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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: January 8, 2015 04:20 PM
From: Senator Lisa Baker
To: All Senate members
Subject: Budget Impasse Legislation
I plan to re-introduce Senate Bills 523 and 524 from last session which would address any future budget impasse.

Document #1

Introduced as SB326

Description: The first bill would amend the Constitution to require the Commonwealth to maintain state appropriations at 80 percent of the prior year level if a general fund budget is not enacted by the constitutional deadline of June 30 of any year. 

Document #2

Introduced as SB327

Description: The second bill would provide for certain actions/deadlines by the General Assembly to move the process forward.
Thank you.