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Rep. Readshaw honored by the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Assoc.

 

State Rep. Harry Readshaw received an honorary auctioneer award from the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association. Joining Rep. Readshaw for the award presention are (from left) Jay Layman, Capital Associates; Marlene Tremmell; PAA President Bill Anderson Jr.; PAA Administrator Kimberly Hemingway; and PAA Treasurer Robert Ensminger.

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, received an honorary auctioneer award in Harrisburg Tuesday, Oct. 25 from the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association.

The award was in recognition of his work as Democratic chairman of the House Professional Licensure Committee with the passage of H.B. 325, which was signed into law as Act 88 of 2016.

The bill, which was signed by the governor in July, updated rules for online auctions, among other changes. Most specifically, the online auctioneer must hold a Pennsylvania license if the property owner – or the property itself – is located in Pennsylvania. An exemption to that rule was created that permits a Pennsylvania-based seller to contact an out-of-state auctioneer to sell items online as long as the auction company is also based outside of Pennsylvania.

"Auctions are a very Pennsylvania tradition," Rep. Readshaw said. "Although auctions have been around for decades, auctioneering continues to evolve. Technology also evolves, and we need to keep our laws current, as well."

In addition to his plaque, Rep. Readshaw's Committee Chief of Staff Marlene Tremmel received a certificate acknowledging her work in the passage of the bill.

 

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