PRIOR PRINTER'S NOS. 290, 813
PRINTER'S NO. 3901
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY BAKER, GINGRICH, PICKETT, M. K. KELLER, MAJOR, O'NEILL, STERN, CAUSER, RAPP, CUTLER, TAYLOR, HESS, C. HARRIS, SWANGER, FLECK, DENLINGER, MURT, GRELL, QUINN, CLYMER AND EVERETT, JANUARY 23, 2013
SENATOR CORMAN, APPROPRIATIONS, IN SENATE, RE-REPORTED AS AMENDED, JUNE 30, 2014
<-1Amending the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.343, No.176), entitled,
2as amended, "An act relating to the finances of the State
3government; providing for the settlement, assessment,
4collection, and lien of taxes, bonus, and all other accounts
5due the Commonwealth, the collection and recovery of fees and
6other money or property due or belonging to the Commonwealth,
7or any agency thereof, including escheated property and the
8proceeds of its sale, the custody and disbursement or other
9disposition of funds and securities belonging to or in the
10possession of the Commonwealth, and the settlement of claims
11against the Commonwealth, the resettlement of accounts and
12appeals to the courts, refunds of moneys erroneously paid to
13the Commonwealth, auditing the accounts of the Commonwealth
14and all agencies thereof, of all public officers collecting
15moneys payable to the Commonwealth, or any agency thereof,
16and all receipts of appropriations from the Commonwealth,
17authorizing the Commonwealth to issue tax anticipation notes
18to defray current expenses, implementing the provisions of
19section 7(a) of Article VIII of the Constitution of
20Pennsylvania authorizing and restricting the incurring of
21certain debt and imposing penalties; affecting every
22department, board, commission, and officer of the State
23government, every political subdivision of the State, and
24certain officers of such subdivisions, every person,
25association, and corporation required to pay, assess, or
26collect taxes, or to make returns or reports under the laws
27imposing taxes for State purposes, or to pay license fees or
28other moneys to the Commonwealth, or any agency thereof,
29every State depository and every debtor or creditor of the
30Commonwealth," further providing, in general budget
1implementation, for the Department of Public Welfare.
<-2Amending the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.343, No.176), entitled,
3as amended, "An act relating to the finances of the State
4government; providing for the settlement, assessment,
5collection, and lien of taxes, bonus, and all other accounts
6due the Commonwealth, the collection and recovery of fees and
7other money or property due or belonging to the Commonwealth,
8or any agency thereof, including escheated property and the
9proceeds of its sale, the custody and disbursement or other
10disposition of funds and securities belonging to or in the
11possession of the Commonwealth, and the settlement of claims
12against the Commonwealth, the resettlement of accounts and
13appeals to the courts, refunds of moneys erroneously paid to
14the Commonwealth, auditing the accounts of the Commonwealth
15and all agencies thereof, of all public officers collecting
16moneys payable to the Commonwealth, or any agency thereof,
17and all receipts of appropriations from the Commonwealth,
18authorizing the Commonwealth to issue tax anticipation notes
19to defray current expenses, implementing the provisions of
20section 7(a) of Article VIII of the Constitution of
21Pennsylvania authorizing and restricting the incurring of
22certain debt and imposing penalties; affecting every
23department, board, commission, and officer of the State
24government, every political subdivision of the State, and
25certain officers of such subdivisions, every person,
26association, and corporation required to pay, assess, or
27collect taxes, or to make returns or reports under the laws
28imposing taxes for State purposes, or to pay license fees or
29other moneys to the Commonwealth, or any agency thereof,
30every State depository and every debtor or creditor of the
31Commonwealth," in Department of Revenue, providing for bank
32shares tax surcharge; in Treasury Department, further
33providing for investment of money; in resettlement of
34accounts, review and appeal, providing for exclusive appeal
35procedure for shares taxes; in disposition of abandoned and
36unclaimed property, further providing for definitions, for
37property held by financial institutions, for property held by
38insurers, for property held by utilities, for property held
39by business associations, for property held by fiduciaries,
40for property held by courts and public officers and agencies,
41for miscellaneous property held for or owing to another and
42for report of property subject to custody and control of the
43Commonwealth, providing for certificate of finder
44registration, for revocation of finder registration and for
45appeals, further providing for examination of records, for
46proceeding to compel reporting or delivery and for penalties,
47and providing for relation to Electronic Signatures in Global
48and National Commerce Act; in inquisitorial powers of fiscal
49officers, further providing for examination and adjustment of
50public accounts and the collection of amounts due the
51Commonwealth; in oil and gas wells, providing for legislative
52findings and further providing for appropriation, for the
53Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and for
54additional transfers; in special funds, further providing for
55funding, establishing the H2O PA Account, and providing for
56other grants; in additional special funds, further providing
57for use of fund, providing for termination, for transfer to
58Public School Employees' Retirement System, and further
59providing for distributions from Pennsylvania Race Horse
60Development Fund; in general budget implementation, further
1providing for Department of Community and Economic
2Development and providing for Environmental Quality Board;
3further providing for State Civil Service Commission;
4providing for surcharges and for other agencies; providing
5for rural regional college for underserved counties, for
62014-2015 budget implementation and for 2014-2015
7restrictions on appropriations for funds and accounts; and
8making related repeals.
<-11Section 1. Section 1729-E of the act of April 9, 1929
12(P.L.343, No.176), known as The Fiscal Code, amended or added
13July 17, 2007 (P.L.141, No.42) and July 2, 2012 (P.L.823,
14No.87), is amended to read:
15Section 1729-E. Department of Public Welfare.
18(1) Any rule, regulation or policy for the Federal or
19State appropriations for the cash assistance, outpatient,
20inpatient, capitation, behavioral health, long-term care and
21Supplemental Grants to the Aged, Blind and Disabled, Child
22Care and Attendant Care programs adopted by the Secretary of
23Public Welfare during the fiscal year which adds to the cost
24of any public assistance program shall be effective only from
25and after the date upon which it is approved as to the
26availability of funds by the Governor.
29(i) No funds appropriated for approved capitation
30plans shall be used to pay a provider who fails to supply
31information in a form required by the department in order
32to facilitate claims for Federal financial participation
33for services rendered to general assistance clients.
5(A) The department shall reimburse a "critical
6access hospital," as defined in section 1861(mm)(1)
7of the Social Security Act (49 Stat. 620, 42 U.S.C. §
81395x(mm)(1)), which is qualified to participate
9under Title XIX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.
10§ 1396 et seq.) at 101% of medical assistance
11allowable costs for:
20(B) The payments to the critical access
21hospitals shall be the sum of the difference between
22101% of medical assistance allowable cost and medical
23assistance payments received toward those costs as
24calculated for each critical access hospital, in the
25most recent year for which complete data is
1application or redetermination, information required
2by the department for inclusion in the annual report
3under clause (B), no funds from an appropriation for
4medical assistance shall be used to pay for medical
5assistance services for a child under 21 years of
12(B) The department shall submit to the Public
13Health and Welfare Committee of the Senate and the
14Health and Human Services Committee of the House of
15Representatives an annual report including the
17(I) Family size.
18(II) Household income.
19(III) County of residence.
22(V) Third-party insurance information.
29Section 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
<-30Section 1. The General Assembly finds and declares as
7(3) Section 24 of Article III of the Constitution of
8Pennsylvania requires the General Assembly to adopt all
9appropriations for the operation of government in the
10Commonwealth, regardless of their source. The Supreme Court
11has repeatedly affirmed that, "It is fundamental within
12Pennsylvania's tripartite system that the General Assembly
13enacts the legislation establishing those programs which the
14state provides for its citizens and appropriates the funds
15necessary for their operation."
16(4) Pursuant to section 13 of Article VIII of the
17Constitution of Pennsylvania, the General Assembly is
18explicitly required to adopt a balanced Commonwealth budget.
19Given the unpredictability and potential insufficiency of
20revenue collections, various changes in State law relating to
21sources of revenue, the collection of revenue and the
22implementation of statutes which impact revenue may be
23required to discharge this constitutional obligation.
24(5) Section 11 of Article III of the Constitution of
25Pennsylvania requires the adoption of a general appropriation
26bill that embraces "nothing but appropriations." While actual
27appropriations can be contained in a General Appropriations
28Act, the achievement and implementation of a comprehensive
29budget involves more than appropriations. Ultimately, the
30budget has to be balanced under section 13 of Article VIII of
4(6) For the reasons set forth in paragraphs (1), (2),
5(3), (4) and (5), it is the intent of the General Assembly
6through this act to provide for the implementation of the
72014-2015 Commonwealth budget.
8(7) Every provision of this act relates to the
9implementation of the operating budget of the Commonwealth
10for this fiscal year, addressing in various ways the fiscal
11operations, revenues and potential liabilities of the
12Commonwealth. To that end, this act places conditions on
13appropriations, provides for accountability for spending and
14makes any necessary transfers or other changes necessary to
15impact the availability of revenue or the fiscal conditions
16of the Commonwealth, in order to meet the requirements of
17section 13 of Article VIII of the Constitution of
18Pennsylvania and to implement the act of , 2014
19(P.L. , No. A), known as the General Appropriation Act of
21Section 1.1. The act is amended by adding a section to read:
22Section 215. Power and Duty of Department; Bank Shares Tax
23Surcharge; Temporary Regulations.--(a) It is the intention of
24the General Assembly that the restructuring of the bank shares
25tax enacted by the act of July 9, 2013 (P.L.270, No.52),
26entitled "An act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6,
27No.2), entitled 'An act relating to tax reform and State
28taxation by codifying and enumerating certain subjects of
29taxation and imposing taxes thereon; providing procedures for
30the payment, collection, administration and enforcement thereof;
1providing for tax credits in certain cases; conferring powers
2and imposing duties upon the Department of Revenue, certain
3employers, fiduciaries, individuals, persons, corporations and
4other entities; prescribing crimes, offenses and penalties,' in
5tax for education, further providing for definitions, for
6exclusions from tax, for credit against tax, for licenses and
7for local receivers of use tax; providing for remote sales
8reports; providing for special taxing authority; in personal
9income tax, further providing for definitions, for classes of
10income and for taxability of partners; providing for tax
11treatment determined at partnership level and for tax imposed at
12partnership level; further providing for income of a
13Pennsylvania S corporation, for income taxes imposed by other
14states and for operational provisions; providing for
15contributions for the Children's Trust Fund and for
16contributions for American Red Cross; further providing for
17general rule, for return of Pennsylvania S corporation, for
18requirements concerning returns, notices, records and statements
19and for additions, penalties and fees; providing for citation
20authority; in corporate net income tax, further providing for
21definitions and for reports and payment of tax; in capital stock
22and franchise tax, further providing for imposition and for
23expiration; in bank and trust company shares tax, further
24providing for imposition of tax, for ascertainment of taxable
25amount and exclusion of United States obligations, for
26apportionment and for definitions; in realty transfer tax,
27further providing for definitions, for imposition of tax, for
28excluded transactions and for acquired company; providing for
29nonlicensed corporation pari-mutuel wagering tax; in film
30production tax credit, further providing for definitions, for
1credit for qualified film production expenses and for carryover,
2carryback and assignment of credit; in educational opportunity
3scholarship tax credit, further providing for scholarships;
4repealing provisions relating to coal waste removal and
5ultraclean fuels tax credit; in job creation tax credit, further
6providing for tax credits; making an editorial change; providing
7for city revitalization and improvement zones, for mobile
8telecommunications broadband investment tax credit, for the
9Innovate in PA Program, for neighborhood improvement zones and
10for Keystone Special Development Zone program; in inheritance
11tax, further providing for transfers not subject to tax, for
12exemption for poverty, for liabilities and for deductions not
13allowed; in procedure and administration, further providing for
14definitions and for petition for reassessment; providing for the
15Board of Finance and Revenue; further providing for review by
16the Board of Finance and Revenue; providing for a report
17concerning the significant changes in the structure and
18regulatory environment within the banking industry; and making
19related repeals," be accomplished in a manner that maintains
20revenues received from the bank shares tax at no less than
21historic levels plus reasonable rates of growth. This section is
22necessary to provide stable and predictable tax revenues to the
23Commonwealth and to ensure that the total amount of revenues
24received by the Commonwealth from the bank shares tax do not
25fall below the amounts necessary for general budget
27(b) By February 15, 2015, every institution subject to tax
28under Article VII of the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2),
29known as the "Tax Reform Code of 1971," as of January 1, 2014,
30shall pay a tax surcharge for the 2014 calendar year determined
7(b.1) By February 15, 2016, every institution subject to tax
8under Article VII of the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2),
9known as the "Tax Reform Code of 1971," as of January 1, 2015,
10shall pay a tax surcharge for the 2015 calendar year determined
17(c) The total amount of the surcharge for the 2014 calendar
18year shall be twenty million dollars ($20,000,000). The
19secretary may waive or reduce the amount of the surcharge for
20the calendar year if the tax receipts under Article VII of the
21"Tax Reform Code of 1971" exceed the revenue estimates for
22fiscal year 2014-2015 under section 618 of the act of April 9,
231929 (P.L.177, No.175), known as "The Administrative Code of
25(c.1) The total amount of the surcharge for the 2015
26calendar year shall be twenty million dollars ($20,000,000). The
27secretary may waive or reduce the amount of the surcharge for
28the calendar year if the tax receipts under Article VII of the
29"Tax Reform Code of 1971" exceed the revenue estimates for
30fiscal year 2015-2016 under section 618 of "The Administrative
1Code of 1929."
