"GREATER PENNSYLVANIA COUNCIL" CREATED
                  Act of May 29, 1931, P.L. 278, No. 131              Cl. 71
                                  AN ACT

     Creating a "Greater Pennsylvania Council" for the promotion of
        the economic, social, industrial, agricultural, educational,
        civic and recreational welfare of the Commonwealth of
        Pennsylvania and its citizens; prescribing the organization,
        powers and duties of said council; and making an
        appropriation.

        Section 1.  Be it enacted, &c., That there is hereby created
     and established directly under the Governor a State advisory and
     planning body, to be known as the "Greater Pennsylvania
     Council," hereinafter termed "council," which shall consist of
     one hundred and fifty members, to be appointed by the Governor.
     They shall serve without compensation but may receive their
     traveling and other expenses incurred in the performance of the
     work of the council.
        Section 2.  The Governor shall appoint from among the members
     of the council and executive committee of fifteen members, one
     of whom the Governor shall designate as general chairman, who
     shall be the chief executive officer of the council. Six members
     of the executive committee shall constitute a quorum. The
     Governor shall also appoint a director, who shall be an ex-
     officio member of the executive committee. The director shall,
     with the approval of the Governor, appoint an assistant director
     and such experts, statisticians, clerks, stenographers, and
     other assistants and employes as may be required for the proper
     conduct of the work of the council. The executive committee
     shall have power to appoint a technical advisory committee to
     advise on the technical phases of the planning work of the
     council. The members of the technical advisory committee shall
     serve without compensation but may receive their traveling or
     other expenses incurred in the performance of the work of the
     council.
        Section 3.  The director shall receive such compensation as
     shall be fixed by the Governor. The assistant director and such
     experts, statisticians, clerks, stenographers, and other
     assistants and employes, as are engaged in the work of the
     council, shall receive such compensation as shall be fixed by
     the director with the approval of the Governor, which
     compensation shall, however, conform to the standards
     established by the executive board for similar positions in the
     State service.
        Section 4.  The council shall make such studies as may be
     desirable in collaboration with existing official planning,
     civic, industrial, agricultural, and other agencies, with a view
     to promoting the economic, social, industrial, and recreational
     welfare of the Commonwealth. The council in carrying out the
     aforesaid studies shall act only in an advisory and coordinating
     capacity, and shall not duplicate the work of any existing State
     or municipal agency. It shall also collaborate with agencies
     interested in the development of the ports of the Commonwealth
     with a view to promoting the interests of said ports.
        Section 5.  The sum of ninety thousand dollars ($90,000), or
     as much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby specifically
     appropriated to the Greater Pennsylvania Council for the payment
     of the salaries, wages, and other compensation of the director,
     assistant director, and the experts, statisticians, clerks,
     stenographers, and other assistants and employes, for the
     payment of traveling expenses, for postage, stationery,
     equipment, printing, supplies, and any other expense necessary
     for the proper conduct of the work of the Greater Pennsylvania
     Council, except the work of the council pertaining to the ports
     of the Commonwealth.
        (5 amended Sept. 2, 1932 (Ex. Sess.), P.L.102, No.58)