Post Session Report: October 1, 2012

SB 819, PN 1115 (Robbins) – This legislation removes certain employee positions with the State Veterans Homes under the PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs from being classified under the Civil Service Commission. A vote of 29-20 was recorded.

SB 903, PN 2385(Rafferty) – This legislation amends amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for arson and related offenses.  A vote of 47-2 was recorded.

SB 1092, PN 2416 (Greenleaf) – This legislation amends provisions of the Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code (Probate Code), Title 20 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, relating to the validity of powers of attorney, and further providing for general provisions and for special rules for gifts.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

SB 1442, PN 2386 (M. White) – This legislation is an update of the Pennsylvania Code of Military Justice (PCMJ).  A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

SB 1449, PN 2387 (Corman) – The legislation amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations) by establishing the Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

SB 1531, PN 2388 (Baker) – The legislation establishes the PA Veterans Trust Fund.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

SB 1572, PN 2322 (Ward) – The legislation amends Act 265 of 1951 to remove the state requirement that a police officer employed by a city of the second class maintain a residence in that city during the entire period of employment, but still permits the city to require residency.  A vote of 48-1 was recorded.

HB 1617, PN 3058 (Gillespie) – This legislation amends Title 75 to further provide for suspension of operating privileges for failure to respond to a citation. A vote of 46-3 was recorded.

HB 2224, PN 3495 (Cutler) – The legislation amends the Donated and Dedicated Property Act (Act 670 of 1959) to enable local governments to generate revenue by selling under-utilized assets that were once purchased for a purpose that no longer exists.  Specifically, the bill would clarify that public lands or buildings purchased or condemned by a political subdivision would not require Orphans’ Court approval prior to conveyance of the property if the property is free of recorded restrictions or covenants requiring public usage.  Senator Pileggi offered amendment A13129, which makes technical and substantive changes, including further duties, instructions, and restrictions regarding agents and powers of attorney.  A vote of 29-20 was recorded on the amendment.  The bill went over as amended.

SR 342, PN 2378 (Greenleaf) – This resolution would memorialize Congress to support the Nation of Israel and its right to live in peace and defend itself.  A vote of 48-1 was recorded.

The following Executive Nominations were approved by a vote of 49-0:

Milissa S. Bauer, Council of Trustees of Clarion University
Randy P. Seitz, Council of Trustees of Clarion University
The Honorable Bill Wenner, Constables’ Education & Training Board
Susan Williams, Pennsylvania Drug, Device and Cosmetic Board
Thomas B. Hagen, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
Edward Rak, State Board of Landscape Architects
The Honorable John A. Lawrence, Board of Trustees of Lincoln University
Harry Lewis, Jr., Board of Trustees of Lincoln University
J. Bret DeLone, M.D., State Board of Medicine
Mandy Ann Fauble, PhD., LCSW; State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists & Professionals
Karen A. Rizzo, M.D., F.A.C.S., State Board of Examiners in Speech-Language & Hearing
Reverend Rene Robert Barczak, State Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers & Salespersons
John C. Hickey, State Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers & Salespersons
Meredith A. Odato, State Board of Veterinary Medicine
Christopher Franklin, Council of Trustees of West Chester University