Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure 2019-2020

The Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee met on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, and took action as follows:

Reported Out as Committed:

SB 67 (J. Ward) The bill authorizes Pennsylvania to join the Psychology Interjurisdictional Licensure Compact (PSYPACT). The bill was reported out unanimously

SB 586 (Argall) The bill amends the Cosmetology Law by striking the ‘good moral character’ qualification for license applicants. The bill was reported out unanimously.

Reported Out as Amended:

SB 258 (Dinniman) The bill amends the Public Utility Code to create a new chapter on Pipeline Emergency Management Information. The bill was reported by a vote of 13-1. 

SB 284 (Killion) The bill amends the Public Utility Confidential Security Information Disclosure Protection Act (No. 156 of 2006) by requiring pipeline operation and emergency response plans to be prepared, reviewed and approved by the Public Utility Commission. The bill was reported out unanimously.


The Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee met on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, and took action as follows:

Reported Out as Committed:

SB 325 (Gordner) The bill amends the Professional Nursing Law by providing title recognition and protection for certified registered nurse anesthetists. The bill was reported out unanimously.

HB 64 (Readshaw) The bill amends the Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs Act by authorizing the licensing boards under BPOA to permit carryover continuing education credits. The bill was reported out unanimously.

HB 751 (Roae) The bill amends the Public Utility Code to require water and wastewater public utilities to bear responsibility for contribution in aid of construction (CIAC) income tax expenses for ratemaking purposes. The bill was reported out unanimously.


The Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee met on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, and took action as follows:

Reported Out as Committed:

SB 698 (Gordner) The bill amends the Medical Practice Act to clarify physician authority to utilize a physician-designee to prepare and submit physician/physician-assistant written agreements to the Department of State. The bill was reported out unanimously.

SB 699 (Gordner) The bill amends the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act to clarify physician authority to utilize a physician-designee to prepare and submit physician/physician-assistant written agreements to the department of state. The bill was reported out unanimously.

HB 1166 (Jozwiak) The bill amends the Supplementary Act (Act 210 of 1889) to the Act to Establish a Board of Wardens for the Port of Philadelphia (Act 156 of 1803) by providing a rate increase for river pilots who navigate trade vessels along the Delaware River and its navigable tributaries. The bill was reported out unanimously.

Reported Out as Amended:

SB 356 (Boscola) The bill establishes the Military Spouse Licensure Portability Act in Pennsylvania. The bill was reported out unanimously.

HB 1172 (Hickernell) The bill admends the Act of July 2, 1993 (P.L. 345, No. 48), authorizing the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs within the Department of State, by establishing an endorsement process for all of the boards and commissions within the bureau to grant provisional licenses to practice by applicants who are licensed to practice a profession in another state. The bill was reported out unanimously.


The Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee met on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, and took action as follows:

Reported Out as Committed:

SB 491 (J. Ward) The bill amends the Real Estate Appraisers Certification Act (No. 98 of 1990) by providing for the appointment of two Certified Pennsylvania Evaluators (CPEs) by the Governor to serve on the State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers. The bill was reported out unanimously.

SB 492 (Martin) The bill amends the Assessors Certification Act (No. 28 of 1992) by clarifying that revaluation company personnel who are directly responsible for the valuation of real property must be certified as a Certified Pennsylvania Evaluator (CPE). The bill was reported out unanimously.

SB 543 (Killion) The bill amends the Supplementary Act of Pilotage Rates (Act 210 of 1889) to the Act to establish a board of wardens for the Port of Philadelphia (Act 156 of 1803) by providing a rate increase for the River Pilots who navigate trade vessels along the Delaware River and its navigable tributaries. The bill was reported out unanimously.

HB 318 (Mizgorski) The bill amends the Telemarketer Registration Act (Act 147 of 1996) by providing for permanent enrollment in the “do-not-call” registry. The bill was reported out unanimously.


The Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee met on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, and took action as follows:

Reported Out as Committed:

SB 217 (Farnese) The bill amends the Assessors Certification Act of 1992 by removing the current exemption in the law for assessors in Philadelphia County. The bill was reported out unanimously.

Reported Out as Amended:

SB 25 (Bartolotta) The bill amends The Professional Nursing Law by providing for licensure of certified nurse practitioners in the Commonwealth. The bill was reported out unanimously.

SB 112 (Yaw) The bill amends Title 35 (Health and Safety) to expand the current limitations on providing opioid prescriptions from minors to include all individuals. The bill was reported out unanimously.


 

Senator Lisa Boscola

Senator Lisa Boscola

Committee Chair