PRINTER'S NO. 229
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY FARNESE, FONTANA, WASHINGTON, ERICKSON, SCHWANK, TEPLITZ, BREWSTER, WILLIAMS, GREENLEAF, BROWNE, YUDICHAK, COSTA AND WAUGH, JANUARY 25, 2013
REFERRED TO STATE GOVERNMENT, JANUARY 25, 2013
10LIMITATIONS ON POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS BY CONTRACTORS
12571. Reporting of political contribution.
13572. Political contribution limitations.
14§ 571. Reporting of political contribution.
15(a) General rule.--Any contractor bidding for a contract
16under sections 512.1 (relating to competitive electronic auction
17bidding), 513 (relating to competitive sealed proposals), 514
18(relating to small procurements), 515 (relating to sole source
1procurement), 516 (relating to emergency procurement), 517
2(relating to multiple awards), 518 (relating to competitive
3selection procedures for certain services), 519 (relating to
4selection procedure for insurance and notary bonds), 520
5(relating to supplies manufactured and services performed by
6persons with disabilities) and 905 (relating to procurement of
7design professional services) shall be required to submit, on a
8form provided by the department, information on political
9contributions made to any elected official holding a State
10office, the contractor's political action committee or political
11action committees which make contributions to campaigns for
12State-elected offices. For purposes of this section, the
13officials shall include the Governor, Auditor General, Attorney
14General, State Treasurer, the members of the judiciary and the
15members of the General Assembly.
16(b) Lobbyist registration.--In addition to the reporting
17requirements provided under subsection (a), the contractor shall
18also provide a notarized written declaration, on a form provided
19by the department, that any lobbyist that the contractor has
20hired to represent the contractor's interest is registered in
21accordance with 65 Pa.C.S. Ch. 13A (relating to lobbying
23(c) Public review.--Any information submitted under this
24section shall be available for public review as provided under
25the act of February 14, 2008 (P.L.6, No.3), known as the Right-
27§ 572. Political contribution limitations.
1(relating to small procurements), 515 (relating to sole source
2procurement), 516 (relating to emergency procurement), 517
3(relating to multiple awards), 518 (relating to competitive
4selection procedures for certain services), 519 (relating to
5selection procedure for insurance and notary bonds), 520
6(relating to supplies manufactured and services performed by
7persons with disabilities) or 905 (relating to procurement of
8design professional services) shall not be awarded a contract
9under this section if any political contributions made and
10reported under section 571 (relating to reporting of political
11contribution) exceed the following limits:
12(1) Contributions to candidate - $2,400 per election.
20Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.