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A03961
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
1220
Session of
2023
INTRODUCED BY FREEMAN, SAMUELSON, MADDEN, SHUSTERMAN, FIEDLER,
D. WILLIAMS, N. NELSON, KINSEY AND GREEN, MAY 24, 2023
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT, MAY 24, 2023
AN ACT
Amending the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), entitled
"An act concerning elections, including general, municipal,
special and primary elections, the nomination of candidates,
primary and election expenses and election contests; creating
and defining membership of county boards of elections;
imposing duties upon the Secretary of the Commonwealth,
courts, county boards of elections, county commissioners;
imposing penalties for violation of the act, and codifying,
revising and consolidating the laws relating thereto; and
repealing certain acts and parts of acts relating to
elections," in primary and election expenses, further
providing for reporting by candidate and political committees
and other persons.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 1626(d) of the act of June 3, 1937
(P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election Code, is
amended to read:
Section 1. Section 1626(b)(4) and (d) of the act of June 3,
1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election
Code, are amended to read:
Section 1626. Reporting by Candidate and Political
Committees and other Persons.--
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(b) Each report shall include the following information:
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(4) As follows:
(i) Each and every expenditure, the date made, the full name
and address of the person to whom made and the purpose for which
such expenditure was made.
(ii) For an expenditure which is a reimbursement for an
expense incurred, an itemized list and the amounts of the
purchases which are being reimbursed.
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(d) Pre-election reports by candidates for offices to be
voted for by the electors of the State at large, candidates for
the office of Senator in the General Assembly, candidates for
the office of Representative in the General Assembly and all
political committees, which have expended money for the purpose
of influencing the election of such [candidate] candidates,
shall be filed not later than the sixth Tuesday before and the
second Friday before an election, provided that the initial pre-
election report shall be complete as of fifty (50) days prior to
the election and the subsequent pre-election report shall be
complete as of fifteen (15) days prior to the election. Pre-
election reports by all other candidates and political
committees which have received contributions or made
expenditures for the purpose of influencing an election shall be
filed not later than the second Friday before an election,
provided that such report be complete as of fifteen (15) days
prior to the election.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately. as
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follows:
(1) The amendment of section 1626(b)(4) of the act shall
take effect in 60 days.
(2) The remainder of this act shall take effect
immediately.
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