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        PRIOR PRINTER'S NOS. 1401, 1631, 1858         PRINTER'S NO. 2076

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA


SENATE BILL

No. 1163 Session of 1997


        INTRODUCED BY ROBBINS, BELL, LEMMOND, MUSTO, STAPLETON, EARLL,
           COSTA, RHOADES, AFFLERBACH, TOMLINSON, STOUT, THOMPSON,
           KASUNIC, ARMSTRONG AND SLOCUM, OCTOBER 20, 1997

        SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE AMENDMENTS, JUNE 9, 1998

                                     AN ACT

     1  Amending Title 51 (Military Affairs) of the Pennsylvania
     2     Consolidated Statutes, further providing for advisory
     3     councils for veterans' homes and for pay of members on
     4     special duty; AND PROVIDING FOR THE CHARITABLE STATUS OF       <--
     5     CERTAIN VETERANS' ORGANIZATIONS.

     6     The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     7  hereby enacts as follows:
     8     Section 1.  Sections 704(a) and 3101 of Title 51 of the
     9  Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes are amended to read:
    10  § 704.  Advisory councils for veterans' homes.
    11     (a)  Establishment of advisory council.--There is hereby
    12  established an advisory council for each veterans' home operated
    13  by the Commonwealth. Each advisory council shall consist of [11]
    14  15 members and the Adjutant General, who shall serve ex officio.
    15  [Eight] Twelve of the members shall be appointed by the Governor
    16  from a list of nominations submitted to the Adjutant General by
    17  the Pennsylvania War Veterans' Council. The Speaker of the House
    18  of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate
    19  shall each appoint one member from their respective bodies to

     1  serve on each council. The remaining member on the advisory
     2  council shall be selected by the residents of the veterans'
     3  homes.
     4     * * *
     5  § 3101.  Pay of officers and enlisted personnel on special duty.
     6     [Commissioned officers] Members of the Pennsylvania National
     7  Guard or Pennsylvania Guard may be ordered upon special duty at
     8  the discretion of the Governor and shall receive the pay and
     9  allowances of their respective grades during the time they may
    10  continue upon duty under such order.
    11     SECTION 2.  TITLE 51 IS AMENDED BY ADDING A SECTION TO READ:   <--
    12  § 9303.  CHARITABLE STATUS OF CERTAIN VETERANS' ORGANIZATIONS.
    13     NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ANY
    14  ORGANIZATION THAT IS ESTABLISHED AND OPERATED BY ANY BRANCH,
    15  POST OR CAMP OF HONORABLY DISCHARGED SERVICEMEN OR SERVICEWOMEN
    16  AND THE MEMBERSHIP OF THAT ORGANIZATION IS COMPOSED OF AT LEAST
    17  75% PAST OR PRESENT MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES
    18  SHALL BE:
    19         (1)  EXEMPT FROM SALES AND USE TAXES IMPOSED UNDER
    20     ARTICLE II OF THE ACT OF MARCH 4, 1971 (P.L.6, NO.2), KNOWN
    21     AS THE TAX REFORM CODE OF 1971.
    22         (2)  EXEMPT FROM ANY REAL PROPERTY TAXES FOR THAT PORTION
    23     OF THE REAL PROPERTY THAT IS ACTUALLY AND REGULARLY USED FOR
    24     BENEVOLENT, CHARITABLE OR PATRIOTIC PURPOSES.
    25         (3)  DEEMED AN INSTITUTION OF PURELY PUBLIC CHARITY FOR
    26     ALL PURPOSES UNDER THE ACT OF NOVEMBER 26, 1997 (P.L.508,
    27     NO.55), KNOWN AS THE INSTITUTIONS OF PURELY PUBLIC CHARITY
    28     ACT.
    29     Section 2 3.  This act shall take effect as follows:           <--
    30         (1)  The amendment of 51 Pa.C.S. § 704 shall take effect
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     1     in 60 days.
     2         (2)  The amendment of 51 Pa.C.S. § 3101 shall take effect
     3     immediately.
     4         (3)  The remainder of this act shall take effect
     5     immediately.

















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