Senate Democratic Wrap-up for the Week of November 10, 2013

 

The Senate unanimously approved Senate Bill 935, which would amend Title 45 (Legal Notices), providing for electronic publication of municipal codes by the Local Government Commission.

The bill would allow the Local Government Commission to publish online the municipal codes of third class cities, first and second class townships, counties and boroughs. These codes would be kept on a website maintained by the commission and accessible to the public.

This bill now goes to the House of Representatives.

 

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The Senate unanimously approved Senate Bill 1131, which would amend Title 3 (Agriculture), in weights and measures, by allowing packaging of potatoes to be done in any increments. The bill would remove the current weight requirements.

This bill now goes to the House of Representatives.

 

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The Senate unanimously approved House Bill 1128, which would amend Title 12 (Commerce and Trade) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, creating Part V, which would codify the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Sales Finance Act and the Goods and Services Installment Sales Act.

The bill is intended to modernize existing law to account for improved business practices, new federal regulations, updated definitions and changes in consumer protection laws.

The bill now goes to the Governor for his signature.

 

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            The Senate unanimously approved Senate Bill 1130 today, which would repeal a provision of law (Act 10 of 1996) that required the General Assembly to receive a printed copy of an annual report required by the Flood Insurance Education and Information Act of 1996. The report is now published online.

The bill now goes to the House of Representatives.

 

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