Ortitay Offers Legislation to Require Legislators to Pay Back Salary Not Earned
HARRISBURG — Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today introduced legislation to require legislators to pay back any salary earned for the month if they resign before the 15th day.

“Legislators are paid monthly on the first day of each month,” Ortitay said. “A number of legislators have resigned from office for a variety of reasons, but rarely on the last day of the month. As a result, legislators are paid for no longer being a member of the General Assembly. My legislation would bring accountability, protect the taxpayers and allow us to lead by example.”

House Bill 2045 would require legislators who resign before the 15th day of a month to reimburse the state Treasury for that month’s salary.

It is awaiting referral to a House standing committee.

The 46th Legislative District includes Collier and South Fayette townships and Bridgeville, Heidelberg, McDonald and Oakdale boroughs in Allegheny County. It also encompasses Canton, Cecil, Mt. Pleasant, Robinson and Smith townships and Burgettstown, McDonald and Midway boroughs in Washington County.

Representative Jason Ortitay
46th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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