Post Session Report: December 13, 2011

HB 210, PN 2503:  The legislation amends the Family Caregiver Support Act to permit reimbursements for non-relative caregivers, and removes language that a caregiver must live with the care recipient in order to qualify for reimbursement.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

HB 344, PN 2816:  The bill creates the Gas and Hazardous Liquids Pipelines Act which will allow the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to have general administrative authority to supervise and regulate pipeline operators within this Commonwealth consistent with Federal pipeline safety laws.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

SB 730, PN 1848:  The bill amends the Second Class Township Code to permit a township to transfer real and personal property to a council of governments (COGs) or any other entity created by an intergovernmental cooperation agreement without following public notification and bidding requirements.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

HB 1458, PN 2877:  This bill amends Title 75 (Vehicles) as it provides for nonreceiprocity of operational limitations.  The bill also includes language for the “Automated Red Light Enforcement Program”.  A vote of 34-16 was recorded.

HB 1399, PN 1660:  This bill amends Title 75 to change the definition of “motorcycle.”  Senator Hughes offered amendment A07676 that puts an expiration date on the automatic red light language for Philadelphia only.  A vote of 38-12 was recorded on the amendment and the bill went over as amended.

SR 250, PN 1846:   This resolution establishes the Task Force on Child Protection.  The Senate agreed to the adoption.

Executive Nominations

The Senate approved the following nomination by a vote of 50-0:

John E. Stevens, Ph.D., State Civil Service Commission

Craig R. McKay, Esq., Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole

Michael C. Potteiger, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole