S0724B0999A02165 PWK:CMD 06/18/19 #90 A02165
AMENDMENTS TO SENATE BILL NO. 724
Sponsor: REPRESENTATIVE EVERETT
Printer's No. 999
Amend Bill, page 1, line 19, by inserting after "officers,"
in preliminary provisions relating to retirement for
State employees and officers, further providing for
definitions;
Amend Bill, page 19, by inserting between lines 7 and 8
Section 5.1. The definition of "enforcement officer" in
section 5102 of Title 71 is amended by adding a paragraph to
read:
§ 5102. Definitions.
The following words and phrases as used in this part, unless
a different meaning is plainly required by the context, shall
have the following meanings:
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"Enforcement officer."
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(5) Individuals who are employed by the Office of State
Inspector General on or after the effective date of this
paragraph as investigators, agents and their immediate
supervisors, who are charged with the enforcement of laws and
who have, within the scope of their employment, the police
power to enforce the laws under the authority of Article V-A
of the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.177, No.175), known as The
Administrative Code of 1929.
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Amend Bill, page 22, by inserting between lines 12 and 13
Section 6.1. Notwithstanding any provision of 71 Pa.C.S. §§
5507 and 5508 to the contrary, for purposes of 71 Pa.C.S. §
5508(c)(4), any change in the accrued liability that results
from the addition of paragraph (5) of the definition of
"enforcement officer" in 71 Pa.C.S. § 5102 shall be funded in
equal dollar installments as a percentage of compensation of all
affected active members and affected active participants
employed by the Office of State Inspector General over a period
of 10 years from the first day of July following the valuation
date coincident with or next following the effective date of
this section.
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Section 6.2. The provisions of this act are severable. If
any provision of this act or its application to any person or
circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity shall not affect
other provisions or applications of this act which can be given
effect without the invalid provision or application.
Section 6.3. The following shall apply:
(1) Except as provided under paragraph (2), the addition
of paragraph (5) of the definition of "enforcement officer"
in 71 Pa.C.S. § 5102 shall apply retroactively to September
18, 2017.
(2) The addition of paragraph (5) of the definition of
"enforcement officer" in 71 Pa.C.S. § 5102 shall not apply
retroactively to September 18, 2017, for an employee hired
after December 31, 2018.
(3) The addition of paragraph (5) of the definition of
"enforcement officer" in 71 Pa.C.S. § 5102 shall not apply to
a current or former employee of the Office of Inspector
General who dies prior to 60 days after the effective date of
this section.
(4) Except as provided under paragraph (5), only service
performed by employees under paragraph (5) of the definition
of "enforcement officer" in 71 Pa.C.S. § 5102 after September
17, 2017, may be service as an enforcement officer.
(5) Only service performed on or after the effective
date of this section by employees under paragraph (5) of the
definition of "enforcement officer" in 71 Pa.C.S. § 5102 who
were hired after December 31, 2018, may be service as an
enforcement officer.
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See A02165 in
the context
of SB724