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HB 1232 - Authorizes Emergency Finances and Tax Provisions in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency - Pennsylvania Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Emergency Finances and Tax Provisions in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency

Signed by Governor Tom Wolf
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (198-0) -

Title: Authorizes Emergency Finances and Tax Provisions in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (50-0) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Emergency Finances and Tax Provisions in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to amend and pass a bill that authorizes emergency finance and tax provisions, and provides for COVID-19 response transfers and for the Enhance Revenue Collection Account.

Highlights:

 

  • Establishes temporary authority to the Department of Revenue in order to deal with state taxation during the disaster emergency announced by the Governors March 6, 2020 proclamation (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that during the disaster emergency the department shall extend the filing and payment tax return deadlines known under the Tax Reform Code of 1971 (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the department to disregard the period of April 14, 2020 through July 16, 2020 in their calculation of interest (Sec. 1).

  • Appropriates $50 million in special funds from the Governor’s jurisdiction to a restricted account in order to acquire medical equipment and supplies for health care entities to meet urgent patient and staff needs to address surge demand (Sec. 1.2).

  • Defines “health care entities” to mean the following, including, but not limited to (Sec. 1.2):

    • Hospitals;

    • Nursing facilities; and

    • Emergency medical services.

  • Establishes that the funds shall be transferred by the Secretary of the Budget into a restricted account within the general fund of the State Treasury and prohibits any funds transferring that would result in a deficit in any of the funds (Sec. 1.2).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (196-0) -

Title: Authorizes Emergency Finances and Tax Provisions in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Emergency Finances and Tax Provisions in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency

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