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House of Representatives
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session


Posted: March 8, 2013 03:46 PM
From: Representative Mark M. Gillen
To: All House members
Subject: Turnpike Commission Reform
In the near future I will be introducing legislation that will change the way that members of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission are reimbursed and compensated.

Recent media coverage has focused attention on the new cars that the Turnpike Commission buys for its commissioners, as well as the lavish dinners, hotel stays, and other expenses incurred.

This legislation would prohibit commission members from receiving as a portion of their compensation an owned or leased vehicle. It would also require commission members to be reimbursed for actual mileage of travel, at a rate equal to what is allowed by the Internal Revenue Service, as well as submit receipts for the expenses that are incurred.

These simple, common sense requirements will ensure that the commissioners remain good stewards of government resources while still providing them appropriate reimbursement for the carrying out of their service to the people of Pennsylvania.

Please join me in cosponsoring this important piece of legislation.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Clabaugh at mclabaug@pahousegop.com or 787.8550.

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Introduced as HB1536