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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: August 2, 2021 02:00 PM
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 by prior acts over the past 25 years. This legislation would make no substantive or administrative changes to the operation of any agency beyond what has already been enacted in statute.

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 State Tax Equalization Board, which was re-established as a board within the Department of Community and Economic Development
The titles of department heads and references to relevant statutes would also be updated.
Please join me in cosponsoring this important legislation.

Introduced as HB1792