Post Session Report 2013


Post Session Report: December 11, 2013

SB 731, PN 1649 (Rafferty) – Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) further providing for burglary, for robbery, for grading of theft offenses and for the offense of retail theft. The Senate concurred on House amendments. A vote of 49-0 was…

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Post Session Report: December 10, 2013

SB 75, PN 1626 (Greenleaf) – This bill amends the Crimes Code and the Judicial Code by extensively revising the law on human trafficking in the areas of prosecution, prevention, victim protection, and evidentiary confidentiality, limitation of actions and victim impact…

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Post Session Report: December 9, 2013

HB 321, PN 2693 (Toepel)-Amends the Judicial Code (Title 42) to provide a sentencing enhancement for offenses involving child pornography and amends the Crimes Code (Title 18) to clarify language regarding “second or subsequent offense. A vote of  49-0 was recorded.…

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Post Session Report: December 4, 2013

SB 607, PN 1605 (Browne)-An Act providing standards for carbon monoxide alarms; and imposing penalties.  The Senate concurred on House amendments.  A vote of 47-1 was recorded. SB 1042, PN1578 (Vance)-Amends the act of September 26, 1951 (P.L.1539, No.389), known as The…

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Post Session Report: December 3, 2013

SB 75, PN 41 (Greenleaf) – This bill amends the Crimes Code and the Judicial Code by extensively revising the law on human trafficking in the areas of prosecution, prevention, victim protection, and evidentiary confidentiality, limitation of actions and victim impact…

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Post Session Report: November 20, 2013

SB 802, PN 1524 (Corman)-Amends the Boiler and Unfired Pressure Vessel Law to modernize the Law, allow for private inspections and allow the Department to update codes through regulation. The Senate concurred with House amendments on a vote of 50-0 was…

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Post Session Report: November 19, 2013

HB 390, PN 401 (O’Brien) – Enables Philadelphia to provide tax relief based on financial need and/or age of longtime owner occupants of residential properties who are living in neighborhoods that have seen large increases in home values as a result…

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Post Session Report: November 18, 2013

SB 403 PN 1548 (Hutchinson): This bill would authorize the awarding of grants to medical school residents (both full-time and part-time) in exchange for their service in the National Guard, to help attract and retain more physicians in the Guard. The…

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Post Session Report: November 13, 2013

SB 935, PN 1550 (Eichelberger)-Amends Title 45 (Legal Notices) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in codification and publication of documents, providing for electronic publication of municipal codes; and making an inconsistent repeal.  A vote of   48 – 0 was recorded. The Senate approved…

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Post Session Report: November 12, 2013

SB 935, PN 1121 (Eichelberger) – This legislation allows the Local Government Commission to publish, maintain and update electronic copies of the municipal codes in lieu of printed versions.  Senator Eichelberger offered amendment A4300, which was technical in nature.  The amendment…

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Post Session Report: October 23, 2013

SB 358, PN 1516 (Mensch)-An Act requiring the notification of breast density to patients who receive a mammogram.  The Senate concurred on House amendments.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded. SB 648, PN 1476 (Alloway)-Amends Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated…

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Post Session Report: October 22, 2013

SB 497, PN 1293 (Eichelberger) – This legislation is a Re-Codification and Modernization of the Third Class City Code as prepared by the Local Government Commission.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded. SB 894, PN 1504 (Alloway) – This bill amends the…

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Post Session Report: October 21, 2013

HB 421, PN 2415 (Harris)-Amends the Unemployment Compensation Law, in prelim. provisions, for defs.; in contributions, for employer’s reserve accounts, for relief from charges & agreements; in compensation, for qualifications; in penalties; in shared work program. A vote of 48-0 was…

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Post Session Report: October 16, 2013

SB 24, PN 1473 (Vulakovich)-Amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations) to further provide definitions, investigation and reporting.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded. SB 28, PN 1479 (Browne)-Amends the Crimes Code, Title 18, the Domestic Relations Code, Title 23, and the Judicial Code,…

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Post Session Report: October 15, 2013

SB 28, PN 1421 (Browne) – This bill amends the Crimes Code, Title 18, the Domestic Relations Code, Title 23, and the Judicial Code, Title 42 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, relating to criminal offenses against children.  Senator Browne offered amendment…

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Post Session Report: October 2, 2013

SB 21, PN 1427 (Ward)-Amends Title 23, (Domestic Relations) to clarify mandated reports under the Child Protective Services Law.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded.  SB 22, PN 1386 (Ward)- Amends Title 23, (Domestic Relations) to increase the penalties in the Child…

