PRIOR PRINTER'S NO. 133
PRINTER'S NO. 238
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY CORMAN, SCARNATI, PILEGGI, YUDICHAK, FONTANA, TEPLITZ, WASHINGTON, MENSCH, YAW, GREENLEAF, ARGALL, ROBBINS, VULAKOVICH, HUGHES, GORDNER, ALLOWAY, RAFFERTY, HUTCHINSON, ERICKSON, BAKER, TOMLINSON, SCHWANK, WAUGH, D. WHITE AND COSTA, JANUARY 16, 2013
SENATOR CORMAN, APPROPRIATIONS, REPORTED AS AMENDED, JANUARY 28, 2013
1Requiring certain institutions of higher education that enter
2into <-consent decrees agreements with governing bodies which
3impose <-fines monetary penalties to pay the fines monetary
4penalties into endowments under certain circumstances; and
5providing for duties of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime
9Section 1. Short title.
13Section 2. Definitions.
1"Governing body." The body of an<- An organization or legal
2entity with which an institution of higher education is
3associated and which body may impose a fine or<- monetary penalty
4against the institution of higher education.
9Section 3. Consent decree fine<- Monetary penalty endowments.
25(1) The endowment shall be established as<- a separate
26trust fund in the State Treasury and the State Treasurer
27shall be custodian thereof. The State Treasurer shall invest
28the money in the endowment subject to the prudent investor
29provisions of 20 Pa.C.S. § 7203 (relating to prudent investor
30rule). The moneys of the separate trust fund are appropriated
6(3) The commission shall expend the money of the
7endowment in accordance with the purposes enumerated in the
8consent decree<- agreement between the institution of higher
9education and the governing body and subject to the
10provisions of paragraph (4).
11(4) Unless otherwise expressly stated in the consent<-
12decree<- agreement, the funds may only be used within this
13Commonwealth for the exclusive<- benefit of the residents of
14this Commonwealth and on any of the following:
20(iii) Child advocacy centers.
5Section 4. Duties of commission.
19(1) Provide notice of any proposed expenditure of money
20from the endowment to the President pro tempore of the
21Senate, the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate and
22the Chairman and Minority Chairman of the Appropriations
23Committee of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of
24Representatives, the Majority and Minority Leaders of the
25House of Representatives and Chairman and Minority Chairman
26of the Appropriations Committee of the House of
27Representatives for review and comment. No proposed
28expenditure of money from the endowment may occur until 30
29days after the date of the notice for the proposed
1(2) Provide an annual report itemizing all approved
2expenditures of money from the endowment to the President pro
3tempore of the Senate, the Majority and Minority Leaders of
4the Senate and the Chairman and Minority Chairman of the
5Appropriations Committee of the Senate, the Speaker of the
6House of Representatives, the Majority and Minority Leaders
7of the House of Representatives and Chairman and Minority
8Chairman of the Appropriations Committee of the House of
9Representatives. The report shall include the name of each
10organization receiving an expenditure from the endowment, the
11amount received by each organization and summary information
12aggregating expenditures by expenditure category pursuant to
14Section 5. Applicability.
15This act shall apply to all fines<- monetary penalties paid or
16due <-payable under consent decrees agreements between
17institutions of higher education and governing bodies regardless
18of the payment date.
19Section 6. Effective date.
20This act shall take effect immediately.