Post Session Report: October 6, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

HB 80, PN 3831 (Metcalfe) – An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for the offense of criminal trespass; defining the offense of theft of secondary metal; and prescribing penalties. 

Senator Greenleaf offered amendment A09817 which makes changes that are technical in nature and provides the definition of “Secondary Metals” to the trespass statute. The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over as amended. 

HB 90, PN 4175 (Saccone) – An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in wiretapping and electronic surveillance, providing for administrative subpoena; and further providing for civil action.

Senator Costa offered amendment A09965 which makes changes that are technical in nature. The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over as amended.

HB 359, PN 2967 (Reed) – An Act amending the act of December 19, 1990 (P.L.1200, No.202), known as the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act, further providing for registration of charitable organizations, financial reports, fees and failure to file. A vote of 48-0 was recorded.

HB 1135, PN 4171 (Gabler) – An Act designating a bridge that carries State Route 153 over the Bennett Branch in Huston Township, Clearfield County, as the Huston Township Veterans Memorial Bridge; designating U.S. Route 219 in Johnsonburg Borough, Elk County, from the intersection of State Route 1009, Center Street, starting at roadway segment 0502 offset 0000 to the intersection of State Route 1009, Center Street, ending at roadway segment 0522 offset 1159, as the Veterans of Johnsonburg Bypass; designating a portion of Pennsylvania Route 1001 between Rhawn Street, 0100/0000 and Kendrick Street, 0100/2784 in the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, as the Firefighter Daniel Sweeney Memorial Highway; designating a portion of Pennsylvania Route 611 between Maple Avenue and Meetinghouse Road, in Montgomery County, as the Lieutenant Joseph C. Park II Memorial Highway; designating a portion of State Route 272 in Lancaster County, south of State Route 372 and before Osceola Road, as the Staff Sergeant Keith A. Bennett Highway; and designating a portion of U.S. Route 1, City Avenue in Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties from its intersection with Presidential Boulevard to its intersection with Monument Road as Ed Bradley Way.

Senator Boscola offered amendment A09760 which designates the Sergeant William John Cahir Memorial Bridge. The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over as amended.

Senator Kasunic offered amendment A09760 which designates the Private John W. Mostoller Memorial Bridge. The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over as amended.

Senator Rafferty offered amendment A10081 which designates the World War II Homefront Heroes Highway, the Lt. Colonel Thomas J. Lynch Bridge, and the Ensign USN Connie Rita Esposito Bridge. The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over as amended.

Senator Wozniak offered amendment A010116 which designates the Platoon Sergeant Alfred McCullough. The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over as amended.

SB 1367, PN 2049 (Gordner) – An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for sentence of community service. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

SB 1490, PN 2309 (Scarnati) – An Act renaming the Main Street Bridge in Brockway Borough, Jefferson County, as the Ensign USN Connie Rita Esposito Memorial Bridge. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

HB 1590, PN 4150 (Scavello) – An Act amending the act of May 25, 1945 (P.L.1050, No.394), known as the Local Tax Collection Law, further providing for basic and continuing education programs for tax collectors; providing for criminal history record information; and further providing for notice of taxes and for deputy tax collectors. A vote of 40-9 was recorded.

HB 1672, PN 2428 (R. Miller) – An Act providing for the testing of new, environmentally beneficial and energy efficient technologies within various State agencies.

Senator Smith offered amendment A09708 which requires the green techonology to conform to the high standards adopted by the Department of General Services under the Alternative Energy Investment Act. The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over as amended.

HB 1357, PN 2423 (Eichelberger)– Amends Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 75 (Vehicles) of the by providing for impersonating a public servant and for visual and audible signals on emergency vehicles.

Senator Greenleaf offered amendment A09861 which includes a constable or deputy constable to the definition of a law enforcement officer and that after market police, fire or emergency vehicles being used for demonstration be clearly marked as such. The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over as amended.

Senator Rafferty offered amendment A09946 which makes provisions for ignition interlock requirements and to establish an ignition interlock limited license. The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over as amended.

Senator Scarnati offered amendment A10037 which makes it a misdemeanor of the first degree to impersonate a doctor of medicine regardless of whether the person receiving the advice is injured are harmed by it. The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over as amended.

HB 2120, PN 3862 (Masser) – Amends Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) in neighborhood blight and reclamation and revitalization, further providing for definitions, for asset attachment, for duty of out-of-State owners of property in this Commonwealth and for duty of association and trust owners.

Senator Argall offered amendment A09824 which removed mortgage lenders from the definition of “owner”. The amendment was agreed to 44-5 and the bill went over as amended.

SR 408, PN 2329 (Greenleaf) – A Resolution urging the Department of Community and Economic Development to promote an employee ownership initiative for the purpose of encouraging business retention and growth in this Commonwealth. The resolution was adopted.

Executive Nominations:

The following nominees were confirmed by a vote of 50-0:

  • Michael P. Rollage, State Board of Accountancy (new appointment)
  • Laura E. Ellsworth, Commonwealth of PA Council on the Arts (reappointment)
  • Jeffrey W. Gabel, Commonwealth of PA Council on the Arts (reappointment)
  • Stephen J. Harmelin, Commonwealth of PA Council on the Arts (reappointment)
  • James A. West, Jr., Commonwealth of PA Council on the Arts (reappointment)
  • Jennifer Holman Zaborney, Commonwealth of PA Council on the Arts (reappointment)
  • Mark Robertson, State Board of Barber Examiners (new appointment)
  • Donald R. Yost, Jr., State Board of Barber Examiners (new appointment)
  • Francesca DiSanti, State Board of Cosmetology (new appointment)
  • Dallas Y. Stoy, State Board of Dentistry (new appointment)
  • Eric C. Hussar, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (new appointment)
  • Thomas W. Beveridge, Board of Trustees of Hamburg Center (new appointment)
  • Radheshyam M. Agrawal, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (reappointment)
  • Gerald S. Robinson, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (reappointment)
  • Guy Ciarrocchi, Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (new appointment)
  •  Aaron Singer, Council of Trustees of Mansfield University (new appointment)
  • Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, State Board of Medicine (new appointment)
  • Ted E. Darcus, Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority (reappointment)
  • Anne E. Holladay, State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators (new appointment)
  • Barbara A. Smith, Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts, Lebanon County (new appointment)
  • Dr. Juanita McGhee Monteiro, State Board of Veterinary Medicine (reappointment)
  • Burt E. Alexander, Board of Trustees of Warren State Hospital (new appointment)