|Posted:||December 19, 2016 10:06 AM|
|From:||Senator Scott Wagner|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Constitutional Amendment Eliminating Government-Funded Collection of Political Funds|
|In the near future, I intend to reintroduce Senate Bill 500 of 2015-2016, which calls for a Constitutional amendment aimed at ending the practice of having taxpayer-funded payroll systems collect money that is ultimately used for politics.
Specifically, this legislation amends both Article IV, Section 20 and Article IX, Section 9 to prevent the Executive Branch of the Commonwealth and public school districts, respectively, from collecting membership dues, non-membership fees, or political contributions from employees. Additionally, provisions in collective bargaining agreements authorizing such collections would be void.
Previous co-sponsors were: ALLOWAY, AUMENT, BARTOLOTTA, CORMAN, EICHELBERGER, FOLMER, SCARNATI, SMUCKER, and WHITE.
If you have any questions, please contact Jason E. High at 717-787-3817 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduced as SB167