CHAPTER 19-2000.  DISCOUNTED RATES FOR NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION AND SUPPLY SERVICES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS 404

 

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   Added, Bill No. 030138 (became law April 25, 2003). Section 2 of Bill No. 030138 provides: "This Ordinance and the 1973 Ordinance shall supersede all statutes or parts of statutes, local, special or general, or regulations, including but not limited to the Natural Gas Choice and Competition Act, 66 Pa. C.S. §§ 2201 et seq., to the extent that they are inconsistent or in conflict with either this Ordinance and the 1973 Ordinance." Section 3 of Bill No. 030138 provides: "If any provision of this Ordinance or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect any other provision or application of this Section which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this Section are declared to be severable. If any clause, sentence, paragraph or phrase of this Section shall, for any reason, be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction, or administrative agency, to be unconstitutional or otherwise invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph or phrase thereof so found to be unconstitutional or invalid." The Law Department issued an opinion dated April 21, 2003, advising that this addition to the Code exceeds Council's powers and is therefore ineffective.