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Post Session Report: October 1, 2013

HB 1483, PN 2358 (Quinn) – Amends the Portable Electronics Insurance Act to require 60-days’ notice of any policy coverage changes to vendor policyholders and enrolled customers.  Senator White offered amendment A03738 which stipulates that a vendor policyholder or enrolled customer…

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Post Session Report: September 30, 2013

HB 421, PN 2415 (Harris) – Amends the Unemployment Compensation Law, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions; in contributions, further providing for establishment and maintenance of employer’s reserve accounts, for relief from charges and for reciprocal agreements; in compensation, further…

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Post Session Report: September 25, 2013

HB 108, PN 2370 (Micozzie) – This bill extends the life of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to December 31, 2015.  A vote of 47-0 was recorded.

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Post Session Report: September 24, 2013

HB 25, PN 1551 (Grell)- Amends Titles 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) and 57 (Notaries Public) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, enacting uniform laws on attestation in the areas of unsworn foreign declarations and notarial acts; making editorial changes; making related…

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Post Session Report: September 23, 2013

The Senate approved the following executive nominations by a vote of 48-0: Mary Ann Hewston, MPM, BSN, RN, NHA, State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators Anita Lahr, State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators Holly Martin, State…

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Post Session Report: July 3, 2013

SB 10, PN 1322 (Scarnati) – Amends the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in safe schools, further providing for Office for Safe Schools and providing for allocation of certain appropriated funds.…

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Post Session Report: June 30, 2013

SB 259, PN 1290 (Yaw)- Amends the act of July 20, 1979 (P.L.183, No.60), entitled “An act regulating the terms and conditions of certain leases regarding natural gas and oil,” adding definitions; providing for payment information to interest owners for accumulation…

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Post Session Report: June 29, 2013

SB 304, PN 1210 (Greenleaf) – Amends Titles 15 (Corporations and Unincorporated Associations), and Title 54 (Names) to complete the codification of the Nonprofit Corporation Law (Title 15, Part II, Subpart C).  The Senate concurred on House amendments to the bill…

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Post Session Report: June 28, 2013

SB 586 PN 1282 (Brubaker): Amends Title 20 (Decedents, Estates and Fiduciaries) providing for right to dispose of a decedent’s remains when addressing ownership of property and legal title and equitable estate. The Senate concurred in House Amendments 50-0. HB 515…

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Post Session Report: June 27, 2013

SB 725, PN 1295 (Corman) – Supplement to “An act to accept the grant of Public Lands, by the United States, to the several states, for the endowment of Agricultural Colleges,” appropriating $214,110,000 to the Pennsylvania State University and $15,584,000 to…

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Post Session Report: June 26, 2013

SB 579, PN 1193 (Rafferty)- Amends the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.177, No.175), known as The Administrative Code of 1929, further providing for the Pennsylvania State Police; and repealing an act relating to limitation on complement of the Pennsylvania State…

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Post Session Report: June 25, 2013

SB 379, PN 1279 (Vance) – This bill creates the Benevolent Gesture Medical Professional Liability Act.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded. HB 1112, PN 1426 (McGinnis) – This bill is an omnibus land conveyance bill, authorizing the Department of General Services…

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Post Session Report: June 24, 2013

SB 526 PN 1156 (Waugh): Amends Title 3 (Agriculture) to provide for definitions and requirements for bringing animals to exhibitions. The bill was approved 50-0. SB 379 PN 302 (Vance): Amends the Insurance Company Law of 1921, adding provisions relating to medical…

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Post Session Report: June 20, 2013

HB 326, PN 1130 (Fabrizio) – Amends the County Code by changing the governance of 3rd class county convention center authorities. The bill was approved, 48 – 0. SB 419, PN 1158 (Gordner) – Amends Act 69 entitled “An act to validate…

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Post Session Report: June 19, 2013

SB 57, PN 26 (Alloway)-Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for exceptions to prohibition of interception and disclosure of communications. A vote of 49-1 was recorded. SB 137, PN 1240 (Gordner)-Amends the Speech-Language and Hearing…

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Post Session Report: June 18, 2013

SB 150, PN 1243 (Pileggi) – This bill amends Title 44 (Law and Justice) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to expand the list of eligible criminal offenses for which DNA testing is required; expand DNA testing to certain arrested individuals; codify…

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Post Session Report: June 17, 2013

HB 84 PN 62 (R. Miller): Amends the Agricultural Area Security Law to provide for inspections of preserved farmland and nullifying certain provisions in regulation. The bill was approved 50-0. SB 150 PN 342 (Pileggi): Amends Title 44 (Law and Justice) of…

