2010 Pennsylvania Code
Title 18 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
Chapter 47 - Bribery and Corrupt Influence
4701 - Bribery in official and political matters.


                                CHAPTER 47
                      BRIBERY AND CORRUPT INFLUENCE

     Sec.
     4701.  Bribery in official and political matters.
     4702.  Threats and other improper influence in official and
            political matters.
     4703.  Retaliation for past official action.

        Enactment.  Chapter 47 was added December 6, 1972, P.L.1482,
     No.334, effective in six months.
        Cross References.  Chapter 47 is referred to in section 911
     of this title; section 3575 of Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial
     Procedure); section 5508.3 of Title 53 (Municipalities
     Generally); section 6017 of Title 64 (Public Authorities and
     Quasi-Public Corporations).
     § 4701.  Bribery in official and political matters.
        (a)  Offenses defined.--A person is guilty of bribery, a
     felony of the third degree, if he offers, confers or agrees to
     confer upon another, or solicits, accepts or agrees to accept
     from another:
            (1)  any pecuniary benefit as consideration for the
        decision, opinion, recommendation, vote or other exercise of
        discretion as a public servant, party official or voter by
        the recipient;
            (2)  any benefit as consideration for the decision, vote,
        recommendation or other exercise of official discretion by
        the recipient in a judicial, administrative or legislative
        proceeding; or
            (3)  any benefit as consideration for a violation of a
        known legal duty as public servant or party official.
        (b)  Defenses prohibited.--It is no defense to prosecution
     under this section that a person whom the actor sought to
     influence was not qualified to act in the desired way whether
     because he had not yet assumed office, had left office, or
     lacked jurisdiction, or for any other reason.

        Cross References.  Section 4701 is referred to in section
     5708 of this title; section 3304 of Title 5 (Athletics and
     Sports); section 5552 of Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial
     Procedure).

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