Post Session Report: June 7, 2011

SB 3, PN 1286:  This legislation prohibits health insurance policies sold through the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange from covering elective abortions.  A vote of 37-12 was recorded.

SB 227, PN 991:  The legislation amends the Public Welfare Code by requiring proof of general liability insurance when applying for a registration certificate as well as the posting and providing in writing certain records at a family day care home.  The bill also provides for emergency closure of family day care homes.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

SB 314, PN 1287:  The bill adds a section to Vehicle Code (Title 75) that prohibits the operation of a moving vehicle on a highway while using a wireless communication device to send, read or write a text message.  Senator Ferlo offered amendment A02712 which would make it a primary offense to send, read or write a text.  A vote of 36-13 was recorded on the amendment.  The bill went over as amended.

SB 389, PN 1200This legislation amends the Public School Code by defining vocational agricultural education.  Senator Wozniak offered amendment A02555 which would base the “as be” formula by county instead of by school district.  After some discussion, Senator Wozniak agreed to withdraw the amendment.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded on the bill.

SR 32, PN 1284:  This resolution provides the general operating rules for the Senate.  A vote fo 49-0 was recorded.

SR 33, PN 1285:  The resolution provides for the adoption of Financial Operating Rules of the Senate and repeals SR 2 of 2011.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded.