Post Session Report: October 1, 2013

HB 1483, PN 2358 (Quinn) – Amends the Portable Electronics Insurance Act to require 60-days’ notice
of any policy coverage changes to vendor policyholders and enrolled customers.  Senator White offered amendment A03738 which stipulates that a vendor policyholder or enrolled customer must agree to receive notices electronically.  The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over in its order as amended.

The Senate approved the following executive nominations by a vote of 49-0:

  • Susanne A. Burns, Council of Trustees of Clarion University (reappointment)
  • Honorable Janis Creason, PA Drug, Device and Cosmetic Board (new appointment)
  • George N. Pajovich, Jr., PA Drug, Device and Cosmetic Board (new appointment)
  • Thomas Weida, M.D., PA Drug, Device and Cosmetic Board (new appointment)
  • Craig A. Snider, State Board of Education (new appointment)
  • Marie A. Conley, Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education (reappointment)
  • Christopher H. Franklin, Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education (new appointment)
  • Jonathan B. Mack, Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education (reappointment)
  • David M. Maser, Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education (new appointment)
  • Guido M. Pichini, Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education (reappointment)
  • Aaron A. Walton, Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education (reappointment)
  • Joyce R. Fairman, Council of Trustees of Indiana University (new appointment)
  • Jim Ludlow, Council of Trustees of Indiana University (new appointment)
  • Bruce A. Brod, M.D., State Board of Medicine (new appointment)
  • Marilyn J. Heine, M.D., FACEP, FACP, State Board of Medicine (new appointment)
  • Sukh Dev Sharma, M.D., FACP, FACC, State Board of Medicine (new appointment)
  • Edward Mihelcic, Ph.D., OTR/L, State Board of Occupational Therapy Education and Licensure (new appointment)
  • Edward Burke, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (new appointment)
  • Leslie M. Grey, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (new appointment)
  • Lloyd A. White, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (reappointment)
  • Gladys M. Brown, Esquire, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (new appointment)
  • Donna B. Rovito, State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers (reappointment)
  • Dr. James K. Matta, Sr., State Board of Social Workers Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors (reappointment)
  • In addition, the Honorable Carol T. Aichele, State Board of Education (new appointment) was approved by a vote of 26-23.