12(2) For purposes of the computation under paragraph (1), the
13taxable amount of shares shall be the combined taxable amount of
14shares apportioned to this Commonwealth for the 2014 calendar
15year by the institution, its predecessor and any institution
16acquired by, merged into or combined or consolidated with the
17institution for the tax imposed under Article VII of the "Tax
18Reform Code of 1971."
23(f) The department shall prescribe forms and procedures for
24filing and paying the tax surcharge amounts required by this
25section. Parts III, IV, V, VI and VII of Article IV of the "Tax
26Reform Code of 1971," are incorporated by reference into this
27section insofar as they are consistent with this section and
28applicable to the surcharge imposed under this section.
15(3) The limited regulations shall apply to the surcharge
16imposed under this section and the tax imposed for calendar
17years beginning after December 31, 2013, and ending before
18January 1, 2016, under Article VII of the "Tax Reform Code of
24Section 301.1. Investment of Moneys.--* * *
25(i) * * *
26(2) The authority to invest or reinvest the moneys of any
27fund pursuant to this subsection shall expire December 31,
28 2019. The Treasury Department may maintain investments
29pursuant to this subsection which are in existence on the
30expiration date in this paragraph for not more than two years
1following such expiration date.
2Section 1.3. The act is amended by adding a section to read:
8(c) Notwithstanding any provision of this act or any other
9law to the contrary, the procedure set forth in this section
10shall constitute the exclusive method by which an appeal may be
11taken from the assessment of:
12(1) the tax surcharge imposed under section 215; or
13(2) the tax imposed for calendar years beginning after
14December 31, 2013, and ending before January 1, 2016, under
15Article VII of the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as
16the "Tax Reform Code of 1971."
19(1) the tax surcharge imposed under section 215; or
23Section 1.4. The definitions of "holder" and "owner" in
24section 1301.1 of the act, amended or added December 9, 1982
25(P.L.1057, No.248), June 29, 2002 (P.L.614, No.91) and December
2623, 2003 (P.L.243, No.45), are amended and the section is
27amended by adding definitions to read:
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4* * *
5"Holder" shall mean a person obligated to hold for the
6account of or deliver or pay to the owner, property which is
7subject to this article and shall include any person in
8possession of property subject to this article belonging to
9another, or who is a trustee in case of a trust, or is indebted
10to another on an obligation subject to this article [or any
11financial institution which has paid amounts and sums to the
12State Treasurer under subsection (c) of section 1301.13 of this
13article] and the agent or legal representative of the person
14obligated, the person in possession, the trustee or the debtor.
15"Indicated an interest in property" shall mean any contact,
16communication or transaction, related to property, from the
17owner, or involving some affirmative action by the owner, which
18is documented in a contemporaneous record prepared by or on
19behalf of the holder or in the possession of the holder,
21(i) a written contact, communication or transaction;
29* * *
30"Owner" shall mean a person that has a legal or equitable
1interest in property subject to this article or a person whose
2name appears on the record of a holder as the person entitled to
3property held, issued or owing by the holder and shall include a
4depositor in case of a deposit, a creditor, claimant or payee in
5case of other choses in action[, or any other person having a
6legal or equitable interest in property subject to this article,
7or his] and a legal representative of the person with the
8interest, the entitled person, the depositor, the creditor, the
9claimant or the payee.
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14* * *
201. Any demand, saving or matured time deposit in a financial
21institution, or any funds paid toward the purchase of shares or
22other interest in a savings association, savings and loan or
23building and loan association, excluding any charges that may
24lawfully be withheld, unless within the preceding [five (5)]
25three (3) years the owner has:
26(i) Increased the amount of the deposit, shares or claim,
27otherwise than by the crediting of accrued interest, or
28decreased it, or presented to the holder evidence of the
29deposit, shares or claim; or
30(ii) Corresponded in writing with the holder concerning the
1deposit, shares or claim; or
7(iv) Received tax reports or regular statements of the
8deposits, shares or claim by certified mail or other method of
9communication that will provide the financial institution with a
10record that such report or statement was transmitted and
142. A deposit under clause 1 shall include any interest or
15dividend which the financial institution would pay to the owner
16upon claim therefor. The charges which may be excluded hereunder
17shall not include any charge due to inactivity imposed, directly
18or indirectly, after December 31, 1981 unless there is a valid
19and enforceable written contract between the financial
20institution and the owner of the deposit pursuant to which the
21financial institution may impose said charge.
223. Any sum payable on checks or on written instruments
23including, but not limited to, drafts, money orders and
24travelers checks, on which a financial institution is directly
25liable, and (i) which have been outstanding for more than [five
26(5)] three (3) years, or in the case of travelers checks,
27fifteen (15) years, or in the case of money orders, six (6)
28years in calendar year 2003 and seven (7) years in calendar year
292004 and thereafter, from the date payable or from the date of
30issuance if payable on demand; and (ii) the owner of which has
1not written to the financial institution concerning it, nor
2otherwise indicated an interest [as evidenced by a writing on
3file with the financial institution]. An indication of interest
4in a check or instrument on which a financial institution is
5directly liable shall be recognized if it is made with respect
6to the interests of the remitter, the payee or a person entitled
7to enforce the instrument.
84. Any funds or other personal property, tangible or
9intangible, removed from a safe deposit box or any other
10safekeeping repository in the Commonwealth on which the lease or
11rental period has expired due to nonpayment of rental charges or
12other reason, or any surplus amounts arising from the sale
13thereof pursuant to law, if the same has not been claimed by the
14owner for more than [five (5)] three (3) years from the date on
15which the rental period expired.
21(ii) Deposits established under 20 Pa.C.S. Ch. 53 (relating
22to Pennsylvania Uniform Transfers to Minors Act) or similar law
23concerning transfers to minors while the custodianship has not
41. Any moneys held or owing by an insurer as established by
5its records under any contract of annuity or policy of life
6insurance including premiums returnable or dividends payable,
7unclaimed and unpaid for more than [five (5)] three (3) years
8after the moneys have or shall become due and payable under the
9provisions of such contract of annuity or policy of insurance. A
10life insurance policy not matured by actual proof of the death
11of the insured is deemed to be matured and the proceeds thereof
12are deemed to be due and payable if such policy was in force
13when the insured attained the limiting age under the mortality
14table on which the reserve is based, unless the person appearing
15entitled thereto has within the preceding [five (5)] three (3)
16years, (i) assigned, readjusted or paid premiums on the policy,
17or subjected the policy to loan, or (ii) corresponded in writing
18with the insurer concerning the policy.
192. If a person other than the insured or annuitant is
20entitled to the funds and no address of such person is known to
21the insurer or if it is not definite and certain from the
22records of the insurer what person is entitled to the funds, it
23is presumed that the last known address of the person entitled
24to the funds is the same as the last known address of the
25insured or annuitant according to the records of the insurer.
1abandoned two (2) years after the date of the demutualization or
2reorganization if instruments or statements reflecting the
3distribution are either mailed to the owner and returned by the
4post office as undeliverable or not mailed to the owner because
5of a known bad address on the books and records of the holder.
91. Any moneys held or owing by an insurer as established by
10its records under any contract of insurance other than annuity
11or life insurance, including premiums or deposits returnable or
12dividends payable to policy or contract holders or other persons
13entitled thereto, unclaimed and unpaid for more than [five (5)]
14three (3) years after the moneys have or shall become due and
15payable under the provisions of such contracts of insurance.
162. If a person other than the insured, the principal or the
17claimant is entitled to the funds and no address of such person
18is known to the insurer or if it is not definite and certain
19from the records of the insurer what person is entitled to the
20funds, it is presumed that the last known address of the person
21entitled to the funds is the same as the last known address of
22the insured, the principal or the claimant according to the
23records of the insurer.
1terms of an agreement the advance, toll, deposit, collateral
2security or other property is due to or demandable by the owner
3and has remained unclaimed for [five (5)] three (3) years or
4more from the date when it first became due to or demandable by
5the owner under the agreement.
62. Any sum which a utility has been ordered to refund, less
7any lawful deductions, and which has remained unclaimed by the
8person appearing on the records of the utility entitled thereto
9for two (2) years or more after the date it became payable in
10accordance with the final order providing for the refund.
161. The consideration paid for a gift certificate or gift
17card which has remained unredeemed for two (2) years or more
18after its redemption period has expired or after the minimum
19period specified in section 915(c) of the Consumer Credit
20Protection Act (Public Law 90-321, 15 U.S.C. § 1693l-1(c)),
21whichever occurs later, or for [five (5)] three (3) years or
22more from the date of issuance if no redemption period is
23specified. The provisions of this clause shall not apply to a
24qualified gift certificate.
252. Any certificate of stock or participating right in a
26business association, for which a certificate has been issued or
27is issuable but has not been delivered, whenever the owner
28thereof has not claimed or indicated an interest in such
29property[, or corresponded in writing with the business
30association concerning it,] within [five (5)] three (3) years
33. Any sum due as a dividend, profit, distribution, payment
4or distributive share of principal held or owing by a business
5association, whenever the owner has not claimed or indicated an
6interest in such sum [or corresponded in writing with the
7business association concerning it] within [five (5)] three (3)
8years after the date prescribed for payment or delivery.
94. Any sum due as principal or interest on the business
10association's bonds or debentures, or coupons attached thereto,
11whenever the owner has not claimed or indicated an interest in
12such sum [or corresponded in writing with the business
13association concerning it] within [five (5)] three (3) years
14after the date prescribed for payment.
155. Any sum or certificate or participating right due by a
16cooperative to a participating patron, whenever the owner has
17not claimed or indicated an interest in such property[, or
18corresponded with the cooperative concerning the same] within
19[five (5)] three (3) years after the date prescribed for payment
261. All property held in a fiduciary capacity for the benefit
27of another person, unless the owner, within [five (5)] three (3)
28years after it has or shall become payable or distributable, has
29increased or decreased the principal, accepted payment of
30principal or income[, corresponded in writing concerning the
1property] or otherwise indicated an interest [therein as
2evidenced by a writing on file with the fiduciary] in the
3property or in other property of the owner in the possession,
4custody or control of the holder.
52. For an individual retirement account, a retirement plan
6for self-employed individuals or a similar account or plan
7created pursuant to Federal internal revenue law or to the law
8of this Commonwealth and not subject to a mandatory distribution
9requirement, three (3) years after the owner has:
10(i) attained seventy and one half (70.5) years of age; or
191. Except as provided in clauses 2 and 2.1 or clause 6, all
20property held for the owner by any court, public corporation,
21public authority or instrumentality of the United States, the
22Commonwealth, or any other state, or by a public officer or
23political subdivision thereof, unclaimed by the owner for more
24than [five (5)] three (3) years from the date it first became
25demandable or distributable.
33. The bicycles held pursuant to clause 2 and tangible
4property held pursuant to clause 2.1 and which the State
5Treasurer refuses in writing to accept may be disposed of by the
6municipality to the highest bidder after due notice by
7advertisement for bids or at public auction at such time and
8place as may be designated by the municipality or the governing
9body may, by resolution, donate the bicycles or such tangible
10property to a charitable organization. Any proceeds from the
11sale of the bicycles or such tangible property shall be retained
12by the municipality and used for municipal purposes.
134. Bicycles held by or acquired by the Commonwealth for
14ninety (90) days may be disposed of at public auction at such
15time and place as may be designated by the State Treasurer.
16Proceeds of such sale or sales shall be deposited in the General
185. All property held by or subject to the control of any
19court, public corporation, public authority or instrumentality
20of the Commonwealth or by a public officer or political
21subdivision thereof, which is without a rightful or lawful
22owner, to the extent not otherwise provided for by law, held for
23more than one year.
246. Restitution held for the owner by any court, public
25corporation, public authority or instrumentality of the
26Commonwealth, or by a public officer or political subdivision
27thereof, unclaimed by the owner for more than [five (5)] three
28(3) years from the date it first became demandable or
30Section 8. Section 1301.10 of the act, amended December 23,
12003 (P.L.243, No.45), is amended to read:
51. All property, not otherwise covered by this article,
6[that] which is admitted in writing by the holder and
7adjudicated to be due, [that] which is held or owing in the
8ordinary course of the holder's business, [and that] which has
9remained unclaimed by the owner for more than [five (5)] three
10(3) years after it became payable or distributable and in which
11the owner has not indicated an interest, is presumed abandoned
12and unclaimed except for clause 2.
