Robots on the Road by Brigitte M. Meyer, Esq.

The Robots are Coming! On November 1, 2020 the General Assembly brought Pennsylvania a step closer to a future of automated delivery robots. Act 106 of 2020 addresses “personal delivery devices” (“PDDs”)—Ground delivery devices that transport cargo or goods and are operated by a remote or autonomous driving system. 75 P.C.S. § 102. The Act…

Taking a Bite Out of Blight . . . with Act 61 of 2020 By Brigitte M. Meyer, J.D., Law Clerk & Michael G. Crotty, Esquire

Townships, boroughs and cities now have another tool in the fight against blight and for economic redevelopment. Act 61 of 2020, The Tax Exemption and Mixed-Use Incentive Program Act, was enacted on July 14, 2020, lowering barriers for localized economic development initiatives. Generally, it allows local taxing authorities to designate “deteriorated areas” within their communities,…