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Bills to sell Pa. armories headed to governor

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Legislation allowing Pennsylvania to sell armories in Lancaster and Waynesboro along with 10 others in the state is headed to the desk of Gov. Tom Corbett.

House Bill 1112 authorizes the Department of General Services, with approval of the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs, to convey the 12 armory properties to the highest bidder.

All proceeds would be directed to the State Treasury Armory Fund.

The House of Representatives on Sunday gave unanimous final approval to the proposal, and to a companion measure that would transfer the Gettysburg Armory to the Gettysburg Foundation for military park preservation purposes.

House Bill 1482 will enable the Gettysburg Foundation to acquire and preserve the 80-year-old armory, which sits at the edge of the battlefield, and use it for storage and maintenance of canons and other battlefield equipment.

 

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