SB 374 PN 1641 (Alloway): This bill amends Title 34 (Game) by permitting the Pennsylvania Game Commission to administer the time in which kills are reported. The bill was approved with a vote of 49-0.
HB 794 PN 2459 (Gillespie): This bill amends the County Code to increase the maximum allowable hotel tax rate from 3% to 5% in 3rd through 8th class counties and institutes reforms to the remittance process and tourist promotion agency certification and decertification process. Senator Tomlinson offered Amendment A06516, which would authorize counties of the second class and the second class A to impose a hotel tax at a rate not to exceed 5%. The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over as amended.
HB 805 PN 1843 (Bloom): This bill amends the Public School Code to allow school districts to furlough employees for economic reasons based on their performance, followed by their seniority. Senator Scavello offered Amendment A05490, which would change the implementation date for part of the legislation from 2016 to 2018. The amendment was approved with a vote of 29-20. The bill went over as amended.
SB 847 PN 1639 (Aument): This bill adds new member representatives to the PA State Veterans Commission. The bill was approved with a vote of 49-0.