PRINTER'S NO. 209
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
226
Session of
2017
INTRODUCED BY BAKER, BROOKS, VULAKOVICH, WARD, AUMENT AND
MARTIN, JANUARY 26, 2017
REFERRED TO APPROPRIATIONS, JANUARY 26, 2017
AN ACT
Amending the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.177, No.175), entitled
"An act providing for and reorganizing the conduct of the
executive and administrative work of the Commonwealth by the
Executive Department thereof and the administrative
departments, boards, commissions, and officers thereof,
including the boards of trustees of State Normal Schools, or
Teachers Colleges; abolishing, creating, reorganizing or
authorizing the reorganization of certain administrative
departments, boards, and commissions; defining the powers and
duties of the Governor and other executive and administrative
officers, and of the several administrative departments,
boards, commissions, and officers; fixing the salaries of the
Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and certain other executive
and administrative officers; providing for the appointment of
certain administrative officers, and of all deputies and
other assistants and employes in certain departments, boards,
and commissions; providing for the regulation of pari-mutuel
thoroughbred horse racing and harness horse racing
activities, imposing certain taxes and providing for the
disposition of funds from pari-mutuel tickets; and
prescribing the manner in which the number and compensation
of the deputies and all other assistants and employes of
certain departments, boards and commissions shall be
determined," in Commonwealth budget procedures, providing for
general appropriation bill timeline.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. The act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.177, No.175), known
as The Administrative Code of 1929, is amended by adding a
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section to read:
Section 613.1. General Appropriation Bill Timeline.--(a) A
member of the Senate and a member of the House of
Representatives shall introduce a general appropriation bill for
a fiscal year in the member's chamber no later than six weeks
after the date of submission of the budget by the Governor to
the General Assembly.
(b) Each chamber of the General Assembly shall pass a
complete and balanced general appropriation bill no later than
the second full week of May.
(c) If no complete and balanced general appropriation bill
has been passed by the General Assembly and submitted to the
Governor for signing by June 15 and if either the Senate or the
House of Representatives has passed a complete and balanced
general appropriation bill, the other chamber that has not
passed a complete and balanced general appropriation bill must
vote on the complete and balanced general appropriation bill
passed by the other chamber.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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