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PRINTER'S NO. 1885
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
1474
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY SCHWEYER, HOHENSTEIN, HANBIDGE, SCHLOSSBERG, HILL-
EVANS, A. DAVIS, BARRAR, T. DAVIS, YOUNGBLOOD, FREEMAN,
McCLINTON, MARKOSEK, PASHINSKI AND GALLOWAY, MAY 23, 2019
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT, MAY 23, 2019
AN ACT
Amending the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), entitled
"An act concerning elections, including general, municipal,
special and primary elections, the nomination of candidates,
primary and election expenses and election contests; creating
and defining membership of county boards of elections;
imposing duties upon the Secretary of the Commonwealth,
courts, county boards of elections, county commissioners;
imposing penalties for violation of the act, and codifying,
revising and consolidating the laws relating thereto; and
repealing certain acts and parts of acts relating to
elections," in primary and election expenses, further
providing for place of filing and for additional powers and
duties of the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Sections 1631(2) and 1640(5) of the act of June
3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election
Code, are amended to read:
Section 1631. Place of Filing.--
Any statement or report required by this article to be filed,
shall be done in the following manner:
* * *
(2) (i) Any statement or report concerning an issue to be
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voted on by the electors of the State at large shall be filed
with the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
(ii) Any statement or report concerning any other issue to
be voted on by the electors of this Commonwealth shall be filed
in the county wherein the electors reside.
(iii) Within thirty (30) days of receipt of a statement or
report concerning campaign finance, the county board of
elections shall file the statement or report with the Secretary
of the Commonwealth for publication on the Department of State's
publicly accessible Internet website.
* * *
Section 1640. Additional Powers and Duties of the Secretary
of the Commonwealth.--The Secretary of the Commonwealth shall
have the following additional powers and duties:
* * *
(5) To examine the contributions to [State legislative and
Statewide] all candidates and publish a list of all those
political committees who have contributed to candidates and who
have failed to file reports as required by this act within six
(6) days of their failure to comply.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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