Post Session Report :: Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

SB 78, PN 54 (Alloway) – Amends section 102 of the Act of December 7, 1982 ( P.L. 784 No. 225 ) known as the “Dog Law.”  A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

SB 294, PN 851 (Eichelberger) – This bill amends Titles 18 Crimes and Offenses) and 22 (Detectives and Private Police) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for the offense of cruelty to animals and in humane society police officers further providing for Humane Society Police Officer Advisory Board.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

SB 373, PN 288 (Alloway) – This bill amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) to prohibit the prolonged tethering of an unattended dog.  A vote of 45-4 was recorded.

SB 594, PN 587 (Dinniman) – Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) to create a misdemeanor crime for an offender who harms or kills an animal owned by an individual who has a protection from abuse order against the offender.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

The Senate approved the following executive nominations by a vote of 48-0:

Pedro Rivera, II, Secretary of Education (new appointment)

Teresa Miller, Insurance Commissioner (new appointment)

The Senate approved the following executive nomination by a vote of 44-4:

John Quigley, Secretary of Environmental Protection (new appointment)