Post Session Report :: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

HB 178 PN 694 (Snyder): Designating a Portion of the State Route 43 as the Marine Cpl. Thomas R. Matty Memorial Interchange and other road designations. Senator Teplitz offered Amendment A00558, which would name a bridge in Newport, Perry County. The amendment was adopted. Senator Tomlinson offered Amendment A00565, which would name a road in Bristol Twp., Bucks County. The amendment was adopted. Senator Dinniman offered Amendment A00235, which was technical in nature. The amendment was adopted and the bill went over as amended.

SB 286 PN 499 (Rafferty): This legislation reforms the DRPA Interstate Compact with the State of New Jersey by placing a number of measures in Pennsylvania law concerning the governance of DRPA. In order to amend this compact, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey must adopt the same reforms and the new compact must then be approved by Congress. The bill was approved unanimously, 49-0.

SB 287 PN 165 (Rafferty): This legislation requires the DRPA Commissioners for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to transmit to the Governor of Pennsylvania a certified copy of the meeting minutes following each commission meeting. Within ten business days after receipt of the certified copy, the Governor may veto the action of a Commissioner for the Commonwealth. The bill was approved unanimously, 49-0.

SB 333 PN 568 (Eichelberger): Amends Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in preemptions, providing for leave and compensation mandates. Senator Hughes offered Amendment A00579, which would allow a municipality may enact an ordinance requiring an employer to provide paid sick leave to an employee if the ordinance meets the requirements of Chapter 92 (relating to paid sick leave ordinances). The amendment was defeated 18-31. Senator Hughes offered Amendment A00557, which would change the effective date of the legislation. The amendment was defeated 18-31. Senator Haywood offered Amendment A00365, which would allow a person adversely affected by the prohibition under the bill to seek declaratory or injunctive relief and actual damages in an appropriate court. A court shall award reasonable expenses to a person adversely affected in an action under this subsection. The amendment was defeated 18-31. The bill was approved 37-12.

SB 385 PN 500 (Pileggi): Amends the Transit Revitalization Investment District Act (Act 238 of 2004) to reform and modernize the act and to provide for an additional funding mechanism for Transit Revitalization Investment Districts (“TRIDs”). Senator Pileggi offered Amendment A00489, which was technical in nature. The amendment was adopted and the bill went over as amended.

Executive Nominations

The following nominee was confirmed by the Senate by a vote of, 49-0:
Richard A. Steigerwald, State Athletic Commission