Post Session Report 2010


Post Session Report: November 17, 2010

HB 101, PN 4389:  This Legislation contains the 2010-2011 Comprehensive Omnibus School Code Legislation.  The Senate motion to override the Governor’s veto (Veto 2 of 2010) was adopted by a vote of 42-7.

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Post Session Report: October 12, 2010

HB 708, PN 4408:  This bill is a free-standing act, the “Covered Device Recycling Act”.  The legislation establishes a recycling program for electronic wastes or e-waste.  Senator Mellow offered amendment A9625 which was technical in nature.  The Senate agreed to the amendment and the bill went over as amended. HB 60, PN 3975:  The legislation amends the Housing Finance Agency…

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Post Session Report: September 28, 2010

Senate Bill 162 PN 2186 (Tomlinson): The bill amends Title 62 (Procurement) establishing regulations for veteran owned small businesses. Senator Tomlinson offered Amendment A09152, which was technical in nature, the amendment was agreed to. Senate Bill 384 PN 382 (Folmer): The bill amends Title 51 by establishing that an individual commits a summary offense if they violate a rule/regulation promulgated and designated…

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Post Session Report: September 27, 2010

HB 105, PN 98:  This bill amends the Second Class City Law relating to impersonating a police officer.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded. HB 106, PN 99:  This bill amends the First Class City Government Law relating to impersonating a police officer.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded. HB 107, PN 100:  This bill amends Act 326 of 1915…

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Post Session Report: September 21, 2010

Bill on Third Consideration SB53 PN 2140 (Greenleaf): Providing that a spouse shall have no right or interest under this chapter in the real or personal estate of the other spouse if the other spouse dies domiciled in this Commonwealth during the course of divorce proceedings, no decree of divorce has been entered and grounds have been established. The bill was…

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Post Session Report: June 23, 2010

HB 9, PN 3939:  This legislation would amend the Pennsylvania Conservation Corps Act by extending the sunset date until June 30, 2020.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded. SB 460, PN 2026:  The legislation would create the Indoor Tanning Regulation Act in which a license to operate a tanning device is required among other aspects.  Senator Browne offered amendment A07979…

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Post Session Report: June 22, 2010

HB 115 PN 2093 (Rafferty): Amends the Liquor Code (Act 21 of 1951) to mandate Responsible Alcohol Management Training for certain employees of liquor licensees in Pennsylvania. Sen. Rafferty offered Amendment A07883 which added definitions, extends penalties, and a section for licensees allowing other businesses on licensed property, which was adopted 37-13. HB 666 PN 3940 (Keller): Authorizes the Department of General…

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Post Session Report: June 21, 2010

HB 666, PN 3796:  The bill authorizes the Department of General Services to grant and convey to the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development and the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority certain lands located in the 39th Ward of the City of Philadelphia.  Senator Farnese offered amendment A07777, which further describes the land being conveyed.  The Senate agreed to the amendment and…

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Post Session Report: June 15, 2010

SB 621 PN 2027: An Act relating to compliance with the Federal REAL ID Act of 2005. The bill passed unanimously, 50-0. SB 1057 PN 1349: An Act amending the act of December 22, 1983 (P.L.306, No.84), known as the Board of Vehicles Act, further providing for definitions, for licensure and for State Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers and Salespersons.…

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Post Session Report: June 14, 2010

SB 104, PN 2025:  This legislation amends the fiscal code to provide for the use of state owned vehicles.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded. SB 954, PN 1205:  The bill amends the Public School Code by permitting the Approved Private Schools and Chartered Schools for the Deaf and Blind the authority to apply for emergency permits.  A vote of…

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Post Session Report: June 9, 2010

SB 904, PN 2029:  The bill authorizes the Department of General Services to grant and convey to West Bradford  Township, certain lands located in West Bradford Township, Chester County.  The bill also conveys land in Waynesburg.  The Senate concurred in House amendments by a vote of 46-0. SB 987, PN 1756:  The bill authorizes the Department of General Services to grant…

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Post Session Report: June 8, 2010

HB 48 PN 3850- The bill amends the Liquor Code by further providing for the definitions of “eligible entity” and “public venue” and further providing for hotel licenses. The Senate concurred in House amendments as amended, 41-6. SB 1145 PN 1522- This bill amends Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes providing for the adoption of guidelines…

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Post Session Report: June 7, 2010

SB 1161, PN 1538:  This bill amends Title 61 (Penal and Correctional Institutions) with regard to inmate prelease plans and for parole power.  Senator Piccola offered amendment A7431, which provides for the procedure of individuals convicted of murder to be released to group based home providers.  The Senate agreed to the amendment and the bill went over in its order. HB…

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Post Session Report: May 26, 2010

SB 441, PN 2002:  The legislation amends the Public School Code by providing an update to the provisions related to disqualifications of candidates for teaching certificates.   The Senate concurred in House amendments, as amended by the Senate by a vote of 47-0. SB 918, PN 2000:  The bill creates a new Chapter 88 (Consolidated County Assessment Law) in Title 53…

