PRIOR PRINTER'S NO. 1861
PRINTER'S NO. 1869
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
1241
Session of
2020
INTRODUCED BY ARGALL, REGAN, ARNOLD, BROWNE, J. WARD AND MARTIN,
JULY 27, 2020
REFERRED TO STATE GOVERNMENT, JULY 27, 2020
AN ACT
Amending the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.177, No.175), entitled
"An act providing for and reorganizing the conduct of the
executive and administrative work of the Commonwealth by the
Executive Department thereof and the administrative
departments, boards, commissions, and officers thereof,
including the boards of trustees of State Normal Schools, or
Teachers Colleges; abolishing, creating, reorganizing or
authorizing the reorganization of certain administrative
departments, boards, and commissions; defining the powers and
duties of the Governor and other executive and administrative
officers, and of the several administrative departments,
boards, commissions, and officers; fixing the salaries of the
Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and certain other executive
and administrative officers; providing for the appointment of
certain administrative officers, and of all deputies and
other assistants and employes in certain departments, boards,
and commissions; and prescribing the manner in which the
number and compensation of the deputies and all other
assistants and employes of certain departments, boards and
commissions shall be determined," in powers and duties of the
Department of General Services and its departmental
administrative and advisory boards and commissions, providing
for report of State facilities owned or leased.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. The act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.177, No.175), known
as The Administrative Code of 1929, is amended by adding a
section to read:
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Section 2402.4. Report of State Facilities Owned or
Leased.-- (a) The Department of General Services shall conduct
an annual survey of State facility usage.
(b) Each executive agency, independent agency and State-
affiliated entity shall report to the Department of General
Services each State facility which is under its control or which
it uses.
(c) The report under subsection (b) shall include, at a
minimum, the following information:
(1) Whether the State facility is State-owned or leased.
(2) Whether the State facility is occupied or vacant.
(3) The size of the State facility as measured in square
feet.
(4) The total expenditures for utilities per State facility
for the preceding twelve months.
(5) The amount of rent paid for the preceding twelve months
for any State facility that is leased.
(6) The purpose of the State facility.
(7) How to reduce costs associated with the State facility.
(d) Survey information under subsection (c) shall be
reported no later than June 30 of each year.
(e) On or before July 31 of each year, the Department of
General Services shall compile and report the survey information
obtained under subsection (c) to the chairperson and minority
chairperson of the State Government Committee of the Senate and
the chairperson and minority chairperson of the State Government
Committee of the House of Representatives.
(f) As used in this section, the following words and phrases
shall have the meanings given to them in this subsection:
"Executive agency" means an executive agency as defined in 62
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Pa.C.S. § 103 (relating to definitions).
"Independent agency" means an independent agency as defined
in 62 Pa.C.S. § 103.
"State facility " means a habitable structure or space under
the control of or used by an executive agency, independent
agency or State-affiliated entity.
"State-affiliated entity" means a State-affiliated entity as
defined in 62 Pa.C.S. § 103.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 180 days.
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