June 30--WATERFORD -- The Fort Le Boeuf Historical Society will have to wait a little longer for the deeds to three historic properties.
The state House on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill authorizing the sale of the Fort LeBoeuf Museum, Judson House and Washington Monument Park to the Historical Society for $1 each. The bill previously was amended and approved by the Senate.
But a last-minute language change by the House Rules Committee sent the bill to the Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, said Julie Slomski, of state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro's staff. Bizzarro, of Millcreek Township, D-3rd Dist., is a co-sponsor of the bill.
Bizzarro's office had announced Tuesday that the bill was on its way to the governor for his signature.
Before that happens, there will be at least one more Senate vote, plus another House vote if the bill is amended again in the Senate.
Those actions are expected soon, Slomski said.
Bizzarro's staff is working with state Sen. Bob Robbins' office to try to expedite final action on the bill, Slomski said.
Robbins, of Linesville, R-50th Dist., is a member of the Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee.
The legislation authorizing the sale of the Waterford historic sites also authorizes the sale of other state-owned properties.
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