Post Session Report: June 10, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

HB 128, PN 126 (Haggerty) – Allows non-uniformed employees in the city of Scranton to purchase military time towards his or her retirement.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

SB 621, PN 2111 (Greenleaf) – This bill amends to the Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code (Probate Code), Title 20 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, including the consolidation of the Charitable Instruments Act of 1971 into the Probate Code.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

SB 1355, PN 1980 (Yaw) – The bill amends the “Radiation Protection Act” (Act 147 of 1984) to increase program fees.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

HB 1420, PN 3544 (Boback) – This legislation requires healthcare providers to check for Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) by performing a simple oxygen text – a pulse oximetry screening – before newborns can be discharged from a hospital or birthing center.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

HB 1424, PN 2766 (Clymer) – This bill amends the Public School Code to provide for holocaust, genocide, and human rights violations instruction.  Senator Folmer offered amendment A07411, which makes the instruction optional, allows for other communities to be recognized in teachings, and further provides for duties of the State Board of Education.  The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over in its order as amended.

HB 1602, PN 2871 (Corbin) – This bill authorizes the release of Project 70 restrictions imposed on park land owned by the Borough of Downingtown in Chester County, with conditions.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

HB 2009, PN 2986 (Schlegal-Culver) – Amends Title 17 (Credit Unions), in preliminary provisions, to further provide for definitions and require articles of incorporation and bylaws to be maintained by credit unions.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

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

Patrick A. West, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C, State Board of Landscape Architects (new appointment)

Robert E. Ames, State Board of Nursing (reappointment)

Joanne M. Baird, PhD, OTR/L, State Board of Occupational Therapy Education and Licensure (new appointment)

Glenda Brion, State Board of Veterinary Medicine (new appointment)