State lawmakers are poised to advance a bill that could financially punish cities that require the timely reporting of lost or stolen firearms.House Bill 1523's sponsors say it's an issue of governance: Municipalities cannot adopt ordinances that supersede state laws. Forty eight municipalities statewide   including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Allentown, Reading, Lancaster and Erie   have local laws requiring the timely reporting of lost or stolen guns, or have passed resolutions asking the state to do so, even though state lawmakers in 2008 rejected such a proposal.

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