132. Wages or other compensation for personal services that
14have remained unclaimed by the owner for more than two (2) years
15after the wages or other compensation for personal services
16become payable or are distributed are presumed abandoned and
22(g) All agreements or powers of attorney to recover or
23collect abandoned and unclaimed property contained in the
24reports filed under this article shall be valid and enforceable
25only if the agreements:
13. disclose the nature and value of the property; [and]
12* * *
13Section 8.2. The act is amended by adding sections to read:
14Section 1301.11a. Certificate of Finder Registration.--(a)
15Except for a person who is admitted to practice law before a
16court of a Federal or State jurisdiction or subject to section
171301.11(i), a person may not on behalf of another:
212. receive a fee, compensation, commission or other
22remuneration for the activity under clause 1 without first
23obtaining a certificate of registration from the State Treasurer
24in accordance with this section.
25(b) An application for a certificate of registration shall
26be in writing and on the form prescribed by the State Treasurer
27and accompanied by a recent full face color photograph of the
28applicant. In addition to information that may be requested by
29the State Treasurer, the application shall provide the
32. a statement that the applicant has not, during the ten-
4year period immediately preceding the submission of the
5application, violated a provision of this article or has been
6convicted of a felony or an offense of:
14(iii) perjury, false swearing, fraud or other offense, as
15enumerated in 18 Pa.C.S. Ch. 49 Subch. A (relating to perjury
16and falsification in official matters) or its equivalent if
17committed in another jurisdiction;
183. A statement that, to the applicant's knowledge, the
19applicant is not the subject of an ongoing investigation or
20prosecution involving an alleged violation of a provision of
21this article or an offense of:
4(c) Upon the filing of the application, the State Treasurer
5may investigate the applicant to verify the information provided
6in the application and to determine the applicant's eligibility
7for a certificate of registration under this section. False
8information on an application is grounds for a denial,
9nonrenewal, suspension or revocation of the applicant's
10certificate of registration.
141. During the ten-year period immediately preceding the
15submission of the application, the applicant has not violated a
16provision of this article or has been convicted of a felony or
17an offense of:
272. The applicant has executed a sworn statement that is a
28commitment to conduct his actions as a finder of abandoned and
29unclaimed property in compliance with this article and the
30regulations promulgated under this article.
83. The applicant is not the subject of an ongoing
9investigation or order of revocation by the State Treasurer or
10the equivalent in another jurisdiction, or an ongoing
11investigation or prosecution by a law enforcement agency
12involving an offense enumerated under subsection (d)1.
13Section 1301.11b. Revocation of Finder Registration.--(a)
14After notice and an opportunity for a hearing, the State
15Treasurer may revoke, suspend or refuse to issue or renew a
16certificate of registration if the following are found:
27(iii) perjury, false swearing, fraud or other offense, as
28enumerated in 18 Pa.C.S. Ch. 49 Subch. A (relating to perjury
29and falsification in official matters) or its equivalent if
30committed in another jurisdiction.
12. In the opinion of the State Treasurer, the person's
2conduct as a finder of abandoned or unclaimed property
3undermines the confidence of the public or warrants the belief
4that the person's business will not be conducted honestly and
9(c) In conducting an investigation under this section, the
10State Treasurer may compel, by subpoena, witnesses to testify in
11relation to any alleged misconduct or complaint and may require
12the production of a book, record or other document pertaining to
13that matter. If a person fails to file a statement or report,
14obey a subpoena, give testimony, produce a book, record or other
15document as required by a subpoena, or permit photocopying of a
16book, record or other document subpoenaed, the Commonwealth
17Court, upon application made to it by the State Treasurer, may
18compel obedience by an attachment proceeding for contempt, as in
19the case of disobedience of the requirements of a subpoena
20issued by the court or a refusal to testify in the court.
21(d) If a person is engaged in an activity that constitutes a
22violation of this article or has attempted or committed an
23offense identified under subsection (a)1, the State Treasurer
24shall immediately revoke the certificate of registration of the
26Section 1301.11c. Appeals.--(a) The Commonwealth Court
27shall be vested with exclusive appellate jurisdiction to
28consider appeals of a final order, determination or decision of
29the State Treasurer involving the issuance, nonissuance,
30renewal, nonrenewal, revocation or suspension of a certification
1of registration under this article.
2(b) Notwithstanding law to the contrary, orders,
3determinations or decisions of the State Treasurer involving the
4issuance, nonissuance, renewal, nonrenewal, revocation or
5suspension of a certification of registration under this article
6shall be affirmed unless it is found that the State Treasurer
7committed an error of law or that the order, determination or
8decision was arbitrary and there was a capricious disregard of
12Section 1301.23. Examination of Records.--[(a) If the State
13Treasurer has reason to believe that any holder has failed to
14report property that should have been reported pursuant to this
15article, the State Treasurer may, at reasonable times and upon
16reasonable notice, examine the records of such person with
17respect to such property.
18(b) If a holder fails after the effective date of this
19subsection to maintain the records required or the records of
20the holder available for the periods subject to this act are
21insufficient to permit the preparation of a report, the State
22Treasurer may require the holder to report and pay the amount
23the State Treasurer may reasonably estimate on the basis of any
24available records of the holder or on the basis of any other
25reasonable method of estimation that the State Treasurer may
27(a) The State Treasurer may require a person who has not
28filed a report, or a person who the State Treasurer believes has
29filed an inaccurate, incomplete or false report, to file a
30verified report in a form specified by the State Treasurer. The
1report must state whether the holder, or agent thereof, is
2holding property reportable under this article, describe
3property not previously reported or as to which the State
4Treasurer has made inquiry and specifically identify and state
5the amounts of property that may be in issue.
6(b) The State Treasurer, at reasonable times and upon
7reasonable notice, may examine the records of any person or
8agent thereof to determine whether the person has complied with
9this article. The administrator may conduct the examination even
10if the person believes it is not in possession of any property
11that must be reported, paid or delivered under this article. The
12State Treasurer may contract with any other person to conduct
13the examination on behalf of the State Treasurer, the selection
14of whom shall not be questioned.
15(c) The State Treasurer at reasonable times may examine the
16records of an agent, including a dividend disbursing agent or
17transfer agent, of a business association or financial
18association that is the holder of property presumed abandoned if
19the administrator has given the notice required by subsection
20(b) to both the association or organization and the agent at
21least 90 days before the examination.
22(d) Documents and working papers obtained or compiled by the
23State Treasurer, or the State Treasurer's agents, employees or
24designated representatives, in the course of conducting an
25examination are confidential and are not public records, but the
26documents and papers may be:
1other governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality;
23. produced pursuant to subpoena or court order; or
34. disclosed to the abandoned property office of another
4state for that state's use in circumstances equivalent to those
5described in this subdivision, if the other state is bound to
6keep the documents and papers confidential.
7(e) If an examination of the records of a holder results in
8the disclosure of property reportable under this article, the
9State Treasurer may assess the cost of the examination against
10the holder at the rate of $200 a day for each examiner, or a
11greater amount that is reasonable and was incurred, but the
12assessment may not exceed the value of the property found to be
13reportable. The cost of an examination made pursuant to
14subsection (c) may be assessed only against the business
15association or financial institution.
16(f) If, after the effective date of this section, a holder
17does not maintain the adequate records and the records of the
18holder that are available are insufficient to permit the
19preparation of a report, the State Treasurer may require the
20holder to report and pay to the State Treasurer the amount the
21State Treasurer reasonably estimates, on the basis of any
22available records of the holder or by any other reasonable
23method of estimation that the State Treasurer may select.
1holder shall pay a penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars
2($1,000) per day to the State Treasurer beginning with the day
3after the report should have been filed and continuing each day
4thereafter until a proper report is filed with the State
5Treasurer. The State Treasurer may waive all or a portion of the
6penalty for good cause.
7Section 1301.25. Penalties.--* * *
8(d) A person who is found to have violated section 1301.11
9or 1301.11a, in addition to other sanctions under this article,
10shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree and shall,
11upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed one
12thousand dollars ($1,000) for the first offense. A person who is
13found guilty of a subsequent offense shall be subject to a fine
14not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000).
15Section 8.5. The act is amended by adding a section to read:
16Section 1301.28b. Relation to Electronic Signatures in
17Global and National Commerce Act.--(a) Except as set forth in
18subsection (b), this article modifies, limits and supersedes the
19Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act
20(Public Law 106-229, 15 U.S.C. § 7001 et seq.).
21(b) This article does not:
30Section 1602. In the Examination and Adjustment of Public
1Accounts and the Collection of Amounts Due the Commonwealth.--
2(a) To enable the Auditor General to examine and adjust the
3public accounts, the State Treasurer to examine and revise the
4same and abandoned and unclaimed property accounts, and the
5Secretary of Revenue to settle or otherwise determine the amount
6of and collect taxes, or collect other amounts due the
7Commonwealth, each of said officers is severally hereby invested
8with power to compel all persons, in the receipt or possession
9of public moneys, to render to him their accounts, and to
10enforce the attendance (in the manner hereinafter pointed out)
11at his office of such persons, whether parties or witnesses,
12whom he may deem necessary to examine in the investigation of
13any public account, and to administer all necessary oaths or
14affirmations; and each of said officers is hereby also invested
15with power to compel the exhibition or delivery to him (as the
16case may be), by any person possessing the same, in the manner
17hereinafter pointed out, of all official or public books,
18accounts, documents, or papers, which have any relation to or
19connection with any public account or abandoned and unclaimed
20property account, and which he may deem necessary in the
21investigation, adjustment, or collection of the same: Provided,
22however, That if by reason of the distance of residence from the
23seat of government, or from any sufficient cause satisfactory to
24the Auditor General, the State Treasurer, or the Secretary of
25Revenue, as the case may be, if it be found impracticable or
26difficult to procure the attendance of such person at the office
27of such officer for the purpose of giving information respecting
28any public account or abandoned and unclaimed property account,
29it is hereby made the duty of such officer to procure the
30testimony of all such persons to be taken before any judge of a
4(b) In order to procure the attendance of such persons as
5the Auditor General, the State Treasurer, or the Secretary of
6Revenue, may deem necessary in relation to any public account or
7abandoned and unclaimed property account, already furnished or
8to be furnished, he, the said Auditor General, State Treasurer,
9or Secretary of Revenue, shall issue his writ, directed to and
10commanding the sheriff of the county wherein such person or
11persons reside, whom he may summon to cause the attendance at
12the office of the Auditor General, the State Treasurer, or the
13Secretary of Revenue, as the case may be, of such person or
14persons; and, if, after thirty days from the time the said
15person or persons ought to have appeared in the office of the
16Auditor General, the State Treasurer, or the Secretary of
17Revenue, agreeably to the said summons, such person or persons
18neglect or refuse to appear, he, the said Auditor General, State
19Treasurer, or Secretary of Revenue, may issue his writ of
20attachment, commanding the sheriff to commit such person or
21persons, so neglecting or refusing to appear, to the common jail
22of the county, there to remain until he or they shall consent to
23comply with this act or shall be discharged by due course of
25* * *
26Section 8.7. The act is amended by adding a section to read:
27Section 1601.1-E. Legislative findings.
28The General Assembly finds and declares as follows:
1effectuate the 2014-2015 General Appropriations Act.
2(2) Leases utilized by the department include provisions
3that are highly protective of the ecological integrity of
4State forest lands and carefully crafted to minimize rare and
5endangered plants, wildlife and their habitat and the vast
6number of streams and watersheds that are part of State
7forest and park lands.
18(iii) Limiting the number of well pads allowed to be
19constructed on the lease tract; providing for deep
20drilling insurance; and prohibiting the development of
21the ecologically sensitive areas, including designated
22wild and natural areas and areas of special
23consideration, without the department's prior written
25(4) The department continually updates and employs best
26management practices when managing oil and gas activities on
27State forest lands to ensure that shale-gas activities are
28consistent with the recreational and ecological uses of State
30(5) The department has implemented a Shale-Gas
3(6) The fund is not a constitutional trust.
10(9) The General Assembly affirms its intent that:
11(i) The department should continue the operation of
12the shale-gas monitoring activities program to monitor,
13evaluate and report the impacts of shale-gas activities
14in State forest and, in consultation with the Governor's
15Office, utilize data received from ongoing monitoring to
16adjust its management planning and practices.
17(ii) The department should consider the State forest
18and park lands as one of the Commonwealth's interests
19when considering whether or not to lease additional State
20forest and park lands and determining what is in the best
21interests of the Commonwealth. Interest involved in
22decisions relating to leasing State forest and park lands
23should not be made to the exclusion of all other
24interests of the Commonwealth.
