Post Session Report: January 29, 2013

SB 66 PN 197 (Gordner): Amends the Community and Economic Development Enhancement Act (Act 58 of 1996) to establish the State Tax Equalization Board (“board” or “STEB”) within the Department of Community and Economic Development (“DCED”). The bill was approved unanimously.

SR 6 PN 180 (Greenleaf): A Resolution directing the Joint State Government Commission to study the issue of violence prevention, to establish an advisory committee to conduct a thorough and comprehensive analysis of the underlying causes of violent crime, including mass shootings, and to report to the Senate with its findings and recommendations. Senator Costa, on behalf of Senator Hughes, offered Amendment A00067, which would include the Mental Health Procedures Act as a part of the final report. The amendment was adopted and the resolution was adopted as amended, 48-1.