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The 2015 report is available here.

The 2016 report is available here.

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Advisory Committee
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Advisory Committee
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Task Force & Advisory Committee
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1945 Senate Resolution 46
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The Joint State Government Commission Advisory Committee on Decedents’ Estates Laws is a standing group of attorneys and judges from across the Commonwealth who assist the Pennsylvania General Assembly by recommending improvements to Pennsylvania’s Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code and related statutes. Since 1945, the Advisory Committee has provided expertise and advice to formulate legislation aimed at modernizing Pennsylvania law. The Advisory Committee has issued 35 reports, the most recent of which are available below. Please refer to the Commission's Publications section of this website for more reports, or contact us for more information.

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Advisory Committee
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Staff
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Type:
Task Force & Advisory Committee
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Act of Dec. 9, 2002, P.L. 1446, No. 186
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November 2006 Goods and Services report is here.

November 2006 Motor Vehicle Sales report is here.

January 2014 Motor Vehicle Sales Finance and Goods and Services Installment Sales report is available here.

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Staff
Authorization:
Public School Code of 1949 (Act of Mar. 10, 1949, P.L. 30, No. 14)
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Ongoing, as authorized by the Public School Code of 1949, Section 2002-D. Commonly known as the Stairs Report, the 2014 annual report was the 19th consecutive published by Joint State.

Similar to the Snyder Report, the Information Disclosure is a summary of revenue and expense data for the four State-related universities: Lincoln University, The Pennsylvania State University, University of Pittsburgh, and Temple University. The report is the only public disclosure for much of the information it contains.The Joint State Government Commission has been providing information on State-Related universities since 1994, including salary and employment, financial and contract data, and statements of retirement and tuition benefit policies.

The February 2014 report is available here

Type:
Staff
Authorization:
Public School Code of 1949 (Act of Mar. 10, 1949, P.L. 30, No. 14)
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Ongoing as authorized by the Public School Code of 1949, Section 2017-A. This report is commonly known as the Snyder Report and the 2014 annual report was the 40th consecutive published by Joint State.

In 1972, amendments to the appropriation bills required analysis of the State-related universities, and a similar reporting requirement for State Colleges was added in 1976. This report is produced annually for the use of the appropriations and education committees of the House and Senate, and as an added disclosure to the general public. The General Assembly directly appropriates monies to the State-related and State-owned universities for instruction. The data in this study include: averaging benefit per full-time equivalent (FTE) student, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency grant and matching fund awards per FTE student, average instructional salary of the faculty at Pennsylvania's public universities--the salary directly attributable to instructional activities, average total workweek of the full-time faculty and faculty contact hours with students.

The February 2014 report is available here

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Task Force & Advisory Committee
Type:
Task Force & Advisory Committee
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April 1999 report available here.

November 1999 report available here.

December 2007 report available here.

May 2013 report is available here.

Type:
Task Force & Advisory Committee
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November 2013 report is available here.

January 2013 report is available here.

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