Rep. Petri resurrected HB 1715 from sessions past. This bill would remove inconsistencies in current state law and the PA District Justice Rules of Court. Currently, the laws result in an unintended 21-day waiting period for landlords to move forward with the lockout of a tenant after a judge rules in the landlord's favor. This bill would rectify the inconsistency by allowing a tenant's ten-day appeal period and the landlord's period to file an Order of Possession to run concurrently.
This bill is set on the House's tabled calendar for October 17th and has not yet gone through the Senate, so this bill may not have time to pass before session ends.