PRINTER'S NO. 95
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
128
Session of
2021
INTRODUCED BY GLEIM, RYAN, GROVE, ROWE, N. NELSON, GAYDOS AND
MOUL, JANUARY 12, 2021
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON FINANCE, JANUARY 12, 2021
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; providing for judicial administration; 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 Independent Fiscal Office, further providing
for definitions and for duties of office.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 602-B of the act of April 9, 1929
(P.L.177, No.175), known as The Administrative Code of 1929, is
amended by adding a definition to read:
Section 602-B. Definitions.
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The following words and phrases when used in this article
shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the
context clearly indicates otherwise:
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"Critical risk factor." Any element of risk of sufficient
magnitude which, if not dealt with, may negatively affect the
ability of the State to continue to meet financial obligations.
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Section 2. Section 604-B(a)(2) of the act is amended and the
subsection is amended by adding a paragraph to read:
Section 604-B. Duties of office.
(a) Mandatory.--The office shall:
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(2) By November 15 of each year, provide an assessment
of the State's current fiscal condition and a projection of
what the fiscal condition will be during the next five years.
The assessment shall take into account the state of the
economy, demographics, revenues [and], expenditures and
critical risk factors of importance for the financial well-
being of the State.
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(9) Compile information to track money distributed by
the Federal Government to entities within this Commonwealth
under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
(Public Law 116-136, 134 Stat. 281) that was not received
directly by or originally deposited into an account of the
Commonwealth or an agency of the Commonwealth. The office
shall regularly provide this information to the chairperson
and minority chairperson of the Appropriations Committee of
the Senate and the chairperson and minority chairperson of
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the Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives.
The office shall post this information on the office's
publicly available Internet website. This paragraph shall
expire on December 31, 2021.
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Section 3. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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