1Amending the act of July 23, 1970 (P.L.563, No.195), entitled
2"An act establishing rights in public employes to organize
3and bargain collectively through selected representatives;
4defining public employes to include employes of nonprofit
5organizations and institutions; providing compulsory
6mediation and fact-finding, for collective bargaining
7impasses; providing arbitration for certain public employes
8for collective bargaining impasses; defining the scope of
9collective bargaining; establishing unfair employe and
10employer practices; prohibiting strikes for certain public
11employes; permitting strikes under limited conditions;
12providing penalties for violations; and establishing
13procedures for implementation," defining "political
14contributions"; further providing for maintenance of
15membership; providing for membership dues; and making related

17The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
18hereby enacts as follows:

19Section 1. Section 301 of act of July 23, 1970 (P.L.563,
20No.195), known as the Public Employe Relations Act, is amended
21by adding a paragraph to read:

22Section 301. As used in this act:

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2(20) "Political contributions" means any moneys or funds
3appropriated for lobbying; electoral activities; or independent
4expenditures on behalf of, or contributions to, any candidate,
5political party, voter registration campaign or any other
6political or legislative cause.

7Section 2. Section 705 of the act is amended to read:

8Section 705. [Membership dues deductions and maintenance of
9membership are proper subjects] Maintenance of membership is a 
10proper subject of bargaining with the proviso that [as to the
11latter,] the payment of dues and assessments while members[,]
12may be the only requisite employment condition.

13Section 3. The act is amended by adding a section to read:

14Section 705.1.  (a) Membership dues deductions and political
15contributions collected by the employer shall not be subject to
16bargaining for public employes covered under this act. Any
17collective bargaining agreement entered into after the effective
18date of this section with public employes shall not contain such

20(b) Employes subject to the conditions of the act of June
2124, 1968 (P.L.237, No.111), referred to as the Policemen and
22Firemen Collective Bargaining Act, and public employes subject
23to sections 805, 806 and 1001 shall retain the right to
24collectively bargain for membership dues deductions.

25Section 4. Repeals are as follows:

26(1)  The General Assembly declares that the repeals under
27paragraph (2) are necessary to effectuate this act.

28(2)  The following sections are repealed:

29(i)  Section 2215(c) of the act of April 9, 1929
30(P.L.177, No.175), known as The Administrative Code of


2(ii) Section 4(a) of the act of June 2, 1993
3(P.L.45, No.15), known as the Public Employee Fair Share
4Fee Law.

5Section 5. This act shall take effect in 60 days.