Post Session Report: July 8, 2014

HB 993, PN 3903 (Murt)-Amends the Public Welfare Code, changing the name of the Department of Public Welfare to the Department of Human Services, as well as providing for a transition period. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

HB 278, PN 3930 (Baker)-Omnibus Fiscal Code amendment providing substantive language allowing for the implementation of the General Appropriations Act of FY 2014-2015. The Senate concurred on amendments placed by the House of Representatives. A vote of 26-22 was recorded.

SB 145, PN 2208 (Ward)- Amends the act of August 24, 1963 (P.L.1175, No.497), known as the Mechanics’ Lien Law of 1963, providing for the definition of “costs of construction”; and further providing for right to lien and amount, for priority of lien and for discharge or reduction of lien on payment into court or entry of security.  The Senate concurred on amendments placed by the House of Representatives.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded.

SB 1401, PN 2237 (Scarnati)-Is an omnibus bridge and highway naming bill.  The Senate concurred on amendments placed by the House of Representatives.   A vote of 48-0 was recorded.

HB 1177, PN 3899 (Lucas)-Amends Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) adding language to provisions in law regarding a referendum on the formation of a of local government study commission to study consolidation/merger of municipalities. Additionally, allows for the implementation of hotel room excise taxes, a cigarette tax for the school district of Philadelphia, the types of investments permitted by certain airport authorities and includes a Charter School Appeal Process for charter school applicants in a school district of the first class.  The Senate concurred on amendments place by the House of Representatives and as further amended by the Senate.  A vote of 43-5 was recorded.