DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Boroughs. Authorizes the creation of a borough in a township that contains at least one town. Provides that the borough is a municipality that replaces the government of the town and township government. Requires the election of a borough assessor. Provides that the borough has the same powers and duties as and is subject to the statutes applicable to second class cities. Provides that the borough executive has the same powers and duties as a mayor of a second class city and a township trustee. Provides revenue distribution provisions for boroughs. Provides that the county is responsible for maintenance, repair, and construction of the roads and streets in the borough unless the borough elects to assume responsibility. Establishes an interim study committee on boroughs to prepare legislation for introduction in the 2004 session to create technical and substantive amendments consistent with the purposes of this act.