Senate approves bill to reduce unused state office space

HARRISBURG – A bill aiming to reduce unused state office space as a way to curb costs has been passed by the Senate according to Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks), the prime sponsor of the bill.  Senate Bill 1241 would require executive, independent, and state-affiliated agencies to report their space usage on an annual basis.

Over the past three decades, Pennsylvania has seen a 26% reduction in the number of state employees without any evidence of a corresponding reduction of office space.

“With the increased accountability that this bill brings, we expect to see a significant decrease in the amount of leased space by state government and millions of dollars of taxpayer savings per year,” said Argall.

 

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