law, PennDOT could no longer require that local governments, in addition to the event sponsors assume duplicative liability as a condition of issuing event permits. Supporters say such events support communities and PennDOT should not impose burdens on them.

REP. BRETT MILLER