Pa Lawmakers Want To Keep Ncaa Fines In The Keystone State

02.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A bill designed to ensure that $60 million dollars in N.C.A.A. fines levied against Penn State will stay in Pennsylvania is heading to the governor's desk. The House voted 194-2 to join the Senate in approving the measure. The N.C.A.A. imposed heavy penalties on Penn State following the Jerry Sandusky scandal, including a $60 million fine. The university has paid the first $12 million dollar installment, but the N.C.A.A. 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 be held in escrow and used in Pennsylvania for programs related to child abuse.