Post Session Report: June 28, 2013

SB 586 PN 1282 (Brubaker): Amends Title 20 (Decedents, Estates and Fiduciaries) providing for right to dispose of a decedent’s remains when addressing ownership of property and legal title and equitable estate. The Senate concurred in House Amendments 50-0.

HB 515 PN 1946 (Stevenson): Amends the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code with regard to notices required in advance of public hearings. The bill was approved 49-1.

HB 925 PN 1064 (P. Costa): Designates  each of the bridges that carry Lincoln Highway over Electric Avenue, in North Braddock Borough, Allegheny County, State Bridge No. 02 0030 0230 0001 and State Bridge No. 02 0030 0231 0000, as the AMVETS Memorial Bridge. Senator Solobay offered Amendment A02410, which designates a interchange as the Sergeant Michael Todd May, Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department, West Virginia Interchange. The amendment was approved 50-0.  Senator Solobay offered Amendment A02411, which would designate an Exit on Interstate 79 and 70 as the Lance Corporal Ryan J. Kovacicek, USMC, Exit. The amendment was approved 50-0. Senator Schwank offered Amendment A02702, which would designate a portion of Route 662 as Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jarrett M. Yoder Highway. The amendment was approved 50-0. The bill went over as amended

HB 1217 PN 1580 (Stern): Amends the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act, further providing for schedules of controlled substances. The bill was approved 50-0.

HB 790 PN 2139 (Turzai): Provides for the privatization of retail sales of wine and spirits in the Commonwealth and for other reforms regarding the handling of alcohol sales. Senator Pileggi offered Amendment A03081, which would allow Beer Distributers to sell wine and spirits, R Licensees to see wine, Food Licensees can operate as R licensees, Removes provision to allow beer to be sold at gas stations, allows small brewers to sell at Farmers Market and receive a tax credit. The amendment was approved along strict party lines 27-23.  Senator Ferlo offered Amendment A02685, which would modernize the Liquor Control Board and Wine and Spirits Stores. The amendment was defeated, 24-26. The bill went over as amended and was re-referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee.