State Government Committee 2011-2012

The State Government Committee met on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 and took action as follows:

Reported Out as Committed

SR 148 (McIlhinney) The resolution adopts the population data certified by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission for use in congressional redistricting legislation.

Reported Out as Amended

HB 488 (Hutchinson) The bill authorizes Venango County to convey a right-of-way over certain Project 70 lands in Oakland Township, Venango County, free of restrictions imposed by the Project 70 Land Acquisition and Borrowing Act.  

The State Government Committee met on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, and took action as follows:

Reported Out as Committed

SB 263 (Erickson) The bill amends the act of June 25, 1982, which created the Independent Regulatory Review Commission by requiring empirical data be included with proposed regulations.

SB 916 (McIlhinney) The bill amends the Election code by adopting voting standards developed by the Voting Standards Development Board to all elections in 2011 and 2012. 

The State Government Committee met on Wednesday, April 06, 2011, and took action as follows:

Reported Out as Committed

SB 101(Smucker) – The bill increases the penalties for a violation of the Sunshine Act.

SB 104 (Folmer) – The bill sets requirements for state-owned vehicle use.

SB 106 (Ward) – The bill proposes an amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution prohibiting a sine die legislative session following the November general election in even-numbered years.

SB 109 (Folmer) – The bill creates the Taxpayer-Funded Advertising Transparency Act, which requires disclosure when taxpayer funds are used for advertising.

SB 717 (Wozniak) – The bill designates and adopts the Piper J-3 Cub as the official airplane of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Reported Out as Amended

SB 637 (Ward) – The bill requires public work contractors to use the federal E-verify system to establish legal employment status as a precondition of being awarded a contract for a public work.

The State Government Committee met on Tuesday, February 08, 2011, and took action as follows:

Reported Out as Committed

 SB 9 (Scarnati) This bill requires that individuals prove that they are legal residents of the United States before receiving public benefits.