PRINTER'S NO. 906
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY MENSCH, COSTA, ERICKSON, TEPLITZ, STACK, RAFFERTY, FONTANA, TARTAGLIONE, YUDICHAK, SCHWANK, WAUGH, GREENLEAF, ROBBINS, BLAKE, HUGHES, SOLOBAY, BAKER, PILEGGI, FARNESE, SMITH, BRUBAKER, WILEY, BROWNE, FERLO, ARGALL, SMUCKER, TOMLINSON, WHITE, VOGEL AND BREWSTER, APRIL 11, 2013
REFERRED TO PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE, APRIL 11, 2013
1Amending the act of June 13, 1967 (P.L.31, No.21), entitled "An
2act to consolidate, editorially revise, and codify the public
3welfare laws of the Commonwealth," changing the name of the
4Department of Public Welfare to the Department of Human
5Services; and providing for a transition period.
10Section 102. Definitions.--Subject to additional definitions
11contained in subsequent articles of this act, the following
12words when used in this act shall have, unless the context
13clearly indicates otherwise, the meanings given them in this
1Section 2. The act is amended by adding a section to read:
7(c) In order to provide an efficient and cost-minimizing
8transition, licenses, contracts, deeds and any other official
9actions of the Department of Public Welfare shall not be
10affected by the use of the designation of the department as the
11Department of Human Services. The department may continue to use
12the name Department of Public Welfare on badges, licenses,
13contracts, deeds, stationery and any other official documents
14until existing supplies are exhausted. The Department of Public
15Welfare may substitute the title "Department of Human Services"
16for "Department of Public Welfare" on its documents and
17materials on such schedule as it deems appropriate.
18(d) The Department of Human Services shall not replace
19existing signage at department locations with the redesignated
20name until the signs are worn and in need of replacement. This
21transition shall be coordinated with changes in administration.
22(e) The department shall continue to use the name Department
23of Public Welfare on its computer systems until the time of
24routine upgrades in each computer system in the department. The
25change in name shall be made at the time of the routine upgrade
26to the department computer systems.
27Section 3. This act shall take effect immediately.