PRINTER'S NO. 1533
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
1061
Session of
2020
INTRODUCED BY BROWNE, FEBRUARY 6, 2020
REFERRED TO APPROPRIATIONS, FEBRUARY 6, 2020
A SUPPLEMENT
To the act of July 28, 1966 (3rd Sp.Sess., P.L.87, No.3),
entitled "An act providing for the establishment and
operation of the University of Pittsburgh as an
instrumentality of the Commonwealth to serve as a State-
related university in the higher education system of the
Commonwealth; providing for change of name; providing for the
composition of the board of trustees; terms of trustees, and
the power and duties of such trustees; authorizing
appropriations in amounts to be fixed annually by the General
Assembly; providing for the auditing of accounts of
expenditures from said appropriations; providing for public
support and capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of
bonds exempt from taxation within the Commonwealth; requiring
the chancellor to make an annual report of the operations of
the University of Pittsburgh," making appropriations for
carrying the same into effect; and providing for a basis for
payments of such appropriations, for a method of accounting
for the funds appropriated and for certain fiscal information
disclosure.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. The following sums, or as much thereof as may be
necessary, are hereby appropriated to the Trustees of the
University of Pittsburgh for the fiscal year July 1, 2020, to
June 30, 2021, for the purposes and in the amounts as shown:
(1) For general support............ $151,507,000
(2) For rural education outreach... $3,346,000
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Section 2. Payments to the University of Pittsburgh on
account of the appropriations for all items as provided in
section 1 shall be made on the basis of costs during the fiscal
year.
Section 3. (a) Payments to the University of Pittsburgh of
the appropriations provided in section 1 shall be made monthly
during the fiscal year.
(b) Such monthly payments shall be made in accordance with
the provisions of section 2 on the basis of estimated costs. The
estimate of costs shall be submitted by the University of
Pittsburgh to the Secretary of Education, the General Assembly
and the State Treasurer not later than 30 days prior to the date
on which such payment is to be made.
Section 4. (a) The University of Pittsburgh shall apply the
moneys appropriated by this act only for such purposes as are
permitted in this act and shall at all times maintain proper
records showing the application of such moneys. Not later than
120 days after the close of the fiscal year to which this act
relates, the University of Pittsburgh shall file, with the
Secretary of Education, the General Assembly, the Auditor
General of the Commonwealth and the chief administrator of each
branch campus, a statement setting forth the amounts and
purposes of all expenditures made from moneys appropriated by
this act and other university accounts during said fiscal year,
as provided in section 2, used as a basis for receipt of any
appropriation during said fiscal year.
(b) Such statement of expenditures and costs shall be
reviewed by the Auditor General of the Commonwealth, and he
shall have the right, in respect to the moneys appropriated by
this act, to audit and disallow expenditures made for purposes
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not permitted by this act and to cause such sums to be recovered
and paid by the University of Pittsburgh to the State Treasurer.
In respect to expenditures made by the university from moneys
other than those appropriated by this act, the Auditor General
shall have the right to review only, and he shall file annually
with the General Assembly such information concerning such
expenditures as the General Assembly or any of its committees
may require.
Section 5. The University of Pittsburgh shall provide full,
complete and accurate information as may be required by the
Department of Education or the chairperson or minority
chairperson of the Appropriations Committee of the Senate or the
chairperson or minority chairperson of the Appropriations
Committee of the House of Representatives.
Section 6. The University of Pittsburgh shall present and
report its financial statements required under the provisions of
this act in accordance with: the generally accepted accounting
principles as prescribed by the National Association of College
and University Business Officers, the American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants, or their successors, or by any
other recognized authoritative body; the "Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania Budget Instructions for the State System of Higher
Education, State-Related Universities and Non-State-Related
Colleges and Universities"; and the financial reporting policies
and standards promulgated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
and by the Federal Government that apply to the University of
Pittsburgh.
Section 7. No funds appropriated by this act may be used for
costs of personnel and operations of the environmental law
clinic.
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Section 7.1. Funds appropriated by this act shall only be
used for costs directly related to the provision of instruction
for graduate and undergraduate students and costs incurred in
providing student-related services and community outreach
services, consistent with the existing laws of this
Commonwealth.
Section 8. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020, or
immediately, whichever is later.
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