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House of Representatives
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: March 17, 2015 12:48 PM
From: Representative Cris Dush
To: All House members
Subject: Subpoena Power for all Standing Committees
In the near future I will be introducing a resolution to issue subpoena power to all standing Committees in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

As you know, under Rule 45 the Appropriations Chair has the power to issue subpoenas. My legislation would extend this power to all Committee Chairs to investigate waste, fraud and abuse in public bodies and public contracts. In essence, this subpoena power would track with the protections of Pennsylvania’s Whistleblower Law. Similar to other subpoenas issued by the House, any person who willfully neglects or refuses to testify before the committee will be subject to the penalties provided by the laws of the Commonwealth.

I would appreciate your support of this Resolution, by adding your name as a cosponsor. Thank you.


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Introduced as HR191