PRINTER'S NO. 705
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY TEPLITZ, FOLMER, SCHWANK, RAFFERTY, BREWSTER, KASUNIC, GREENLEAF, VANCE, HUTCHINSON, TARTAGLIONE AND FARNESE, MARCH 15, 2013
REFERRED TO STATE GOVERNMENT, MARCH 15, 2013
1Prohibiting the use of taxpayer funds for certain contracts.
4Section 1. Short title.
7Section 2. Definitions.
15(1) Any of the following:
1of the executive branch.
8(2) The term does not include a judicial agency,
9legislative agency, independent agency, State-affiliated
10entity, State-related institution, political subdivision or
11local, regional or metropolitan transportation authority.
12"Governmental body." A department, authority, commission,
13committee, council, board, bureau, division, service, office,
14officer, administration, legislative body or other establishment
15in the executive, legislative or judicial branch of the
17"Independent agency." Boards, commissions and other agencies
18and officers of the Commonwealth which are not subject to the
19policy supervision and control of the Governor. The term does
20not include an executive agency, judicial agency, legislative
21agency, State-affiliated entity, State-related institution,
22political subdivision or local, regional or metropolitan
24"Judicial agency." A court of the Commonwealth or any other
25entity, office or officer of the unified judicial system. The
26term does not include an executive agency, an independent
27agency, legislative agency, State-affiliated entity, State-
28related institution, political subdivision or local, regional or
29metropolitan transportation authority.
1(1) Any of the following:
2(i) The Senate and a member thereof.
7(2) The term does not include an executive agency, an
8independent agency, a judicial agency, State-affiliated
9entity, State-related institution, political subdivision or
10local, regional or metropolitan transportation authority.
15"Lobbyist." As defined in 65 Pa.C.S. § 13A03 (relating to
16definitions). The term shall not include an individual exempt
17from the registration and reporting requirements of 65 Pa.C.S.
18Ch. 13A under 65 Pa.C.S. § 13A06(1), (7), (8) or (10) (relating
19to exemption from registration and reporting).
22"State-affiliated entity." A Commonwealth authority or
23Commonwealth entity. The term includes the Pennsylvania Turnpike
24Commission, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, the
25Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System, the Pennsylvania
26Infrastructure Investment Authority, the State Public School
27Building Authority, the Pennsylvania Higher Educational
28Facilities Authority and the State System of Higher Education
29and any member or officer of the foregoing. The term does not
30include an executive agency, an independent agency, legislative
7Section 3. Prohibited contracts.
8A Commonwealth agency shall not enter into a contract with,
9or otherwise expend public funds for the services of, a lobbyist
10or lobbying firm in order to lobby another Commonwealth agency.
11A contract entered into in violation of this section after the
12effective date of this section shall be void.
13Section 20. Effective date.
14This act shall take effect immediately.