Working to make state government more efficient and transparent.
Senate Resolution 65 prohibits senators and
members of the Senate staff, along with their spouses and children, from serving
on the board of directors for any nonprofit organization that receives state
funding unless a number of specific criteria are met.
Act 26 of 2012 requires PennDOT to establish and maintain a publicly accessible log of executive and passenger
flights on aircraft it owns or leases.
Act 27 of 2012 requires the state Department of Environmental Protection to post and maintain all clean air State
Implementation Plans on its website, and to provide the same to the standing Senate and House oversight committees.
Act 38 of 2012 protects privacy by prohibiting the governor, the Department of Transportation or any other
Commonwealth agency from participating in the Real ID Act of 2005 or any regulations promulgated under the act.
Act 73 of 2012 requires that any funds spent by a municipal authority, such as a water or sewer authority, may only be
used for services or projects directly related to the mission or purpose of the authority.
Act 18 of 2011 directs the Independent Fiscal Office to create and maintain a searchable, database-driven budget
website that the public can access.
Act 56 of 2011 increases the maximum penalty for violations of the state Sunshine Law and bars an agency from making
a payment on behalf of a government official for violating the act.
Act 60 of 2011 requires that any state agency seeking to implement a regulation describe the data on which the
regulation is based as well as a detailed explanation of how the data was
obtained and why it is acceptable.
Act 61 of 2011 requires state agencies that receive funding under the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund
Act (Key '93) to submit annual reports to the governor and General Assembly -
including a description of projects, their locations and amounts requested - and post the information online.
Act 79 of 2011 enables the governor to declare a state of fiscal emergency in Harrisburg, which would be triggered by
the city's inability to meet its financial obligations and failure to adopt a
financial recovery plan under Act 47.
Act 84 of 2011,
Act 85 of 2011,
Act 86 of 2011,
Act 87 of 2011,
Act 88 of 2011,
Act 89 of 2011,
Act 90 of 2011,
Act 91 of 2011,
Act 92 of 2011,
Act 93 of 2011,
Act 94 of 2011,
Act 95 of 2011,
Act 96 of 2011,
Act 97 of 2011 reduce costs to taxpayers by raising the level at which counties, local governments and school
districts must go through the formal bidding process.
Act 110 of 2011 opens birth records to
the public 105 years after the date of birth and death records 50 years after the date of death.
Act 18 of 2012 aims to protect the
integrity of the voting process by requiring voters to show a valid, non-expired
photo identification when they vote. (Voters will be asked, but not required, to
show photo ID in the November 2012 elections.)
Act 188 of 2012,
Act 166 of 2012 amends state law to allow first class townships to transition from having elected treasurers who act
as tax collectors to having elected tax collectors.
Act 179 of 2012 would amend the
Pennsylvania Construction Code (UCC) Act to allow individual municipalities to
enter into agreements to designate or create a joint UCC board of appeals with
another municipality or municipalities.
Act 164 of 2012 improves oversight of
the weatherization program operated by the Department of Community and Economic
Development and in the Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
operated by the Department of Public Welfare.
Act 169 of 2012 transfers responsibility
to inspect parking meters from the Department of Agriculture to local
governments, and requires accuracy tests at least once every 60 months.