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  • Act 5 of 2017 (Corman) reforms state public pensions to save more than $5 billion and shield taxpayers from $20 billion or more in additional liabilities.
  • Act 13 of 2017(Folmer) reforms state law regarding the seizure and forfeiture of property.
  • Act 28 of 2017 (Gordner) stipulates that township supervisors shall not hold any other elective township office or appointed position in the township that is prohibited by state law.
  • Act 29 of 2017 (Aument) creates an independent Office of Inspector General and gives Pennsylvania’s top fraud, waste and abuse investigator more authority.
  • Senate Bill 6 (Regan) establishes the Public Assistance Integrity Act to eradicate waste, fraud, and abuse within the state Public Welfare Code. 
  • Senate Bill 166 (Eichelberger) prevents the taxpayer-funded collection of money for government union political activity.
  • Senate Bill 169 (Laughlin) requires lobbyists to register and file reports electronically through a computerized system developed by the Pennsylvania Department of State.
  • Senate Bill 170 (Rafferty) requires comprehensive reform measures at the Delaware River Port Authority.
  • Senate Bill 181 (Mensch) implements Performance Based Budgeting to require justification of state government spending.
  • Senate Bill 522 and Senate Bill 523 (Greenleaf) merge the Department of Corrections and the Board of Probation and Parole as the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
  • Senate Bill 529 (Wagner) provides those with low-level, nonviolent criminal records a mechanism to have their record sealed from public view.
  • Senate Bill 561 (DiSanto) requires the approval of the General Assembly and the Governor for all new regulations with an economic impact or cost exceeding $1 million to the Commonwealth, its political subdivisions, and the private sector.
  • House Bill 1285 proposes to amend the state constitution to increase the allowable homestead exclusion to 100 percent to effectively eliminate school property taxes.

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