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Post Session Report: June 12, 2013

SB 145, PN 1212 (Ward)- Amends the act of August 24, 1963 (P.L.1175, No.497), known as the Mechanics’ Lien Law of 1963, providing for the definition of “costs of construction”; and further providing for right to lien and amount, for priority…

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Post Session Report: June 11, 2013

SB 334, PN 1143 (Pileggi) – This bill is Joint Resolution proposing integrated amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, eliminating the Traffic Court of Philadelphia.  The Senate concurred in amendments placed by the House to the bill by…

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Post Session Report: June 10, 2013

HB 40 PN 538 (Denlinger): Amends Pennsylvania’s CPA Law to adopt the initial licensure experience requirements established in the Uniform Accountancy Act, Sixth Edition. The bill was approved,49-0. SB 731 PN 763 (Rafferty): Amends Title 18 providing for the offense of retail…

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Post Session Report: June 5, 2013

SB 1, PN 1162 (Rafferty)- This measure amends Title 20, Title 74 and Title 75 in order to generate additional revenue for all modes of Transportation infrastructure within the Commonwealth.  A vote of 45-5 was recorded. HB 492, PN 1424 (Vereb)-Amends the…

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Post Session Report: June 4, 2013

SB 1, PN 1145 (Rafferty) – This measure amends Title 20, Title 74 and Title 75 in order to generate additional revenue for all modes of Transportation infrastructure within the Commonwealth.  Senator Rafferty offered a comprehensive amendment to the bill, amendment…

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Post Session Report: June 3, 2013

SB 34 PN 930 (Smucker):  Amends the Professional Educator Discipline Act (Act 141 of 1973) to make changes to provisions under which professional educators are investigated and disciplined for misconduct. The bill was approved 50-0 SB 46 PN 1056 (Williams): Amending the…

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Post Session Report: May 14, 2013

SB 5, PN 967 (Erickson) – This bill establishes the Community-Based Health Care (CHC) program in the Department of Health to provide grants to community-based health care clinics.  The Senate concurred in House amendments to the bill by a vote of…

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Post Session Report: May 13, 2013

SB 59 PN 28 (Ward): Amends Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) by providing that county park police officers in Westmoreland County will be required to obtain the same training as municipal police officers. The bill was approved 48-0. SB 277 PN 182 (Vogel):…

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Post Session Report: March 12, 2013

SB 82, PN47 (Greenleaf) – The bill amends what is commonly referred to as the Puppy Lemon Law, further providing for dog purchaser protection. The bill passed on a recorded vote of 49-0. SB 194, PN 135 (Folmer) – This bill amends…

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Post Session Report: May 8, 2013

SB 648, PN 952 (Alloway)-Amends Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes further providing for the limitation of liability for others actions while hunting.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded. SB 777, PN 794 (Browne)-Amends the Juvenile Act to create a…

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Post Session Report: May 7, 2013

HB 124, PN 742 (Aument) – This bill amends the Industrialized Housing Act to require the Department of Community and Economic Development to create regulations for a certification program to regulate the construction, installation and inspection of commercial modular buildings.  A…

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Post Session Report: May 6, 2013

SB 304 PN 212 (Greenleaf): Amends the Associations Code, Title 15, and Title 54 (Names) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, to complete the codification of the Nonprofit Corporation Law. The bill was approved by a vote of 50-0. SB 688 PN…

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Post Session Report: May 1, 2013

SB 114, PN 1005 (Pileggi)-An Act amending the act of December 22, 2005 (P.L.474, No.94), known as the Breach of Personal Information Notification Act, further providing for notification of breach. A vote of 49-0 was recorded. SB 680, PN 998 (Corman)-Provides for…

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Post Session Report: April 30, 2013

SB 302, PN 892 (Baker) – Amends Title 51 to expand and clarify the duties and responsibilities pertaining to the position of county director of veterans’ affairs.  The Senate concurred in amendments placed by the House to the bill by a…

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Post Session Report: April 29, 2013

SB 177 PN 134 (Greenleaf): Creates a freestanding act, the Lyme and Related Tick-Borne Disease Surveillance, Education, Prevention and Treatment Act. This bill was approved 50-0. SB 608 PN 923 (Corman): Capital Budget Project Itemization Act of FY 2012-2013. Senator Pileggi on…

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Post Session Report: April 17, 2013

SB 10, PN 939 (Scarnati)  – An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in safe schools, further providing for Office for Safe Schools and providing for allocation of certain…

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Post Session Report: April 16, 2013

