Post Session Report :: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

HB 561 PN 634 (Kauffman): The bill amends The Local Tax Enabling Act to exempt all active duty military personnel from local earned income tax. The bill was approved with a vote of (48-0).

SB 889 PN 1519 (Baker): The bill amends the Enforcement Officer Disability Benefits Law to provide coverage to enforcement officers and investigators of the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. The bill was approved with a vote of (48-0).

HB 941 PN 2662 (Regan): The bill amends the Administrative Code to reduce the licensing fee for a historical distillery to $1,200 a year, provides for the Citizens Advisory Council within the Department of Environmental Protection, adds provisions for fantasy sports online and reforms Pennsylvania’s horse racing industry.  The bill was approved with a vote of (48-0).

SR 284 PN 1557 (Scarnati): This resolution addresses the Governor to act under section 7 of Article VI of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to remove Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane from office for reasonable cause. The resolution requires a two-thirds vote to pass and therefore the resolution failed 29-19.  Senator Corman motioned to reconsider the vote on SR 284 and the motion passed with a vote of 29-19.  Senator Corman motioned to re-refer SR 284 to the Committee on Rules, the motion passed with a vote of 29-19.  The bill now goes to the Committee on Rules.