HB 17, PN 2003 (Hahn) – This legislation amends the Pennsylvania Drug and Alcohol Abuse Control Act to allow for parental or legal guardian. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
HB 56, PN 189 (Watson) – Amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations) in proceedings prior to petition to adopt, repealing provisions relating to counseling and providing for adoption related counseling services. Senator Gordner offered amendment A07868 which makes technical changes to the bill. The amendment was agreed to by a voice vote and the bill went over in its order.
HB 61, PN 56 (Lewis) – Amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations) in petition for adoption, further providing for consents necessary to adoption. Senator Gordner offered amendment A07867 which reduces the number of days that a birth father has to revoke consent to the adoption of a child from 30 days to 14 days. The amendment was agreed to by a voice vote and the bill went over in its order.
HB 594, PN 626 (Benninghoff) – Amends Title 18 (Crimes Code) to prohibit Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) for certain sex offenses against children. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
SB 1001, PN 1892 (Costa) – Enacts the Public Health Emergency Act authorizing the Secretary of Health to declare a public health emergency under specific conditions as provided in the Public Health Emergency Act. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
SB 1171, PN 1893 (Brooks) – Amends Titles 3 (Agriculture) and 27 (Environmental Resources) of the PA Consolidated Statutes in nutrient management and odor management and defines memberships and duties. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
HB 1232, PN 3432 (Murt) – Amends the Child Protective Services Law to require K-12 schools, public or non-public, and all hospitals to publicly display at each respective school campus and hospital facility a poster that contains the statewide toll-free Childline number for reporting suspected child abuse or neglect. Senator Hughes offered amendment A07836 which makes changes to the Plan of Safe Care section of the bill. The amendment was agreed to by a voice vote and the bill went over in its order.
HB 1644, PN 2199 (Klunk) – Adds a chapter to the Judicial Code (Title 42) that creates a uniform standard of practice of collaborative law in Pennsylvania. Senator Greenleaf offered amendment A07877 which adds a section for revised statutory arbitration to the legislation. The amendment was agreed to by a voice vote and the bill went over in its order.
HB 1898, PN 3673 (Santora) – This legislation amends the Board of Vehicles Act (No. 84 of 1983) by making various changes pertaining to temporary licensure of dealerships, building code requirements and construction of dealerships, mandatory disclosure of pending and open vehicle recalls, and lastly for licensing costs. Senator Tomlinson offered amendment A07875 which clarifies that nothing in the section will limit civil actions or remedies available by law. The amendment was agreed to by a voice vote and the bill went over in its order.
The Senate confirmed the following executive nominations by a vote of 49-0:
Gary J. Masino, Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority (new appointment)
Francis P. McCusker Jr, State Board of Funeral Directors (new appointment)
Rodney Kaplan Jr, Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education (new appointment)
Perry C. Umlauf, State Board of Optometry (new appointment)
Robert R. Tabas, State Planning Board (new appointment)
Anjilla Cooley Codner, State Board of Veterinary Medicine (new appointment)