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 vote of 49-0.

B 436, PN 884 (Smucker) – This bill amends the Pennsylvania Election Code to remove the sunset date for the voting standards previously adopted by the Voting Standards Development Board.  The Senate concurred in amendments placed by the House to the bill by a vote of 49-0.

SB 623, PN 951 (Corman) – This legislation would amend Title 34 (Game) to provide for a mentored adult hunting program.  The Senate concurred in amendments placed by the House to the bill by a vote of 49-0.

SB 114, PN 367 (Pileggi) – This legislation amends the Breach of Personal Information Notification Act to tighten time limits for notification of personal information security breaches by state agencies, counties, school districts and municipalities.  Senator Pileggi offered amendment A01271 which directs the Office of Administration to develop a data storage policy for state agencies.  The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over in its order as amended.

SB 297, PN 928 (Vance) – The bill would amend the Unemployment Compensation Law to prevent an employee from collecting unemployment compensation if they leave work to preserve their pension.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

SB 638, PN 996 (Vogel) – Bill amends Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) to provide a tax exemption to high tunnels (greenhouses) so they may not be considered permanent structures and categorized as real estate for tax purposes.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

SB 744, PN 774 (Alloway) – This legislation will amend Section 1302 of the County Code to allow counties to maintain the configuration of offices in effect in the county as long as the county deems appropriate.  Senator Baker offered amendment A01291 which was technical in nature.  The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over in its order as amended.