Post Session Report: February 6, 2012

HB 1950, PN 2837 (Ellis) – This bill amends Title 58 (Oil and Gas), pertaining to Marcellus Shale gas drilling.  The Senate approved a motion to insist on its amendments which were non-concurred in by the House and sent the bill to a conference committee.  Senators Scarnati, Mary Jo White and Yudichak were named as conferees.

SB 117, PN 1908 (D. White) – This bill amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) by permitting the confiscation of an identification card if it is being used illegally to purchase liquor or malt beverages.  A vote of 48-1 was recorded.

SB 1147, PN 1912 (Argall) – This bill amends the Vehicle Code as it pertains to annual permits.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

Executive Nominations:

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

John C. Christopher, State Board of Barber Examiners

Joseph J. Mowad, Council of Trustees of Bloomsburg University

Charles E. Schlegel, Jr., Council of Trustees of Bloomsburg University

Kenneth E. Stolarick, Council of Trustees of Bloomsburg University

Charlene R. Shank, Board of Trustees of Ebensburg Center

Barbara C. Chaffee, Council of Trustees of Edinboro University

The Honorable Maureen Lally-Green, State Board of Education

Larry A. Wittig, State Board of Education

William George Harris, State Board of Funeral Directors

Donald J. Murphy, State Board of Funeral Directors

Edward Rudolph, Board of Trustees of Temple University

James Minor, State Board of Vehicle Manufactures, Dealers & Salesperson

William M. Mohler, State Board of Vehicle Manufactures, Dealers & Salesperson