HOUSE AMENDED
PRIOR PRINTER'S NOS. 309, 1436
PRINTER'S NO. 1627
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
327
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY ARGALL, SCAVELLO, FOLMER, MARTIN, VOGEL, J. WARD,
REGAN, STEFANO AND BROWNE, FEBRUARY 26, 2019
AS RE-REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES, AS AMENDED, APRIL 7, 2020
AN ACT
Amending the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.177, No.175), entitled,
as amended, "An act providing for and reorganizing the
conduct of the executive and administrative work of the
Commonwealth by the Executive Department thereof and the
administrative departments, boards, commissions, and officers
thereof, including the boards of trustees of State Normal
Schools, or Teachers Colleges; abolishing, creating,
reorganizing or authorizing the reorganization of certain
administrative departments, boards, and commissions; defining
the powers and duties of the Governor and other executive and
administrative officers, and of the several administrative
departments, boards, commissions, and officers; fixing the
salaries of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and certain
other executive and administrative officers; providing for
the appointment of certain administrative officers, and of
all deputies and other assistants and employes in certain
departments, boards, and commissions; and prescribing the
manner in which the number and compensation of the deputies
and all other assistants and employes of certain departments,
boards and commissions shall be determined," PROVIDING FOR
COVID-19 EMERGENCY STATUTORY AND REGULATORY SUSPENSIONS AND
WAIVERS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, FOR COVID-19 DEBT COST
REDUCTION REVIEW AND FOR COVID-19 COST AND RECOVERY TASK
FORCE; in powers and duties of the Department of General
Services and its departmental administrative and advisory
boards and commissions, providing for report of State
facilities owned or leased; AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
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Section 1. The act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.177, No.175), known
as The Administrative Code of 1929, is amended by adding a
section AN ARTIC
SECTION 1. THE ACT OF APRIL 9, 1929 (P.L.177, NO.175), KNOWN
AS THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF 1929, IS AMENDED BY ADDING
ARTICLES TO READ:
ARTICLE XXI-C
COVID-19 EMERGENCY STATUTORY AND
REGULATORY SUSPENSIONS AND WAIVERS
REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
SECTION 2101-C. DEFINITIONS.
THE FOLLOWING WORDS AND PHRASES WHEN USED IN THIS ARTICLE
SHALL HAVE THE MEANINGS GIVEN TO THEM IN THIS SECTION UNLESS THE
CONTEXT CLEARLY INDICATES OTHERWISE:
"ORDER." ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
(1) THE DECLARATION OF DISASTER EMERGENCY ISSUED BY THE
GOVERNOR ON MARCH 6, 2020, PUBLISHED IN 50 PA.B. 1644 (MARCH
21, 2020); OR
(2) A DECLARATION OF DISASTER EMERGENCY RELATING TO THE
NOVEL CORONAVIRUS KNOWN AS "COVID-19" WHICH IS ISSUED AFTER
MARCH 6, 2020.
SECTION 2102-C. NOTIFICATION REQUIRED.
(A) SUSPENSIONS, MODIFICATIONS AND WAIVERS REQUIRING
MODIFICATION.--THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR SHALL NOTIFY THE
INDIVIDUALS UNDER SUBSECTION (C) NO LATER THAN PROVIDED UNDER
SUBSECTION (B) WHEN A SPECIFIC STATUTE OR REGULATION IS
SUSPENDED, MODIFIED OR WAIVED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE ORDER
OR WHEN A SPECIFIC STATUTE OR REGULATION IS FIRST TREATED AS
BEING SUSPENDED, MODIFIED OR WAIVED UNDER A BLANKET SUSPENSION,
MODIFICATION OR WAIVER UNDER THE ORDER. A NOTIFICATION UNDER
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THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL, AT MINIMUM, NOTIFY THE INDIVIDUALS OF THE
FOLLOWING:
(1) ANY PROVISION OF REGULATORY STATUTE OR REGULATION
SUSPENDED OR MODIFIED UNDER 35 PA.C.S. CH. 73 SUBCH. A
(RELATING TO COMMONWEALTH SERVICES) UNDER THE ORDER.
