SB 31, PN 12 (Scavello) – This legislation amends the Act of June 26, 2001 (P.L.755, No. 77), by creating the Spinal Cord Injury Research Program. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
SB 521, PN 2002 (Killion) – This bill would provide for cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction for high school students. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
SB 623, PN 1229 (Yaw) – This legislation amends Title 20 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, to codify Pennsylvania orders for life sustaining treatment (POLST), as well as makes changes to provisions regarding Out-of-hospital do-not-resuscitate orders (OOH-DNR) orders and prevents the use of new OOH-DNR orders executed after the Department of Health adopts an initial POLT form. Senator Yaw offered technical amendment A09471. The amendment was agreed to via voice vote and the bill went over in its order.
SB 668, PN 2001 (Gordner) – This legislation amends the Optometric License and Practice Act (No. 57 of 1980) to provide for expanded practices of optometrists and repeal of the requirement for the Secretary of Health to approve any drugs prescribed by or administered by optometrists. A vote of 32-17 was recorded.
SB 1007, PN 1396 (Eichelberger) – This bill amends Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) to further provide for the training and qualifications of assessment appeal board and auxiliary appeal board members, auxiliary appeal board establishment and assessment procedures. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
SB 1066, PN 1706 (Mensch) – The legislation would create the Pennsylvania First-Time Home Buyer Savings Account Act to allow an individual(s) to put money aside deductible from taxable income for the purchase of a single-family residence. Senator Mensch offered amendment A09442 which sets $150,000 as the maximum amount of all contributions to a first-time home buyer savings account. The amendment was agreed to via voice vote and the bill went over in its order.
SB 1096, PN 1897 (Browne) – Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in general provisions, further providing for definitions; in rules of the road in general, providing for platooning; and providing for autonomous vehicles. Senator Rafferty offered amendment A09305 which provides for filling vacancies for the aviation advisory committee and a plan for general platoon operations on highways in the state. The amendment was agreed to via voice vote and the bill went over in its order.
SB 1098, PN 1623 (Browne) – Amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in enforcement, providing for automated enforcement of failure to stop for school bus with flashing red lights and establishing the School Bus Safety Grant Program Fund. Senator Browne offered amendment A09369 which inserts laws for meeting or overtaking a school bus. The amendment also provides for enforcement of violations including suspension of operating privileges for offenders. The amendment was agreed to via voice vote and the bill went over in its order.
SB 1181, PN 1863 (Reschenthaler) – This bill would provide for depression screening for school-age children, beginning in grade six. Senator Browne offered amendment A09513 which outlines support that schools will provide to children whose screening indicates signs of depression, in cases in which parents choose to share those results with the school. The amendment was agreed to via voice vote and the bill went over in its order.
SB 1205, PN 1848 (Laughlin) – Amends Title 40 (Insurance) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in regulation of insurers and related persons generally, providing for corporate governance annual disclosure; and, in reserve liabilities, further providing for small company exemption. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
HB 1346, PN 2167 (Pyle) – Amends Title 18 (Crimes Code) by adding a new section entitled “Unlawful use of unmanned aircraft”; and amends Title 53 (Municipalities) to provide for the preemption of local regulation of unmanned aircraft. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.