Pa. panel moves bill to penalize illegal moving companies

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Senate committee has advanced legislation that would levy heavy penalties against moving companies that aren’t registered to do business in Pennsylvania.

Sen. David Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) said under his proposal, household goods movers would face a $5,000 fine if they’re not registered with the Public Utility Commission.

Moving vans and trucks used for illegal moves could be confiscated, and repeat offenders could face a $10,000 fine.

“In Pennsylvania, it is more advantageous to operate a household goods moving company illegally than it is to comply with the law,” Argall said in a statement. “These illegal companies often lack the necessary insurance coverage to protect damaged goods during a move, leaving the consumer on the hook.”

The legislation is headed to the full Senate for consideration.

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