Post Session Report 2014


Post Session Report :: October 16, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014 HB 80 PN 4318 (Metcalfe): Amends Title 18 in burglary and other criminal intrusion, further providing for the offense of criminal trespass; defining the offense of theft of secondary metal; prescribing penalties; and, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for Pennsylvania State Police and for limitation on the regulation of firearms and ammunition. The bill…

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Post Session :: October 15, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 HB 46, PN 3761 (Godshall) – This legislation re-establishes the Organ and Bone Marrow Tax Credit.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded. HB 80, PN 4248 (Metcalfe) – This bill would amend the Crimes Code to prohibit theft of secondary metals, defined as any wire, pipe, cable, copper, aluminum, or other metal used in the communications,…

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Post Session :: October 14, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 HB 91, PN 4289 (Evankovich)-Amends the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, further providing for educational improvement tax credit; and repealing provisions relating to educational opportunity scholarship tax credit; and, in city revitalization and improvement zones, further providing for definitions.  Amendment # 10362 was offered by Senator…

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Post Session Report: October 8, 2014

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 HB 201, PN 4238 (Dunbar)- Amends Title 62 (Procurement) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in source selection and contract formation, further providing for competitive sealed proposals; providing for investment activities in Iran; and imposing civil penalties.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded. SB 476, PN 2186 (Argall)-Creates the Correctional Officers Investigation Procedure Act to establish guidelines…

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Post Session Report: October 7, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 HB 90, PN 4253 (Saccone) – Amends Title 18 (Crimes Code) regarding issuance of administrative subpoenas in investigations involving child sexual exploitation or abuse.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded. HB 1135, PN 4254 (Gabler) – HB 1135 renames multiple roads and bridges.  Senator Rafferty offered amendment A010167, which renames one additional bridge.  The amendment was…

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Post Session Report: October 6, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014 HB 80, PN 3831 (Metcalfe) – An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for the offense of criminal trespass; defining the offense of theft of secondary metal; and prescribing penalties.  Senator Greenleaf offered amendment A09817 which makes changes that are technical in nature and provides the definition of “Secondary…

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Post Session Report: September 24, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 SB 1164, PN 2328 (Pileggi)-Amends the act of April 14, 1972 (P.L.233, No.64), known as The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act, providing for drug overdose response immunity.  The Senate concurred on amendments placed by the House of Representatives.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded. SB 1197, PN 2272 (Greenleaf)-Amends the Crimes Code, Title 18,…

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Post Session Report: September 23, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 SB 444, PN 4153 (Pileggi) – This bill amends the Right-to-Know Law, making clarifications and further providing for definitions, access, limits to certain requests, exceptions, and commercial fees.  Senate Bill 444 significantly increases access to the records of the Commonwealth’s state-related universities.  Senator Pileggi offered amendment A09674, which makes technical changes, clarifies several definitions, and revises…

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Post Session Report: September 23, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 SB 444, PN 4153 (Pileggi) – This bill amends the Right-to-Know Law, making clarifications and further providing for definitions, access, limits to certain requests, exceptions, and commercial fees.  Senate Bill 444 significantly increases access to the records of the Commonwealth’s state-related universities.  Senator Pileggi offered amendment A09674, which makes technical changes, clarifies several definitions, and revises…

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Post Session Report: September 22, 2014

SB 720, PN 2273 (Baker) – An Act amending Title 35 (Health and Safety) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for disaster emergency assistance; and establishing the Public Disaster Assistance Grant Program. A vote of 50-0 was recorded. SB 838, PN 2274 (Alloway) – An Act amending the act of August 9, 1955 (P.L.323, No.130), known as The County Code,…

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Post Session Report: September 16, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 HB 1052, PN 3691 (Freeman) – This legislation amends the PA Municipalities Planning Code (the “MPC”) to authorize using recreational impact fees for the additional purposes of acquiring, operating or maintaining park or recreational facilities reasonably accessible to development.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded. SB 1210, PN 2277 (Pileggi) – The bill reforms and modernizes…

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Post Session Report: July 8, 2014

HB 993, PN 3903 (Murt)-Amends the Public Welfare Code, changing the name of the Department of Public Welfare to the Department of Human Services, as well as providing for a transition period. A vote of 49-0 was recorded. HB 278, PN 3930 (Baker)-Omnibus Fiscal Code amendment providing substantive language allowing for the implementation of the General Appropriations Act of FY…

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Post Session Report: July 1, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 HB 2334, PN 3896 (Adolph) – House Bill 2334 is the Commonwealth’s non-preferred appropriation to the Pennsylvania State University for fiscal year 2014-2015. It will take effect July 1, 2014, or immediately, whichever is later.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded. HB 2335, PN 3701 (Adolph) – House Bill 2335 is the Commonwealth’s non-preferred appropriation to…

