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Lawmakers approve bill to keep Penn State fines in PA

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 13, 2013 3:05 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- A bill designed to ensure that $60 million in NCAA fines levied against Penn State stay in Pennsylvania is on its way to Governor Corbett.

The House has voted 194-2 to join the Senate in approving the measure.

The NCAA imposed heavy penalties on Penn State following the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal, including a $60 million fine.

The university has paid the first $12 million installment, but the NCAA has agreed not to disperse the money until a pending lawsuit is resolved.

State Senator Jake Corman, the bill's sponsor, says it would require that any penalty imposed on higher-education institutions in Pennsylvania of $10 million or more to be held in escrow and be used in Pennsylvania for programs related to child sexual abuse.

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