12Section 1602-E. Appropriation.
13Notwithstanding any other provision of law and except as
14provided in section 1603-E, no money in the fund from royalties
15may be expended unless appropriated or transferred to the
16General Fund by the General Assembly from the fund. In making
17appropriations, the General Assembly shall consider the adoption
18of an allocation to municipalities impacted by a Marcellus well.
21Subject to the availability of money in the fund following
22transfers, up to $50,000,000 from the fund from royalties shall
23be appropriated annually to the department to carry out the
24purposes set forth in the act of December 15, 1955 (P.L.865,
25No.256), entitled "An act requiring rents and royalties from oil
26and gas leases of Commonwealth land to be placed in a special
27fund to be used for conservation, recreation, dams, and flood
28control; authorizing the Secretary of Forests and Waters to
29determine the need for and location of such projects and to
30acquire the necessary land." The department shall give
5Section 1605-E. Additional [transfer] transfers.
10(b) Fiscal year 2014-2015.--Notwithstanding section 1603-E
11or any other provision of law, in fiscal year 2014-2015, the
12amount of $95,000,000 shall be transferred from the fund to the
16Section 1702-A. Funding.
17(a) Intent.--It is hereby declared as the intent and goal of
18the General Assembly to create a stabilization reserve in an
19eventual amount of 6% of the revenues of the General Fund of the
21(b) Transfer of portion of surplus.--
25(i) Except as set forth in this paragraph, if the
26Secretary of the Budget certifies that there is a surplus
27in the General Fund for a specific fiscal year, 25% of
28the surplus shall be deposited by the end of the next
29succeeding quarter into the Budget Stabilization Reserve
1(ii) If the Secretary of the Budget certifies, after
2June 30, 2005, that there is a surplus in the General
3Fund for the fiscal year 2004-2005, 15% of the surplus
4shall be deposited by the end of the next succeeding
5quarter into the Budget Stabilization Reserve Fund.
21(2) If, at the end of any fiscal year, the ending
22balance of the Budget Stabilization Reserve Fund equals or
23exceeds 6% of the actual General Fund revenues received for
24the fiscal year in which the surplus occurs, 10% of the
25surplus shall be deposited by the end of the next succeeding
26quarter into the Budget Reserve Stabilization Fund.
27(c) Appropriated funds.--The General Assembly may at any
28time provide additional amounts from any funds available to this
29Commonwealth as an appropriation to the Budget Stabilization
1Section 10. The act is amended by adding sections to read:
2Section 1772.1-A. H2O PA Account.
19Section 1774.2-A. Other grants.
24Section 1713-A.1. Use of fund.
21(1.2) For fiscal year 2014-2015, money in the fund from
22a payment received due to the recalculation of a prior annual
23payment shall remain in the fund to be separately
24appropriated for health-related purposes.
26(c) Lapses.--Lapses shall remain in the fund except that
27lapses from money provided for the home and community-based care
28services shall be reallocated to the home and community-based
29care program for use in succeeding years.
30(d) Lobbying restrictions.--No money derived from
3[(e) Health venture investment account.--Notwithstanding
4Chapter 3 of the Tobacco Settlement Act, all assets, nonliquid
5investments, contractually obligated money, return on
6investments and any other money or assets in the Health Venture
7Investment Account shall be retained in that account. The
8requirements for venture capital investments outlined in section
9305(f) of the Tobacco Settlement Act shall be maintained. The
10board shall not enter into any partnerships or long-term
11investments through June 30, 2014.]
12(f) Allocation of local program funding.--
18(ii) The remaining 70% of the grant funding to
19primary contractors for local programs shall be allocated
20on a per capita basis of each county with a population
21greater than 60,000. The per capita formula shall be
22applied only to that portion of the population that is
23greater than 60,000 for each county.
24(2) Budgets shall be developed by each primary
25contractor to reflect service planning and expenditures in
26each county. Each primary contractor shall ensure that
27services are available to residents of each county and must
28expend the allocated funds on a per-county basis pursuant to
29paragraph (1) and this paragraph.
30(3) The Department of Health shall compile a detailed
1annual report of expenditures per county and the specific
2programs offered in each region. This report shall be made
3available on the Department of Health's publicly available
4Internet website within 60 days following the close of each
12Section 12. The act is amended by adding sections to read:
13Section 1714-A.1. Termination.
17(b) Transfer of assets.--Notwithstanding Chapter 3 of the
18Tobacco Settlement Act or other law to the contrary, all assets,
19nonliquid investments, contractually obligated money, return on
20investments and any other money or assets in the Health
21Endowment Account for Long-Term Hope and the Health Venture
22Investment Account shall be retained in the accounts until
23distributed under section 1715-A.1.
1December 31, 2014, the Tobacco Settlement Investment Board shall
2make each of the following one-time payments or transfers
3directly to the Public School Employees' Retirement System to
4pay amounts required to be contributed by the Commonwealth under
524 Pa.C.S. §§ 8328 (relating to actuarial cost method) and 8535
6(relating to payments to school entities by Commonwealth) for
7fiscal year 2014-2015:
17(i) the value of only the nonliquid investments
18under paragraphs (1) and (2) valued as of the latest
19valuation report received by the Tobacco Settlement
20Investment Board prior to the date of the transfers under
21paragraphs (1) and (2);
29(1) accept the transfer made under subsection (a);
30(2) credit the value of the transfer under subsection
1(a) to the system's State accumulation account; and
5(c) Immunity.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law,
6fiduciary requirement, actuarial standard of practice or other
7requirement, members of the Public School Employees' Retirement
8Board and its actuaries and employees may not be held liable or
9in breach or violation of any law or standards as individuals,
10in their official capacity or as a governmental or corporate
11entity, for any action taken or calculation made under this
13(d) Report.--No later than 15 days after the transfer of
14funds under subsection (a), the Secretary of the Budget shall
15notify the chairman and minority chairman of the Appropriations
16Committee of the Senate and the chairman and minority chairman
17of the Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives
18of the date on which the transfers were made and a detailed
19statement of the assets, nonliquid investments, contractually
20obligated money, return on investments and any other money, cash
21or assets transferred.
27Funds in the fund are appropriated to the department on a
28continuing basis for the purposes set forth in this subsection
29and shall be distributed to each active and operating Category 1
30licensee conducting live racing as follows:
1(1) An amount equal to 18% of the daily gross terminal
2revenue of each Category 1 licensee shall be distributed to
3each active and operating Category 1 licensee conducting live
4racing unless the daily assessments are affected by the daily
5assessment cap provided for in 4 Pa.C.S. § 1405(c) (relating
6to Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Fund). In cases in
7which the daily assessment cap affects daily assessments, the
8distribution to each active and operating Category 1 licensee
9conducting live racing for that day shall be a percentage of
10the total daily assessments paid into the fund for that day
11equal to the gross terminal revenue of each active and
12operating Category 1 licensee conducting live racing for that
13day divided by the total gross terminal revenue of all active
14and operating Category 1 licensees conducting live racing for
15that day. Except as provided in paragraphs (2) and (2.1), the
16distributions to licensed racing entities from the fund shall
17be allocated as follows:
18(i) Eighty percent shall be deposited weekly into a
19separate, interest-bearing purse account to be
20established by and for the benefit of the horsemen. The
21earned interest on the account shall be credited to the
22purse account. Licensees shall combine these funds with
23revenues from existing purse agreements to fund purses
24for live races consistent with those agreements with the
25advice and consent of the horsemen.
26(ii) For thoroughbred tracks, 16% shall be deposited
27on a monthly basis into the Pennsylvania Breeding Fund as
28defined in section 223 of the Race Horse Industry Reform
29Act. For standardbred tracks, 8% shall be deposited on a
30monthly basis in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Fund as
1defined in section 224 of the Race Horse Industry Reform
2Act, and 8% shall be deposited on a monthly basis into a
3restricted account in the State Racing Fund to be known
4as the Pennsylvania Standardbred Breeders Development
5Fund. The State Harness Racing Commission shall, in
6consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, by rule
7or by regulation, adopt a standardbred breeders program
8that will include the administration of the Pennsylvania
9Stallion Award, the Pennsylvania Bred Award and the
10Pennsylvania Sired and Bred Award.
11(iii) Four percent shall be used to fund health and
12pension benefits for the members of the horsemen's
13organizations representing the owners and trainers at the
14racetrack at which the licensed racing entity operates
15for the benefit of the organization's members, their
16families, employees and others in accordance with the
17rules and eligibility requirements of the organization,
18as approved by the State Horse Racing Commission or the
19State Harness Racing Commission. This amount shall be
20deposited within five business days of the end of each
21month into a separate account to be established by each
22respective horsemen's organization at a banking
23institution of its choice. Of this amount, $250,000 shall
24be paid annually by the horsemen's organization to the
25thoroughbred jockeys or standardbred drivers organization
26at the racetrack at which the licensed racing entity
27operates for health insurance, life insurance or other
28benefits to active and disabled thoroughbred jockeys or
29standardbred drivers in accordance with the rules and
30eligibility requirements of that organization.
7(i.1) In addition to the transfer under subparagraph
8(i), for a total of 14 weeks from the effective date of
9this subparagraph, each week, $300,000 shall be
10transferred from the fund, for a total amount of
11$4,200,000, to the State Racing Fund to be used
12exclusively for the enforcement of the act of December
1317, 1981 (P.L.435, No.135), known as the Race Horse
14Industry Reform Act. Moneys transferred pursuant to this
15subparagraph shall not be transferred subsequently to any
16other State fund or account for any purpose.
17(ii) [For fiscal year 2013-2014, each] Each week,
18the money remaining in the fund after any transfer under
19subparagraphs (i) and (i.1) shall be distributed to each
20active and operating Category 1 licensee conducting live
21racing in accordance with the following formula:
5(A) The greater of 4% of the amount to be
6distributed under subparagraph (ii) or $220,000 shall
7be used to fund health and pension benefits for the
8members of the horsemen's organizations representing
9the owners and trainers at the racetrack at which the
10licensed racing entity operates for the benefit of
11the organization's members, their families, employees
12and others in accordance with the rules and
13eligibility requirements of the organization, as
14approved by the State Horse Racing Commission or the
15State Harness Racing Commission. This amount shall be
16deposited within five business days of the end of
17each week into a separate account to be established
18by each respective horsemen's organization at a
19banking institution of its choice. Of this amount, a
20minimum of $250,000 shall be paid annually by the
21horsemen's organization to the thoroughbred jockeys
22or standardbred drivers organization at the racetrack
23at which the licensed racing entity operates for
24health insurance, life insurance or other benefits to
25active and disabled thoroughbred jockeys or
26standardbred drivers in accordance with the rules and
27eligibility requirements of that organization. The
28total distribution under this clause in any fiscal
29year shall not exceed $11,400,000.
30(B) Of the money remaining to be distributed
3(I) Eighty-three and one-third percent of
4the money to be distributed under this clause
5shall be deposited on a weekly basis into a
6separate, interest-bearing purse account to be
7established by and for the benefit of the
8horsemen. The earned interest on the account
9shall be credited to the purse account. Licensees
10shall combine these funds with revenues from
11existing purse agreements to fund purses for live
12races consistent with those agreements with the
13advice and consent of the horsemen.
14(II) For thoroughbred tracks, 16 and 2/3% of
15the money to be distributed under this clause
16shall be deposited on a weekly basis into the
17Pennsylvania Breeding Fund established in section
18223 of the Race Horse Industry Reform Act. For
19standardbred tracks, 8 and 1/3% of the money to
20be distributed under this clause shall be
21deposited on a weekly basis into the Pennsylvania
22Sire Stakes Fund as defined in section 224 of the
23Race Horse Industry Reform Act; and 8 and 1/3% of
24the money to be distributed under this clause
25shall be deposited on a weekly basis into a
26restricted account in the State Racing Fund to be
27known as the Pennsylvania Standardbred Breeders
28Development Fund. The State Harness Racing
29Commission shall, in consultation with the
30Secretary of Agriculture, promulgate regulations
12(1) No more than 20% of funds appropriated for grants
13under the act of May 20, 1949 (P.L.1633, No.493), known as
14the Housing and Redevelopment Assistance Law, shall be
15allocated to any one political subdivision.
16(2) [(Reserved).] For purposes of Article XVIII-C of
17the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax
18Reform Code of 1971, the term "contracting authority" shall
19include an authority that establishes a pilot zone in
20accordance with Article XVIII-C of the Tax Reform Code of
1Tax Reform Code of 1971:
8(5) By June 1, 2017, the Independent Fiscal Office, the
9Department of Community and Economic Development and the
10Office of the Budget shall complete a review and analysis of
11all city revitalization and improvement zones, including any
15Section 1734-E. State Civil Service Commission.
