Post Session Report 2015

Post Session Report :: Wednesday, December 23, 2015

HB 1460 PN 2626 (Adolph): This bill provides the General Appropriation for the 2015-16 fiscal year. This bill appropriates $30.2 billion and would increase public school funding however, this increase is much less than the $350 million increase Governor Wolf and Republican leaders had originally agreed upon. Revenue sources for this bill include funds from Internet gaming and an increase…
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Post Session Report :: Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015 SB 917, PN 1096 (Browne) – This bill amends Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) to facilitate the sharing of information among agencies that are involved with child welfare and delinquency cases or the identification of children at risk of abuse or neglect.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded. HB 1332, PN 1814 (Godshall) – Bill…
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Post Session Report :: Thursday, December 10, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015 SB 442, PN 1449 (Folmer) – This bill creates the Taxpayer-Funded Advertising Transparency Act to require Commonwealth agencies that pay for advertisements to include the statement: “Paid for with Pennsylvania taxpayer dollars.”  By a vote of 50-0, the Senate concurred in amendments placed in the bill by the House of Representatives. HB 777, PN 877 (Grove)…
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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, December 9, 2015

HB 857 PN 2631 (Pickett): This bill amends The Insurance Company Law to extend the life of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), to provide for emergency service system billing, insurance issuance, renewal cancellation and refusal, and for coverage obligations of loaner vehicles. The bill was approved (50-0). HB 1195 PN 2622 (Schlegel Culver): This bill amends Title 75 (Vehicles)…
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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

HB 857 PN 1046 (Pickett): This bill amends The Insurance Company Law to extend the life of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through December 31, 2017. Senator White offered Amendment A04945, which clarifies EMS billing and CHIP enrollment. The Senate agreed to the amendment. The bill went over as amended. SB 1022 PN 1306 (Argall): This bill authorizes the…
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Post Session Report :: Monday, December 7, 2015

Monday, December 7, 2015 SB 1073, PN 1459 (Brown) – Senate Bill 1073 is a vehicle for the General Appropriations bill.  This bill is the $30.5 billion negotiated budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year.  A vote of 43-7 was recorded. SB 604, PN 597 (Wiley) – This bill amends Title 30 (Fish) to allow broader allocation of proceeds from the…
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Post Session Report :: Sunday, December 6, 2015

SB 524 PN 1443 (Scarnati): This bill amends Title 61 (Prisons and Parole), to establish the Non-narcotic Medication Assisted Substance Abuse Treatment Grant Pilot Program and provide for powers and duties of the Department of Corrections. This bill would enact a pilot program to educate and train law enforcement about opioid abuse, alcohol addiction and the proper use of non-narcotic…
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Post Session Report, Saturday, December 5, 2015

SB 986 PN 1414 (Pileggi): Establishes immunity from civil liability for property damage when the damage occurs during the rescue of a minor from a motor vehicle. The bill was approved unanimously, 49-0. HB 1195 PN 2540 (Schlegel Culver): Allows lending institutions to offer loans up to 20 years without having to re-file their perfection of interest after 6 years.…
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Post Session Report :: Friday, December 4, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015 SB 891, PN 1413 (Ward) – SB 891 waives the tolls for vehicles accompanying a fallen firefighter, ambulance service or rescue squad member, law enforcement officer or armed service member killed in the line of duty.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded. HB 907, PN 2335 (Ross) – This bill would amend the Real Estate Tax…
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Post Session Report, Tuesday, November 24, 2015

SB 912 PN 1415 (Browne): Senate Bill 912 provides for the Commonwealth’s nonpreferred appropriation to the Pennsylvania State University for fiscal year 2015-2016. The bill was approved, 48-2. SB 913 PN 1416 (Browne): Senate Bill 913 provides for the Commonwealth’s nonpreferred appropriation to the University of Pennsylvania for fiscal year 2015-2016. The bill was approved, 48-2. SB 914 PN 1417…
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Post Session Report :: Monday, November 23, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015 SB 482, PN 1406 (Brewster) – This legislation would amend the Real Estate Tax Sale Law by establishing an optional County Demolition and Rehabilitation Fund in certain counties as a tool to fight blight.  A vote of 47-0 was recorded. HB 683, PN 1427 (Rapp) – This legislation amends §1303 of the Taxpayer Relief Act by…
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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

