PRINTER'S NO. 784
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
643
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY BREWSTER, KEARNEY AND SCHWANK, MAY 13, 2019
REFERRED TO STATE GOVERNMENT, MAY 13, 2019
AN ACT
Amending the act of September 30, 1983 (P.L.160, No.39),
entitled "An act establishing salaries and compensation of
certain public officials including justices and judges of
Statewide courts, judges of courts of common pleas, judges of
the Philadelphia Municipal Court, judges of the Philadelphia
Traffic Court, district justices and the Governor, the
Lieutenant Governor, the State Treasurer, the Auditor
General, the Attorney General and certain other State
officers and the salary and certain expenses of the members
of the General Assembly; and repealing certain inconsistent
acts," further providing for members of the General Assembly.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 4(d) and (d.1) of the act of September
30, 1983 (P.L.160, No.39), known as the Public Official
Compensation Law, are amended to read:
Section 4. Members of the General Assembly.
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(d) Subsequent annual cost-of-living adjustment for
members.--
(1) For the 12-month period beginning December 1, 1997,
through November 30, [1998, and for each like 12-month period
thereafter] 2019, the salary of the members of the General
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Assembly shall be increased by an annual cost-of-living
adjustment calculated by applying the percentage change in
the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for
the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland area, for
the most recent 12-month period for which figures have been
officially reported by the United States Department of Labor,
Bureau of Labor Statistics immediately prior to the date the
adjustment is due to take effect, to the then current salary
amounts. The percentage increase and the new salary amounts
shall be determined jointly by the Chief Clerk of the Senate
and the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives prior to
the annual effective date of the adjustment and shall be
published by them in the Pennsylvania Bulletin within ten
days of the date such determination is made.
(2) Subject to subsection (c), for the 12-month period
beginning December 1, 2023, through November 30, 2024, and
for each like 12-month period thereafter, the salary of each
legislator shall be increased by an annual cost-of-living
adjustment calculated by applying the percentage change in
the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for
the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland area, for
the most recent 12-month period for which figures have been
officially reported by the United States Department of Labor,
Bureau of Labor Statistics, immediately prior to the date the
adjustment is due to take effect, to the then current salary
amounts. The percentage increase and the new salary amounts
shall be determined jointly by the Chief Clerk of the Senate
and the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives prior to
the annual effective date of the adjustment and shall be
published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin within ten days of the
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date the determination is made.
(d.1) Subsequent annual cost-of-living adjustment for
officers and leaders.--
(1) For the 12-month period beginning December 1, 1997,
through November 30, [1998, and for each like 12-month period
thereafter] 2019, the additional compensation of the officers
and leaders of the General Assembly shall be increased by an
annual cost-of-living adjustment calculated by applying the
percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban
Consumers (CPI-U) for the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware
and Maryland area, for the most recent 12-month period for
which figures have been officially reported by the United
States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
immediately prior to the date the adjustment is due to take
effect, to the then current compensation. The percentage
increase and the new compensation amounts shall be determined
jointly by the Chief Clerk of the Senate and the Chief Clerk
of the House of Representatives prior to the annual effective
date of the adjustment and shall be published in the
Pennsylvania Bulletin within 20 days immediately prior to
each cost-of-living increase taking effect.
(2) Subject to subsection (c), for the 12-month period
beginning December 1, 2023, through November 30, 2024, and
for each like 12-month period thereafter, the additional
compensation of each legislator who is an officer and leader
of the General Assembly shall be increased by an annual cost-
of-living adjustment calculated by applying the percentage
change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers
(CPI-U) for the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and
Maryland area, for the most recent 12-month period for which
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figures have been officially reported by the United States
Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, immediately
prior to the date the adjustment is due to take effect, to
the then current compensation. The percentage increase and
the new compensation amounts shall be determined jointly by
the Chief Clerk of the Senate and the Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives prior to the annual effective date
of the adjustment and shall be published in the Pennsylvania
Bulletin within 20 days immediately prior to each cost-of-
living increase taking effect.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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