Act of Nov. 30, 2004, P.L. 1596, No. 203             Cl. 71
                                  AN ACT

     Establishing the Capitol Centennial Commission; providing for
        the commission's powers and duties; imposing a penalty; and
        providing for funding.

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

     Section 1.  Short title.
        This act shall be known and may be cited as the Capitol
     Centennial Commission Act.
     Section 2.  Declaration of policy.
        The General Assembly finds and declares as follows:
            (1)  The new Pennsylvania State Capitol building was
        dedicated on October 4, 1906.
            (2)  President Theodore Roosevelt was the orator of the
        day and declared it the "most handsome State Capitol I have
        ever seen."
            (3)  The Pennsylvania State Capitol was created by
        architect Joseph M. Huston and was built and furnished at a
        cost of $13,000,000.
            (4)  The Pennsylvania State Capitol represents classic
        Renaissance style, making it a timeless architectural
            (5)  Over the years the Pennsylvania State Capitol has
        seen many changes and improvements.
            (6)  The Pennsylvania State Capitol serves as an icon of
        the Commonwealth, representing history and government.
            (7)  October 4, 2006, will mark the centennial
        anniversary of the Pennsylvania State Capitol.
     Section 3.  Definitions.
        The following words and phrases when used in this act shall
     have the meanings given to them in this section unless the
     context clearly indicates otherwise:
        "Commission."  The Capitol Centennial Commission established
     in section 4.
     Section 4.  Commission.
        (a)  Establishment.--The Capitol Centennial Commission is
     hereby established. The commission shall consist of the
     following members:
            (1)  The Governor or a designee.
            (2)  The Lieutenant Governor or a designee.
            (3)  The President pro tempore of the Senate or a
            (4)  The Majority Leader of the Senate or a designee.
            (5)  The Minority Leader of the Senate or a designee.
            (6)  The Speaker of the House of Representatives or a
            (7)  The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives
        or a designee.
            (8)  The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives
        or a designee.
            (9)  The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of
        Pennsylvania or a designee.
            (10)  The chairman of the Capitol Preservation Committee
        or a designee.
        (b)  Cochairpersons.--The following are appointed as
     cochairpersons of the commission:
            (1)  The Lieutenant Governor.
            (2)  The President pro tempore of the Senate.
            (3)  The Speaker of the House of Representatives.
        (c)  Meetings.--Meetings of the commission shall be called by
     the cochairpersons.
        (d)  Director.--The cochairpersons of the commission shall
     appoint a director or codirectors.
     Section 5.  Powers and duties.
        (a)  General rule.--The commission shall make determinations
     regarding celebratory events, materials, information and other
     matters that occur in conjunction with the centennial
     anniversary of the Pennsylvania State Capitol and concomitant
        (b)  Events.--Only those events designated by the commission
     as part of the Capitol Centennial Celebration shall be
     officially sanctioned events.
        (c)  Authorization.--The terms "Capitol Centennial" and
     "Capitol Centennial Celebration" shall be authorized by the
     commission for use in officially sanctioned events.
     Section 6.  Violation.
        The use of the term "Capitol Centennial" or "Capitol
     Centennial Celebration" in an advertisement designed to attract
     the general public to an event is prohibited unless authorized
     by the commission. A person who violates this section commits a
     misdemeanor of the third degree and shall, upon conviction, be
     sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000.
     Section 7.  Funding.
        Moneys appropriated under the act of July 4, 2004 (P.L.1837,
     No.7A), known as the General Appropriation Act of 2004, by the
     General Assembly for use in the Centennial of the Capitol shall
     be used exclusively by the commission.
     Section 8.  Expiration.
        The commission shall expire on June 30, 2008.
     Section 9.  Effective date.
        This act shall take effect immediately.