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§ 143.7. Civil remedies

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 46 P.S. Legislature and Statutes

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 46 P.S. Legislature and Statutes
Chapter 1. Legislature (Refs & Annos)
Code of Ethics (Refs & Annos)
46 P.S. § 143.7
§ 143.7. Civil remedies
(a) Any agency head having final authority to approve or execute a contract between Commonwealth and a private party may cancel or rescind any such contract without further liability to the Commonwealth where he finds that a violation of this act has influenced the making of said contract; provided, such rescission shall be limited so as not to affect adversely the interests of innocent third parties; and provided further, that no such action shall be initiated before the affirmative finding of the appropriate House or Senate Committee on Ethics that a violation has occurred.
(b) The finding referred to in subsection (a) supra shall be made in accordance with the act of June 4, 1945 (P.L.1388), as amended, known as the “Administrative Agency Law”,1 and shall be subject to judicial review, provided that the executive officer may suspend the contract pending determination of the merits of the controversy.
(c) The Attorney General may bring a civil action against any member or former member in the judicial district in which said person is domiciled, who shall, to his economic advantage, have acted in violation of this act, to recover on behalf of the Commonwealth an amount equal to such economic advantage, with interest; provided, that no such action shall be brought before the affirmative finding of the appropriate House or Senate Committee on Ethics that a violation has occurred.
(d) No action under subsection (c) of this section shall be commenced after the expiration of two years following the discovery by an agency head or an Ethics Committee of the General Assembly of the occurrence of the alleged violation, or four years after the occurrence of the alleged violation, whichever period is shorter.
(e) The Senator or Representative having responsibility for hiring an employe of the General Assembly may, and if so ordered by the Ethics Committee of his respective house, shall, dismiss, suspend or take such other action as may be appropriate under the circumstances with respect to any employe upon a finding by the Senator or Representative or by said committee that such employe has violated any of the provisions of this act.

Credits

1968, July 10, P.L. 316, No. 154, § 7.

Footnotes

71 P.S. § 1710.1 et seq.
46 P.S. § 143.7, PA ST 46 P.S. § 143.7
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 121. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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