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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: December 14, 2020 03:34 PM
From: Senator Doug Mastriano and Sen. John P. Blake
To: All Senate members
Subject: Appointment Terms for the Military Community Enhancement Commission
We intend to introduce the following legislation and we invite you to join us as a co-sponsor:

Appointment Terms for the Military Community Enhancement Commission.

As the legislative appointees to the state’s Military Community Enhancement Commission (PMCEC), we are proposing legislation to increase the terms of appointment to the Commission from two to three years.

As a result of discussions with the PMCEC Executive Director, we are pursuing this legislative change to increase the terms of appointments and any reappointment.

We feel it makes the appointment process less frequent and cumbersome.

Similarly, a lengthier service term provides for better continuity and more stability in Commission composition and membership.

The Commission was statutorily created by Act 161 of 2014.

Under that enabling legislation, the Commission is comprised of the Lieutenant Governor and one legislative appointee from each caucus, as well as 11 volunteer commissioners appointed by the Governor.

The 11 appointed commissioners respectfully represent the interests of each military installation across our state.

Under the existing legislation, all appointed (non-legislative) commissioners serve for a term of two years, subject to subsequent reappointment.

Please join us in cosponsoring this legislation.

Introduced as SB155