PRINTER'S NO. 1517
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE RESOLUTION
No.
310
Session of
2020
INTRODUCED BY BROWNE, FEBRUARY 6, 2020
REFERRED TO RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS, FEBRUARY 6, 2020
A RESOLUTION
Adopting a temporary rule of the Senate relating solely to
amendments to the General Appropriation Bill and other
appropriation bills for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
2020, including any amendments offered to or for supplemental
appropriations for prior fiscal years.
RESOLVED, That the Senate adopt a temporary rule to read:
TEMPORARY RULE
I. Budget Amendments on Senate Floor
1. Floor amendments to the General Appropriation Bill or
other General Fund or special fund appropriation bills for the
fiscal year commencing July 1, 2020, or for any prior fiscal
year shall be in order on second or third consideration only.
2. Any amendment offered on the floor of the Senate to the
General Appropriation Bill or other General Fund or special fund
appropriation bills or other budget implementing legislation
(which collectively comprises and shall be referred to as the
2020-2021 Budget) that proposes spending from the General Fund
or any special fund for the Commonwealth 2020-2021 fiscal year,
or any prior fiscal year, at a level different from the amount
contained in the 2020-2021 Budget as reported from the
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Appropriations Committee shall not be in order and may not be
considered unless the amendment contains sufficient revisions or
reductions to that 2020-2021 Budget so that the amendment does
not result in a net increase to the total spending and yields a
balanced budget based on current and projected revenues. Where a
proposed alteration in the General Appropriation Bill is
balanced, in whole or in part, by a change in other
appropriation bills or other budget implementing legislation,
the amendment shall have appended thereto a "statement of
intent" setting forth the proposed adjustment to the other
appropriation bill or bills that will result in no net increase
in the total spending from the General Fund or any special fund
contained within the 2020-2021 Budget as reported from the
Appropriations Committee.
3. For the purpose of this temporary rule, the Legislative
Reference Bureau, in drafting any amendment to the General
Appropriation Bill or any other appropriation bill, shall append
the "statement of intent" required for a proposal which involves
more than one bill.
II. Suspension
This temporary rule may be temporarily suspended only by a
vote of the majority of the members elected to the Senate.
III. Expiration
This temporary rule shall expire upon the enactment of a
General Appropriation Act for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
2020.
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