S0178B0135A00681 BIL:AAS 04/08/19 #90 A00681
AMENDMENTS TO SENATE BILL NO. 178
Sponsor: SENATOR FOLMER
Printer's No. 135
Amend Bill, page 1, line 14, by inserting after
"expenditures"
, for oath of compliance, perjury, disqualification from office
and commercial use
Amend Bill, page 1, line 17, by striking out "and" where it
occurs the second time and inserting a comma
Amend Bill, page 1, line 18, by inserting after
"Commonwealth"
and for reports by business entities and publication by
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Amend Bill, page 1, lines 21 through 23, by striking out all
of said lines and inserting
Section 1. Section 1626(a) and (h) of the act of June 3,
1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election
Code, are amended and the section is amended by adding a
subsection to read:
Amend Bill, page 1, by inserting after line 25
(a) Each treasurer of a political committee and each
candidate for election to public office shall file with the
appropriate supervisor reports of receipts and expenditures on
forms, designed by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, if the
amount received or expended or liabilities incurred shall exceed
the sum of two hundred fifty dollars ($250). Should such an
amount not exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250), then the
candidate or the treasurer of the committee shall file a [sworn]
statement to that effect with the appropriate supervisor rather
than the report required by this section.
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(h) All reports or statements required to be filed pursuant
to this section shall be filed pursuant to [section 1630]
sections 1629 and 1631.1. All reports and statements required by
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this section shall cover the campaign activity of a candidate
only from the last prior report or statement.
Amend Bill, page 2, line 2, by striking out "campaign
finance"
Amend Bill, page 2, line 2, by inserting after "reports"
or statements
Amend Bill, page 2, line 6, by striking out "campaign
finance"
Amend Bill, page 2, line 6, by inserting after "report"
or statement
Amend Bill, page 2, lines 8 and 9, by striking out "be made
under oath or equivalent affirmation;
(ii)"
Amend Bill, page 2, lines 10 and 11, by striking out
"campaign finance "
Amend Bill, page 2, line 11, by inserting after "report"
where it occurs the first time
or statement
Amend Bill, page 2, lines 14 and 15, by striking out "under
oath or equivalent affirmation by the candidate " and inserting
stating
Amend Bill, page 2, line 18, by striking out "(iii)" and
inserting
(ii)
Amend Bill, page 2, line 18, by striking out "for perjury"
and inserting
of 18 Pa.C.S. ยง 4904 (relating to unsworn falsification to
authorities)
Amend Bill, page 2, line 28, by inserting after "hardship."
As used in this subclause, the term "technological hardship"
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means a lack of computer or Internet access or a disability that
prevents electronic filing.
Amend Bill, page 2, line 29, by inserting after "1628"
, 1629 heading, (a) and (b)
Amend Bill, page 3, lines 15 through 17, by striking out "]
The reports filed with the Secretary of" in line 15, all of line
16 and "with section 1631.1." in line 17
Amend Bill, page 3, line 17, by inserting after "Any"
] The reports filed with the Secretary of the Commonwealth
shall be filed electronically in accordance with section 1631.1.
If the candidate or political committee is not required to file
electronically, the report shall be filed by facsimile,
electronic mail or overnight mail courier service. Except for
reports required to be filed electronically, a
Amend Bill, page 3, line 18, by inserting a bracket before
"in"
Amend Bill, page 3, line 18, by inserting after "in"
] on
Amend Bill, page 3, by inserting between lines 21 and 22
Section 1629. [Oath of Compliance] Unsworn Falsification;
Perjury; Disqualification from Office; Commercial Use.--
[(a) Each report shall be subscribed and sworn to by the
individual submitting the report. In addition, any report filed
by a political committee, authorized by a candidate and created
solely for the purpose of influencing an election on behalf of
that candidate, must be accompanied by an affidavit from that
candidate which provides that, to the best of the candidate's
knowledge, the political committee has not violated any
provision of this act.]
(b) Any wilfully false, fraudulent or misleading statement
or entry made by any candidate or treasurer in any statement or
report [under oath] as required by this article, shall
constitute the crime of [perjury] unsworn falsification to
authorities, and be punishable as such according to the laws of
this Commonwealth.
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Amend Bill, page 4, line 9, by inserting after "candidates,"
who must file reports with the Secretary of the Commonwealth
as required by this subsection,
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Amend Bill, page 4, line 9, by striking out "campaign
finance"
Amend Bill, page 4, line 14, by striking out "campaign
finance"
Amend Bill, page 4, line 19, by striking out "campaign
finance"
Amend Bill, page 4, line 25, by striking out "campaign
finance"
Amend Bill, page 5, line 7, by striking out "paragraph" and
inserting
clause
Amend Bill, page 5, line 9, by striking out "paragraph" and
inserting
clause
Amend Bill, page 6, line 7, by striking out "business"
Amend Bill, page 6, line 18, by striking out "paragraph" and
inserting
clause
Amend Bill, page 6, line 20, by striking out "business"
Amend Bill, page 6, line 23, by inserting after "until"
11:59 o'clock P.M. on
Amend Bill, page 6, lines 23 and 24, by striking out
"following business " and inserting
next
Amend Bill, page 7, line 20, by inserting after "amended"
and the section is amended by adding a subsection
Amend Bill, page 7, line 22, by striking out the bracket
before "A"
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Amend Bill, page 7, line 23, by inserting after
"contributions"
required to be filed with the county board of elections
Amend Bill, page 7, line 26, by inserting after "report"
or statement
Amend Bill, page 7, line 28, by inserting after "report"
or statement
Amend Bill, page 7, line 29, by inserting after "report"
or statement
Amend Bill, page 7, line 30, by inserting a bracket before
"A"
Amend Bill, page 7, line 30, by inserting after "supervisor"
] The county board of elections
Amend Bill, page 8, line 3, by inserting a bracket before
"supervisor"
Amend Bill, page 8, line 3, by inserting after "supervisor"
] county board of elections
Amend Bill, page 8, line 13, by inserting a bracket before
"supervisor"
Amend Bill, page 8, line 13, by inserting after "supervisor"
] county board of elections
Amend Bill, page 8, line 17, by striking out all of said line
and inserting
reporting requirements contained in section 1628.
(b) For reports
Amend Bill, page 9, line 6, by striking out "Section 1640 of
the act is" and inserting
Sections 1640 and 1641(a) of the act are
Amend Bill, page 10, line 9, by inserting after "statement"
or report
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Amend Bill, page 10, by inserting between lines 16 and 17
Section 1641. Reports by Business Entities; Publication by
Secretary of the Commonwealth.--
(a) Any business entity including but not limited to a
corporation, company, association, partnership or sole
proprietorship, which has been awarded non-bid contracts from
the Commonwealth or its political subdivisions during the
preceding calendar year, shall report electronically in
accordance with section 1631.1 by February 15 of each year to
the Secretary of the Commonwealth an itemized list of all
political contributions known to the business entity by virtue
of the knowledge possessed by every officer, director,
associate, partner, limited partner or individual owner that has
been made by:
(1) any officer, director, associate, partner, limited
partner, individual owner or members of their immediate family
when the contributions exceed an aggregate of one thousand
dollars ($1,000) by any individual during the preceding year; or
(2) any employe or members of his immediate family whose
political contribution exceeded one thousand dollars ($1,000)
during the preceding year.
For the purposes of this subsection, "immediate family" means a
person's spouse and any unemancipated child.
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Amend Bill, page 10, line 22, by striking out "90" and
inserting
120
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See A00681 in
the context
of SB0178