tate Senator Andy Dinniman on Thursday introduced legislation to allow local municipalities and school districts to tax natural gas pipelines.
The proposed legislation, known as Senate Bill 905 calls for amending Title 53 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to allow local governments and school districts to impose a real estate tax on natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines. Currently, they are exempt from local taxation.
“It’s only right that pipeline companies pay a real estate tax just like property owners,” said Dinniman, D-19th of West Whiteland. “These corporations make a hefty profit by bringing their product to market and they do so by transmitting it right through our local communities, neighborhoods, parks and natural places.”