Post Session Report: September 27, 2011

SB 281, PN 1583 – The bill amends the County Code (Act 130 of 1955) by increasing the threshold at which counties must use competitive bidding and public advertising and providing for annual increases. A vote of 48-0 was recorded.

SB 282, PN 1584 – The bill amends the Third Class Cities Code (Act 317 of 1931) by increasing the threshold at which these cities must use competitive bidding and public advertising and providing for annual increases.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded.

SB 283, PN 1585 – The bill amends the Second Class Township Code (Act 69 of 1933) by increasing the threshold at which these townships must use competitive bidding and public advertising and providing for annual increases.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded.

SB 284, PN 1586 – The bill amends the First Class Township Code by increasing the threshold at which these townships must use competitive bidding and public advertising and providing for annual increases.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded.

SB 285, PN 1587 – The bill amends the Borough Code (Act 581 of 1965) by increasing the threshold at which these boroughs must use competitive bidding and public advertising and providing for annual increases.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded.

SB 286, PN 1588 – The bill amends the Incorporated Towns Contracts Act (Act 34 of 1953) by increasing the threshold at which these incorporated towns must use competitive bidding and public advertising and providing for annual increases.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded.

SB 287, PN 1589 – The bill amends Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) and Title 74 (Transportation) by increasing the threshold at which intergovernmental cooperation agreements, municipal authorities, parking authorities, and mass transit authorities must use competitive bidding and public advertising for purchases and contracts and providing for annual increases.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded.

SB 288, PN 1590 – The bill amends the Second Class County Code by increasing the threshold at which second class counties must use competitive bidding and public advertising and providing for annual increases.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded.

SB 289, PN 1591 – The bill amends the Municipal Flood Improvement Law (Act 38 ½ of 1936 Special Session 1) by increasing the threshold for competitive bidding and public advertising and providing for annual increases.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded.

SB 290, PN 1592 – The bill amends the Political Subdivision Joint Purchases Law (Act 118of 1937) by increasing the threshold at which joint purchases by counties (other than first class counties), cities of the second and third class, boroughs, towns, townships, and school districts must use competitive bidding and public advertising and providing for annual increases.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded.

SB 291, PN 1593 – This bill amends Public Auditorium Authorities Law by increasing the threshold at which these must use competitive bidding and public advertising and providing for annual increases.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded.

SB 292, PN 1594 – This bill amends the “Flood Control Law” of 1936 (Special Session No. 46) to increase the dollar amount on work that would be required to be bid.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded.

SB 293, PN 1595 – Amends the State Public School Building Authority Act to raise the level at which the competitive bidding process must occur in the award of contracts to $25,000.  Additionally, the bill would put in place an adjustment of these requirements based on the CPI cost of living index every five years.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded.

SB 295, PN 1596 – This bill amends the Housing Authorities Law by increasing the dollar amount for contracts and purchases that are required to undergo the public bidding process.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded.

SB 296, PN 1597 – Amends the School Code to raise the level at which the competitive bidding process must occur for construction contracts and the purchase of materials, supplies and equipment.  Additionally, the bill calls for an adjustment of these requirements based on the CPI cost of living index every five years.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded.

SB 361, PN 1598 – The legislation amends the Vital Statistics Law by allowing certain records to be available to the public.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded.

SB 1167, PN 1399 – Amends Title 51 (Military Affairs) providing for assignment of custody rights during military deployment. Senator Baker offered amendment A05243, which provided for clarification of the definitions of family members as it pertains to the bill. The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over as amended.