The state Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in an appeal that could decide whether Pittsburgh police officers have to live in the city.
In 2012, the state legislature passed Act 195, which said a municipality may require officers to live in city limits. The previous statute said cities shall have a residency requirement.
A year later, Pittsburgh voters passed a referendum requiring residency.
The Fraternal Order of Police argued residency falls under the category of “working conditions” and is subject to collective bargaining.