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Post Session Report: May 25, 2010

SB 828, PN 1924:  The bill amends Act 39 of 1945 (Public eating and Drinking Place Law) to allow non-profit groups to sell food that has been prepared in private homes which are not licensed or inspected by the department.  The Senate concurred in House amendments by a vote of 46-0. HB 67, PN 3775:  This bill amends the Vehicle…

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Post Session Report: May 24, 2010

HB 67, PN 3419:  This bill amends the Vehicle Code by limiting how many passengers “junior drivers” would be allowed to have in their vehicle as well as prohibit these drivers from using an interactive wireless communications device while driving unless it is to contact the 511 system or 911 emergency calls.  Senator Rafferty offered amendment A07047 which prohibits junior…

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Post Session Report: May 5, 2010

SB 383 PN 1954: Amends the Judicial Code (Title 42) to provide for the establishment of problem-solving courts with specialized jurisdiction in the Courts of Common Pleas and the Municipal Court of Philadelphia. The Senate concurred in House amendments as amended, 49-0. HB 48 PN 3578:  Amends the Liquor Code (Act 21 of 1951) to allow a new entity to…

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Post Session Report: May 4, 2010

SB 174 PN 676: Amends the Workforce Development Act by establishing the Pennsylvania Center for Health Careers within the Department of Labor and Industry which will develop strategies to address the State’s short-term and long-term health care work force challenges.  Senator Gordner introduced Amendment A06783. The amendment adds an expiration date of June 30, 2015. The amendment was adopted 50-0…

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Post Session Report: May 3, 2010

SB 288, PN 1864:  This bill establishes the State Board of Plumbing Contractors within the Department of Labor and Industry and creates the Plumbing Contractors Licensure Account in Treasury.  Senator Erickson offered amendment A6510 which was technical in nature.  The Senate agreed to the amendment and the bill went over as amended. SB 507, PN 1865:  This bill establishes the…

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Post Session Report: April 21, 2010

SB 888, PN 1774:  This bill would designate the bridges on Route 28 in the Boroughs of Etna and Sharpsburg, Allegheny County as the Chief Warrant Officer Michael J. Novosel Memorial Bridges.  The Senate concurred in House amendments by a vote of 49-0. HB 961, PN 3563:  This bill amends the recycling act to re-authorize the $2 recycling fee through…

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Post Session Report: April 20, 2010

SB 81, PN 1862:  The bill amends the Liquor Code by further defining eligible entity, providing for general powers of the board, for wine marketing, and for interlocking business prohibition.  The Senate concurred in House amendments, as amended by the Senate by a vote of 39-10. SB 85, PN 1766:  This bill amends the Administrative Code by allowing for the…

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Post Session Report: April 19, 2010

HB 464, PN 1535:  The bill amends Act 62 of 1947 by prohibiting the use of automated ticket purchasing software for the purchase of entertainment tickets over an Internet website.  Senator Tomlinson offered amendment A6362 which was technical in nature.  The Senate agreed to the amendment and the bill went over as amended. SB 1072, PN 1382:  The legislation designates…

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Post Session Report: April 14, 2010

HB 602 PN 1153 – This bill amends the Dental Law to further expand the functions of dental assistants under direct supervision of a licensed dentist or dental hygienist. A vote of 49-0 was recorded. SB 1157 PN 1534 – An Act designating State Route 283, from the PA Turnpike Interchange in Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County, to State Route 30 in…

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Post Session Report: April 13, 2010

HB 485 PN 3361 – This bill amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses) providing for the offense of illegal dumping of methamphetamine waste and for operating a methamphetamine laboratory. The Senate concurred in House amendments to Senate Amendments by a vote of 49-0. SB 126 PN 1740 – This bill amends Act 64 of 1972 entitled The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic…

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Post Session Report: April 12, 2010

SB 1059 PN 1360 – This bill amends the First Class Township Code by providing for a township manager in §1502 IV. A vote of 50-0 was recorded. SB 1060 PN 1361 – This bill amends the Second Class Township Code by providing for a Township manager in §1502 IV. A vote of 50-0 was recorded. SB 1061 PN 1362 – This bill amends Act 566…

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Post Session Report: March 24, 2010

SB 5, PN 1791:  The legislation establishes the Community-Based Health Care (CHC) Program in the Department of Health to provide grants to community-based health care clinics.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded. SB 825, PN 1625:  The bills amends Title 51 (Military Affairs) by allowing members of the National Guard returning from active duty to pursue their higher education degree…

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Post Session Report: March 23, 2010

SB 87, PN 589:  The bill amends Act 287 of 1982 by allowing higher education institutions to charge residential tuition rates to any active military personnel, their spouse or dependents for courses being taken through the internet or electronic means.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded. SB 109, PN 1767:  The legislation provides for public notification when Commonwealth agencies pay…

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Post Session Report: March 22, 2010

