Post Session Report: March 22, 2010

SB 1019, PN 1289:  This bill amends the First Class Township Code by deleting the statutory provisions relating to the removal of elected officers for failure to perform duties in First Class Townships.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

SB 1020, PN 1290:  This bill amends the Act 35 of 1953by providing that the town councils of incorporated towns shall have the right to declare vacant the seats of councilmen or presidents of town councils for failure to qualify and for failure to attend meetings or vote upon questions before the council.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

SB 1021, PN 1291:  This legislation amends the Second Class Township Code by removing the language regarding removal for failure to perform duties.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

SB 1022, PN 1292:  This legislation amends the Borough Code by removing the language regarding removal for failure to perform duties.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

SR 243, PN 1773:  The resolution directs the Joint State Government Commission (JSGC) to conduct a study of 82 school districts that were found to be efficient and successful in a “costing-out” study performed in 2007 and report to the Senate Education Committee on those school districts’ best practices.  A vote of 42-7 was recorded.

SR 260, PN 1737:  This resolution designates April 20, 2010 as Pennsylvania Health Care Information Technology Awareness Day.  The Senate agreed to the adoption.