FIXING MUNICIPAL POLICE MINIMUM SALARIES
                 Act of Jun. 27, 1968, P.L. 271, No. 127              Cl. 53
                                  AN ACT

     Fixing the annual salary or compensation of members of the
        police force in boroughs, towns and townships.

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

        Section 1.  (a)  The minimum annual starting salary or
     compensation to be paid the full-time members of the police
     force of any borough, town or township by the borough, town or
     township, shall be five thousand two hundred dollars ($5,200).
     If the annual salary or compensation of any borough, town or
     township policeman full-time employed by the borough, town or
     township on the effective date of this act is less than five
     thousand two hundred dollars ($5,200), such annual salary or
     compensation shall be increased to five thousand two hundred
     dollars ($5,200). The provisions of this act shall not apply to
     any policeman receiving an annual salary or compensation in
     excess of the minimum annual salary or compensation prescribed
     by this act.
        (b)  Any borough, town or township may, through collective
     bargaining or otherwise, enter into a written agreement by or on
     behalf of its police officers to pay specified and reasonable
     legal expenses and attorneys' fees incurred in the defense of
     any criminal action initiated against any such officer as a
     result of acts performed by such officer in the scope and course
     of employment as a police officer. Such agreement and/or payment
     shall be permitted only in criminal actions wherein the
     prosecution of charges against such officer has been withdrawn,
     dismissed or terminated by the entry of a nolle prosequi or by
     an adjudication of not guilty.
        (1 amended Oct. 27, 1979, P.L.240, No.77)
        Section 2.  All acts and parts of acts are repealed in so far
     as they are inconsistent herewith.
        Section 3.  This act shall take effect January 1, 1968.