SB 62 PN 41 (Greenleaf): This bill amends Title 75 (Vehicles) to further provide for probationary licenses. The bill was approved (49-0). SB 518 PN 1371 (Pileggi): This bill amends Title 20 (Decedents, Estates, and Fiduciaries) to create the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, to provide access to personal representatives, agents, and other fiduciaries to digital assets…
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Post Session Report, Tuesday, November 17, 2015

SB 146 PN 93 (Yaw): Amends this section to require any passengers in the car involved in the accident to give reasonable assistance, including making arrangements for the injured person to get to a physician not only when the driver is unable to, but also if the driver refuses or neglects to do so. The bill was approved, 48-1. SB…
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Post Session Report :: Monday, November 16, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015 HB 89, PN 79 (Harper) – Amends the Judicial Code to provide for an increase in the mandatory retirement age for judges and magisterial district judges, from 70 to 75 years, in the event that a corresponding amendment is made to the PA Constitution.  A vote of 36-13 was recorded. HB 90, PN 251 (Harper) –…
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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

SB 765 PN 1302 (Brooks): Amends Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes by adding contractors or employees of a public utility, a municipally owned utility or an electric cooperative to the definition of emergency service responders. The bill was concurred in house amendments, 49-0. SB 1000 PN 1232 (Browne): General Appropriations bill that would appropriate $11.22 billion to fund…
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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Senator Haywood offered an amendment to the Weekly Recess Resolution, which would call the Senate back into session after recessing on Wednesday, until a General Appropriation agreement was made. Senator Corman moved to have the amendment tabled. The amendment was tabled along party lines, 30-19. The Recess Resolution was adopted along party lines, 30-19. SB 857 PN 970 (Argall): The…
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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

HB 138 PN 2256 (Farry): This bill amends Title 75 (Vehicles) by allowing first responder organizations to solicit donations at controlled-intersections. The bill was approved (46-0). SB 411 PN 1335 (Pileggi): This bill amends the Right-to-Know Law by further providing for definitions and requests for access to records. The bill further provides for limiting certain requests, expanding exceptions to the…
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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, October 20, 2015

SB 210 PN 1282 (Greenleaf): This bill amends §4503 of Title 42 by adding two (2) more provisions to the exemption or excused general rules. These two new exemptions are as follows: Persons 75 years of age or older who request to be excused and Judges and magisterial district judges of the Commonwealth and judges of the United States as…
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Post Session Report :: Monday, October 19, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015 SB 751, PN 1086 (Greenleaf) – This bill amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded. SB 931, PN 1143 (Rafferty) – SB 931 amends Title 26 (Eminent Domain) to increase the cap on certain moving related expenses for those who have been…
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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

SB 748 PN 1313 (Argall): This bill amends Title 75 (Vehicles) in order to eliminate the mandatory escort of super-sized loads by the Pennsylvania State Police and replaces them with certified pilot escorts. The Senate concurred the House’s amendments with a vote of (49-0). SB 925 PN 1303 (Rafferty): This bill amends Title 75 (Vehicles) further providing for definitions, for…
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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

SB 296 PN 1276 (Hughes): Amends Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in falsification and intimidation, further providing for false alarms to agencies of public safety; and, in sentencing, providing for sentencing for offenses involving false alarms to agencies of public safety. The bill was approved, 47-2. SB 501 PN…
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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

SB 648 PN 1275 (Stefano): Amends Chapter 77 of Title 75 (Vehicle Code) to provide for separate accounts for snowmobiles and ATV’s. Senator Wiley offered Amendment A03446, which makes splitting of fees into 2 restricted accounts prospective. Changes in the bill wouldn’t apply to funds deposited in the current restricted account prior to the effective date of the legislation. The…
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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

