Post Session Report: June 22, 2011

Senate Bill 200 PN 1403 (Browne): requires the Department of Health and the Department of Education to develop and post on their Internet websites guidelines and other relevant materials to educate students participating in athletics and their parents or guardians and coaches about the nature and risk of concussion and head injury, including risks associated with continuing to play or practice after an injury. The bill was unanimously approved.

House Bill 385 PN 349 (Boback): This legislation adopts the Honor and Remember Flag, created by Honor and Remember, Inc., as the Commonwealth’s emblem of service and sacrifice of the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have given their lives in the line of duty. The bill requires the Department of General Services (DGS) to arrange and permanently place the Honor and Remember Flag on the grounds of the State Capitol at Soldiers’ Grove. The bill was approved 49-1.

House Bill 440 PN 2084 (Mustio): Amends the Workers’ Compensation Act of 1915 to add a new section which would authorize insurers to voluntarily provide workers’ compensation coverage to sole proprietors, partners in partnerships, and members of LLCs. The bill was unanimously approved.

Senate Bill 458 PN 1299 (Dinniman): This bill would remove any language in the act using the term “mental retardation” and replace it with “intellectual disability.”  The bill was unanimously approved.

Senate Resolution 10 (Folmer): A Resolution establishing principles for technology strategies and broadband mobilization and maximizing Federal and State money for implementing these strategies. The resolution was unanimously approved.

Executive Nominations

The following nominees were unanimously approved:

Julia K. Hearthway, Esq., Secretary of Labor & Industry
Lynda J. Bowman, Milk Marketing Board