16(a) Appropriation.--Funds appropriated to the State Civil
17Service Commission shall include any funds collected by the
18commission for the administration of the merit system for
19employees under the act of August 5, 1941 (P.L.752, No.286),
20known as the Civil Service Act.
21(b) Contracts.--From funds appropriated for the operation
22and administration of the State Civil Service Commission, the
23commission may enter into contracts for the production of
24physical copies of examinations or tests, including the
25questions or other material used in the examinations or tests.
26Contracts shall require the contractor to maintain security over
27the examinations or tests to prevent unauthorized persons from
28gaining access to them while in the contractor's possession.
1agreements with departments, boards, commissions and other
2agencies to provide services, including budget preparation,
3fiscal oversight, human resources and personnel services,
4technology services, procurement, courier and mailing and other
5services. Notwithstanding 62 Pa.C.S. (relating to procurement),
6the commission may use the Department of General Services as its
7purchasing agency. The commission shall retain authority over
8commission work under the cooperative agreement.
9Section 13.3. The act is amended by adding sections to read:
10Section 1741.1-E. Environmental Quality Board.
11(a) Regulations.--From funds appropriated to the
12Environmental Quality Board, the board shall promulgate proposed
13regulations and regulations under 58 Pa.C.S. (relating to oil
14and gas) or other laws of this Commonwealth relating to
15conventional oil and gas wells separately from proposed
16regulations and regulations relating to unconventional gas
17wells. All regulations under 58 Pa.C.S. shall differentiate
18between conventional oil and gas wells and unconventional gas
19wells. Regulations promulgated under this section shall apply to
20regulations promulgated on or after the effective date of this
28(1) A well drilled to produce oil.
4(4) A well drilled to produce natural gas from shale
5formations located below the base of the Elk Group where
6natural gas can be produced at economic flow rates or in
7economic volumes without the use of vertical or nonvertical
8well bores stimulated by hydraulic fracture treatments or by
9using multilateral well bores or other techniques to expose
10more of the formation to the well bore.
16Section 1795.1-E. Surcharges.
21(b) Imposition.--In addition to the fee under 42 Pa.C.S. §
223733.1(a)(1) (relating to surcharge), an additional surcharge of
23$10 shall be charged and collected by a division of the Unified
24Judicial System. This subsection shall expire December 31, 2017.
29Section 1799.1-E. Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
30In order to encourage applications for licensure for tavern
1gaming, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board may reduce the
2license fee under section 905(c) of the act of December 19, 1988
3(P.L.1262, No.156), known as the Local Option Small Games of
4Chance Act, to $500 upon approval of the license.
5Section 14. Repeals are as follows:
6(1) The General Assembly finds and declares as follows:
19Section 15. The act is amended by adding articles to read:
21RURAL REGIONAL COLLEGE
22FOR UNDERSERVED COUNTIES
23Section 1701-E.1. Applicability.
26Section 1702-E.1. Scope of article.
1Section 1703-E.1. Definitions.
9"County." Any county in this Commonwealth.
10"Certified public accountant." A member of the American
11Institute of Certified Public Accountants who has a minimum of
12five years' verifiable experience in performing audits of
13government funds for nonprofit organizations with a comparable
14or larger annual budget.
19"Rural regional college." A public institution of higher
20education which is established in a rural area and operated in
21accordance with the provisions of this article as a college
22which provides up to a two-year, postsecondary education not to
23exceed the level of an associate of arts or sciences degree and
24which is active in work force development.
1prerogatives imposed by this article.
2"State Board." The State Board of Education.
3Section 1704-E.1. Designations by secretary.
4(a) Duties of secretary.--
5(1) Within 30 days of the effective date of this
6section, the secretary shall designate an established
7nonprofit organization as defined under section 501(c)(3) of
8the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (Public Law 99-514, 26
9U.S.C. § 501(c)(3)), which represents a rural multicounty
10region underserved by a comprehensive community college
11program, including work force development, to assist the
12secretary with the designation under paragraph (2).
13(2) Within 30 days of the designation under paragraph
14(1), the secretary shall, in consultation with the nonprofit
15organization, designate contiguous counties or parts of
16contiguous counties to be served by establishment of a rural
18(b) Changes.--No sooner than four years after the effective
19date of this section, the secretary, with approval of the board
20of trustees, may add counties or parts of counties to be served
21by the rural regional college.
22Section 1705-E.1. Designation and board of trustees.
23Within 60 days of the secretary's designation under section
241704-E.1(a)(2), a board of trustees shall be appointed to
25establish a rural regional college. The board of trustees shall
26consist of not fewer than seven members nor more than 15 members
27appointed by the secretary in consultation and jointly with the
28nonprofit organization designated under section 1704-E.1(a)(1).
29The following shall apply to the board of trustees established
30under this section:
1(1) Members of the board of trustees shall be
2representative of the area designated under section 1704-
3E.1(a)(2) and may include school administrators, community
4education council officials, business leaders and government
6(2) Members of the board of trustees shall be appointed
7for terms of three years each, except that those persons
8initially appointed shall draw lots to determine which
9trustees shall serve for a term of three years, which
10trustees shall serve for a term of two years and which
11trustees shall serve for a term of one year. To the extent
12practicable, from those trustees initially appointed, an
13equal number shall draw lots to serve for a term of three
14years, for a term of two years and for a term of one year.
15Thereafter, all members shall be appointed for terms of three
20(4) The secretary shall convene an initial meeting of
21the board of trustees within 30 days of the secretary's
22appointment of a board of trustees under this section. After
23the initial meeting, the board of trustees shall meet at such
24times each year as the board of trustees determines to be
25necessary to satisfy the requirements of this article.
1designated under section 1704-E.1(a)(2). The advisory council
2shall meet quarterly to discuss employer and work force
3needs, new educational offerings and general coordination of
4service and facilities. One advisory council member
5representing a community college and one advisory council
6member that is a president of a college or university shall
7serve as co-chairs.
12(9) Trustees shall serve without compensation, except
13that they shall be reimbursed by the rural regional college
14for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the
15performance of their duties.
16Section 1706-E.1. Establishment.
17(a) General rule.--Within one year of its initial meeting,
18the board of trustees appointed under section 1705-E.1 shall
19submit to the secretary a proposed rural regional college plan
20in such form and containing such information as the secretary
21may require. In addition to other information which may be
22required by the secretary, the plan shall include the following:
27(2) A survey of the educational, vocational and
28occupational needs of the area and the means by which the
29proposed rural regional college will meet those needs, re-
30engage high school dropouts to earn their secondary
11(b) Submission of plan.--Within 60 days of the submission of
12the rural regional college plan to the secretary, the secretary
13shall issue an approval or rejection of the plan. A rejection of
14the plan shall be accompanied by a written statement of the
15reasons for the rejection of the plan. If the plan is rejected,
16the board of trustees shall submit a revised plan to the
17secretary within 60 days of the plan's rejection.
21Section 1707-E.1. Powers and duties of board of trustees.
22(a) General rule.--The board of trustees appointed under
23section 1705-E.1 shall administer and supervise the affairs of
24the rural regional college established under this article.
25Subject to any other law and to any regulations promulgated by
26the State Board pertaining to rural regional colleges, the board
27of trustees shall have the following powers and duties:
8(5) To enter into contracts for services with community
9education councils, schools, colleges or universities, or
10with school districts or municipalities, and other applicable
11or appropriate agencies and organizations, to effectuate the
12purposes of this article.
16(7) To make policies providing for the admission and
17expulsion of students, the courses of instruction, the
18tuition and fees to be charged and for all matters related to
19the government and administration of the rural regional
20college, provided that policies related to admission, tuition
21and fees give preference to residents of the area designated
22by the secretary pursuant to section 1704-E.1(a)(2).
25(9) To enter into contracts for services to high schools
26located in the area designated by the secretary under section
271704-E.1 to provide services, including area vocational-
28technical education services.
7(c) Initial partnership.--
11(2) The partner institution shall select programs only
12with approval of the board of trustees and consistent with
13the partner institution's accreditation and shall be
14responsible for staffing and evaluation and provision of
15other support services as may be required for students.
19(4) As the rural regional college is able to operate on
20its own, a transition plan and budget shall be included in
21the contract between the rural regional college and the
22partner institution to efficiently expedite the transition.
27Section 1708-E.1. Officers of rural regional college.
4(b) Chief financial officer.--The chief financial officer of
5the rural regional college shall give a proper bond in such
6amount and with such corporate surety as is approved by the
7board of trustees. The chief financial officer shall file the
8bond with the board of trustees. The account of the chief
9financial officer shall be audited annually by a certified
10public accountant or other qualified public accountant selected
11by the board of trustees.
12Section 1709-E.1. Students.
13Any individual may apply for admission to the rural regional
14college established under this article, provided that preference
15in admissions, tuition and fees may be given to residents of the
16multicounty area designated by the secretary pursuant to section
171704-E.1(a)(2). In considering applicants for admission, the
18rural regional college shall not discriminate on the basis of
19race, color, gender, marital status, ethnic group or religion.
20Section 1710-E.1. Tuition.
21The tuition and fees charged by the rural regional college
22shall be an amount determined by the board of trustees, in
23accordance with the budget submitted to the secretary. The board
24of trustees shall annually establish a separate schedule of
25tuition and fees for students that reside inside the region
26designated under section 1704-E.1(a)(2) and students that reside
27outside said region.
30The rural regional college established under this article may
1not be dissolved without the approval of the secretary. Upon
2dissolution of the rural regional college, the Commonwealth
3shall assume all assets and liabilities of the rural regional
4college, except that such assets that are the property of any
5partner institution that may be operating for and within the
6rural regional college shall remain the property of the partner
8Section 1712-E.1. Degrees.
9The rural regional college established under this article may
10award any type of diploma, technical or career training
11certificate or associate degrees in the arts, sciences,
12technologies or general education upon successful completion of
13programs authorized by the board of trustees. As long as the
14partner institution provides the accredited curricula and
15courses under contract to the rural regional college, the
16requirements of the accrediting agency shall pertain to the
17granting of such awards.
18Section 1713-E.1. Funding.
19The rural regional college established under this article
20shall be funded by tuition and fees established by the board of
21trustees, and may accept appropriations from the General
22Assembly, grants from the Federal Government, grants from the
23Commonwealth, grants from private foundations or any combination
25Section 1714-E.1. Financial aid.
26(a) Initial partnership period.--During the rural regional
27college's initial partnership with a partner institution, a
28student enrolled in the rural regional college shall be eligible
29for consideration for a Pennsylvania State Grant and other
30Commonwealth-funded financial aid administered by the
1Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, provided that
2the partner institution is an institution of higher education as
3approved by and in accordance with rules and regulations of the
4Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.
5(b) Post-transition period.--Upon the rural regional college
6operating on its own without a partner institution, a student
7shall only be eligible for consideration for a Pennsylvania
8State Grant and any other Commonwealth-funded financial aid if
9the rural regional college is approved by the Department of
10Education and is accredited or a recognized candidate for
11accreditation with an accrediting body recognized under rules
12and regulations of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance
13Agency and satisfies any other institutional and administrative
14program requirements as the Pennsylvania Higher Education
15Assistance Agency may require.
16Section 1715-E.1. Regulations.
20Section 1716-E.1. Reports.
21The Legislative Budget and Finance Committee shall prepare
22and submit to the General Assembly written interim and final
23reports evaluating the operation of this article. The interim
24report shall be submitted by June 30, 2018, and the final report
25shall be submitted by June 30, 2022. Each report shall include,
26but may not be limited to, the following:
27(1) A review of the success of the rural regional
28college established under this article in satisfying the
29goals set forth in the rural regional college plan approved
30by the secretary and in satisfying the needs of the
8(ii) Dual enrollment participation.
9(iii) Credit hours taught by faculty.
10(iv) Distance learning courses offered.
13(vi) Lists of courses with fewer than 20 students.
14(vii) Lists of courses with more than 50 students.
19(i) Retention rates related to student goals.
30(4) Economic and work force development measures,
2(i) Employer satisfaction.
3(ii) Customized job training offerings.
4(iii) Employment status.
5(iv) Numbers of businesses and organizations served.
6(5) Recommendations for future legislation.
7Section 1717-E.1. Transfers of credits.
8For purposes of facilitating the transfer of credits attained
9by students of the rural regional college, the rural regional
10college shall be considered a public institution of higher
11education as defined in section 2001-C of the act of March 10,
121949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949,
13and, upon the rural regional college being able to operate on
14its own, shall be required to fulfill all the duties and obtain
15for its students all the benefits of Article XX-C of the Public
16School Code of 1949, within two years of operation of the
17established rural regional college.
192014-2015 BUDGET IMPLEMENTATION
22Section 1701-J. Applicability.
26Section 1702-J. Definitions.
30"General Appropriation Act." The act of , 2014 (P.L. ,
1No. A), known as the General Appropriation Act of 2014.
