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The secretary or the applicant may request a hearing to provide additional evidence of emergency need, but if requested, the hearing shall be held not later than 15 days from the date the application is received. Either determination is appealable under Title 2 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (relating to administrative law and procedure). (Amended 1992 P.L.336, No. 69.)

Section 303. Limitations. (a)

Use. – A loan or grant given to a financially distressed municipality under this act shall be used solely for the payment of current expenses of the municipality. Current expenses so paid shall not constitute “debt” or “unfunded debt” as defined in the act of July 12, 1972 (P.L.781, No.185), known as the Local Government Unit Debt Act, and shall not be subject to the provisions of that act.

(b)

Eligibility. – Cities of the first and second class and counties may not apply for a grant or loan under this act.

(c)

Amount. – The secretary shall not approve an application to any one municipality for an amount which will substantially impair the department’s ability to distribute the remaining sum fairly and equitably to other applicants or potential applicants.

(Amended 1992 P.L.336, No. 69.)

Section 304. Expiration. (Repealed 1992 P.L. 336, No. 69.)

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Municipalities Financial Recovery Act  

Act 47 of Pennsylvania for Distressed Municipalities

Municipalities Financial Recovery Act  

Act 47 of Pennsylvania for Distressed Municipalities

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