PRIOR PRINTER'S NO. 87

PRINTER'S NO.  1187

  

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA

  

SENATE BILL

 

No.

104

Session of

2011

  

  

INTRODUCED BY FOLMER, ROBBINS, BROWNE, ERICKSON, ORIE, RAFFERTY, PILEGGI, PICCOLA, YAW, ARGALL, SMUCKER, VANCE, TOMLINSON, D. WHITE, BAKER, ALLOWAY, PIPPY, CORMAN, GORDNER, BRUBAKER, EARLL, WARD AND SCARNATI, JANUARY 12, 2011

  

  

AS AMENDED ON THIRD CONSIDERATION, MAY 9, 2011   

  

  

  

AN ACT

  

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Amending the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.343, No.176), entitled,

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as amended, "An act relating to the finances of the State

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government; providing for the settlement, assessment,

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collection, and lien of taxes, bonus, and all other accounts

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due the Commonwealth, the collection and recovery of fees and

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other money or property due or belonging to the Commonwealth,

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or any agency thereof, including escheated property and the

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proceeds of its sale, the custody and disbursement or other

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disposition of funds and securities belonging to or in the

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possession of the Commonwealth, and the settlement of claims

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against the Commonwealth, the resettlement of accounts and

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appeals to the courts, refunds of moneys erroneously paid to

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the Commonwealth, auditing the accounts of the Commonwealth

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and all agencies thereof, of all public officers collecting

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moneys payable to the Commonwealth, or any agency thereof,

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and all receipts of appropriations from the Commonwealth,

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authorizing the Commonwealth to issue tax anticipation notes

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to defray current expenses, implementing the provisions of

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section 7(a) of Article VIII of the Constitution of

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Pennsylvania authorizing and restricting the incurring of

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certain debt and imposing penalties; affecting every

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department, board, commission, and officer of the State

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government, every political subdivision of the State, and

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certain officers of such subdivisions, every person,

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association, and corporation required to pay, assess, or

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collect taxes, or to make returns or reports under the laws

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imposing taxes for State purposes, or to pay license fees or

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other moneys to the Commonwealth, or any agency thereof,

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every State depository and every debtor or creditor of the

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Commonwealth," providing for State-owned vehicle use.

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The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

 


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hereby enacts as follows:

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Section 1.  The act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.343, No.176), known

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as The Fiscal Code, is amended by adding an article to read:

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ARTICLE XV-B

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STATE-OWNED VEHICLE USE

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Section 1501-B.  Definitions.

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The following words and phrases when used in this article

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shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the

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context clearly indicates otherwise:

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"Agency."  Any of the following:

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(1)  An agency of the executive branch of State

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government, including the Governor's Office and any executive

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offices.

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(2)  An agency of the judicial branch of State

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government, including members of the judiciary.

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(3)  An agency of the legislative branch of State

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government, including members of the Legislature.

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"Agency motor pool."  State-owned vehicles assigned to an

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agency for exclusive use by agency employees as needed.

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"Department."  The Department of General Services of the

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Commonwealth.

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"State employee."  The term does not include an elected

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public official of the State government An individual drawing a

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salary or wages from an agency.

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"State entity."  A Commonwealth or judicial agency.

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"State-owned vehicle."  A vehicle that is owned by the

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Commonwealth. The term shall not include vehicles used for law

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enforcement purposes by persons that have arrest powers.

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"Temporary fleet."  State-owned vehicles maintained by the

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department for temporary assignment to employees of an agency as

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needed.

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Section 1502-B.  Vehicle registry.

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The department and each State entity shall post and maintain

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a list of State employees, contract employees and independent

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contractors under its jurisdiction who are assigned a State-

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owned vehicle on its respective Internet website. The list shall

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include the State employee's, contract employee's and

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independent contractor's name, State entity, title and year and

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make of the State-owned vehicle. The list shall be updated every

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(a)  List.--The department shall post and maintain on its

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Internet website a list of vehicles assigned to agency motor

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pools, State employees, contract employees, independent

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contractors and the temporary fleet or owned by another agency.

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The list shall include all of the following:

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(1)  The person to whom the vehicle is assigned.

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(2)  For a vehicle in an agency motor pool or in the

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temporary fleet, the identity of the agency to which the

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vehicle is assigned.

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(3)  Title, year and make of the vehicle.

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(b)  Submittal.--The information under subsection (a) shall

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be submitted to the department by any agency that owns a

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vehicle.

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(c)  Updates.--The list shall be updated every 90 days,

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except that previous years' lists shall remain posted and

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available.

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Section 1503-B.  Official use license plate.

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Any State-owned vehicle assigned to a State employee,

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contract employee or independent contractor shall have an

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official use license plate unless the State employee, contract 

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official use license plate unless:

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(1)  The State employee, contract employee or independent

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contractor to whom that State-owned vehicle is assigned

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performs undercover law enforcement duties or other

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undercover investigations.

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(2)  The individual to whom that vehicle is assigned is

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an elected official.

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Section 2.  This act shall take effect in 60 days.

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