Post Session Report: November 20, 2013

SB 802, PN 1524 (Corman)-Amends the Boiler and Unfired Pressure Vessel Law to modernize the Law, allow for private inspections and allow the Department to update codes through regulation. The Senate concurred with House amendments on a vote of 50-0 was recorded.

HB 27, PN 2064 (Marsico)-Protects abused persons who have filed a protection from abuse order by increasing the grading one degree for harassment if the defendant is in violation of the PFA. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

SB 267, PN 1576 (Greenleaf)-Amends the Public School Code to extend the acceptable excuses for school absence to include educational reasons. This bill also makes Automatic Emergency Defibrillators (AEDs) available in all school buildings. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

HB 388, PN 1794 (Parker)-Allows for the collection of delinquent property taxes from speculators who own vacant, blighted tax delinquent properties and from investors who purchase and rental properties and fail to pay their property taxes. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

HB 391, PN 2491(McGeehan)-Allows Philadelphia to collect property taxes through installment payments. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

HB 1060, PN 2014 (M.K.Keller)-Amends Title 75, Vehicle Code as it pertains to motorcycle registration plates. Amendment # A04734 was offered by Senator Rafferty which included language for comprehensive transportation funding and prevailing wage restrictions on local government projects. The amendment was approved on a vote of 26 to 24 along party lines. Senator Robbins made a motion to move the previous question. Sen. Costa argued that this motion essentially cuts off debate and doesn’t allow Democrats to offer an amendment that strips the prevailing wage language from the bill. The motion was carried 27-23 along party lines. A motion to go over the bill was approved as amended on a vote of 31-19. On a supplemental calendar the bill was brought up for third and final passage. A vote of 43-7 was recorded.

HB 1193, PN 2695 (Saccone)-Amends the act of June 24, 1931 (P.L.1206, No.331), known as The First Class Township Code, further providing for removals and for appointment, compensation and training of police officers. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

HB 1356, PN 1751 (Stephens)-Extends the sunset date of Crimes Code Chapter 57, relating to Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.