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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: December 22, 2014 11:55 AM
From: Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. and Sen. Rob Teplitz
To: All Senate members
Subject: Receipt of Gifts by Public Officials
The acceptance of gifts by elected officials and other public officers can be perceived as an unethical exchange of official action for monetary remuneration, even if that is not the case. Even the appearance of impropriety can give citizens a sense of distrust in their government.

This legislation will reduce the reporting thresholds for gifts from $250 to $50 and for hospitality, lodging, and entertainment from $650 to $100. It will also encourage voluntary reporting below these new lowered thresholds. Please join us in sponsoring this measure to reform Pennsylvania’s government.

Introduced as SB181