SB 785 PN 1107 (Eichelberger): This bill amends Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes providing for changes in definitions. This legislation clarifies when a building is deemed taxable. The bill was approved 46-1. HB 823 PN 2181 (Greiner): This bill amends the Local Tax Collection Law. This bill will resolve issues in regards to continuing education for…
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Post Session Report :: Monday, September 28, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015 HB 33, PN 355 (Grell) – This bill would amend the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code to permit a governing body to appoint between one and three individuals to a four-year term as an alternate on a planning commission.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded. SB 296, PN 1091 (Hughes) – This bill amends Titles 18 (Crimes…
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Post Session Report :: Friday, September 18, 2015

SB 1000 PN 1232 (Browne): This bill is the Republican Stop Gap Budget for 2015-2016 Fiscal Year. The bill was approved (30-19). SB 1001 PN 1233 (Browne): This bill provides for the Fiscal Code implementation for the proposed Republican Stop Gap Budget. The bill was approved (30-19). HB 224 PN 2180 (Christiana): This bill provides for the School Code funding…
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Post Session Report :: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015 SB 290, PN 1171 (Rafferty) – The legislation strengthens ignition interlock requirements under current law for those who have committed Driving under the Influence (DUI) violations.  A vote of 47-0 was recorded. HB 315, PN 322 (Ellis) – This bill amends the Child Labor Act to allow youth as young as 12 to be employed as…
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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 SB 872, PN 1006 (Eichelberger) – This bill amends The Second Class Township Code.  It provides first class township commissioners with additional powers in regards to appropriations for observances, celebrations and recognitions.  A vote of 46-0 was recorded. SB 873, PN 1007 (Eichelberger) – This bill amends Title 8 (Boroughs and Incorporated Towns) to allow Borough…
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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

SB 290 PN 1114 (Rafferty): Amends the Vehicle Code (Title 75) to make provisions related to ignition interlock requirements. Senator Rafferty offered Amendment A03094, which was technical in nature. The amendment was adopted and the bill went over as amended. SB 404 PN 1169 (Argall): Creates the Correctional Officers Investigation Procedure Act to establish guidelines and procedures during the investigation…
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Post Session Report :: Monday, July 13, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015 SB 404, PN 894 (Argall) – This bill creates the Correctional Officers Investigation Procedure Act to establish guidelines and procedures during the investigation and interrogation of correctional officers by the Department of Corrections.  Senator Baker offered amendment A02723, which would exclude whistleblower information from being released to any officer subject to a complaint, and clearly states…
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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 HB 1192, PN 1959 (Adolph) – This is a General Appropriations bill that would appropriate $1.01 billion more than the current year's spending level.  Senator Hughes made a motion to suspend a temporary budget rule requiring potential spending amendments to offset dollar for dollar.  Senator Hughes was prepared to offer an amendment adding $431 million for…
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Post Session Report :: Monday, June 29, 2015

SB 42 PN 1025 (Baker): Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in licensing of drivers, further providing for issuance and content of driver's license. The Senate concurred in House Amendments, 49-0. SB 405 PN 1075 (Baker): Designates  Exit 30 from Interstate 84 onto State Route 402, in Pike County, as the Corporal Bryon K. Dickson, II, Exit.…
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Post Session Report :: Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015 SB 6, PN 1124 (Smucker) – This legislation amends the School Code to create a new article providing for the establishment of an Achievement School District (ASD), which will operate as a statewide school district in an attempt to turnaround schools with a track record of poor academic achievement.  It establishes a board of directors (seven…
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Post Session Report :: Friday, June 26, 2015

SB 813 PN 1119 (Hughes): Provides for appropriations from the Workmen’s Compensation Administration Fund to the Department of Labor and Industry, the Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund (UEGF), and to the Office of the Small Business Advocate within the Department of Community and Economic Development. The bill was approved, 49-0. SB 77 PN 53 (Alloway): Amends Title 34 (Game) of the…
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Post Session Report :: Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015 SB 812, PN 1078 (Hughes) – This legislation would make an appropriation from the Professional Licensure Augmentation Account and from restricted revenue accounts within the General Fund to the Department of State for operations.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded. SB 813, PN 1079 (Hughes) – Senate bill 813 provides for appropriations from the Workmen's  Compensation…
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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

