PRINTER'S NO. 309
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
327
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY ARGALL, SCAVELLO, FOLMER, MARTIN, VOGEL, J. WARD,
REGAN, STEFANO AND BROWNE, FEBRUARY 26, 2019
REFERRED TO STATE GOVERNMENT, FEBRUARY 26, 2019
AN ACT
Amending the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.177, No.175), entitled,
as amended, "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 2402.3. 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-affiliated entity" means a State-affiliated entity as
defined in 62 Pa.C.S. § 103.
"State facility " means a structure or space under the control
of or used by an executive agency, independent agency or State-
affiliated entity.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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