9"AIDS." Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
10"ARC." Appalachian Regional Commission.
13"BG." Block Grant.
14"CCDFBG." Child Care and Development Fund Block Grant.
15"CSBG." Community Services Block Grant.
20"DOE." Department of Energy.
21"EEOC." Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
22"EPA." Environmental Protection Agency.
25"FEMA." Federal Emergency Management Agency.
26"FTA." Federal Transit Administration.
27"HUD." Department of Housing and Urban Development.
28"ID." Intellectual Disability.
29"LIHEABG." Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Block Grant.
30"LSTA." The Library Services and Technology Act (Public Law
1104-208, 20 U.S.C. § 9101 et seq.).
2"MCHSBG." Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant.
3"MHSBG." Mental Health Services Block Grant.
4"PAFE." Pennsylvania Agricultural Food Exposition.
5"PHHSBG." Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant.
6"RSAT." Residential Substance Abuse Treatment.
7"SABG." Substance Abuse Block Grant.
8"SCDBG." Small Communities Development Block Grant.
9"SDA." Service Delivery Area.
10"SSBG." Social Services Block Grant.
11"TANF." Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
14"TEFAP." Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program.
17"WIC." Women, Infants and Children Program.
20Section 1711-J. Governor (Reserved).
21Section 1712-J. Executive offices.
22(1) Funds appropriated to the Pennsylvania Commission on
23Crime and Delinquency for intermediate punishment treatment
24programs shall be distributed competitively to counties for
25offenders sentenced to intermediate punishment programs. The
26portion of funds for drug and alcohol treatment programs
27shall be based on national statistics that identify the
28percentage of incarcerated individuals that are in need of
29treatment for substance issues but in no case shall be less
30than 80% of the amount appropriated.
1(2) From funds appropriated to the commission, at least
2$285,000 shall be used to support the Statewide Automated
3Victim Information and Notification System (SAVIN) to provide
4offender information through county jails and $200,000 shall
5be used for a residential treatment community facility for
6at-risk youth located in a county of the fifth class.
7(3) From funds appropriated for violence prevention
8programs, at least $250,000 shall be used for programs in a
9city of the second class and at least $450,000 shall be used
10for a blueprint mentoring program that addresses reducing
11youth violence in cities of the first, second and third
15Section 1713-J. Lieutenant Governor (Reserved).
16Section 1714-J. Attorney General (Reserved).
17Section 1715-J. Auditor General (Reserved).
18Section 1716-J. Treasury Department.
19From funds appropriated for intergovernmental organizations,
20$45,000 shall be allocated for payment of dues for fiscal years
212013-2014 and 2014-2015 to a commission of the Atlantic coastal
22states that coordinates the conservation and management of near-
23shore fish species.
24Section 1717-J. Department of Aging (Reserved).
25Section 1718-J. Department of Agriculture.
10(1) For fiscal year 2014-2015, $250,000 of the funds
11appropriated for Keystone Communities shall be used for the
12restoration of a historic property to provide affordable
13housing in a county of the fourth class with a population,
14based on the most recent Federal decennial census, of at
15least 150,000 but not more than 155,000 and $500,000 shall be
16used for a downtown revitalization project including
17installation of new lighting systems, signal upgrade and
18sidewalk replacements in a city of the third class in a
19county of the fifth class. The remaining funds include an
20allocation for the Main Street and Elm Street programs which
21are distributed in the same proportion as amounts allocated
22in fiscal year 2012-2013.
23(2) The sum of $4,700,000 of the funds appropriated for
24marketing to attract tourists includes an allocation to plan
25and market a biennial arts and cultural activity which
26generates Statewide and regional economic impact, allocations
27to promote annual arts and cultural activities and an
28allocation of $300,000 for an annual Statewide competition
29serving approximately 2,000 athletes with intellectual
30disabilities from across this Commonwealth to be held in a
1county of the fourth class.
2(3) From funds appropriated for intergovernmental
3cooperation authority, $300,000 to cities of the second class
4for purposes determined by the board to be necessary to
5achieve or sustain fiscal recovery.
15Section 1721-J. Department of Corrections (Reserved).
16Section 1722-J. Department of Education.
22(2) From an appropriation for adult and family literacy
23programs, summer reading programs and the adult high school
24diplomas program, $400,000 shall be allocated for an after-
25school learning program servicing low-income students located
26in a county of the sixth class with a population, based on
27the most recent Federal decennial census, of at least 60,000
28but not more than 70,000.
1education program that targets middle school students,
2$150,000 shall be allocated to a nautical science center in a
3county of the second class, $14,000 shall be allocated for a
4math laboratory in a school district in a city of the third
5class located in a county of the third class, $500,000 shall
6be allocated for the construction of a National Aeronautics
7and Space Administration-sponsored science, technology,
8engineering and mathematics center in a township of the
9second class in a county of the sixth class, and $500,000
10shall be allocated for a regional science, technology,
11engineering and mathematics center serving sixth through
12twelfth grade students located in a township of the first
13class in a county of the third class.
25(5) From funds appropriated for regional community
26college services, $500,000 shall be distributed to a
27community college in a county of the fourth class with a
28population, based on the most recent Federal decennial
29census, of at least 175,000, but not more than 190,000, and
30$1,200,000 shall be distributed to a rural regional college
3(6) From funds appropriated for Pennsylvania Charter
4Schools for the Deaf and Blind, $1,100,000 shall be
5distributed pro rata based on each school's increased share
6of required contributions for public school employees'
8(7) Notwithstanding section 1724-A of the Public School
9Code of 1949 or 24 Pa.C.S. § 8329 (relating to payments on
10account of social security deductions from appropriations),
11no payments shall be made to charter schools or cyber charter
12schools authorized under Article XVII-A of the Public School
13Code of 1949 from funds appropriated for school employees'
15(8) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the
16following shall apply to school building construction and
17reconstruction projects for which reimbursement from the
18appropriation for payments on account of annual rental or
19sinking fund charges on school buildings, or charter schools
20is being sought:
21(i) For a school district that has received approval
22from the department for reimbursement, but fails to
23submit all additional project documentation requested
24within 90 days of the request, the department shall move
25the project back in the reimbursement order until such
26time as the school district complies with the information
27request and shall move other projects up in the
4(9) Notwithstanding section 1724-A of the Public School
5Code of 1949 or 24 Pa.C.S. §§ 8326 (relating to contributions
6by the Commonwealth) and 8535 (relating to payments to school
7entities by Commonwealth), no payments shall be made to
8charter schools or cyber charter schools authorized under
9Article XVII-A of the Public School Code of 1949 from funds
10appropriated for payment of required contributions for public
11school employees' retirement.
12(10) From the appropriation for payments on account of
13special education for exceptional children, the amount of the
14appropriation allocated for payments to school districts
15shall be distributed as follows:
22(A) Multiply the sum of the school district's
23weighted special education student headcount and its
24sparsity/size adjustment by its market value/income
25aid ratio and its equalized millage multiplier.
1(11) For the purposes of paragraph (10):
8(B) Multiply the number of special education
9students that reside in the school district for which
10the annual expenditure is equal to or greater than
11$25,000 but less than $50,000, which shall be known
12as Category 2, by 3.77.
13(C) Multiply the number of special education
14students who reside in the school district for which
15the annual expenditure is equal to or greater than
16$50,000, which shall be known as Category 3, by 7.46.
28(B) Multiply the quotient of clause (A) by 0.5.
29(C) Subtract the product in clause (B) from 1.
30(iii) The size ratio for each school district shall
1be calculated as follows:
5(B) Multiply the quotient of clause (A) by 0.5.
6(C) Subtract the product in clause (B) from 1.
12(A) For a school district with a sparsity/size
13ratio less than or equal to the sparsity/size ratio
14that represents the 70th percentile of the
15sparsity/size ratio of all school districts, the
16school district's sparsity/size adjustment shall be
18(B) For a school district with a sparsity/size
19ratio greater than the sparsity/size ratio that
20represents the 70th percentile of the sparsity/size
21ratio of all school districts, the school district's
22sparsity/size adjustment shall be calculated as
30(III) Multiply the remainder in subclause
1(II) by 0.5.
7(A) For a school district with an equalized
8millage rate greater than or equal to the equalized
9millage rate that represents the 70th percentile of
10the equalized millage rate of all school districts,
11the school district's equalized millage multiplier
12shall be 1.
13(B) For a school district with an equalized
14millage rate less than the equalized millage rate
15that represents the 70th percentile of the equalized
16millage rate of all school districts, the school
17district's equalized millage multiplier shall be
18calculated as follows:
24(12) The data used to calculate the weighted special
25education student headcount in paragraph (11)(i) shall be
26based on information from the most recent year for which data
27is available as determined by the department. The data used
28to calculate the provisions in paragraph (11)(ii), (iii),
29(iv), (v) and (vi) shall be averaged for the three most
30recent years for which data is available as determined by the
2(13) From the appropriation for payments on account of
3special education of exceptional children, the amount of the
4appropriation allocated to intermediate units on account of
5special education services shall remain the same as allocated
6in fiscal year 2013-2014 under section 2509.1(c.1) of the
7Public School Code of 1949 and shall be distributed as
16(14) (i) Notwithstanding any provisions contained in
17section 2509.8 of the Public School Code of 1949, from
18the appropriation for payments on account of special
19education for exceptional children, 1% of the special
20education appropriation shall be distributed to school
21districts and charter schools for extraordinary expenses
22incurred in providing a special education program or
23service to one or more students with disabilities as
24approved by the Secretary of Education. Such special
25education program or service shall include, but not be
26limited to, the transportation of students with
27disabilities; services related to occupational therapy,
28physical therapy, speech and language, hearing
29impairments or visual impairments; or training in
30orientation and mobility for children who are visually
1impaired or blind.
2(ii) Funds distributed to a school district or
3charter school under this paragraph shall be allocated
4for students for which expenses are incurred on an annual
5basis that are equal to or greater than $75,000 as
7(A) For a student for whom expenses are equal to
8or greater than $75,000 and less than or equal to
9$100,000, subtract the State subsidies paid on behalf
10of the student to the school district or, for a
11student enrolled in a charter school, the charter
12school payment received by the charter school where
13the child is enrolled from the expense incurred for
14the student and multiply the difference by the school
15district's or charter school's market value/personal
16income aid ratio.
17(B) For a student for which expenses are greater
18than $100,000, subtract the State subsidies paid on
19behalf of the student to the school district or, for
20a student enrolled in a charter school, the charter
21school payment received by the charter school where
22the child is enrolled from the expense incurred for
24(iii) No school district or charter school shall in
25any school year receive an amount under subparagraph (i)
26which exceeds the total amount of funding available
27multiplied by the percentage equal to the greatest
28percentage of the State's special education students
29enrolled in a school district or charter school.
30(15) Funds from the set-aside under paragraph (14) shall
10(A) the difference under subparagraph (i); by
14(16) (i) Funds appropriated for basic education funding
15to school districts shall be distributed to each school
16district in an amount equal to the amount paid for the
172012-2013 school year under section 2502.52 of the Public
18School Code of 1949.
19(ii) Any funds remaining in the appropriation for
20basic education funding to school districts after
21distribution under subparagraph (i) shall be deposited in
22the Financial Recovery School District Transitional Loan
24(17) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, from
25the appropriation for payment of approved operating expenses
26for community colleges, each community college shall receive
27an amount equal to the amount paid during the 2013-2014
28fiscal year under section 1913-A(b)(1.6) of the Public School
29Code of 1949 and a prorata share of $3,500,000.
30(18) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the
1following apply to libraries:
5(A) Divide the amount of funding the library
6received in fiscal year 2013-2014 under 24 Pa.C.S. §
79342(k) (relating to special rules for specific
8fiscal years), by the total State aid subsidy for
9fiscal year 2013-2014.
13(ii) Following the distribution of funds
14appropriated for State aid to libraries under
15subparagraph (i), any remaining funds may be distributed
16to libraries at the discretion of the State Librarian.
17(iii) If funds appropriated for State aid to
18libraries in fiscal year 2014-2015 are less than funds
19appropriated in fiscal year 2002-2003, the State
20Librarian may waive standards as prescribed under 24
21Pa.C.S. § 9332 (relating to waiver of standards).
26(B) In the case of a library system that
27contains a library operating in a city of the second
28class, changes to the distribution of State aid to
29the library shall be made by mutual agreement between
30the library and the library system.
1(v) In the event of a change in district library
2center population prior to the effective date of this
3section as a result of a city, borough, town, township,
4school district or county moving from one library center
5to another or a transfer of district library status to a
6county library system, funding of district center aid
7shall be paid based on the population of the newly
8established or reconfigured district library center.