HB 131 PN 1861 (Barrar): Provides for in-state tuition rates at community colleges and state-related/owned institutions for veterans, their spouses, and their children. The bill was approved, 49-0. HB 189 PN 1851 (Sonney): Amends the Liquor Code by allowing for the direct shipment of wine to residents of the Commonwealth.  Senator Brewster offered Amendment A02468, which would have the PA…
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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

SB 299 PN 1045 (Baker): Amends Title 35, providing for incentives for municipal volunteers of fire companies and nonprofit emergency medical services agencies. The bill was approved, 49-0. SB 398 PN 312 (White): Amends Title 20, in express anatomical gifts, further providing for use of driver's license or identification card to indicate organ or tissue donation. The bill was approved,…
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Post Session Report :: Monday, June 22, 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015 SB 352, PN 1059 (Vogel) – Amends the Race Horse Industry Reform Act of December 1981 to establish the State Racing Commission as a commission within the Department of Agriculture to regulate the operations of horse racing and conduct of wagering.  A vote of 25-24 was recorded. SB 356, PN 887 (Folmer) – This legislation defines…
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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 SB 590, PN 566 (Tomlinson) – Amends the State-Owned University Intellectual Property Act to clarify and correct an error in the original act, 132 of 2012, where the sections pertaining to “repeal and effective” dates were mistakenly excluded in Purdon’s Pennsylvania Statutes thus not legally allowing intellectual property at state-owned universities to be properly exploited.  A…
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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

HB 182 PN 1071 (Grove): Amends the Pharmacy Act, further providing for the authority to administer injectable medications, biologicals and immunizations. The bill was approved, 49-0. SB 352 PN 505 (Vogel): Amends the Race Horse Industry Reform Act by repealing provisions related to the State Horse Racing Commission and State Harness Racing Commission and establishes the State Horse Racing Commission…
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Post Session Report :: Monday, June 15, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015 HB 863, PN 1047 (Benninghoff) – The bill designates a bridge on State Route 3006 over Spring Creek, Bellefonte Borough, Centre County, as the Bellefonte Veterans Bridge.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded. SB 880, PN 1024 (Smucker) – This legislation delays the implementation of the Keystone Exam as a graduation requirement until the 2018-2019 school…
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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

SR 145 PN 1019 (Corman): A Resolution adopting a temporary rule of the Senate relating solely to amendments to the General Appropriation Bill and other appropriation bills for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015, including any amendments offered to or for supplemental appropriations for prior fiscal years. The resolution was adopted, 50-0. HB 188 PN 1757 (Sonney): Amends the…
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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

SB 293 PN 988 (Eichelberger): An Act regulating navigators and assisters in the education and promotion of health insurance exchanges. The bill was approved, 49-0. HB 188 PN 1559 (Sonney): Amends the Agricultural Area Security Law, further providing for definitions and for the purchase of agricultural conservation easements. Senator Ward offered Amendment A01754, which would require a wind power generation…
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Post Session Report :: Monday, June 8, 2015

Monday, June 8, 2015 The Senate approved the following executive nomination by a vote of 47-1: John Wetzel, Secretary of Corrections The following executive nominated failed confirmation by a vote of 22-26: Marcus Brown, State Police Commissioner
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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 SB 78, PN 54 (Alloway) – Amends section 102 of the Act of December 7, 1982 ( P.L. 784 No. 225 ) known as the “Dog Law.”  A vote of 49-0 was recorded. SB 294, PN 851 (Eichelberger) – This bill amends Titles 18 Crimes and Offenses) and 22 (Detectives and Private Police) of the Pennsylvania…
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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, June 2, 2015

SB 305 PN 751 (McGarrigle): Amends the Pharmacy Act, further providing for the authority to administer injectable medications, biologicals and immunizations. The bill was approved, 49-0. SB 490 PN 853 (Baker): Amends Title 35 in Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, further providing for organization of agency. The bill was approved, 32-17. SR 113 PN 885 (Kitchen): A Resolution urging the Commonwealth…
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Post Session Report :: Monday, June 1, 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015 SB 695, PN 682 (Scarnati) – This bill amends Title 65 (Public Officers) to require the Department of State to post all lobbying disclosure forms on its website within seven days of receipt of filing.  A vote of 47-0 was recorded. SB 538, PN 519 (Tomlinson) – The bill amends Act 48 of 1993 (a law…
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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

SB 1 PN 886 (Corman): This bill amends Title 24 (Education) relating to the Public School Employees’ Retirement Code and Title 71 (State Government) relating to the State Employees’ Retirement Code. The bill was approved 28-19. SB 514 PN 509 (Vance): Amends the Generic Equivalent Drug Law to provide for the substitution of an interchangeable biological product for a brand…
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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

SB 3 PN 889 (Folmer): An Act providing for the medical use of cannabis in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The bill was approved 40-7. SB 284 PN 783 (Baker): Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) further providing for special motorcycle plates for veterans. The bill was approved unanimously, 47-0. SB 285 PN 163 (Baker): Amends Title 51 (Military Affairs) further providing for…
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Post Session Report :: Monday, May 11, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015 SB 3, PN 840 (Folmer) – This bill creates the Medical Cannabis Act to provide for the legalization of medical cannabis for a variety of qualified medical conditions. The medical uses include using extracted oil, nebulizers, ointments, and tinctures.  Medical use does not include smoking, vaporizing or edible products.  The bill also creates the State Board…
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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

SB 442 PN 391 (Folmer): Establishes a new free-standing act entitled the Taxpayer-Funded Advertising Transparency Act. The bill was approved 47-0. SB 644 PN 841 (Folmer):Amends Section 4104 (Duties of Office) of Title 71 (State Government) to require the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) to complete a cost analysis of each proposed collective bargaining agreement under the Governor’s jurisdiction prior to…
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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 SB 330, PN 775 (Ward) – This legislation amends Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) by granting municipalities the ability to address dilapidated properties sooner than they currently can by lowering the number of code violations that would trigger when a criminal offense can be charged.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded. SB 622, PN 644 (Mensch) –…
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Post Session Report :: Monday, May 4, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015 HB 159, PN 145 (Kampf) – This legislation enables medical malpractice reciprocal insurance exchanges to reorganize and covert into stock insurance companies.  A vote of 47-0 was recorded. The Senate approved the following executive nomination by a vote of 47-0: William Lieberman, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (reappointment)
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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

HB 159 PN 145 (Kampf): Amends Title 40 (Insurance) by adding a chapter to provide for medical professional liability reciprocal exchange-to-stock conversion. The bill was approved unanimously, 48-0. SB 494 PN 442 (Ward): Amends the Flood Insurance Education and Information Act to repeal presentment of annual flood insurance report to the General Assembly. The bill was approved unanimously, 48-0.
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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SB 487 PN 427 (McIlhinney): Amends the Insurance Company Law of 1921, providing for limits on copayments for insured medical services provided by a physical therapist, chiropractor and occupational therapist. The bill was approved, 47-0.
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Post Session Report :: Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015 SB 385, PN 738 (Pileggi) – SB 385 reforms and modernizes the Transit Revitalization Investment District (TRID) Act and provides for an additional funding mechanism under the act.  A vote of 47-0 was recorded. SB 427, PN 368 (Greenleaf) – The bill amends the Precious Metal Sale Regulation Law by changing the amount of time that…
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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 SB 43, PN 24 (Williams) – Sen. Williams’ stolen valor legislation imposes penalties for those who falsely wear military awards and decorations to commit fraud, obtain employment or be appointed to public office.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded. HB 152, PN 1181 (Tallman) – Extends application eligibility period for the Emergency and Law Enforcement Personnel…
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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