(2) ANY PROVISION OF LAW OR REGULATION SUSPENDED BY THE
SECRETARY OF HEALTH UNDER THE ORDER.
(3) ANY PROVISION OF LAW OR REGULATION SUSPENDED OR
WAIVED BY THE SECRETARY OF EDUCATION UNDER THE ORDER.
(4) ANY LAWS OR FEDERAL OR STATE REGULATIONS RELATED TO
THE DRIVERS OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES WAIVED OR SUSPENDED BY THE
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNDER THE ORDER.
(B) TIMELINE FOR NOTIFICATION.--THE FOLLOWING SHALL APPLY:
(1) AN INITIAL NOTIFICATION UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE
MADE WITHIN TWO DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ARTICLE
AND SHALL INCLUDE NOTIFICATIONS OF ALL SUSPENSIONS,
MODIFICATIONS AND WAIVERS UNDER SUBSECTION (A) WHICH OCCURRED
PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ARTICLE.
(2) A NOTIFICATION UNDER THIS SECTION OTHER THAN AN
INITIAL REPORT UNDER PARAGRAPH (1) SHALL BE MADE WITHIN ONE
DAY OF THE SUSPENSION, MODIFICATION OR WAIVER UNDER
SUBSECTION (A).
(C) INDIVIDUALS TO BE NOTIFIED.--A NOTIFICATION REQUIRED TO
BE ISSUED UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE SENT IN WRITING BY
ELECTRONIC MEANS TO THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE, THE
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE MAJORITY LEADER OF
THE SENATE, THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE, THE MAJORITY
LEADER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE MINORITY LEADER
OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
ARTICLE XXI-D
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COVID-19 DEBT COST REDUCTION REVIEW
SECTION 2101-D. REVIEW OF REFINANCING OPPORTUNITIES.
THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SECRETARY OF
THE BUDGET, THE AUDITOR GENERAL AND ANY CHAIRPERSON OF AN
AUTHORITY, COMMISSION, AGENCY, BOARD OR OTHER STATE-AUTHORIZED
ENTITY THAT HAS THE POWER TO ISSUE DEBT, SHALL IDENTIFY AND
REVIEW ALL OUTSTANDING DEBT OBLIGATIONS OF THE COMMONWEALTH AND
ITS AUTHORITIES, COMMISSIONS, AGENCIES, BOARDS OR OTHER STATE-
AUTHORIZED ENTITIES AND SUBMIT A REPORT OF THE FINDINGS TO THE
GENERAL ASSEMBLY NO LATER THAN JUNE 30, 2020. IN ADDITION TO THE
IDENTIFICATION AND REVIEW OF ALL OUTSTANDING DEBT OBLIGATIONS,
THE REPORT SHALL IDENTIFY OPTIONS FOR THE REFINANCING OF THE
OUTSTANDING DEBT OBLIGATIONS TO REDUCE THE COSTS TO THE
COMMONWEALTH AND ITS AUTHORITIES.
ARTICLE XXI-E
COVID-19 COST AND RECOVERY TASK FORCE
SECTION 2101-E. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FINDS AND DECLARES AS FOLLOWS:
(1) A NOVEL CORONAVIRUS, KNOWN AS COVID-19, ENTERED THE
UNITED STATES IN LATE JANUARY 2020 AND HAS SPREAD THROUGHOUT
THE STATES, INCLUDING THIS COMMONWEALTH.
(2) ON MARCH 6, 2020, THE GOVERNOR DECLARED A DISASTER
EMERGENCY, CITING A THREAT OF IMMINENT DISASTER THAT IS OF
SUCH A MAGNITUDE AND SEVERITY AS TO NECESSITATE EXTRAORDINARY
MEASURES TO PROTECT THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND LIFE OF THIS
COMMONWEALTH'S CITIZENS.
(3) THE IMPACT OF COVID-19, INCLUDING ALL THE NECESSARY
MEASURES TAKEN TO MITIGATE THE SPREAD OF THE DISEASE, HAS
SEVERELY DISRUPTED THE COMMONWEALTH AND ITS SUBDIVISIONS AND
IS PRODUCING SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM NEGATIVE ECONOMIC
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CONSEQUENCES.
(4) IN ORDER TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE THE CURRENT DISASTER,
ALL BRANCHES OF THE COMMONWEALTH'S GOVERNMENT MUST WORK
COOPERATIVELY TO IDENTIFY IMMEDIATE AND URGENT ISSUES,
PROVIDE A STRUCTURE TO CATALOG THE COMMONWEALTH'S RESPONSE TO
THE DISASTER EMERGENCY AND CREATE A FORUM TO RECEIVE
TESTIMONY, INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS,
BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY.
(5) IN ADDITION TO MANAGING THE EXISTING PUBLIC HEALTH
CHALLENGES OF COVID-19, THE COMMONWEALTH WILL NEED A RECOVERY
PLAN ONCE THE EMERGENCY SUBSIDES TO ADDRESS THE INNUMERABLE
ISSUES RESULTING FROM THE DISASTER EMERGENCY, INCLUDING THE
IMPACT TO THE ECONOMY.
(6) THE MOST EFFECTIVE MANNER TO ACHIEVE THESE CRITICAL
NEEDS IS TO FORM AN INTERBRANCH TASK FORCE.
SECTION 2102-E. DEFINITIONS.
THE FOLLOWING WORDS AND PHRASES WHEN USED IN THIS ARTICLE
SHALL HAVE THE MEANINGS GIVEN TO THEM IN THIS SECTION UNLESS THE
CONTEXT CLEARLY INDICATES OTHERWISE:
"ORDER." AS FOLLOWS:
(1) THE DECLARATION OF DISASTER EMERGENCY ISSUED BY THE
GOVERNOR ON MARCH 6, 2020, PUBLISHED AT 50 PA.B. 1644 (MARCH
21, 2020).
(2) A DECLARATION OF DISASTER EMERGENCY RELATING TO THE
NOVEL CORONAVIRUS, KNOWN AS COVID-19, ISSUED AFTER MARCH 6,
2020.
"TASK FORCE." THE COVID-19 COST AND RECOVERY TASK FORCE
ESTABLISHED UNDER SECTION 2103-E(A).
SECTION 2103-E. TASK FORCE.
(A) ESTABLISHMENT.--THE COVID-19 COST AND RECOVERY TASK
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FORCE IS ESTABLISHED.
(B) MEMBERSHIP.--THE TASK FORCE SHALL CONSIST OF THE
FOLLOWING MEMBERS, APPOINTED WITHIN FIVE DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE
DATE OF THIS SECTION:
(1) THE GOVERNOR OR A DESIGNEE.
(2) TWO MEMBERS OF THE SENATE APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT
PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE.
(3) THREE MEMBERS OF THE SENATE APPOINTED BY THE
MAJORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE.
(4) THREE MEMBERS OF THE SENATE APPOINTED BY THE
MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE.
(5) TWO MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
APPOINTED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
(6) THREE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
APPOINTED BY THE MAJORITY LEADER OF THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES.
(7) THREE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
APPOINTED BY THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES.
(8) THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR:
(I) AN OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH TO REPRESENT THE SECRETARY OF HEATH.
(II) AN OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF THE PENNSYLVANIA
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY TO REPRESENT THE DIRECTOR OF
THE PENNSYLVANIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.
(III) AN OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF
COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO REPRESENT THE
SECRETARY OF COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
(9) THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS APPOINTED BY THE CHIEF
JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT:
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(I) THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR OF PENNSYLVANIA OF THE
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF PENNSYLVANIA COURTS.
(II) A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR OR COMMONWEALTH COURTS
OR A JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT.
(III) A JUDGE OF A COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OR A MEMBER
OF THE MINOR JUDICIARY.
(C) METHOD OF APPOINTMENT.--AN APPOINTING AUTHORITY UNDER
SUBSECTION (B) SHALL MAKE APPOINTMENT OR REPLACEMENT APPOINTMENT
BY THE TRANSMISSION OF A LETTER TO THE GOVERNOR, ALL EX OFFICIO
MEMBERS AND ALL APPOINTING AUTHORITIES UNDER SUBSECTION (B).
(D) ADVISORY COMMITTEES.--THE FOLLOWING SHALL APPLY:
(1) THE TASK FORCE MAY ESTABLISH ADVISORY COMMITTEES TO
REVIEW ISSUES RELATING TO THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH
EMERGENCY THAT REQUIRE EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE OR JUDICIAL
ACTION AND TO REPORT RELATED INFORMATION TO THE TASK FORCE.
(2) MEMBERS OF AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE SHALL BE
INDIVIDUALS APPOINTED BY THE TASK FORCE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCE
IN THE ISSUE BEING REVIEWED. MEMBERS OF THE TASK FORCE AND
INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE NOT MEMBERS OF THE TASK FORCE MAY BE
APPOINTED TO AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
(3) A MEMBER OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL SERVE AS THE
CHAIRPERSON OF EACH ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
(4) AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED UNDER THIS
SUBSECTION MAY BE DIRECTED TO REVIEW ISSUES RELATED TO ISSUES
ARISING FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE IMPACT THOSE
ISSUES HAVE HAD ON THE COMMONWEALTH.
(E) CHAIRPERSON.--THE GOVERNOR OR A DESIGNEE UNDER
SUBSECTION (B)(1) SHALL SERVE AS CHAIRPERSON OF THE TASK FORCE.
(F) PARTICIPATION.--A MEMBER NOT PHYSICALLY PRESENT MAY
PARTICIPATE BY TELECONFERENCE OR VIDEO CONFERENCE.
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(G) QUORUM AND VOTING.--THE FOLLOWING SHALL APPLY:
(1) A MAJORITY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE TASK FORCE
PARTICIPATING IN PERSON, TELECONFERENCE OR VIDEO CONFERENCE
SHALL CONSTITUTE A QUORUM.
(2) ACTION OF THE TASK FORCE MUST BE AUTHORIZED OR
RATIFIED BY MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE TASK FORCE.
(H) MEETINGS.--THE FOLLOWING SHALL APPLY:
(1) THE TASK FORCE SHALL MEET AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK.
ADDITIONAL MEETINGS MAY BE CALLED BY THE CHAIRPERSON AS
NECESSARY. THE CHAIRPERSON SHALL SCHEDULE A MEETING UPON
WRITTEN REQUEST OF FOUR MEMBERS OF THE TASK FORCE.
(2) THE FIRST MEETING SHALL BE CONVENED WITHIN 10 DAYS
OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS PARAGRAPH.
(3) THE TASK FORCE MAY TAKE ACTIONS NECESSARY TO CONFORM
TO PUBLIC GATHERING REQUIREMENTS ORDERED OR RECOMMENDED BY
THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH OR THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL.
(4) THE TASK FORCE SHALL PERMIT THE PUBLIC TO VIEW OR
LISTEN TO A COMMITTEE MEETING THROUGH CONTEMPORANEOUS METHODS
AND MAKE THE RECORDINGS AVAILABLE ON THE DEPARTMENT OF
COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT'S PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE
INTERNET WEBSITE.
(5) THE TASK FORCE MAY HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS IF
NECESSARY.
(I) EXPENSES.--MEMBERS SHALL NOT RECEIVE COMPENSATION BUT
SHALL BE REIMBURSED FOR ACTUAL EXPENSES INCURRED IN SERVICE OF
THE TASK FORCE.
(J) SUPPORT.--THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR, THE SENATE, THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF THE
PENNSYLVANIA COURTS SHALL PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES TO THE
TASK FORCE.
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(K) APPLICABILITY.--THE FOLLOWING SHALL APPLY:
(1) (I) EXCEPT AS PROVIDED UNDER SUBPARAGRAPH (II), THE
ACT OF FEBRUARY 14, 2008 (P.L.6, NO.3), KNOWN AS THE
RIGHT-TO-KNOW LAW, SHALL APPLY TO THE TASK FORCE.
(II) CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN A PERSON AND A MEMBER OF
THE TASK FORCE AND RECORDS ACCOMPANYING THE
CORRESPONDENCE SUBMITTED UNDER SECTION 2104-E(A)(3) SHALL
BE EXEMPT FROM ACCESS BY A REQUESTER UNDER THE RIGHT-TO-
KNOW LAW. THIS SUBPARAGRAPH SHALL NOT APPLY TO
CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN A MEMBER AND A PRINCIPAL OR
LOBBYIST UNDER 65 PA.C.S. CH. 13A (RELATING TO LOBBYING).
(2) EXCEPT AS PROVIDED UNDER PARAGRAPH (3), THE TASK
FORCE SHALL BE DEEMED AN AGENCY FOR THE PURPOSES OF 65
PA.C.S. CH. 7 (RELATING TO OPEN MEETINGS).
(3) PUBLIC NOTICE OF A MEETING OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL
BE MADE BY THE ISSUANCE OF A PRESS RELEASE BY THE CHAIRPERSON
NO LESS THAN 24 HOURS PRIOR TO A MEETING.
(4) A MEMBER OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL BE DEEMED A PUBLIC
OFFICIAL FOR THE PURPOSE OF 65 PA.C.S. CH. 11 (RELATING TO
ETHICS STANDARDS AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE). A STATEMENT
REQUIRED TO BE FILED BY A MEMBER UNDER 65 PA.C.S. § 1104(A)
(RELATING TO STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL INTERESTS REQUIRED TO BE
FILED) DUE TO THE INDIVIDUAL'S MEMBERSHIP ON THE TASK FORCE
SHALL BE FILED ONLY WITH THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION.
(5) THE TASK FORCE SHALL BE CONSIDERED AN INDEPENDENT
AGENCY FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE ACT OF OCTOBER 15, 1980
(P.L.950, NO.164), KNOWN AS THE COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEYS ACT.
SECTION 2104-E. FUNCTIONS OF TASK FORCE.
(A) POWERS.--THE TASK FORCE SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING POWERS:
(1) TO REQUEST PERIODIC UPDATES FROM EACH AGENCY UNDER
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THE GOVERNOR'S JURISDICTION, INDEPENDENT AGENCIES, THE
LEGISLATURE AND THE UNIFIED JUDICIAL SYSTEM ON ANY ACTIONS
TAKEN IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY.
(2) TO APPOINT ADVISORY COMMITTEES UNDER SECTION 2103-
E(D).
(3) TO RECEIVE COMMUNICATIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS,
BUSINESSES, NONPROFIT ENTITIES, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND ANY
OTHER ENTITY REGARDING ISSUES UNDER SUBSECTION (B)(2).
(B) DUTIES.--THE TASK FORCE SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING DUTIES:
(1) TO MONITOR AND TRACK THE RESPONSE BY THE
COMMONWEALTH TO THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY DURING
THE TIME THAT THE ORDER REMAINS ACTIVE, INCLUDING ALL ACTIONS
TAKEN UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE ORDER.
(2) TO IDENTIFY IMMEDIATE AND URGENT ISSUES RELATING TO
THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY THAT REQUIRE EXECUTIVE,
LEGISLATIVE OR JUDICIAL ACTION AND TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO
THE PROPER BODY IN A TIMELY FASHION.
(3) TO DEVELOP AND SUBMIT A RECOVERY PLAN TO THE
EXECUTIVE BRANCH, LEGISLATIVE BRANCH AND JUDICIAL BRANCH OF
THE COMMONWEALTH'S GOVERNMENT. A RECOVERY PLAN SHALL INCLUDE
A DOCUMENTED, STRUCTURED APPROACH THAT DESCRIBES HOW THE
COMMONWEALTH AND ITS SUBDIVISIONS CAN EXPEDITIOUSLY RESUME
MISSION-CRITICAL FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING THE RESTORATION OF
HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION, EDUCATION AND OTHER PUBLIC SERVICES
AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITY TO LEVELS EQUAL TO OR BETTER THAN THEIR
PREDISASTER STATES THROUGH A SERIES OF SHORT-TERM,
INTERMEDIATE AND LONG-TERM STRATEGIES AND ACTIONS. THE
RECOVERY PLAN MAY BE BASED IN PART OR IN WHOLE ON THE FEDERAL
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY'S RESOURCES FOR RECOVERY PLANNING
AND MANAGING RECOVERY.
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(4) TO MAKE A FINAL REPORT NO LATER THAN SIX MONTHS
AFTER THE ORDER IS TERMINATED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER,
PROCLAMATION OR OPERATION OF LAW DOCUMENTING ALL OF THE
FOLLOWING:
(I) ACTIONS TAKEN BY EXECUTIVE AGENCIES UNDER THE
ORDER.
(II) LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENTS MADE IN RESPONSE TO THE
COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY.
(III) JUDICIAL ORDERS MADE IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-
19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY.
(IV) A SUMMARY OF ACTIONS UNDERTAKEN BY LOCAL
GOVERNMENTS IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH
EMERGENCY.
SECTION 2105-E. APPROPRIATION.
THE AMOUNT OF $1,000 IS APPROPRIATED FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO
THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR PAYMENT
OF REASONABLE EXPENSES UNDER SECTION 2103-E(I). THE
APPROPRIATION UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL NOT LAPSE UNTIL THE
EXPIRATION OF THIS ARTICLE UNDER SECTION 2106-E. ANY AMOUNT OF
THE APPROPRIATION UNEXPENDED OR UNCOMMITTED UPON THE EXPIRATION
UNDER SECTION 2106-E SHALL LAPSE.
SECTION 2106-E. EXPIRATION.
THIS ARTICLE SHALL EXPIRE SIX MONTHS AFTER THE ORDER IS
TERMINATED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER, PROCLAMATION OR OPERATION OF LAW.
SECTION 2. THE ACT IS AMENDED BY ADDING A SECTION TO READ:
Section 2402.3. Report of State Facilities Owned or
Leased.-- (a) The Department of General Services shall conduct
an annual survey of State facility usage.
(b) Each executive agency, independent agency and State-
affiliated entity shall report to the Department of General
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Services each State facility which is under its control or which
it uses.
(c) The report under subsection (b) shall include, at a
minimum, the following information:
(1) Whether the State facility is State-owned or leased.
(2) Whether the State facility is occupied or vacant.
(3) The size of the State facility as measured in square
feet.
(4) The total expenditures for utilities per State facility
for the preceding twelve months.
(5) The amount of rent paid for the preceding twelve months
for any State facility that is leased.
(6) The purpose of the State facility.
(7) How to reduce costs associated with the State facility.
(d) Survey information under subsection (c) shall be
reported no later than June 30 of each year.
(e) On or before July 31 of each year, the Department of
General Services shall compile and report the survey information
obtained under subsection (c) to the chairperson and minority
chairperson of the State Government Committee of the Senate and
the chairperson and minority chairperson of the State Government
Committee of the House of Representatives.
(f) As used in this section, the following words and phrases
shall have the meanings given to them in this subsection:
"Executive agency" means an executive agency as defined in 62
Pa.C.S. § 103 (relating to definitions).
"Independent agency" means an independent agency as defined
in 62 Pa.C.S. § 103.
"State-affiliated entity" means a State-affiliated entity as
defined in 62 Pa.C.S. § 103.
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"State facility " means a HABITABLE structure or space under
the control of or used by an executive agency, independent
agency or State-affiliated entity.
Section 2 3 3. This act shall take effect in 60 180 d
SECTION 3. THIS ACT SHALL TAKE EFFECT AS FOLLOWS:
(1) THE ADDITION OF SECTION 2402.3 OF THE ACT SHALL TAKE
EFFECT IN 180 DAYS.
(2) THE REMAINDER OF THIS ACT SHALL TAKE EFFECT
IMMEDIATELY.
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