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A05003
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
1283
Session of
2022
INTRODUCED BY BROWNE, JUNE 13, 2022
REFERRED TO APPROPRIATIONS, JUNE 13, 2022
AN ACT
Providing for funding for State-related universities for the
fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022, and ending June 30, 2023,
for costs basis, for frequency of payments and for
recordkeeping requirements; imposing a duty on the Auditor
General; providing for financial statements, for the
Agricultural College Land Scrip Fund and for restrictions;
and making appropriations.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Short title.
This act shall be known and may be cited as the State-related
University Nonpreferred Appropriation Act of 2022.
Section 2. Definitions.
The following words and phrases when used in this act shall
have the meanings given to them in this section unless the
context clearly indicates otherwise:
"Auditor General." The Auditor General of the Commonwealth.
"Current fiscal year." The fiscal year beginning July 1,
2022, and ending June 30, 2023.
"Department." The Department of Education of the
Commonwealth.
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"Secretary." The Secretary of Education of the Commonwealth.
"State-related university." The term includes:
(1) The Pennsylvania State University.
(2) The University of Pittsburgh.
(3) Temple University.
(4) Lincoln University.
Section 3. Cost basis during current fiscal year.
Payments made to a State-related university on account of an
appropriation under this act shall be made on the basis of costs
during the current fiscal year.
Section 4. Frequency and basis of payments.
(a) Monthly payments.--Payments made to a State-related
university from an appropriation provided in this act shall be
made monthly during the current fiscal year.
(b) Estimated costs.--The monthly payments shall be made to
a State-related university under section 3 on the basis of
estimated costs. The estimate of costs shall be submitted by the
State-related university to the secretary, the General Assembly
and the State Treasurer not later than 30 days prior to the date
on which the payment is to be made.
Section 5. Purposes of expenditures and statement of
expenditures and costs.
(a) Duties of State-related universities.--
(1) A State-related university shall apply the money
appropriated by this act only for such purposes as are
permitted in this act and shall at all times maintain proper
records showing the application of the money.
(2) Not later than 120 days after the close of the
current fiscal year, the State-related university shall file,
with the secretary, the General Assembly and the Auditor
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General, a statement that specifies the amounts and purposes
of all expenditures made from money appropriated by this act
and other university accounts during the current fiscal year,
as provided in section 3, used as a basis for receipt of an
appropriation during the current fiscal year.
(b) Duties of Auditor General.--The statement of
expenditures and costs shall be reviewed by the Auditor General.
The Auditor General may, with respect to the money appropriated
by this act, audit and disallow expenditures made for purposes
not permitted by this act, recover the sums from the State-
related university and transmit the recovered sums to the State
Treasurer. In respect to expenditures made by the State-related
university from money other than that appropriated by this act,
the Auditor General may review only, and shall file annually
with the General Assembly, information concerning those
expenditures as the General Assembly or any of its committees
may require.
Section 6. Duty to provide information.
A State-related university shall provide full, complete and
accurate information as may be required by the department or the
chairperson or minority chairperson of the Appropriations
Committee of the Senate or the chairperson or minority
chairperson of the Appropriations Committee of the House of
Representatives.
Section 7. Financial statements.
A State-related university shall present and report its
financial statements required under this act in accordance with:
(1) the generally accepted accounting principles as
prescribed by the National Association of College and
University Business Officers, the American Institute of
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Certified Public Accountants, or their successors, or by any
other recognized authoritative body;
(2) the "Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Budget
Instructions for the State System of Higher Education, State-
Related Universities and Non-State-Related Colleges and
Universities"; and
(3) the financial reporting policies and standards
promulgated by the Federal Government and by the Commonwealth
that apply to the State-related university.
Section 8. Agricultural College Land Scrip Fund.
The money of the restricted account within the Agricultural
College Land Scrip Fund is hereby appropriated for the current
fiscal year, in accordance with the act of April 9, 1929
(P.L.343, No.176), known as The Fiscal Code, establishing the
restricted account.
Section 9. Restrictions and limitations on use of
appropriations.
The following restrictions and limitations apply:
(1) Money appropriated by this act to the University of
Pittsburgh may not be used for costs of personnel and
operations of an environmental law clinic.
(2) Money appropriated by this act to the University of
Pittsburgh shall only be used for costs directly related to
the provision of instruction for graduate and undergraduate
students and costs incurred in providing student-related
services and community outreach services consistent with the
existing laws of this Commonwealth.
(3) Payment from an appropriation to the Trustees of The
Pennsylvania State University under this act shall be
conditioned on the trustees complying with the following
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provisions:
(i) By October 1, The Pennsylvania State University
shall submit a report on the location of the Joe Paterno
Statue to:
(A) The chairperson and minority chairperson of
the Education Committee of the Senate.
(B) The chairperson and minority chairperson of
the Education Committee of the House of
Representatives.
(ii) The report under subparagraph (i) shall
include:
(A) The location of the Joe Paterno Statue.
(B) Any proposed change of location of the Joe
Paterno Statue in the next two years.
(C) Any maintenance performed on the Joe Paterno
Statue.
(D) Any suggested maintenance on the Joe Paterno
Statue in the next two years.
(E) The method of storage and protection of the
Joe Paterno Statue.
(iii) Notwithstanding any law providing for the
confidentiality of the Joe Paterno Statue, the
information in the report shall be public information and
shall be posted on The Pennsylvania State University's
publicly accessible Internet website.
Section 10. Appropriations.
The following sums, or as much thereof as may be necessary,
are hereby appropriated to the boards of trustees of the
respective State-related universities for the current fiscal
year, for the purposes and in the amounts as follows:
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(1) To The Pennsylvania State University, for general
support.
State appropriation..........................$242,096,000
(2) To The Pennsylvania State University, for the
Pennsylvania College of Technology.
State appropriation...........................$26,736,000
(3) To the University of Pittsburgh, for general
support.
State appropriation..........................$151,507,000
(4) To the University of Pittsburgh, for rural education
outreach.
State appropriation............................$3,346,000
(5) To Temple University, for general support.
State appropriation..........................$158,206,000
(6) To Lincoln University, for general support.
State appropriation...........................$15,166,000
Section 11. Effective date.
This act shall take effect July 1, 2022, or immediately,
whichever is later.
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