Post Session Report: June 27, 2014

Monday, June 27, 2014

HB 118, PN 3864 (Ellis) – Amends the Whistleblower Law further providing for the definitions of “appropriate authority,” “employee” and “employer,” for protection of employees, for enforcement and for penalties. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

HB 185, PN 3863 (Gibbons) – Amends the Whistleblower Law, further providing for the definitions of “appropriate authority” and “public body,” for protection of employees and for penalties. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

SB 819, PN 2156 (Erickson) – Amends the Pharmacy Act, further providing for the authority to administer injectable medications, biologicals and immunizations. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

SB 1078, PN 2187 (Wiley) – Amends the County Pension Law, further providing for definitions and for supplemental benefits. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

HB 1177, PN 3834 (Lucas) – Amends Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) further providing for initiative of electors seeking consolidation or merger with new home rule charter.

Senator Wagner offered amendment A08486 which permits certain counties to impose a 5% hotel room rental tax. All revenue received from the tax will be used towards tourist promotion of the area. The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over as amended.

SB 1188, PN 2216 (Vogel)– Amends the Race Horse Industry Reform Act, further providing for definitions; repealing provisions related to the State Horse Racing Commission and State Harness Racing Commission; and providing for racing oversight and for pari-mutuel wagering licensing; further providing for mandatory requirements for medication rules, for establishment of Pennsylvania Race Horse Testing Program, for costs for enforcement of medication rules; and providing for the cessation of the State Horse Racing Commission and the State Harness Racing Commission. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

HB 2242, PN 3833 (Toohil) – Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1985, further providing for definitions and for prosthetists, orthotists, pedorthists and orthotic fitters.

Senator Tomlinson offered amendment A08479 which amends the effective date of the granting of a “fitter” license by the Commonwealth Licensing Board to 3 years, establishes a deadline of March 3, 2015 for licenses without examination, ensures that “fitter” licensees hold a national certification for 2 prior years, and made amendments that were technical in nature. The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over as amended.