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AMENDMENTS TO SENATE BILL NO. 711

Printer's No. 1460

  

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Amend Bill, page 76, line 30, by inserting after "1202(a)(1)"

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and (2)

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Amend Bill, page 77, by inserting between lines 11 and 12

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(2)  The board shall employ individuals as necessary to

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carry out the powers and duties of the board, who shall serve

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at the board's pleasure. An employee of the board shall be

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considered a State employee for purposes of 71 Pa.C.S. Pt.

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XXV (relating to retirement for State employees and

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officers). For the purposes of this paragraph, the board

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shall not be considered an executive or independent agency

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under the act of October 15, 1980 (P.L.950, No.164), known as

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the Commonwealth Attorneys Act. The board shall not take

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final action in filling the positions of executive director

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of the board, director of the bureau, chief counsel of the

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board or director of the Office of Enforcement Counsel until

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receipt and review of the results of the background

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investigation under section 1517(c)(1.1) (relating to

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investigations and enforcement).

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Amend Bill, page 193, line 17, by inserting after "board."

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Regulations and procedures under this section shall do all of

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the following:

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(1)  Provide that the executive director and the chief

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counsel of the board shall not direct or limit the scope of a

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background investigation conducted by the bureau.

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(2)  Incorporate subsection (c.1), on prohibitions, of

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section 1202.1(c.1) (relating to code of conduct) and any

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other applicable provisions of section 1202.1.

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Amend Bill, page 193, lines 20 and 21, by striking out "a" in

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line 20 and "paragraph" in line 21 and inserting

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paragraphs

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Amend Bill, page 194, by inserting between lines 23 and 24

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(1.1)  Promptly conduct a background investigation on an

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individual selected by the board to fill the position of

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executive director of the board, director of the bureau,

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chief counsel of the board or the director of the Office of

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Enforcement Counsel and submit the results to the board.

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Amend Bill, page 217, by inserting between lines 17 and 18

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Section 20.1.  The amendment of 4 Pa.C.S. § 1202(a)(2) and

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the addition of 4 Pa.C.S. § 1517(c)(1.1) shall not apply to an

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individual:

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(1)  who, on July 1, 2009, was serving officially or

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acting as Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Gaming

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Control Board, Chief Counsel of the board, or the Director of

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the Office Of Enforcement Counsel within the Bureau of

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Investigations and Enforcement and;

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(2)  on whom the bureau or the Pennsylvania State Police

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completed a background investigation as a condition of

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employment with the board.

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