Post Session Report :: Monday, May 16, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

HB 150, PN 2573 (Maloney) – HB 150 directs PennDOT to design and implement a Share the Road registration plate.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

SB 180, PN 1678 (Greenleaf) – This bill amends Title 20 (Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code) to create a framework for public education about organ and tissue donations; further clarifies the methods for making anatomical donations; and updates the law to reflect the best clinical practices to support anatomical donations for transplantations.  Senator Brooks offered amendment A07232, which further specifies that a parent/guardian would have the right to make the decision regarding the donation of a deceased child’s organs.  Senator Costa noted that the legislation places parents at the forefront of this decision.  The amendment failed, 11-38.  Senator Vance offered amendment A07192 on behalf of Senator Baker, which requires the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct a study of the funding of certified organ procurement organizations operating in the Commonwealth.  The amendment was adopted by a vote of 27-23 and the bill went over in its order as amended.

SB 1031, PN 1764 (Gordner) – This bill amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) to re-authorize the Independent Counsel.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

SB 1205, PN 1727 (Scavello) – This bill authorizes the Department of General Services and East Stroudsburg University to convey public water supply easements to the Borough of East Stroudsburg, Monroe County.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded.