Post Session Report: March 18, 2014

SB 681, PN 1812 (Greenleaf) – This bill creates the Protection of Victims of Sexual Violence and Intimidation, largely modeled after the Protection From Abuse Act.  The Senate concurred in amendments placed by the House by a vote of 47-0.

SB 895, PN 1796 (Alloway) – This bill amends Title 34 (Game) to provide for reduction in the length of a term for a member of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Board of Commissioners, while permitting multiple terms of continued service.  The Senate concurred in amendments placed by the House by a vote of 47-0.

HB 770, PN 3180 (Adolph) – This bill amends the Vehicle Code to create a special vehicle registration plate and make changes to personal registration plates.  A vote of 47-0 was recorded.

SB 1197, PN 1793 (Greenleaf) – This bill amends the Crimes Code, Title 18, and the Judicial Code, Title 42 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, to make changes affecting Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system.  Senator Greenleaf offered amendment A06075, which makes a technical correction to the definition of “juvenile offender.”  The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over in its order as amended.

HB 316, PN 3178 (Harhart) – This legislation amends the Administrative Code of 1929 to add an article relating to Child Advocacy Centers (CACs).  Senator Pileggi offered amendment A06126, which was technical in nature.  The Senate agreed to the bill as amended.

SB 1000, PN 1798 (Scarnati) – This bill amends the Public School Code to provide for a rural regional community college program.  Senator Scarnati offered amendment A06094, which makes technical changes and enhances sections addressing degrees, financial aid and transfer of credits.  The Senate agreed to the bill as amended.

The Senate approved the following executive nominations by a vote of 47-0:

Vincent D. Gordon, MBA, Council of Trustees of Cheyney University (new appointment)

Leon R. Spencer, Jr., Council of Trustees of Cheyney University (new appointment)