House Passes Moul Bill to Transfer Gettysburg Armory

Legislation shifts tax burden away from area taxpayers, enhances historic preservation

By a unanimous vote, the House today passed legislation, sponsored by Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams/Franklin), which would transfer the Gettysburg Armory to the Gettysburg Foundation for military park preservation purposes. 

House Bill 1482 would enable the Gettysburg Foundation to acquire and preserve the 80-year-old armory and use it for storage, as well as maintenance and repairs of canons and other battlefield equipment,” said Moul.  “In addition to shifting the tax burden away from local taxpayers, the Gettysburg Armory, which sits at the edge of the battlefield, will help the Gettysburg Foundation and its partner, the National Park Service, to enhance public understanding of the history and significance of Gettysburg.”

The Gettysburg Foundation operates the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. The foundation’s mission includes education, land, monument and artifact preservation and battlefield rehabilitation in support of the National Park Service’s goals at Gettysburg. 

Moul’s legislation also allows the transfer of armories in Scranton, Bethlehem and Philadelphia, as well as a state-operated road maintenance facility in Clinton County.  The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

Representative Dan Moul
91st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact:  Donna Pinkham
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