Post Session Report: March 9, 2010

SB 260, PN 1548:  This bill amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) further providing for sexual abuse of children.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

SB 766, PN 1723: This legislation amends the Public School Code to create the “Science Technology Partnerships.”  The program seeks to improve science education in schools by making scientific or technical equipment available to students, augmenting the science curriculum and providing additional professional development opportunities to educators in the sciences.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

SR 215, PN 1725:  The Resolution directs the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to study the costs to achieve the Chesapeake Bay Program nutrient load reductions required from this Commonwealth’s agricultural sources and to evaluate programs and funding strategies that enhance cost-effective nutrient reductions while protecting the economic viability of this Commonwealth’s agricultural sector.  The Senate agreed to the adoption.