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                                                      PRINTER'S NO. 2196

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA


HOUSE BILL

No. 1661 Session of 2007


        INTRODUCED BY EACHUS, SIPTROTH, KORTZ, MUNDY, BRENNAN, MAHONEY,
           JAMES, KULA AND HORNAMAN, JULY 3, 2007

        REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON FINANCE, JULY 3, 2007

                                     AN ACT

     1  Amending the act of November 26, 1997 (P.L.508, No.55), entitled
     2     "An act providing for the tax exemption of institutions of
     3     purely public charity; exempting real property owned by
     4     State-related universities or Federal Government
     5     instrumentalities from taxation; providing for unfair
     6     competition; imposing penalties; and making repeals," further
     7     providing for the definition of "contribution."

     8     The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     9  hereby enacts as follows:
    10     Section 1.  The definition of "contribution" in section 3 of
    11  the act of November 26, 1997 (P.L.508, No.55), known as the
    12  Institutions of Purely Public Charity Act, is amended to read:
    13  Section 3.  Definitions.
    14     The following words and phrases when used in this act shall
    15  have the meanings given to them in this section unless the
    16  context clearly indicates otherwise:
    17     * * *
    18     "Contribution."  The promise, grant, pledge or gift of money,
    19  property, goods, services, financial assistance or other similar
    20  remittance[.] that does not result in any direct or indirect

     1  benefit to the institution or institution of purely public
     2  charity.
     3     * * *
     4     Section 2.  The amendment of the definition of "contribution"
     5  in section 3 of the act shall apply to all contributions made on
     6  or after the effective date of this section.
     7     Section 3.  This act shall take effect in 60 days.
















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