Post Session Report :: Monday, March 21, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

SB 1142, PN 1598 (Yaw) – Amends the Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Act to provide for the Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Board.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

HB 1319, PN 2219 (Marshall) – This bill establishes a state Treasury administered 529-ABLE Plan account to encourage families to set aside funds for future costs related to the disability of a family member.  Senator Baker offered amendment A05944, which removes several tax exemptions from the bill, and makes some technical changes.  The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over in its order as amended.

HB 1638, PN 2443 (Tobash) – Amends the Motor Vehicle Physical Damage Appraiser Act to allow motor vehicle appraisers to prepare repair estimates by using photographs, videos or by telephonic means, in addition to the current procedure of personal inspection.  Senator McGarrigle offered amendment A06008, which authorizes supplemental repair estimates via personal inspection or electronic means, provided that where disputed, a personal inspection is required.  The amendment was approved, 48-1.  Senator Williams offered amendment A06234 on behalf of Senator Costa.  The agreed to amendment was purely technical in nature.  The bill went over in its order as amended.