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PRINTER'S NO. 1072
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
1029
Session of
2021
INTRODUCED BY DOWLING, A. DAVIS, WARNER, GAYDOS, MOUL AND
GAINEY, MARCH 29, 2021
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, MARCH 29, 2021
AN ACT
Amending the act of December 14, 1992 (P.L.818, No.133),
entitled "An act establishing the Port of Pittsburgh
Commission; providing for its powers and duties; and making a
repeal," further providing for commission and governing body.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 3(b)(2) of the act of December 14, 1992
(P.L.818, No.133), known as the Port of Pittsburgh Commission
Act, is amended and subsection (b) is amended by adding
paragraphs to read:
Section 3. Commission and governing body.
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(b) Governing body.--
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[(2) The governing body shall be composed of 15 members
who shall be appointed in the following manner and who shall
be residents of this Commonwealth and serve at the pleasure
of their respective appointing authority:
(i) One member shall be appointed by the President
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pro tempore of the Senate for a term concurrent with the
term of such appointing authority.
(ii) One member shall be appointed by the Minority
Leader of the Senate for a term concurrent with the term
of such appointing authority.
(iii) One member shall be appointed by the Speaker
of the House of Representatives for a term concurrent
with the term of such appointing authority.
(iv) One member shall be appointed by the Minority
Leader of the House of Representatives for a term
concurrent with the term of such appointing authority.
(v) Four members initially appointed by the Governor
for terms of one, two, three and four years,
respectively, provided that their respective successors
shall each be appointed for a term of four years. The
initial term of each member shall be designated by the
Governor at the time of appointment.
(vi) Seven members appointed by the Governor for a
term of four years, provided that one member shall be
appointed from each list of at least three nominees
submitted to the Governor respectively by the Waterways
Association of Pittsburgh, the River Terminal Operator's
Association, the Association for the Development of
Inland Navigation in America's Ohio Valley and the county
commissioners jointly of those counties within the port
district which are not members of the Southwestern
Pennsylvania Regional Planning Commission; and three
members shall be appointed from a list of at least five
nominees submitted to the Governor by the Southwestern
Pennsylvania Regional Planning Commission. Each list
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shall be submitted to the Governor within 30 days of the
effective date of this act, and the Governor shall select
a member from each list within 30 days of receipt of each
list or else may request one substitute list of nominees
from any entity who prepares a list. If each entity
permitted to submit a list fails to submit a list of
nominees within 30 days of the effective date of this act
or fails to submit a substitute list within 30 days of
receipt of a request to do so, the Governor may appoint
at his discretion such member or members for which a list
of nominees was not submitted. Whenever a vacancy occurs
prior to the completion of the term of office of a member
appointed pursuant to this paragraph, the entity which
prepared the list for the board member whose seat has
become vacant shall submit a list of nominees to replace
that member to the Governor who shall select a person to
fill the vacancy in the manner provided for in this
paragraph for the selection of original appointments.]
(2.1) The governing body shall be composed of the
following members, who must be individuals 18 years of age or
older and residents of this Commonwealth, who shall serve at
the pleasure of the respective appointing authority, and who
shall be appointed in the following manner:
(i) Four members appointed by the Governor for a
term of four years.
(ii) Three members shall be appointed by the
Governor from a list of at least five nominees submitted
to the Governor by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional
Planning Commission for a term of two years and until
reappointed or a successor is appointed.
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(iii) One member appointed by the Governor from a
list of at least three nominees submitted to the Governor
by the Port of Pittsburgh Commission board for a term of
two years and until reappointed or a successor is
appointed.
(iv) One member appointed by the President pro
tempore of the Senate for a term concurrent with the term
of the appointing authority.
(v) One member appointed by the Speaker of the House
of Representatives for a term concurrent with the term of
the appointing authority.
(vi) One member appointed by the Minority Leader of
the Senate for a term concurrent with the term of the
appointing authority.
(vii) One member appointed by the Minority Leader of
the House of Representatives for a term concurrent with
the term of the appointing authority.
(viii) One member nominated by the Port of
Pittsburgh Executive Committee and appointed by the Port
of Pittsburgh Commission board for a term of two years
and until reappointed or a successor is appointed.
(2.2) If each entity permitted to submit a list under
paragraph (2.1) fails to submit a list of nominees within 30
days of the effective date of this paragraph or fails to
submit a substitute list within 30 days of receipt of a
request to do so, the Governor may appoint the member or
members for which a list of nominees was not submitted.
Whenever a vacancy occurs prior to the completion of the term
of office of a member appointed under this paragraph, the
entity which prepared the list for the board member whose
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seat has become vacant shall submit a list of nominees to
replace that member to the Governor, and the Governor shall
select a person to fill the vacancy in the manner provided
for in this paragraph for the selection of original
appointments.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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