Bad check bill to be introduced

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Two weeks after a city controller‘‍s report found that more than $380,000 in bad checks were written to Pittsburgh government agencies over the past six years, a city councilwoman says she intends to introduce a bill allowing the city treasurer to start collection actions for fees stemming from the checks and establishing guidelines for city departments for handling them.

“This is not about assigning blame,” Councilwoman Darlene Harris said in a news release. “I just want to make sure that the problem is addressed and we institute laws that protect the taxpayer from having to pick up the tab for someone else’‍s error.”

The bill will introduced at today‘‍s regular council meeting and be discussed in committee the following week, the councilwoman’‍s office said. 

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