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Bill to allow sale of armories passed by Pa. House - abc27 WHTM

Bill to allow sale of armories passed by Pa. House

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A bill that would allow the sale of 12 armories across Pennsylvania, including the Lancaster and Waynesboro armories, has been given unanimous approval by the state House of Representatives.

House Bill 1112 authorizes the Department of General Services, with approval of the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs, to sell the armory properties to the highest bidder.

All proceeds would be directed to the Treasury Armory Fund.

Major General Wesley Craig, Adjutant General of the Pennsylvania National Guard, said Pennsylvania has a large number of excess armories that are old and decrepit and could be sold with passage of the bill. He said the money would be used for maintenance of existing facilities.

House Bill 1112 now heads to the Senate for consideration.

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