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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: January 3, 2020 10:44 AM
From: Representative Bob Brooks
To: All House members
Subject: Updating agency names in the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes
Please join me as a cosponsor of legislation that would amend the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to update the names of cabinet-level Commonwealth agencies that have been split, merged or renamed over the past 25 years.

As part of the effort to clean up and modernize Pennsylvania’s statutes, this legislation would amend the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to update references to the following agencies:
  • the former Department of Resources, which is now the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources;
  • the former Department of Community Affairs and the Department of Commerce, which were merged to establish the Department of Community and Economic Development;
  • the former Department of Banking and the former Pennsylvania Securities Commission, which were merged into the Department of Banking and Securities; and
  • the former Department of Public Welfare, which is now named the Department of Human Services.
The titles of department heads and short titles of relevant statutes will also be updated.

Please join me in cosponsoring this important legislation.

Introduced as HB2281