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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