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Post Session Report: June 30, 2014

HB 1945, PN 3813 (Helm) – An Act authorizing the Department of General Services to survey certain lands and buildings situate partly in the City of Harrisburg and partly in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County; authorizing the Department of Transportation, with the approval of the Governor, to grant and convey to East Liberty Development Corporation certain lands and improvements situate in the…

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Post Session Report :: June 29, 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014 HB 272 PN 3542 (O’Neil): Amends the Dental Law to allow dentists from other states or United States territories to obtain a newly-established “restricted faculty license” which will authorize the individuals to teach in dental schools in Pennsylvania. The bill specifies that the term, “Practice of Dentistry,” includes the practice of dentistry under a restricted faculty…

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Post Session Report: June 27, 2014

Monday, June 27, 2014 HB 118, PN 3864 (Ellis) – Amends the Whistleblower Law further providing for the definitions of “appropriate authority,” “employee” and “employer,” for protection of employees, for enforcement and for penalties. A vote of 50-0 was recorded. HB 185, PN 3863 (Gibbons) – Amends the Whistleblower Law, further providing for the definitions of “appropriate authority” and “public body,” for…

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Post Session Report : June 26, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014 HB 118 PN 242 (Ellis): Extends protections of the Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law to employees of nonprofits/private sector companies who report waste of public monies obtained by their employer for services or work. Senator Baker offered Amendment A08084, which was technical in nature. The amendment was agreed to. Senator Baker offered Amendment A08241, which clarified definitions in…

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Post Session Report: June 25, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 HB 1090, PN 2005 (Youngblood)- Amends Title 23 and Title 18 to allow a police officer to accept a newborn from a parent who wishes to relinquish the newborn. A vote of 50-0 was recorded. HB 1271, PN 2774 (Readshaw)-Authorizes the release of Project 70 restrictions imposed on a portion of land located in Brentwood Borough,…

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Post Session Report: June 24, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 SB 405, PN 1554 (Vance) – This bill amends the Generic Equivalent Drug Law to provide for the substitution of an interchangeable biosimilar product for a brand name biologic.  A vote of 44-6 was recorded. HB 1144, PN 1402 (Haluska) – This bill amends Title 34 (Game) amends the definition of “bow” to include crossbows and…

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Post Session Report: June 23, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014 SB 1155, PN 2112 (Scarnati) – Amends the Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act, establishing the Aggregate Advisory Board. A vote of 50-0 was recorded. SB 1207, PN 2116 (Pileggi)– Amends the act entitled “An act authorizing cities of the first class and second class to invest all funds received and deposited with the city treasurer in certain commercial paper…

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Post Session Report: June 18, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 SB 177, PN 2099 (Greenleaf)-Establishes the task force on Lyme disease and related maladies. It will be known as the Lyme and Related Tick-Borne Disease Surveillance, Education, Prevention and Treatment Act. The Senate concurred on amendments placed by the House of Representatives. A vote of 50-0 was recorded. SB 403, PN 2007 (Hutchinson)-Authorizes the awarding of…

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Post Session Report: June 17, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 HB 43, PN 3541 (Harper) – The bill amends the Volunteer Health Services Act to expand it to include mental health services provided to military personnel and their family.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded. SB 428, PN 2148 (Costa) – This bill amends the Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code, Title 20 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated…

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Post Session Report: June 16, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014 SB 1389, PN 2065(Corman) – An Act making an appropriation from the State Employees’ Retirement Fund to provide for expenses of the State Employees’ Retirement Board for the fiscal year July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015, and for the payment of bills incurred and remaining unpaid at the close of the fiscal year ending June…

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Post Session Report: June 11, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 SB 1077, PN 2122 (Argall)- Amends the act of October 9, 2008 (P.L.1408, No.113), known as the Scrap Material Theft Prevention Act, further providing for definitions, for commercial accounts and for restricted materials; providing for Statewide registry of scrap processors and recycling facilities and for duty to register and for criminal registry; and further providing for…

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Post Session Report: June 10, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 HB 128, PN 126 (Haggerty) – Allows non-uniformed employees in the city of Scranton to purchase military time towards his or her retirement.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded. SB 621, PN 2111 (Greenleaf) – This bill amends to the Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code (Probate Code), Title 20 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, including the…

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Post Session Report: June 9, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014 HB 119, PN 119 (Marshall) – Act establishing an emergency medical services memorial flag; & imposing duties on the PA Emergency Health Services Council & the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services in the Dept. of Health. A vote of 49-0 was recorded. HB 198, PN 3630 (Neilson) – Amends the Public School Code providing for Dyslexia Screening and Early…

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Post Session Report:: June 4, 2014