9(19) The department may utilize up to $4,500,000 of
10undistributed funds not expended, encumbered or committed
11from appropriations for grants and subsidies made to the
12department to assist school districts declared to be in
13financial recovery status under section 621-A of the Public
14School Code of 1949 or identified for financial watch status
15under section 611-A of the Public School Code of 1949. The
16funds shall be transferred by the Secretary of the Budget to
17a restricted account as necessary to make payments under this
18paragraph and, when transferred, are hereby appropriated to
19carry out the provisions of this paragraph.
20(20) Notwithstanding any provision of law, in order to
21supplement funds appropriated to the department for general
22government operations and to defray the costs of
23administration and oversight activities associated with
24alternative education programs:
25(i) A school district, combination of school
26districts or charter school that makes an application to
27establish an alternative education program under Article
28XIX-C of the Public School Code of 1949 shall submit
29initial and renewal applications along with a fee of $400
30as prescribed by the department.
1(ii) A private alternative education institution
2that makes an application for approval to operate under
3Article XIX-E of the Public School Code of 1949 shall
4submit initial and renewal applications along with a fee
5of $1,000 as prescribed by the department.
6(iii) The funds collected in paragraphs (i) and (ii)
7shall be deposited into a restricted account in the
8General Fund to be known as the Alternative Education
9Program Account and are hereby appropriated to the
19(A) A base amount equal to $231.
24(C) An English language learner factor equal to:
25(I) The base amount multiplied by 0.15.
30(D) A poverty factor equal to:
1(I) The base amount multiplied by 0.25.
9(F) If insufficient or additional funds are
10available to make Commonwealth payments under this
11subparagraph, after distribution of funding under
12subparagraph (i), the payments shall be made on a pro
21(iv) To be eligible to receive funding under
22subparagraph (ii), each school entity shall submit a plan
23for approval to the department outlining how the funding
24will be used to maintain and improve academic
30(B) Teacher training and professional
28(L) Other uses as approved by the department.
1cyber charter school.
2(22) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the
3contrary, the revenues received by a school district under
4paragraph (21)(ii) shall not be included in the school
5district's budgeted total expenditure per average daily
6membership used to calculate the amount to be paid to a
7charter school under section 1725-A(a)(2) and (3) of the
8Public School Code of 1949.
9(23) From funds appropriated for vocational education
10equipment, grants shall be distributed to each area
11vocational-technical school and school district with an
12approved vocational program that applies to and is approved
13by the department for funding for the purchase of equipment
14that meets industry standards as follows:
15(i) A base amount of $3,000.
16(ii) A per-student amount calculated as follows:
17(A) Multiply the 2013-2014 average daily
18membership in approved vocational education programs
19for each area vocational-technical school or school
20district that has been approved for funding by the
21department by the difference between $3,000,000 and
22the sum of the funding distributed under subparagraph
24(B) Divide the product from clause (A) by the
25sum of the 2013-2014 average daily membership in
26approved vocational education programs for all
27vocational-technical schools and school districts
28that have been approved for funding by the
30(24) The following apply:
1(i) For the purposes of paragraph (23), the
2application to apply for funding shall be developed by
3the department within 30 days of the effective date of
4this section and only require the following, which may be
9(B) Name, e-mail address and telephone number of
10an employee of the area vocational-technical school
11or school district who will be available to answer
12questions regarding the funding application.
13(C) Description of the equipment for which the
14requested funding will be used, the career and
15technical education program in which the equipment
16will be used, the date on which the occupational
17advisory committee recommended the purchase of the
18equipment and verification that the equipment will be
19used for technical classroom instruction. For
20purposes of this subclause, "occupational advisory
21committee" shall mean an occupational advisory
22committee established pursuant to 22 Pa. Code Ch. 339
23(relating to vocational education).
27(iii) Each area vocational-technical school or
28school district with an approved vocational program that
29submits a completed funding application shall receive
30funding in the amount determined under paragraph (23).
3(i) The amount of $1,450,000 shall be paid to a
4school district that has a 2012-2013 market value/income
5aid ratio greater than 0.7500 and a 2012-2013 adjusted
6average daily membership greater than 18,250.
10Section 1723-J. Department of Environmental Protection.
14(1) Notwithstanding section 502 of the act of July 9,
152008 (1st Sp. Sess., P.L.1873, No.1), known as the
16Alternative Energy Investment Act, in fiscal year 2014-2015,
17no funds shall be appropriated from the General Fund to the
18department for the Consumer Energy Program. Any appropriation
19for fiscal year 2014-2015 is revoked.
20(2) From funds appropriated for sewage facilities
21planning grants, up to $35,600 shall be distributed for
22reimbursement of costs incurred by a borough in a county of
23the third class. Up to $54,600 shall be distributed for
24reimbursement of costs incurred by a township of the first
25class in a county of the second class A. Five hundred
26thousand dollars shall be distributed for upgrades at an
27existing wastewater pumping station operated by a joint sewer
28authority serving a third class city in a county of the fifth
30(3) Not later than 60 days after the effective date of
1this section, the department shall pay or transfer $8,672,845
2of the unexpended Alternative Energy Series 2010B proceeds
3allocated to the department under section 304(a) of the act
4of July 9, 2008 (1st Sp.Sess., P.L.1873, No.1), known as the
5Alternative Energy Investment Act, to the Commonwealth
6Financing Authority for the payment of interest due during
7fiscal year 2014-2015 on the authority's alternative energy
8tax-exempt bond issues.
12(5) The provisions of 25 Pa. Code § 94.11(a) (relating
13to sewer extensions) shall not apply in a municipality that
14is a signatory to the Administrative Consent Order dated
15January 28, 2004, if the municipality is in compliance with
16the provisions of the Administrative Consent Order.
17Section 1724-J. Department of General Services.
18From funds appropriated for rental, relocation and municipal
19charges, $2,500,000 shall be transferred to the Senate for
20distribution upon approval of the President pro tempore of the
21Senate and the Majority Leader of the Senate and $2,500,000
22shall be transferred to the House of Representatives for
23distribution upon approval of the Speaker of the House of
24Representatives and the Majority Leader of the House of
26Section 1725-J. Department of Health.
27(1) From funds appropriated for general government
28operations, $50,000 is included for outreach to identify
29children in need of professional eye examination and eye
30care; sufficient funds are included for the coordination of
3(2) From funds appropriated for newborn screening,
4$150,000 shall be allocated to establish a new referral
5center for abnormal metabolic screenings at a children's
6hospital in a county of the eighth class.
7(3) From funds appropriated for adult cystic fibrosis
8and other chronic respiratory illnesses, at least $200,000
9shall be used for a program promoting cystic fibrosis
10research in a county of the second class; and $100,000 shall
11be used for research related to childhood cystic fibrosis in
12a city of the first class with a hospital that is nationally
13accredited as a cystic fibrosis treatment center and
14specializes in the treatment of children.
18(5) Funds appropriated for biotechnology research
19include allocations for regenerative medicine research, for
20regenerative medicine medical technology, for hepatitis and
21viral research, for drug research and clinical trials related
22to cancer, for genetic and molecular research for disease
23identification and eradication, for a study related to
24nanotechnology and for the commercialization of applied
26Section 1726-J. Insurance Department (Reserved).
27Section 1727-J. Department of Labor and Industry.
1(1) From funds appropriated to the department for
2general government operations, $250,000 shall be used for the
3purchase of transportation assistance for job retention, job
4training and job search activities for displaced, unemployed
5and disabled individuals and families in counties of the
7(2) The appropriation for payment to the Vocational
8Rehabilitation Fund for work of the State Board of Vocational
9Rehabilitation includes $2,153,000 for a Statewide
10professional service provider association for the blind to
11provide specialized services and prevention of blindness
12services and $431,000 to provide specialized services and
13prevention of blindness services in cities of the first
15(3) From funds appropriated for Industry Partnerships,
16$200,000 shall be allocated for a work force development
17program that links veterans with employment in a home rule
18county that was formerly a county of the second class A.
19(4) From funds appropriated for workforce development
20services for displaced homemakers, single parents, low-income
21heads of households and women in transition, a grantee or
22subgrantee shall provide to the Department of Labor and
23Industry all of the following information:
26(ii) A financial statement.
27(iii) A projected budget.
28Section 1728-J. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
1post-traumatic stress disorder for veterans.
2Section 1729-J. Department of Public Welfare.
7(i) The department, upon approval of the secretary,
8may transfer Federal funds appropriated for TANFBG Child
9Care Assistance to the CCDFBG Child Care Services
10appropriation to provide child-care services to
11additional low-income families if the transfer of funds
12will not result in a deficit in the appropriation. The
13secretary shall provide notice ten days prior to a
14transfer under this subparagraph to the chairman and
15minority chairman of the Appropriations Committee of the
16Senate and the chairman and minority chairman of the
17Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives.
18(ii) The department, upon approval of the secretary,
19may transfer Federal funds appropriated for CCDFBG Child
20Care Assistance to the CCDFBG Child Care Services
21appropriation to provide child-care services to
22additional low-income families, provided that the
23transfer of funds will not result in a deficit in the
24appropriation. The secretary shall provide notice ten
25days prior to a transfer under this subparagraph to the
26chairman and minority chairman of the Appropriations
27Committee of the Senate and the chairman and minority
28chairman of the Appropriations Committee of the House of
30(2) Federal and State medical assistance payments. The
1following shall apply:
2(i) For fiscal year 2014-2015, payments to hospitals
3for Community Access Fund grants shall be distributed
4under the formulas utilized for these grants in fiscal
5year 2013-2014. If the total funding available under this
6subparagraph is less than that available in fiscal year
72013-2014, payments shall be made on a pro rata basis.
12(iii) Amounts allocated from funds appropriated for
13medical assistance outpatient services for the Select
14Plan for Women Preventative Health Services shall be used
15for women's medical services, including noninvasive
17(iv) Federal or State funds appropriated under the
18General Appropriation Act in accordance with Article
19VIII-H of the act of June 13, 1967 (P.L.31, No.21), known
20as the Public Welfare Code, not used to make payments to
21hospitals qualifying as level III trauma centers or
22seeking accreditation as level III trauma centers shall
23be used to make payments to hospitals qualifying as
24levels I and II trauma centers.
25(v) Qualifying university-affiliated physician
26practice plans which received funds for fiscal year 2013-
272014 shall not receive any less than the State
28appropriation made available to those university-
29affiliated physician practice plans during fiscal year
302013-2014. From funds appropriated for physician practice
2(A) $1,500,000 shall be distributed to a
3physician practice plan serving a health system
4located in a city of the first class and a contiguous
5county of the second class A which did receive
6funding during fiscal year 2013-2014;
11(C) at least $500,000 shall be distributed to a
12physician practice plan serving a health system
13located in a city of the first class and two
14contiguous counties of the second class A, that has
15an independent academic center which did receive
16funding during fiscal year 2013-2014.
17(vi) Qualifying academic medical centers which
18received funds for fiscal year 2013-2014 shall not
19receive any less than the State appropriation made
20available to those academic medical centers during fiscal
21year 2013-2014. From funds appropriated for qualifying
22academic medical centers, a qualifying academic medical
23center located in a third class county with a population
24between 279,000 and 282,000 under the 2010 Federal
25decennial census shall receive an additional $300,000 and
26an academic medical center located in a city of the first
27class that did not receive funding during fiscal year
282010-2011 shall receive an additional $300,000.
1inpatient care, exclusive of inpatient services provided
2through capitation plans, shall include sufficient funds
3for two separate All Patient Refined Diagnostic Related
4Group payments for inpatient acute care general hospital
6(A) normal newborn care; and
7(B) mothers' obstetrical delivery.
12(ix) From funds appropriated for medical assistance
13inpatient care, $1,000,000 shall be distributed to an
14acute care hospital in a city of the third class in a
15county of the sixth class, $300,000 shall be distributed
16for improvements to an intensive care facility in an
17acute care hospital located in a city of the first class
18and $3,000,000 shall be distributed for a hospital in a
19city of the third class in a home rule county of the
21(x) From funds appropriated for medical assistance
22capitation, $150,000 shall be used for prevention and
23treatment of depression and its complications in older
24Pennsylvanians in a county of the second class.
25(xi) From funds appropriated for medical assistance
26long-term care, $2,000,000 shall be distributed to county
27nursing homes, located in a home rule county that was
28formerly a county of the second class A, which have a
29medical assistance occupancy rate of at least 85%.
30(xii) Subject to Federal approval of necessary
1amendments of the Title XIX State Plan; from funds
2appropriated for medical assistance long-term care,
3$8,000,000 is allocated for quarterly medical assistance
4day-one incentive payments to qualified nonpublic nursing
5facilities under methodology and criteria under section
6443.1(7)(v) of the Public Welfare Code.
