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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: February 1, 2019 03:28 PM
From: Senator Lisa Baker
To: All Senate members
Subject: Budget Impasse Legislation
I plan to re-introduce Senate Bills 225 and 226 from last session which would address any future budget impasse.

Document #1

Introduced as SB404

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.
Last Session, SB 225 was sponsored by Senators Aument, Brooks, Folmer, Hutchinson, Martin, Vogel, Ward and White.

Document #2

Introduced as SB405

Description: SB 226 would provide for certain actions/deadlines by the General Assembly to move the process forward.

Previous co-sponsors were Senators Aument, Brooks, Martin and Ward.