SB 1019, PN 1289:  This bill amends the First Class Township Code by deleting the statutory provisions relating to the removal of elected officers for failure to perform duties in First Class Townships.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded. SB 1020, PN 1290:  This bill amends the Act 35 of 1953by providing that the town councils of incorporated towns shall…

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Post Session Report: March 17, 2010

SB 1074, PN 1776:  This bill amends Title 61 (Penal and Correctional Institutions) adding provisions prohibiting the use of restraints on pregnant women except when certain circumstances are present.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded. HB 421, PN 465:  The bill designates the Duboistown Bridge in Lycoming County.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded. SB 435, PN 1562:  The legislation…

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Post Session Report: March 16, 2010

SB 237, PN 1688:  This bill seeks to regulate and provide for the consumer protection on the sale of annuities.  The Senate concurred in House amendments by a vote of 50-0. SB 297, 1632:  This bill amends the “Oil and Gas Act” (Act 223 of 1984) to provide for changes in reporting information on oil and gas production.  The Senate…

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Post Session Report: March 15, 2010

SB 213, PN 1686:  The legislation establishes the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children Act.  The bill authorizes Pennsylvania to enter into the Interstate Compact in order to make education more accessible to children of military families and make school transfers and transitions more uniform. It also establishes the State Council on Interstate Educational Opportunity for Military Children. …

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Post Session Report: March 10, 2010

HB 416, PN 2247:  This bill amends the Crimes Code to further define the offense of impersonating the holder of a professional or occupational license.  A vote of 38-11 was recorded. SB 916, PN 1102:  The bill amends the Second Class and Second Class A County Code by revising, consolidating, and changing the laws regarding financial reporting.  A vote of…

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Post Session Report: March 9, 2010

SB 260, PN 1548:  This bill amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) further providing for sexual abuse of children.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded. SB 766, PN 1723: This legislation amends the Public School Code to create the “Science Technology Partnerships.”  The program seeks to improve science education in schools by making scientific or technical equipment available to students,…

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Post Session Report: March 8, 2010

SB 1077, PN 1681:  The legislation amends the Construction Code by providing for the requirements of log walls.  Furthermore, it requires the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to undertake a comprehensive review of the UCC and submit a report on its findings.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded. SB 766, PN 1617:  This legislation amends the Public School Code to create…

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Post Session Report: February 9, 2010

HB 692, PN 2674:  This bill designates bridges in McKean County, Potter County and Chester County as well as a section of SR 120 in Cameron County.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded. SB 960, PN 1164:  The legislation amends Title 51 (Military Affairs) by adding Military Officers Association of American as one of the organizations which composes the State…

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Post Session Report: February 8, 2010

SB 125, PN 1333:  The bill amends the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act by making the knowing possession of ephedrine pseudoephedrine, phenylpropanolamine or a product containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, phenylpropanolamine, or any of their salts, optical isomers or salts of optical isomers with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine a specific violation of the act.  The violation would be misdemeanor. …

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Post Session Report: February 3, 2010

SB 1169, PN 1620:  This bill amends Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) providing for the collection of restitution, reparation, fees, costs, fines and penalties.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

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Post Session Report: February 2, 2010

SB 298, PN 1624:  This bill amends the Clean and Green Program that is administered by the Department of Agriculture at the state level under the Preferential Assessment of Farmland and Forestland Assessment Act.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded. Executive Nominations The Senate approved the following nominations by a vote of 50-0: Dixie L. Henry, Board of Trustees of…

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Post Session Report: February 1, 2010

SB 828, PN 1621:   The bill amends Act 39 of 1945 (Public eating and Drinking Place Law) to allow non-profit groups to sell food that has been prepared in private homes which are not licensed or inspected by the department.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded. SB 1077, PN 1546:  The legislation amends the Construction Code by providing for the…

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Post Session Report: January 26, 2010

HB 485, PN 2436:  This bill amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses) providing for the offense of illegal dumping of methamphetamine waste and for operating a methamphetamine laboratory.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded. January 27, 2010 SB 1091, PN 1444:  This bill amends the County Code, to allow people the ability to access coroner’s reports in accordance to the…

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Post Session Report: January 25, 2010

HB 458, PN 1377:  This bill designates a bridge in Huntingdon County as the Queen Aliquippa Bridge.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded. HB 1801, PN 2404:  This bill designates a bridge in Allegheny County as the Milton L. Lebowitz Memorial Bridge.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded. Executive Nominations The Senate approved the following nominations by a vote of…

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Post Session Report: January 5, 2010

SB 711, PN 1563 – This bill amends Title 4 (Amusements) and Title 64 (Public Authorities and Quasi-Public Corporations) by implementing various reform measures related to gaming in Pennsylvania and provides for the implementation of table games at the various gaming facilities located within the Commonwealth.  The Senate insisted on its amendments non-concurred in the House, and appointed Senators Pileggi, Earll…

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