Wednesday, June 04, 2014 HB 112, PN 3646 (Vereb)- Amends Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in sexual offenses, further providing for drug delivery resulting in death; providing for the offense of sexual assault by sports official, volunteer or employee of nonprofit association; and, in sentencing, further providing for sentences…

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Post Session Report: June 3, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 HB 112, PN 3628 (Vereb) – Creates the offense of sexual assault by sports official, volunteer or employee of nonprofit association.  Senator Scarnati offered amendment A07290, which further provides for penalties under Section 2506, relating to drug delivery resulting in death.  The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over in its order as amended.…

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Post Session Report: June 2, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014 HB 112, PN 103 (Vereb) – Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) providing for the offense of sexual assault by sports official, volunteer or employee of nonprofit association.  Senator Scarnati offered amendment A07029 which mandates no less than a 15 year sentence for a person convicted of murder if the victim is less than 13 years of age.…

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Post Session Report: May 7, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 SB 31, PN 1849 (Fontana)– Amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations) in child protective services, further providing for definitions, for persons required to report suspected child abuse and for investigating performance of county agency; repealing provisions relating to definitions, school employees, administration, investigation, responsibilities of county agency for child protective services and report information; and further providing for…

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Post Session Report: May 6, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 SB 705, PN 710 (Blake) – This bill amends Title 61 (Prisons and Parole) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, as it relates to county jail boards of inspectors, to give the district attorney in a county of the third, fourth or fifth class the option of being a member of that county’s board.  A vote of…

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Post Session Report: May 5, 2014

SB 1180, PN 1981 (Vance) – An Act providing for prescription drug monitoring; creating the ABC-MAP Board; establishing the Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions Program; and providing for unlawful acts and penalties. Senator Costa offered amendment # A06944. The Amendment which was mostly technical in nature, changes the time of requested information from six months to thirty days. The…

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Post Session Report: April 30, 2014

HB 434, PN 3438 (Maloney)- Amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in child protective services, further providing for definitions, for establishment of Statewide database, for disposition of founded and indicated reports, for expunction of information of perpetrator under the age of 18, for amendment or expunction of information, for information relating to prospective child-care personnel, for…

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Post Session Report: April 29, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 SB 799, PN 1985 (Robbins) – The bill amends the Self-Service Storage Facility Act by revising the notice requirements relating to lien enforcement and allows modernization for both tenant notification and auction announcements.  A vote of 43-3 was recorded. SB 1255, PN 1986 (Erickson) – This legislation establishes the implementation of programs enhancing storm water best…

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Post Session Report: April 28, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014 HB 434, PN 3131 (Maloney)– Amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations) in child protective services, further providing for definitions, for establishment of Statewide database, for disposition of founded and indicated reports, for expunction of information of perpetrator under the age of 18, for amendment or expunction of information, for information relating to prospective child-care personnel, for information relating…

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Post Session Report: April 9, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 SB 1096, PN 1846 (White)-Amends Title 26 (Eminent Domain) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for limited reimbursement of appraisal, attorney and engineering fees.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded. HB 1259, PN 3199 (Farry)-Provides for the regulation of indoor tanning facilities; establishing the Indoor Tanning Regulation Fund; and providing for penalties.  A vote of…

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Post Session Report: April 7, 2014

HB 436, PN 3290 (Stephens) – Amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations) in child protective services, further providing for persons required to report suspected child abuse; providing for privileged communications; and further providing for penalties for failure to report or to refer. A vote of 48-0 was recorded. HB 1154, PN 3285 (Miller) – Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) in assault, further providing for…

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Post Session Report: April 2, 2014

HB 974, PN 3276 (R. Brown)-Amends the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in school health services, further providing for automated external defibrillators. A vote of 46-0 was recorded. SB 1107, PN1895 (Alloway)-Amends the act of December 7, 1982 (P.L.784, No.225), known as the Dog Law, further providing for definitions and for revocation…

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Post Session Report: April 1, 2014

SB 24, PN 1795 (Vulakovich) – This bill amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations) to further provide definitions, investigation and reporting.  The Senate concurred in House amendments to the bill by a vote of 48-0. HB 431, PN 3179 (Gingrich) – The bill amends the Child Protective Services Law by requiring child abuse recognition and reporting training.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded.…

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Post Session Report: March 31, 2014

HB 89, PN 744 (Marsico) – Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) providing for DARE plate and for payments to special funds. A vote of 47-0 was recorded. SB 491, PN 1845 (Folmer) – Amends the Local Tax Enabling Act, providing for the definition of “farming”; and further providing for declaration and payment of income taxes and for withholding and remittance. A vote of 47-0 was…

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Post Session Report: March 19, 2014

HB 316, PN 3198 (Harhart)-Amends the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.177, No.175), known as The Administrative Code of 1929, in Commonwealth agency fees, further providing for the Department of Health; and providing for children’s advocacy centers. A vote of 46-0 was recorded. SB 1000, PN 1851 (Scarnati)- Amends the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School…

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Post Session Report: March 18, 2014

SB 681, PN 1812 (Greenleaf) – This bill creates the Protection of Victims of Sexual Violence and Intimidation, largely modeled after the Protection From Abuse Act.  The Senate concurred in amendments placed by the House by a vote of 47-0. SB 895, PN 1796 (Alloway) – This bill amends Title 34 (Game) to provide for reduction in the length of a term…

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Post Session Report: March 17, 2014

HB 431, PN 2694 (Gingrich) – Amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations) in child protective services, further providing for education and training. Senator Mensch offered amendment A06047 which: identifies professional licensees to receive child abuse training, those who have direct contact with children; requires a professional licensing board to provide mandated reporter information to licensees who are mandated reporters; establishes an exemption from…

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Post Session Report: March 12, 2014

SB 1239, PN 1722 (Rafferty)-Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for grading.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded. HB 1985, PN 2936 (Marsico)- Amends Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in registration of sex offenders, further providing for legislative findings and declaration of policy, for definitions, for applicability, for sexual offenses and…

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Post Session Report: March 11, 2014

HB 770, PN 3104 (Adolph) – This bill amends the Vehicle Code to create a special vehicle registration plate and make changes to personal registration plates.  Senator Rafferty offered amendment number A05998 which is technical in nature.  The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over in its order as amended. SB 771, PN 1797 (Gordner) – This bill creates the…

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Post Session Report: March 10, 2014

SB 497, PN 1703 (Eichelberger) – An Act reenacting and amending The Third Class City Code. The Senate concurred on amendments placed by the House of Representatives. The Senate concurred on amendments placed by the House of Representatives. A vote of 48-0 was recorded. HB 21, PN 114 (Grell) – Amends the Mental Health Procedures Act, in criminal justice determinations, further providing for incompetence…

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Post Session Report: February 4, 2014

HB 374, PN 2942 (Krieger) – The bill amends Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) and 53 (Municipalities Generally) by adding county park police force in a third class county that is contiguous with a second class (Westmoreland County) to the list of police officers that must receive training from the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission. A vote of…

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Post Session Report: January 29, 2014

SB 1024, PN 1732 (Rafferty)-Amends the Crimes Code, Title 18, and the Judicial Code, Title 42 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, to further provide for arson and related offenses.  The Senate concurred on amendments placed by the House of Representatives.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded. SB 57, PN 1660 (Alloway)- Amends §5704 of the Crimes Code, Title 18 of the Pennsylvania…

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Post Session Report: January 28, 2014

SB 901, PN 1512 (Eichelberger) – This legislation reforms the Local Government Unit Debt Act (LGUDA).  Senator Eichelberger offered amendment A05366, which makes technical changes, adds definitions, provides for additional procedures for local governments, and provides for preliminary state approval prior to issuance of certain debt.  The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over as amended. SB 903, PN…

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Post Session Report: January 27, 2014

HB 1056, PN 1284 (Gillespie) – Amends the Dental Law, providing for temporary volunteer dental licenses. A vote of 48-0 was recorded. SB 1186, PN 1635 (Corman) – An Act designating a bridge on that portion of S.R. 35 over the Juniata River in Juniata County as the Juniata County Veterans Memorial Bridge. A vote of 48-0 was recorded. HB 1599, PN…

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Post Session Report: January 15, 2014

HB 261, PN 273 (Readshaw)-Amends Act 48 of 1993 pertaining to the collection of unpaid fines by the boards and commissions under the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded. HB 1584, PN 2166 (Causer)-Amends Titles 30 (Fish & Boat Code) and 34 (Game Code) to further clarify that waterways and wildlife conservation officers have the discretion…

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Post Session Report: January 14, 2014

SB 707, PN 712 (Solobay) – Senator Solobay’s legislation would allow Volunteer Firefighter Relief Associations to pay for EMS training. Funds may be used for reasonable expenses incurred for emergency services personnel attending emergency medical technician or paramedic training schools.  A vote of 47-0 was recorded. HB 807, PN 918 (Harper) – Amends Title 35 (Health and Safety) to further provide for…

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Post Session Report: January 13, 2014

SB 1185, PN 1615 (Vulakovich) – Amends the Second Class County Code, further providing for requests for examinations and reports of coroners. A vote of 48-0 was recorded. HB 1529, PN 2039 (Harper) – Amends Titles 30 (Fish) and 34 (Game), further providing for powers and duties of waterways conservation officers and deputies and for powers and duties of enforcement officers. A…

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