Post Session Report :: Monday, June 13, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

HB 147, PN 139 (Maloney) – A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the PA Constitution to extend the General Assembly’s authority to grant homestead exclusions. Under the bill, the exclusion level cannot exceed 100% of the assessed value of each homestead property within a local taxing jurisdiction.  A vote of 45-2 was recorded.

SB 163, PN 99 (Greenleaf) – This bill amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations), 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure), and 44 (Law and Justice) to address the needs of children of incarcerated parents and services available to them.  A vote of 47-0 was recorded.

SB 1109, PN 1533 (Baker) – This joint resolution would amend Article VIII of the Pennsylvania Constitution to extend the property tax exemption program to the surviving spouse of service members killed in action provided the couple owned and lived in the residence prior to being called into active service and that the State Veterans’ Commission determines the surviving spouse is in need of the exemption.  A vote of 47-0 was recorded.