Post Session Report: April 30, 2012

SB 157, PN 2076 (Fontana) – This legislation creates a Task Force on Homeless Children’s Education that is charged with examining the educational needs and status of homeless children in this Commonwealth in order to develop and recommend a statewide proposal to provide a strong educational foundation for homeless children.  A vote of 44-0 was recorded.

SB 466, PN 455 (Browne) – This legislation amends Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for death action.  A vote of 44-0 was recorded.

SB 1296, PN 1983 (Piccola) – This legislation amends the Public School Code of 1949 to provide for greater transparency and accountability in superintendent and assistant superintendent contracts by setting new requirements for the content of those contracts and subjecting them to the Right-to-Know Law.  A vote of 44-0 was recorded.

HB 1596, PN 3167 (Toohil) – This legislation amends Title 42 regarding the powers and duties of the Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission (JCJC).  A vote of 44-0 was recorded.

HB 2133, PN 2978 (Oberlander) – This legislation designates a bridge lying between Armstrong and Clarion Counties.  A vote of 44-0 was recorded.

The following Executive Nominations were approved by a vote of 44-0:

Robert D. Winegardner, Pennsylvania Council on Aging

Larry C. Skinner, Council of Trustees of Cheyney University

Joseph I. Wells, Council of Trustees of Cheyney University

Mariellen Brickley-Raab, RDH, State Board of Dentistry

Alice A. Zemba, Board of Trustees of Ebensburg Center

Joseph F. McGinn, Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education

K. Scott Baker, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

John Paone, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

Susan Delaney, Council of Trustees of Indiana University

Mark A. Holman, Council of Trustees of Indiana University

Robert H. Shoop, Jr., Esquire; Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board

Becky D. Lesik, LMT, State Board of Massage Therapy

J. Ward Guilday, Navigation Commission for the Delaware River and Its Navigable Tributaries

Ed Kisselback, Jr., Navigation Commission for the Delaware River and Its Navigable Tributaries

Roy Pino, Navigation Commission for the Delaware River and Its Navigable Tributaries

Paul L. West, Ed.D., LPC, NCC; State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors