|Posted:||December 13, 2022 09:17 AM|
|From:||Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Prohibition of Lobbyists from Serving on State Appointments|
In the near future, I will reintroduce Senate Bill 981 of last session that would prohibit lobbyists from serving on state agency boards, commissions, committees and councils. This appointment prohibition would extend to state-owned universities as well as state-related universities.
The Commonwealth has many boards, commissions, committees and councils that guide state agencies and universities on decisions that impact various fields and industries. Furthermore, certain appointments come with significant salaries, exceeding six-figures, including the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, Gaming Control Board, and the Public Utility Commission.
No paid lobbyist should be able to also have an inside track in advising state agencies, commissions, and schools on matters that may pose as a conflict of interest.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this important piece of legislation.
Previous cosponsors include Senators Muth, Cappelletti, Stefano, Brewster, and J. Ward.