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Post-Session Report 2015

Post Session Report :: Wednesday, December 23, 2015

HB 1460 PN 2626 (Adolph): This bill provides the General Appropriation for the 2015-16 fiscal year. This bill appropriates $30.2 billion and would increase public school funding however, this increase is much less than the $350 million increase Governor Wolf and...

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Post Session Report :: Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015 SB 917, PN 1096 (Browne) – This bill amends Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) to facilitate the sharing of information among agencies that are involved with child welfare and delinquency cases or the identification of children at...

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Post Session Report :: Thursday, December 10, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015 SB 442, PN 1449 (Folmer) – This bill creates the Taxpayer-Funded Advertising Transparency Act to require Commonwealth agencies that pay for advertisements to include the statement: “Paid for with Pennsylvania taxpayer dollars.”  By a vote...

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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, December 9, 2015

HB 857 PN 2631 (Pickett): This bill amends The Insurance Company Law to extend the life of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), to provide for emergency service system billing, insurance issuance, renewal cancellation and refusal, and for coverage...

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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

HB 857 PN 1046 (Pickett): This bill amends The Insurance Company Law to extend the life of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through December 31, 2017. Senator White offered Amendment A04945, which clarifies EMS billing and CHIP enrollment. The Senate...

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Post Session Report :: Monday, December 7, 2015

Monday, December 7, 2015 SB 1073, PN 1459 (Brown) – Senate Bill 1073 is a vehicle for the General Appropriations bill.  This bill is the $30.5 billion negotiated budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year.  A vote of 43-7 was recorded. SB 604, PN 597 (Wiley) – This bill...

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Post Session Report :: Sunday, December 6, 2015

SB 524 PN 1443 (Scarnati): This bill amends Title 61 (Prisons and Parole), to establish the Non-narcotic Medication Assisted Substance Abuse Treatment Grant Pilot Program and provide for powers and duties of the Department of Corrections. This bill would enact a pilot...

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Post Session Report, Saturday, December 5, 2015

SB 986 PN 1414 (Pileggi): Establishes immunity from civil liability for property damage when the damage occurs during the rescue of a minor from a motor vehicle. The bill was approved unanimously, 49-0. HB 1195 PN 2540 (Schlegel Culver): Allows lending institutions to...

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Post Session Report :: Friday, December 4, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015 SB 891, PN 1413 (Ward) – SB 891 waives the tolls for vehicles accompanying a fallen firefighter, ambulance service or rescue squad member, law enforcement officer or armed service member killed in the line of duty.  A vote of 50-0 was...

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Post Session Report, Tuesday, November 24, 2015

SB 912 PN 1415 (Browne): Senate Bill 912 provides for the Commonwealth’s nonpreferred appropriation to the Pennsylvania State University for fiscal year 2015-2016. The bill was approved, 48-2. SB 913 PN 1416 (Browne): Senate Bill 913 provides for the Commonwealth’s...

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Post Session Report :: Monday, November 23, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015 SB 482, PN 1406 (Brewster) – This legislation would amend the Real Estate Tax Sale Law by establishing an optional County Demolition and Rehabilitation Fund in certain counties as a tool to fight blight.  A vote of 47-0 was recorded. HB 683,...

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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

SB 62 PN 41 (Greenleaf): This bill amends Title 75 (Vehicles) to further provide for probationary licenses. The bill was approved (49-0). SB 518 PN 1371 (Pileggi): This bill amends Title 20 (Decedents, Estates, and Fiduciaries) to create the Revised Uniform Fiduciary...

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Post Session Report, Tuesday, November 17, 2015

SB 146 PN 93 (Yaw): Amends this section to require any passengers in the car involved in the accident to give reasonable assistance, including making arrangements for the injured person to get to a physician not only when the driver is unable to, but also if the...

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Post Session Report :: Monday, November 16, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015 HB 89, PN 79 (Harper) – Amends the Judicial Code to provide for an increase in the mandatory retirement age for judges and magisterial district judges, from 70 to 75 years, in the event that a corresponding amendment is made to the PA...

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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

SB 765 PN 1302 (Brooks): Amends Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes by adding contractors or employees of a public utility, a municipally owned utility or an electric cooperative to the definition of emergency service responders. The bill was concurred...

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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Senator Haywood offered an amendment to the Weekly Recess Resolution, which would call the Senate back into session after recessing on Wednesday, until a General Appropriation agreement was made. Senator Corman moved to have the amendment tabled. The amendment was...

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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

HB 138 PN 2256 (Farry): This bill amends Title 75 (Vehicles) by allowing first responder organizations to solicit donations at controlled-intersections. The bill was approved (46-0). SB 411 PN 1335 (Pileggi): This bill amends the Right-to-Know Law by further providing...

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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, October 20, 2015

SB 210 PN 1282 (Greenleaf): This bill amends §4503 of Title 42 by adding two (2) more provisions to the exemption or excused general rules. These two new exemptions are as follows: Persons 75 years of age or older who request to be excused and Judges and magisterial...

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Post Session Report :: Monday, October 19, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015 SB 751, PN 1086 (Greenleaf) – This bill amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded. SB 931, PN 1143 (Rafferty) – SB 931 amends Title 26 (Eminent Domain) to...

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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

SB 748 PN 1313 (Argall): This bill amends Title 75 (Vehicles) in order to eliminate the mandatory escort of super-sized loads by the Pennsylvania State Police and replaces them with certified pilot escorts. The Senate concurred the House’s amendments with a vote of...

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