25 Pa. Stat. § 3150.22

Current through P.A. Acts 2023-22
Section 3150.22 - Pennsylvania election law advisory board.
(a) Establishment.--The Pennsylvania Election Law Advisory Board is established within the Joint State Government Commission.
(b) Members.--The board shall be comprised of the following members:
(1) The Secretary of the Commonwealth or a designee.
(2) The President Pro Tempore of the Senate or a designee.
(3) The Minority Leader of the Senate or a designee.
(4) The Speaker of the House of Representatives or a designee.
(5) The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives or a designee.
(6) One member from each Congressional district, of whom no more than half may be registered with the same political party, appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate and which shall include members who:
(i) Represent groups advocating for individuals with disabilities;
(ii) Represent groups advocating for voting rights; and
(iii) Represent county commissioners or county election officials.
(c) Duties.--The board shall have the following duties:
(1) Study this act and identify statutory language to repeal, modify or update.
(2) Collaborate with other agencies and political subdivisions of the Commonwealth to study election-related issues.
(3) Study the development of new election technology and voting machines.
(4) Evaluate and make recommendations on:
(i) Improving the electoral process in this Commonwealth by amending this act or through regulations promulgated by the Department of State; and
(ii) Implementing best practices identified to ensure the integrity and efficiency of the electoral process in this Commonwealth.
(5) By the end of each fiscal year, publish extensive and detailed findings on the Joint State Government Commission's publicly accessible internet website and make them available in electronic format to the office of the Governor and members of the General Assembly.
(d)Quorum.--A majority of appointed members shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of conducting business.
(e) Chairperson and vice chairperson.--The members shall select a member to be chairperson and another member to be vice chairperson.
(f)Transparency and ethics.--The board shall be subject to the following laws:
(1) The act of July 19, 1957 ( P.L. 1017, No.451), known as the State Adverse Interest Act.
(2) The act of October 4, 1978 ( P.L. 883, No.170), referred to as the Public Official and Employee Ethics Law.
(3) The act of February 14, 2008 ( P.L. 6, No.3), known as the Right-to-know Law.
(4) 65 Pa.C.S. Ch. 7 (relating to open meetings).
(g) Information gathering.--The board may conduct hearings and otherwise gather relevant information and analysis that it considers appropriate and necessary to fulfill its duties.
(h) Reimbursement.--Members of the board shall be reimbursed for reasonable expenses.

25 P.S. § 3150.22

Added by P.L. TBD 2020 No. 12, § 15, eff. 3/27/2020.