PRINTER'S NO.  2673

  

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA

  

HOUSE BILL

 

No.

1952

Session of

2011

  

  

INTRODUCED BY ROAE, VULAKOVICH, GROVE, HORNAMAN, ELLIS, DUNBAR, EVANKOVICH, EVERETT, GIBBONS, KAUFFMAN, MASSER, MILNE, PERRY, RAPP, SACCONE, TALLMAN AND TOEPEL, OCTOBER 31, 2011

  

  

REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT, OCTOBER 31, 2011  

  

  

  

AN ACT

  

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Amending the act of September 30, 1983 (P.L.160, No.39),

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entitled "An act establishing salaries and compensation of

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certain public officials including justices and judges of

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Statewide courts, judges of courts of common pleas, judges of

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the Philadelphia Municipal Court, judges of the Philadelphia

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Traffic Court, district justices and the Governor, the

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Lieutenant Governor, the State Treasurer, the Auditor

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General, the Attorney General and certain other State

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officers and the salary and certain expenses of the members

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of the General Assembly; and repealing certain inconsistent

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acts," further providing for members of the General Assembly.

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The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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hereby enacts as follows:

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Section 1.  Section 4(d) and (d.1) of the act of September

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30, 1983 (P.L.160, No.39), known as the Public Official

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Compensation Law, reenacted and amended November 16, 2005

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(P.L.385, No.72), are amended and the section is amended by

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adding a subsection to read:

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Section 4.  Members of the General Assembly.

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* * *

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(d)  Subsequent annual cost-of-living adjustment for

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members.--[For] Except as provided in subsection (d.2), for the

 


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12-month period beginning December 1, 1997, through November 30,

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1998, and for each like 12-month period thereafter, the salary

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of the members of the General Assembly shall be increased by an

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annual cost-of-living adjustment calculated by applying the

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percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban

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Consumers (CPI-U) for the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and

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Maryland area, for the most recent 12-month period for which

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figures have been officially reported by the United States

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Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics immediately

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prior to the date the adjustment is due to take effect, to the

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then current salary amounts. The percentage increase and the new

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salary amounts shall be determined jointly by the Chief Clerk of

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the Senate and the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives

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prior to the annual effective date of the adjustment and shall

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be published by them in the Pennsylvania Bulletin within ten

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days of the date such determination is made.

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(d.1)  Subsequent annual cost-of-living adjustment for

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officers and leaders.--[For] Except as provided in subsection

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(d.2), for the 12-month period beginning December 1, 1997,

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through November 30, 1998, and for each like 12-month period

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thereafter, the additional compensation of the officers and

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leaders of the General Assembly shall be increased by an annual

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cost-of-living adjustment calculated by applying the percentage

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change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-

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U) for the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland area,

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for the most recent 12-month period for which figures have been

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officially reported by the United States Department of Labor,

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Bureau of Labor Statistics immediately prior to the date the

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adjustment is due to take effect, to the then current

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compensation. The percentage increase and the new compensation

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amounts shall be determined jointly by the Chief Clerk of the

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Senate and the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives prior

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to the annual effective date of the adjustment and shall be

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published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin within 20 days

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immediately prior to each cost-of-living increase taking effect.

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(d.2)  Adjustment freeze for members of the House of

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Representatives.--The adjustment provided for members of the

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House of Representatives under subsections (d) and (d.1) shall

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not occur during the period beginning when this subsection takes

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effect and ending November 30, 2012.

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Section 2.  This act shall take effect immediately.

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