House Approves Cutler’s Cost-Avoidance Legislation
HARRISBURG – To save Pennsylvania taxpayers on-going maintenance costs in excess of $30,000, Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) worked with the Department of General Services (DGS) to draft legislation that would authorize the conveyance of land in Fulton Township, Lancaster County. The House passed the bill with a strong, bipartisan vote today.

House Bill 2003 would authorize DGS and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to award 60 acres of land and improvements known as Robert Fulton Birthplace to the Southern Lancaster County Historical Society.

“The bill would enable the land to be used as a public historical site while also being mindful of our state’s finances,” Cutler said. “I thank DGS for suggesting this cost-avoidance measure that would allow Pennsylvania residents to enjoy the history associated with Robert Fulton without saddling them with a bill.”

The deed would allow the historical society to continue to use the land as it is now, with the stipulations that the property cannot be developed or used as a licensed gaming facility. Should any of these conditions be violated, the land will be returned to the Commonwealth.

As House Bill 2003 passed in the House, it now goes to the Senate for consideration.

Representative Bryan Cutler
100th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Alison Evans
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