SENATE AMENDED
        PRIOR PRINTER'S NO. 226                       PRINTER'S NO. 1545

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA


HOUSE BILL

No. 208 Session of 1987


        INTRODUCED BY PIEVSKY, FEBRUARY 3, 1987

        SENATOR TILGHMAN, APPROPRIATIONS, IN SENATE, AS AMENDED,
           MAY 12, 1987

                                     AN ACT

     1  Making appropriations from a restricted revenue account within
     2     the General Fund and from Federal augmentation funds to the
     3     Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

     4     The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     5  hereby enacts as follows:
     6     Section 1.  The following sums, or as much thereof as may be
     7  necessary, are specifically appropriated from the restricted
     8  revenue account within the General Fund and from Federal
     9  augmentation funds to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
    10  to provide for the operation of the commission for the fiscal
    11  year July 1, 1987, to June 30, 1988, for the purposes and in the
    12  amounts shown:
    13                                            Federal          State
    14         (1)  For the salaries, wages
    15     and all necessary expenses for the
    16     proper operation and administration
    17     of the Pennsylvania Public Utility

     1     Commission.
     2             State appropriation........               $26,494,000  <--
     3             STATE APPROPRIATION........               $25,989,000  <--
     4             (i)  The following Federal
     5         augmentation amounts, or as
     6         much thereof as may be
     7         necessary, are specifically
     8         appropriated to supplement the
     9         sum authorized to be billed to
    10         utilities for the operation of
    11         the commission:
    12                 (A)  "Natural Gas
    13             Pipeline Safety" - To
    14             enforce the regulations of
    15             the Natural Gas Pipeline
    16             Safety Act.
    17             Federal appropriation......      115,000
    18                 (B)  "Railroad Safety"
    19             - For safety inspectors to
    20             survey and patrol over
    21             14,000 miles of trackage to
    22             eliminate derailment and
    23             provide safe rail travel.
    24             Federal appropriation......      185,000
    25     Any Federal funds which the
    26  Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
    27  receives pursuant to these
    28  appropriations shall not be credited
    29  to any utility nor used to lower the
    30  annual assessment of any utility.
    19870H0208B1545                  - 2 -

     1     Section 2.  This act shall take effect July 1, 1987, or
     2  immediately, whichever is later.



















    B2L84RZ/19870H0208B1545          - 3 -