Post Session Report: March 18, 2013

SB 99, PN 366 (Greenleaf) – Amends title 2 (Administrative Law and Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes. This bill adds provisions relating to Commonwealth documents, including the filing of documents for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin and in the Pennsylvania Code; the Attorney General and Office of General Counsel’s review for form and legality of all proposed regulations; the Office of Budget’s preparation of fiscal notes for regulatory actions; and the Independent Regulatory Review Commission and regulatory review process. The bill was approved 48-0.

SB 620, PN 627 (Greenleaf) – Amends Chapter 56 of the Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code, Title 20 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, relating to powers of attorney and specifically addressing the reliance of third parties on facially valid powers of attorney. The bill was approved 48-0.

SR 53, PN 629 (Stack) – This resolution supports a United Ireland. Resolution was adopted 48-0.
Executive Nominations

The following nominees were confirmed by the Senate:

Ash Khare, Appalachian States Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission
Lawrence J. Sylvester, O.D., State Board of Optometry