Post Session Report: June 25, 2012

HB 823, PN 3792 (Scavello) – This bill amends the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (Act 247 of 1968) by requiring municipalities to give monthly notice of finally-approved residential developments or planned residential developments to school superintendents for the purposes of anticipating the impact on that school district.  A concurrence vote of 49-0 was recorded.

SB 100, PN 2272 (Greenleaf) – This legislation amends the Judicial Code, Title 42 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, and the Prisons and Parole Code, Title 61, to make changes relating to the powers and duties of the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing; provide for sanctions for probation violations; modify the eligibility requirements for alternative sentencing and pre-release programs; establish a comprehensive reentry program; and make criminal justice appropriations.  A concurrence vote of 49-0 was recorded.

SB 157, PN 2289 (Fontana) – This legislation creates a Task Force on Homeless Children’s Education that is charged with examining the educational needs and status of homeless children in this Commonwealth in order to develop and recommend a Statewide proposal to provide a strong educational foundation for homeless children.  A concurrence vote of 49-0 was recorded.

SB 449, PN 2248 (Vance) – This legislation amends the Public School Code to provide for the recognition of child abuse and mandatory training to report instances of abuse. A concurrence vote of 49-0 was recorded.

HB 17, PN 2466 (Watson) – This legislation designates a bridge in Bucks County.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

HB 75, PN 3770 (Marsico) – This legislation amends Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses), 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) and 44 (Law and Justice) to further providing for failure to comply with registration of sexual offenders.  Senator Vance offered Amendment 12555, which was technical in nature.  The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over as amended.

HB 970, PN 3493 (Longietti) – This legislation amends Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses), 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) and 44 (Law and Justice) to further providing for failure to comply with registration of sexual offenders.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

HB 1343, PN 3772 (Baker) – This legislation creates the Commonwealth Higher Education Modernization Act and makes several repeals.  Senator Costa offered Amendment A12511, which was technical in nature. The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over as amended.

HB 2046, PN 3781 (Helm) – This legislation authorizes and directs the Department of General Services, with the approval of the Governor, to grant and convey land to Susquehanna Township in Dauphin County, to remove restrictions imposed on certain land in the City of Philadelphia, and to grant and convey land to Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Greene Township, Franklin County.  Senator McIlhinney offered Amendment A12428, which made various changes to conveyances.  The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over as amended.

The following Executive Nominations were approved by a vote of 49-0:
Brian H. Hoover, Pennsylvania Game Commission
Gary L. Coburn, State Board of Physical Therapy