Post Session Report: April 2, 2012

SB 341, PN 2036 (Greenleaf) – This bill amends Title 3 (Agriculture) by adding a Subchapter 41 to provide for the authorization of an automotive fuel testing and disclosure program.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

HB 823, PN 3060 (Scavello) – This bill amends the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (Act 247 of 1968) by requiring municipalities to give monthly notice of finally-approved residential developments or planned residential developments to school superintendants for the purposes of anticipating the impact on that school district.  Senator Alloway offered Amendment 09525, which expands the applicability of the bill’s requirements for instances wherein construction involves the use of wastewater treatment services in a county of the second class A. The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over as amended.

SB 1150, PN 2037 (Smucker) – This bill creates the Historic Preservation Incentive Act, a tax credit program to provide for expenditures incurred to restore certain historic structures. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

SB 1395, PN 1925 (Argall) – This bill designates a portion of highway in Berks County.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

HB 1500, PN 2108 (Bear) – This bill consolidates the Long-Term Care Patient Access to Pharmaceuticals Act into Title 51 (Military Affairs).  Senator Baker offered Amendment A09731, which provides for further clarification language regarding pharmacies in long term care facilities and provides for additional responsibility for pharmacists.  The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over as amended.

HB 1827, PN 2345 (George) – This bill would redesignate a bridge in Clearfield County.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

Executive Nominations:

The Senate approved the following nominations by a vote of 49-0:

Richard J. Welsh, State Harness Racing Commission

The Honorable Roy W. Wilt, State Harness Racing Commission

Donald E. Houser, Jr., Council of Trustees of Lock Haven University

Brigadier General Eric G. Weller, Major General, Pennsylvania Air National Guard

Marla L. Moon, O.D., F.A.A.O., State Board of Optometry

John F. Coleman, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

Dan G. Murphy, State Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers & Salesperson