Post Session Report :: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

SB 53 PN 946 (Greenleaf): This bill would allow college students enrolled in online courses to be awarded scholarships. The bill was approved by a vote of 49-0.

SB 663 PN 1241 (Laughlin): This bill amends the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act to increase the number of third party code officials a municipality would be required to contract with. The bill was approved by a vote of 40-9.

SB 728 PN 884 (Yaw): This legislation amends the Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions Program (ABC-MAP) Act, by exempting Schedule V epilepsy drugs currently included in the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program requirements. Senator Yaw offered Amendment A03856, which would remove a small portion of language to provide for exceptions.  Senator Yaw offered Amendment A02568, which would make technical amendments to the bill.  The bill went over as amended.

HB 790 PN 2081 (Pashinski): This bill repeals the Noxious Weed Control Law and replaces it with the Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Act to better control existing and potentially noxious weeds, maximizing the control resources of invasive species and protecting state lands. Senator Vogel offered Amendment A03618, which would amend the definition of a land owner.  The bill went over as amended.

SB 887 PN 1151 (Scavello): This bill designating a portion of Pennsylvania Route 611 beginning at mile marker 391 and ending at Pennsylvania Route 940 intersection, Monroe County, as the Roy J. Gross, Sr., Memorial Highway. The bill was approved by a vote of 49-0.

SB 888 PN 1242 (Rafferty):  The bill amends Title 75 (Vehicles) further providing for additional parking regulations in order to streamline the roles and responsibilities of law enforcement and parking lot owners and enable the option for state or local public agencies to create a parking enforcement specialist to assist with enforcing the disabled parking laws.  The bill was approved by a vote of 49-0.

HB 1288 PN 1578 (Marshall):  An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in registration of vehicles, further providing for person with disability plate and placard. The bill was approved by a vote of 49-0.

SB 472 PN 475 (Yaw):The bill amends Title 35 (Health and Safety) to expand the current limitations on providing opioid prescriptions from minors to include all individuals.  Senator Yaw offered Amendment A04029, which would amend the definitions of a minor and of a health care facility and would provide for additional exceptions to the legislation.  The amendment was agreed to and the bill was agreed to as amended.

SB 542 PN 581 (Browne):The bill amends the Pharmacy Act to allow for emergency prescription refills up to a thirty-day supply.  Senator Brown offered Amendment A03814, which would amend the bill to move language within the bill for prescriptions not dispensed in in a seventy-two hour supply. The amendment was agreed to and the bill was agreed to as amended.

 

The Senate confirmed the following executive nominations by a vote of 49-0:

Gregory C Fajt, Board of Claims

Molly E. Gallagher, Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education

Donald E. House, Jr., Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education

David M. Maser, Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education

Marian D. Moskowitz, Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education

Samuel H. Smith, Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education

Neil R. Weaver, Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education

Daniel J. Delligatti, Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania State University

Stanley I. Rapp, Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania State University

Donald G. Cargas, Jr., Board of Trustees of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Paul R. Hoffer, Board of Trustees of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Patricia Hopson-Shelton, Board of Trustees of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Michael P. Maguire, Board of Trustees of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Jeffrey L. Sterner, Board of Trustees of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Richard A. Watson, Jr., Board of Trustees of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology