Post Session Report : June 26, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014
HB 118 PN 242 (Ellis): Extends protections of the Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law to employees of nonprofits/private sector companies who report waste of public monies obtained by their employer for services or work. Senator Baker offered Amendment A08084, which was technical in nature. The amendment was agreed to. Senator Baker offered Amendment A08241, which clarified definitions in the bill. The amendment was agreed to. Senator Browne offered Amendment A08243, which would added terms to a definition of Employer. The bill went over as amended

HB 185 PN 243 (Gibbons): Amends the Whistleblower Law to provide protection for employees of the General Assembly who report waste, or a violation of local, state or federal law. Senator Baker offered Amendment A08242, which added the definition of good faith report and made a technical change. The amendment was agreed to. The bill went over as amended

SB 324 PN 2110 (Vogel): A Joint Resolution proposing integrated amendments and separate and distinct amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, abolishing the Office of Lieutenant Governor and reorganizing executive functions; reducing the size of the General Assembly; and reducing the size of the Supreme Court and the Superior Court. Senator Smucker offered Amendment A08382, which removed the Supreme and Superior Courts reduction from the legislation. The amendment was approved 40-10. Senator Smith offered Amendment A07570, which removed the office of Lieutenant Governor from the legislation. The amendment was adopted, 29-21. The bill went over as amended

SB 1085 PN 1597 (Smucker): This bill makes comprehensive changes to charter school entities and their governance. Senator Smucker offered Amendment A08429, which gut and replaced with language in regards to Charter Schools. The amendment was approved 42-8. The bill went over as amended

SB 1332 PN 1928 (Kasunic): Addresses the use of drones. The measure makes interference with a hunt and driving and disturbing wildlife with a drone a summary offense of the first degree. The bill was approved 50-0.

SB 1334 PN 1929 (Kasunic): This bill addresses the use of drones to interfere with fishing and boating activities. The bill was approved 50-0.

HB 1980 PN 2920 (Readshaw): Repeals the PA Employment Agency Law (PEAL). The bill was approved 50-0.

SB 1443 PN 2171 (White): Amends the Indigenous Mineral Resources Development Act, further providing for definitions. Senator White offered Amendment A08443, which amends the definition of Commission and Services. The amendment was adopted 50-0 . The bill went over as amended

HB1972 PN 3815 (Snyder): Designates the bridge that carries State Route 18, Section D10,Segment 0070, Offset 0038, over Fish Creek in New Freeport Township, Greene County, as the Lieutenant Colonel Cephus Lee Roupe Memorial Bridge. Senator Argall offered Amendment A08355, which designates a bridge in Schuylkill County. The amendment was adopted. Senator Kasunic offered Amendment A08270, which was adopted. The bill went over as amended.

HB 2107 PN 3832 (Murt): Amends the Crimes Code, Title 18, to create the offense of unlawful dissemination of intimate image, and the Judicial Code, Title 42 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, to provide for damages in actions for unlawful dissemination of intimate image. Senator Pileggi offered Amendment A08276, which added the definition of a minor. The amendment was adopted. The bill went over as amended