Legislation to Retain Parades, Charity Runs Passes Senate with Brooks’ Support

HARRISBURG (June 16, 2021) – Legislation designed to rescue local parades, charity runs, motorcycle rides, and other special events from bureaucratic red tape is headed to the Governor’s desk, after it unanimously passed the Senate today, said Sen. Michele Brooks, who was a cosponsor of the Senate version of the bill.

House Bill 765 will prevent the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation from requiring steep indemnification clauses in their liability agreements from townships, boroughs, and other local governing bodies in control of traffic laws when planning a large special event along our roadways.

“This legislation will help all the parades, 5K races, veterans’ motorcycle rides, marathons and other special events that faced the threat of cancellation because of bureaucratic red tape,” Brooks said.

One event facing postponement was Meadville YMCA’s Dam-Tri, which Sen. Brooks was working to save with the local community.

“Like Senate Bill 615, this legislation will help ensure that our local charity runs and traditions that unite our hometowns, support our charities, and represent the finest of smalltown America can continue without excessive government intervention and overreach,” Brooks added.                                                                

Because the legislation has also passed the House, the bill will now go to the governor’s desk for his signature.


CONTACT: Diane McNaughton                    (717) 787-1322          dmmcnaughton@pasen.gov

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