Robinson Bill to Modernize, Streamline Neighborhood Improvement District Act Approved in Senate Committee

(HARRISBURG) – State Sen. Devlin Robinson’s (R-37) bill to modernize and streamline the Neighborhood Improvement District Act and allow for the development of a Tourism Improvement District in Allegheny County was unanimously approved today by the Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee.

“As I traveled throughout the 37th District while running for office and now as an elected official, the message from my constituents has been clear – our region needs economic recovery from this pandemic and we must ensure stability for the future,” said Sen. Robinson. “I sponsored Senate Bill 797 with the hopes of restoration and recovery for Pittsburgh and all of Pennsylvania’s tourism industry.”

Originally adopted in 2000, Sen. Robinson’s update to the Neighborhood Improvement District Act would include Allegheny County as an eligible jurisdiction and provide much of the simplified process and flexibility afforded to Neighborhood Improvement District authorization in Philadelphia County.

“Modernizing the system, simplifying the process, and allowing other communities to participate will provide the momentum needed for reviving our economy,” said Sen. Robinson.

The legislation now goes to the full Senate for consideration.

 

CONTACT: Elizabeth Weitzel eweitzel@pasen.gov 717-787-5839