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                                                      PRINTER'S NO. 1543

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA


HOUSE BILL

No. 1259 Session of 2003


        INTRODUCED BY CALTAGIRONE, SOLOBAY, WASHINGTON, R. MILLER,
           FAIRCHILD, FABRIZIO, LAUGHLIN, BEBKO-JONES, McCALL, LEH,
           MUNDY, SANTONI, HARHAI, J. WILLIAMS, CASORIO, WANSACZ AND
           GOODMAN, APRIL 29, 2003

        REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY, APRIL 29, 2003

                                     AN ACT

     1  Amending Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania
     2     Consolidated Statutes, further providing for prohibition on
     3     political activity.

     4     The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     5  hereby enacts as follows:
     6     Section 1.  Section 2166.1 of Title 53 of the Pennsylvania
     7  Consolidated Statutes is amended to read:
     8  [§ 2166.1.  Prohibition on political activity.
     9     A police officer as defined in section 2162 (relating to
    10  definitions) who is subject to civil service under the
    11  provisions of a statute, law or home rule charter and who is
    12  certified under this subchapter may not engage or participate in
    13  the conducting of any political or election campaign otherwise
    14  than to exercise the police officer's own right of suffrage.]
    15     Section 2.  This act shall take effect in 60 days.


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