Post Session Report: June 23, 2011

HB 144, PN 711: This legislation amends the PA Farmland and Forest Land Assessment Act, also known as Clean and Green, to provide for corrective language regarding when roll-back taxes are due when an oil or gas well is drilled on land enrolled in Clean and Green.

HB 143, PN 317:  The bill amends the PA Farmland and Forest Land Assessment Act (Clean and Green), to provide for certain surface mining activities on land enrolled in Clean and Green.  A vote of 47-3 was recorded.

HB 312, PN 267:  U.S. Route 62 in Mercer County would be designated the Mercer County Veterans Highway under this measure.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

SB 386, PN 1040:  This legislation amends Act 130 of 1955, to abolish the office of Jury Commissioner in third through eight counties.  A vote of 34-16 was recorded.

HB 390, PN 354:  The bill designates Route 202 Parkway on SR 202 connecting SR 63 in Montgomery Township, Montgomery County, with SR 611 in Doylestown Township, Bucks County as the George A. Penglase Memorial Parkway.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

HB 986, PN  1849:  This bill amends the State Lottery Law to keep the rate of return requirement for the PA Lottery at 27%.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

SB 1007, PN 1121:  The legislation amends Title 64 (Public Authorities and Quasi-Public Corporations) to provide that provisions of the First Industries Program do not sunset on June 30, 2011, but are extended through July 15, 2015.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

SB 1043, PN 1161:  The bill designates the bridge over Mill Lane on U.S. Route 15 in Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, as the Trooper Gary Rosenberger Memorial Bridge.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

HB 1255, PN 1664:  The bridge crossing Marsh Creek on Business Route 15 joining Freedom Township and Cumberland Township in Adams County would be named the Wildlife Conservation Officer David L. Grove Memorial Bridge.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

SR 148, PN 1394:  The resolution adopts the population data certified by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission for use in congressional redistricting legislation.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

SR 151, PN 1402:  This resolution urges the U.S. Congress to reconsider the proposed establishment of the “National Museum of the United States Army” in the current chosen site of Fort Belvoir, VA and construct this facility in Carlisle, PA.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

Executive Nominations

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

Hon. Gary Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare