Post Session Report :: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

SB 560 PN 936 (Greenleaf): This bill amends Titles 18 (Crimes & Offenses) and 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) to expand the scope of permissible audio and video recording by law enforcement officers and to allow for public access to those recordings.  The Senate concurred the House amendments 49-1.

SB 383 PN 865 (White): This bill would allow school districts to adopt policies allowing certain school employees to access firearms in schools.  Senator Street offered Amendment A02393, which would require school board directors to establish a firearm safety plan, to identify school personnel with permitted access to firearms, to create procedures for law enforcement agencies to review in situations where personal permitted firearms are discharged, to provide notice to parents of established firearm guidelines and to provide information to the nearest hospital regarding firearms in local school district schools.  In addition, the amendment requires personnel interested in carrying a firearm to undergo a psychological evaluation related to municipal police education and training.  The amendment was adopted, 49-1.

SB 461 PN 454 (Killion): This bill amends Title 44 (Law and Justice) to address the collection and testing of DNA evidence by police.  Senator Killion offered Amendment A02193, which would make technical changes to the bill and changes the bills effective date.  The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over as amended.

SB 662 PN 916 (Bartolotta):  This bill amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) to create the offense of drug delivery resulting in serious bodily injury.  Senator Bartolotta offered Amendment A02302, which would make technical amendments to the bill to clarify the definition of “serious bodily injury.”  The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over as amended.

HB 1219 PN 1447 (Reed): This bill would name a bridge in Cherryhill Township, Indiana County as the “Sgt. Robert Eugene Goodlin Memorial Bridge.”  The bill was approved 50-0.

HB 1269 PN 1536 (Quigley):  This bill grants municipal authorities that serve five or more municipalities additional time to begin certain construction projects. The bill was approved 50-0.

HB 118 PN 244 (Kaufer):  This legislation amends the Health Care Facilities Act to create the Emergency Drug and Alcohol Detoxification Program.  Senator Corman offered Amendment A02295, which would change the bill to amend the Administrative Code rather than the Health Care Facilities Act to create the detoxification program.  In addition, the amendment defines the terms “licensed health care facility” and “health care facility.”  The amendment was agreed to, the bill was agreed to and re-referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

SR 154 PN 1019 (Vogel): This Concurrent Resolution disapproves of part of the Real Property Disposition Plan No. 1 of 2013 that provided for the disposition of approximately 198 acres of land in Shenango Township, Lawrence County.  Senator Corman motioned to consider Senate Resolution 154, disregarding Senate Rule 29.  The motion was adopted, 34-16. The resolution was adopted, 34-16.