SB 351, PN 273 (Erickson) – This bill provides municipalities with power to establish Stormwater Management Authorities.  A vote of 49-1 was recorded. SB 808, PN 837 (Smucker) – This legislation allows for the abolishment of the county office of Jury Commissioner…

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Post Session Report: April 15, 2013

SB 196 PN 716 (White): Amends the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority Act, further providing for definitions, for financial assistance and for annual report. The bill was approved 49-0. SB 381 PN 314 (Eichelberger): Amends Titles 13 (Commercial Code), 30 (Fish) and 75…

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Post Session Report: April 10, 2013

SB 583, PN 860 (Eichelberger and others)- An Act amending the act of August 23, 1967 (P.L.251, No.102), known as the Economic Development Financing Law, further providing for competition in award of contracts. A vote of 50-0 was recorded. SB 591,…

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Post Session Report: April 9, 2013

HB 2, PN 537 (O’Neill) – This bill amends the Public School Code to establish the Special Education Funding Commission.  The bill was approved unanimously. SB 492, PN 456 (Vance) – This bill amends the Liquid Fuels Tax Municipal Allocation Law (Act…

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Post Session Report: April 8, 2013

SB 155 PN 368 (Greenleaf): This bill amends the Rabies Prevention and Control in Domestic Animals and Wildlife Act to modernize the act and provide an exemption for dogs and cats in cases when a vaccination would be detrimental to the…

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Post Session Report: March 19, 2013

SB 4 PN 347 (Brubaker): A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, providing for criteria for institutions of purely public charity. The bill was approved 30-20. SB 193 PN 140 (Vance): Amends the Public School…

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Post Session Report: March 19, 2013

SB 5, PN 715 (Erickson)-This bill establishes the Community-Based Health Care (CHC) program in the Department of Health to provide grants to community-based health care clinics.  The bill was approved on a vote of 50-0. SB 623, PN 599 (Corman)-This legislation amends…

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Post Session Report: March 18, 2013

SB 99, PN 366 (Greenleaf) – Amends title 2 (Administrative Law and Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes. This bill adds provisions relating to Commonwealth documents, including the filing of documents for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin and in the Pennsylvania…

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Post Session Report: March 13, 2013

SB 83, PN 619 (Greenleaf) – Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions; in special vehicles and pedestrians, providing for regulation and operation of neighborhood electric vehicles; and, in inspection of vehicles,…

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Post Session Report: March 11, 2013

SB 436 PN 377 (Smucker): Amends the Pennsylvania Election Code, further providing for Voting Standards Development Board. The bill was approved unanimously. SR 29 PN 382 (Yaw): Directs the Center for Rural Pennsylvania to study the potential for increased residential, commercial and…

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Post Session Report: February 13, 2013

SB 302, PN 47 (Baker)-Amends the County Code to expand and clarify the duties and responsibilities pertaining to the position of county director of veterans’ affairs.  The bill passed on a vote of 50-0. SB 333, PN 311 (Pileggi)-This bill is Joint…

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Post Session Report: February 12, 2013

SB 84, PN 49 (Greenleaf) – Amends Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) further providing for six months limitation and for deficiency judgments.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded. SB 380, PN 313 (Eichelberger) – Amends Title 13 (Commercial Code) of the…

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Post Session Report: February 11, 2013

SB 371 PN 294 (Brubaker): Repeals the Savings Association Code of 1967, eliminating provisions for incorporation and organization, for names, for offices, for directors, officers, employees and attorneys, for members, for corporate powers, for savings operations, earnings, account insurance and reserves,…

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Post Session Report: February 5, 2013

SB 259, PN 341 (Yaw)- This bill amends Act 60 of 1979 that deals with Oil and Gas Leases.  The bill provides for certain forms of information to be provided to interest owners.  Senate approved the bill on a vote of…

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Post Session Report: February 4, 2013

SB 259 PN 181 (Yaw): Amends the act of July 20, 1979 (P.L.183, No.60), entitled “An act regulating the terms and conditions of certain leases regarding natural gas and oil,” adding definitions; providing for payment information to interest owners for accumulation…

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Post Session Report: January 30, 2013

SB 187, PN 238 (Corman)-This bill requires certain institutions of higher education that enter into an agreement with governing bodies which impose monetary penalties to pay the penalties into endowments under certain circumstances and provides for the duties of the Pennsylvania…

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Post Session Report: January 29, 2013

SB 66 PN 197 (Gordner): Amends the Community and Economic Development Enhancement Act (Act 58 of 1996) to establish the State Tax Equalization Board (“board” or “STEB”) within the Department of Community and Economic Development (“DCED”). The bill was approved unanimously.…

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