10(3) Breast cancer screening. The following shall apply:
15(4) Women's service programs. The following shall apply:
16(i) Funds appropriated for women's service programs
17grants to nonprofit agencies whose primary function is to
18promote childbirth and provide alternatives to abortion
19shall be expended to provide services to women until
20childbirth and for up to 12 months thereafter, including
21food, shelter, clothing, health care, counseling,
22adoption services, parenting classes, assistance for
23postdelivery stress and other supportive programs and
24services and for related outreach programs. Agencies may
25subcontract with other nonprofit entities which operate
26projects designed specifically to provide all or a
27portion of these services. Projects receiving funds
28referred to in this subparagraph shall not promote, refer
29for or perform abortions or engage in any counseling
30which is inconsistent with the appropriation referred to
8(5) The provisions of 8 U.S.C. §§ 1611 (relating to
9aliens who are not qualified aliens ineligible for Federal
10public benefits), 1612 (relating to limited eligibility of
11qualified aliens for certain Federal programs) and 1642
12(relating to verification of eligibility for Federal public
13benefits) shall apply to payments and providers.
14(6) From funds appropriated for autism intervention and
15services, $450,000 shall be distributed to a behavioral
16health facility located in a fifth class county with a
17population between 130,000 and 135,000 under the 2010 Federal
18decennial census that operates a center for autism and
19developmental disabilities, $240,000 shall be distributed to
20an institution of higher education which provides autism
21education and diagnostic curriculum located in a city of the
22first class that operates a center for autism in a county of
23the second class A, $240,000 shall be distributed to an
24institution of higher education which provides autism
25education and diagnostic curriculum and is located in a
26county of the second class and $200,000 shall be allocated to
27programs to promote the health and fitness of persons with
28developmental disabilities located in a city of the first
30(6.1) Community-based family centers. Funds appropriated
4(7) Child welfare services. For fiscal year 2014-2015, a
5provider of 24-hour, out-of-home, community-based or
6institutional care and supervision of a child, with the care
7and supervision being paid for or provided by a county using
8Federal or State funds disbursed under Article VII of the
9Public Welfare Code, shall submit documentation to the
10department of its costs of providing out-of-home placement
11services. The department shall use such documentation, to the
12extent necessary to support the department's claim for
13Federal funding and for State reimbursement for allowable
14direct and indirect costs incurred in the provision of out-
15of-home placement services.
16(8) From funds appropriated for mental health services
17or from Federal funds, at least $310,000 shall be used for
18the continued operation and maintenance of the existing
19network of web portals that provides comprehensive referral
20services, support and information for early intervention,
21prevention and support for those with mental illness or
22substance abuse, their families, county mental health
23offices, providers and others involved in mental health
25(9) A hospital in a county of the fourth class with a
26population between 168,000 and 170,500 under the 2010 Federal
27decennial census shall, for purposes of Medicare
28reimbursement, be designated by the Commonwealth as a rural
29hospital under section 1886(d)(8)(E)(ii)(II) of the Social
30Security Act (42 U.S.C. § 1395 ww(d)(8)(E)(ii)(II)).
1(10) To supplement the funds appropriated to the
2department for medical assistance for workers with
3disabilities, in addition to the monthly premium established
4under section 1503(b)(1) of the act of June 26, 2001
5(P.L.755, No.77), known as the Tobacco Settlement Act, the
6department may adjust the percentage of the premium upon
7approval of the Centers for Medicaid Services as authorized
8under federal requirements. Failure to make payments in
9accordance with this paragraph or section 1503(b)(1) of the
10Tobacco Settlement Act shall result in the termination of
11medical assistance coverage.
12Section 1730-J. Department of Revenue.
15(1) The Enhanced Revenue Collection Account created
16under section 1730-L for fiscal years 2010-2011 and 2011-2012
17shall continue through fiscal year 2019-2020. Revenues
18collected and the amount of refunds avoided as a result of
19expanded tax return reviews and tax collection activities
20shall be deposited into the account. The following shall
22(i) Of the funds in the account, for each of the
23fiscal years 2014-2015 through 2019-2020, up to
24$25,000,000 is appropriated to the department to fund the
25costs associated with increased tax collection
26enforcement and reduction in tax refund errors. The
27balance of the funds in the account on June 15, 2014, and
28each June 15 thereafter, shall be transferred to the
29General Fund or another authorized fund.
30(ii) The department shall issue a report to the
1Governor, the chairman and the minority chairman of the
2Appropriations Committee of the Senate and the chairman
3and minority chairman of the Appropriations Committee of
4the House of Representatives by June 1, 2015, and by each
5June 1 thereafter, with the following information:
9(B) The amount of revenue collected and the
10amount of refunds avoided as a result of the
11activities described under this paragraph, including
12details of the type of tax generating the revenue and
15Section 1731-J. Department of State (Reserved).
16Section 1732-J. Department of Transportation.
19(1) From funds available to the Department of
20Transportation under 74 Pa.C.S. § 2104(a)(2) (relating to use
21of money in fund), the match under 74 Pa.C.S. § 2106
22(relating to local match) may be waived by the Secretary of
23Transportation for good cause shown. This paragraph shall
24expire in six months.
26Section 1733-J. Pennsylvania State Police.
27Payments made to municipalities under 53 Pa.C.S. § 2170
28(relating to reimbursement of expenses) shall be limited to
29money available. If money is not available to make full
30payments, the Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training
1Commission shall make payments on a pro rata basis.
2Section 1734-J. (Reserved).
3Section 1735-J. Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.
7(1) From funds appropriated for general government
8operations, $100,000 shall be distributed to a nonprofit
9entity located in a county of the second class and in a
10borough with a population based on the most recent Federal
11decennial census of at least 4,000 but not more than 5,000
12that provides emergency disaster services in a multicounty
14(2) From funds appropriated for local municipal
15emergency relief, $1,000,000 shall be appropriated to a
16multicounty provider of emergency services that serves a
17portion of a county of the second class A and portion of a
18county of the third class.
19(3) From funds appropriated for local municipal
20emergency relief, $2,000,000 shall be used to create a State
21program to provide assistance to individuals and political
22subdivisions directly affected by natural and man-made
23disasters. State assistance will be limited to grants for
24projects that do not qualify for Federal assistance to help
25repair damages to primary residences, personal property and
26public facilities. Grants will be made available in a
27disaster emergency area only when a Presidential disaster
28declaration is not covering the area.
5Section 1737-J. State System of Higher Education (Reserved).
6Section 1737.1-J. State-related institutions (Reserved).
12(1) From funds appropriated for the Ready to Succeed
13Scholarship Program, the Pennsylvania Higher Education
14Assistance Agency shall develop a program in consultation
15with the Department of Education to provide scholarships to
16eligible resident students to defray the cost of attending a
17State grant-approved institution of higher education that is
18domiciled and headquartered with its principal location in
1(3) A student may be eligible to receive a scholarship
2under paragraph (1) provided the scholarship award in
3combination with a State grant award for the same academic
4year does not exceed the annually established maximum amount
5for the Ready to Succeed Scholarship Program as established
6by the agency.
9(b) Definitions.--As used in this section, "State grant"
10shall mean a grant or scholarship awarded under the act of
11January 25, 1966 (1965 P.L.1546, No.541), referred to as the
12Higher Education Scholarship Law.
13Section 1739-J. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
14The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources shall
15commence its operation of the Washington Crossing Historic Park
16within 60 days of the effective date of this section. The
17Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission shall continue to
18operate the visitor's center and oversee operations through
19December 31, 2014, including conducting the annual Christmas Day
20Crossing. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the Department
21of Conservation and Natural Resources from entering into an
22agreement for the visitor's center and adjacent historical
23buildings with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum
24Commission, if deemed approved by the Department of Conservation
25and Natural Resources, whereby the Pennsylvania Historical and
26Museum Commission shall interpret the site. Management of the
27visitor's center and adjoining buildings shall be the
28responsibility of the Department of Conservation and Natural
29Resources. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
30shall continue to consult with the Department of Conservation
6Section 1741-J. Environmental Hearing Board (Reserved).
9Section 1743-J. Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
10(1) Notwithstanding 4 Pa.C.S. Pt. II (relating to
11gaming) or any other provision of law to the contrary, any
12payment of a slot machine license fee under 4 Pa.C.S. § 1209
13(relating to slot machine license fee) received by the
14Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board after June 30, 2014, shall
15be deposited in and credited to the General Fund.
16(2) Within 90 days after the effective date of this
17paragraph, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board shall
18transfer the sum of $8,000,000 from amounts previously
19appropriated to the board pursuant to 4 Pa.C.S. § 1408(c)
20(relating to transfers from State Gaming Fund) to the General
22Section 1744-J. (Reserved).
23Section 1745-J. (Reserved).
24Section 1746-J. (Reserved).
25Section 1747-J. (Reserved).
26Section 1748-J. Commonwealth Financing Authority (Reserved).
29Section 1750-J. Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (Reserved).
30Section 1751-J. LIHEABG (Reserved).
2STATE GOVERNMENT SUPPORT AGENCIES
5Section 1762-J. State Ethics Commission (Reserved).
6Section 1763-J. Legislative Reference Bureau (Reserved).
11Section 1766-J. Joint State Government Commission (Reserved).
18Section 1770-J. Capitol Preservation Committee (Reserved).
21Section 1772-J. Center for Rural Pennsylvania (Reserved).
22Section 1773-J. Commonwealth Mail Processing Center (Reserved).
23Section 1774-J. Transfers (Reserved).
26Section 1781-J. Supreme Court (Reserved).
27Section 1782-J. Superior Court (Reserved).
28Section 1783-J. Commonwealth Court (Reserved).
29Section 1784-J. Courts of common pleas (Reserved).
30Section 1785-J. Community courts; magisterial district judges
2Section 1786-J. Philadelphia Traffic Court (Reserved).
3Section 1787-J. Philadelphia Municipal Court (Reserved).
4Section 1788-J. Judicial Conduct Board (Reserved).
5Section 1789-J. Court of Judicial Discipline (Reserved).
6Section 1790-J. Juror cost reimbursement (Reserved).
7Section 1791-J. County court reimbursement (Reserved).
8Section 1792-J. Senior judges (Reserved).
9Section 1793-J. Transfer of funds by Supreme Court (Reserved).
142014-2015 RESTRICTIONS ON APPROPRIATIONS
15FOR FUNDS AND ACCOUNTS
16Section 1701-K. Applicability.
21Section 1702-K. State Lottery Fund.
29Section 1704.1-K. Access to Justice Account (Reserved).
30Section 1705-K. Emergency Medical Services Operating Fund
2Section 1706-K. The State Stores Fund (Reserved).
3Section 1707-K. Motor License Fund (Reserved).
4Section 1708-K. Hazardous Material Response Fund (Reserved).
5Section 1709-K. Milk Marketing Fund (Reserved).
6Section 1710-K. HOME Investment Trust Fund (Reserved).
7Section 1711-K. Tuition Payment Fund (Reserved).
8Section 1712-K. Banking Department Fund (Reserved).
9Section 1713-K. Firearm Records Check Fund (Reserved).
12Section 1715-K. Tobacco Settlement Fund (Reserved).
13Section 1716-K. (Reserved).
14Section 1717-K. Restricted receipt accounts.
21(1) ARC Housing Revolving Loan Program.
26(1) Federal Aid to Volunteer Fire Companies.
27(2) Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund Act.
28(3) National Forest Reserve Allotment.
4(1) Education of the Disabled - Part C.
5(2) LSTA - Library Grants.
6(3) The Pennsylvania State University Federal Aid.
7(4) Emergency Immigration Education Assistance.
8(5) Education of the Disabled - Part D.
9(6) Homeless Adult Assistance Program.
10(7) Severely Handicapped.
16(1) Federal Water Resources Planning Act.
17(2) Flood Control Payments.
23(1) Share Loan Program.
28(1) Capital Assistance Elderly and Handicapped Programs.
29(2) Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Assistance.
30(3) Ridesharing/Van Pool Program - Acquisition.
11(1) Federal Grant - National Historic Preservation Act.
15(1) Retired Employees Medicare Part D.
16(2) Justice Assistance.
17(3) Juvenile Accountability Incentive.
18(4) Early Retiree Reinsurance Program.
19Section 1718.1-K. Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund.
20Notwithstanding the provisions of 4 Pa.C.S. Pt. II (relating
21to gaming) and the act of July 9, 2008 (P.L.908, No.63), known
22as the H2O PA Act, $5,676,000 is hereby appropriated from the
23Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund to the Department
24of General Services to meet additional payment obligations for
25the project itemized in section 3(2)(i)(D) of the act of July
2625, 2007 (P.L.342, No.53), known as the Pennsylvania Gaming
27Economic Development and Tourism Fund Capital Budget Itemization
28Act of 2007.
29Section 1719-K. Veterans' Trust Fund (Reserved).
30Section 1720-K. State Farm Products Show Fund (Reserved).
3Section 16. Repeals are as follows:
19(1) The addition of section 215 of the act.
20(2) The addition of section 1104.2 of the act.
21Section 18. This act shall take effect as follows: