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(This page includes tips from reporters, citizens journalists, and others identifying Pennsylvania bills (introduced or passed) that resemble ALEC model legislation. CMD encourages the use of this forum and encourages further detailed research to verify all claims.)

  • HB 1349 (referred to State Government 4/13/11) "amending the act of June 25, 1982 (P.L.633, No.181), known as the Regulatory Review Act."[1] Compare to ALEC's "Regulatory Flexibility Act."[2][3]
  • HB 250 “Council on Efficient Government Act” [4] Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT: 12/26/11 in House. (Sponsors: GROVE, BOYD, CLYMER, DENLINGER, GRELL, KAUFFMAN, PYLE, SWANGER, MURT, KAVULICH and TRUITT). Looks like ALEC's “Council on Efficient Government Act." [5]
  • HB 2053 (sent to State Government 1/26/11) "establishing the Council on Efficient Government."[6] Compare to ALEC's "Council on Efficient Government Act."[7][3]
  • HB 42 (sent to Appropriations committee 2/8/11) "providing for the rights of individuals to purchase private health care insurance."[8] Compare to ALEC's "Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act."[9][10][3]
  • HB 934 (referred to State Government 6/28/11) "known as the Pennsylvania Election Code, in preliminary provisions, defining "proof of identification"; in the Secretary of the Commonwealth, providing for requirements relating to voter identification; and, in preparation for and conduct of primaries and elections, further providing for manner of applying to vote, persons entitled to vote, voter's certificates, entries to be made in district register, numbered lists of voters and challenges." Compare with ALEC's "Voter ID Act"[11][12]
  • SB 218 (referred to Banking and Insurance committee 1/21/11) "establishing the Pennsylvania High-Risk Health Insurance Pool, the Pennsylvania High-Risk Health Insurance Pool Fund and the State Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool Board."[13] Compare to ALEC's "High-Risk Health Insurance Pool Model Act."[14][3]


References

  1. Pennsylvania Legislature, HB 1349, state legislation, referred to State Government April 13, 2011
  2. American Legislative Exchange Council, Regulatory Flexibility Act, model legislation exposed by the Center for Media and Democracy, July 13, 2011
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Keystone Progress, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: THE AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE COUNCIL AND PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATION, organization report, August 2, 2011
  4. Pennsylvania Legislature,HB 2050, The Pennsylvania General Assembly, accessed February 17, 2012
  5. American Legislative Exchange Council, Council on Efficient Government Act, ALEC Exposed, model legislation exposed by The Center for Media and Democracy, accessed February 17, 2012
  6. Pennsylvania Legislature, HB 250, state legislation, referred to State Government January 26, 2011
  7. American Legislative Exchange Council, Council on Efficient Government Act, model legislation exposed by the Center for Media and Democracy, July 13, 2011
  8. Pennsylvania Legislature, HB 42, state legislation, sent to committee February 8, 2011
  9. American Legislative Exchange Council, Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act, model legislation exposed by the Center for Media and Democracy, July 13, 2011
  10. Eric Boehm, [http://paindependent.com/2011/02/house-committee-moves-bill-to-block-federal-health-care-mandate/ House Committee +Moves Bill To Block Federal Health Care Mandate], Pennsylvania Independent, February 7, 2011
  11. American Legislative Exchange Council, Voter ID Act, model legislation exposed by the Center for Media and Democracy, July 13, 2011
  12. Campus Progress. [http://campusprogress.org/articles/new_evidence_of_alec_connections_in_all_successful_voter_id_legislatio/ New Evidence of ALEC Connections in All Successful Voter ID Legislation]. News website. Accessed, September 22,2011.
  13. Pennsylvania Legislature, SB 218, state legislation, referred to committee January 21, 2011
  14. American Legislative Exchange Council, High-Risk Health Insurance Pool Model Act, model legislation exposed by the Center for Media and Democracy, July 13, 2011