SB 150, PN 1243 (Pileggi) – This bill amends Title 44 (Law and Justice) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to expand the list of eligible criminal offenses for which DNA testing is required; expand DNA testing to certain arrested individuals; codify accreditation requirements for forensic DNA testing laboratories; clarify existing language to ensure the privacy and proper use of DNA records; authorize the use of modified DNA searches to assist investigators in identifying unknown crime scene DNA profiles; and require the expungement of DNA records of exonerated individuals. A vote of 38-9 was recorded.
SB 305, PN 1187 (Eichelberger) – This bill amends Titles 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) and 61 (Prisons and Parole) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in other criminal provisions, further providing for supervisory relationship to offenders; and, in Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, further providing for supervisory relationship to offenders. A vote of 47-0 was recorded.
SB 358, PN 281 (Mensch) – This bill requires certified FDA facilities to provide patients with information regarding breast density. A vote of 47-0 was recorded.
SB 700, PN 1244 (Scarnati) – This bill amends the Second Class County Port Authority Act (Act 465 of 1956 (1955)) to make changes to the composition of the Board of the Port Authority of Allegheny County. A vote of 28-19 was recorded.