HB 178 PN 694 (Snyder): Designating a Portion of the State Route 43 as the Marine Cpl. Thomas R. Matty Memorial Interchange and other road designations. Senator Teplitz offered Amendment A00558, which would name a bridge in Newport, Perry County. The amendment was adopted. Senator Tomlinson offered Amendment A00565, which would name a road in Bristol Twp., Bucks County. The…
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Post Session Report :: Monday, April 13, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015 SB 61, PN 40 (Greenleaf) – This bill amends Title 75 to permit Bike Medics to operate their bicycles with the same rights and responsibilities as police officers on a bicycle.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded. SB 405, PN 378 (Baker) – This bill designates the Blooming Grove Exit on Interstate 84 in Pike County…
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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

SB 42 PN 23 (Baker): Amends Title 75 in licensing of drivers, further providing for issuance and content of driver's license. The bill was approved unanimously, 48-0. SB 206 PN 146 (Eichelberger): Authorizes the Department of General Services, with the approval of the Governor and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, to grant and convey to the Bear Valley Franklin…
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Post Session Report :: Monday, March 2, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015 SB 130, PN 77 (Gordner) – This bill amends Title 42 providing for sentence of community service.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded. SB 501, PN 497 (Eichelberger) – This bill creates the Protection of Employee Wages Act to prohibit public employers from deducting political contributions, fair share fees or membership dues from the wages of…
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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 SB 179, PN 230 (Greenleaf) – This bill Amends Title 48 (Lodging and Housing) to consolidate existing Commonwealth statues covering hotels and lodging under one chapter of Title 48.  There are minor editorial changes but no revisions to current law.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded. The Senate approved the following executive nominations by a vote…
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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, February 24, 2015

SB 9 PN 241 (Stefano): The Proof of Citizenship for Receipt of Public Benefits Act requires identification of lawful presence in the United States as a prerequisite to the receipt of public benefits. The bill was approved, 40-8. HB 178 PN 663 (Baker): Makes specific road designations. Senator Dinniman offered Amendment A00179, which designates a bridge in Chester County. The…
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Post Session Report :: Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015 SB 166, PN 102 (Greenleaf) – Amends the Criminal History Record Information Act relating to expungement, §9122 of the Crimes Code, Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, to permit the expungement of conviction data for certain misdemeanors of the third and second degrees.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded. SB 293, PN 304 (Eichelberger) –…
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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, February 18, 2015

SB 279 PN 444 (Hutchinson): Establishes the Pennsylvania Grade Crude Development Advisory Council; and providing for duties of the Pennsylvania Grade Crude Development Advisory Council and the Department of Environmental Protection and for administrative support. The bill was unanimously approved, 48-0. SB 397 PN 305 (Alloway): Amends Title 42 amending provisions relating to professional bondsmen and providing for authorization to…
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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, February 17, 2015

SB 4 PN 168 (Aument): 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 on party lines, 30-19.
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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, February 4, 2015

SB 210, PN 121 (Greenleaf) – This bill amends Title 42 by adding two (2) more provisions to the exemption or excused general rules:  Persons 75 years of age or older who request to be excused, as well as judges and magisterial district judges of the Commonwealth and judges of the United States.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded.
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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, February 3, 2015

SB 301 PN187 (Greenleaf): This bill consolidates various statutes into Title 2 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes. Title 2 will be known as the Administrative Procedure Code. The bill was approved unanimously.
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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SB 283 PN 161 (Pileggi): This bill is Joint Resolution proposing integrated amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, eliminating the Traffic Court of Philadelphia. The bill was approved unanimously, 49-0. SB 147 PN 238 (Yaw): This bill amends the “Oil and Gas Lease Act” (Act 60 of 1979) to add definitions and provide for information in the…
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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

SB 79 PN 55 (Stefano): Designates the bridge located on State Route 711, known as Crawford Avenue, in the City of Connellsville, Fayette County, over the Youghiogheny River as the “McCray Robb Memorial Bridge. The bill was approved unanimously 48-0. SB 147 PN 177 (Yaw): Amends the “Oil and Gas Lease Act” (Act 60 of 1979) to add definitions and…
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