Moul Bill to Transfer Gettysburg Armory on Way to Governor

Tax burden to be shifted away from area taxpayers

HARRISBURG – By a unanimous vote Sunday, the House concurred on Senate amendments to a bill sponsored by Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams/Franklin), which will 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. 

“The transfer will enable the Gettysburg Foundation and its partner, the National Park Service, to enhance public understanding of the history and significance of Gettysburg,” said Moul.  “In addition to providing the Gettysburg Foundation with a resource that will enable it to preserve the history that occurred in Gettysburg 150 years ago, the transfer of the armory will relieve local taxpayers of the tax burden.

Moul’s legislation also allows the transfer of armories in Scranton, Bethlehem and Philadelphia, as well as state-operated facilities in Clinton and Northampton counties.  The Senate added language to Moul’s bill that places a gaming restriction on all of the properties being conveyed; and to specify that the Commonwealth will retain all oil, gas and mineral rights.

The bill is now on its way to the governor’s desk for signature.

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