Post Session Report


Post Session Report :: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

SB 133 PN 555 (Ward): This bill would require the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to request an extension for compliance with the federal Real ID Act of 2005 and provide Pennsylvania with the option to receiving a standard or Real ID-compliant license or identification card. Further, it would repeal the Pennsylvania Real ID Nonparticipation Act of 2012. The bill was…

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Post Session Report :: Monday, March 27, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017 SB 30, PN 11 (Eichelberger) – This bill amends Title 30 (Fish) by giving the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission the power to set fees for fishing and boating in the Commonwealth (this is currently done by the Legislature). A vote of 47-2 was recorded. SB 192, PN 224 (Stefano) – This bill amends Title 34…

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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

SB 169 PN 554 (Laughlin): This bill amends Title 65 (Public Officers) to require lobbyists and lobbying firms to file electronically with the Department of State, and for the Department of State to post all lobbying disclosure forms on its website within seven days of receipt of filing. The bill was approved 47-0. SB 274 PN 264 (Gordner): This bill…

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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

SB 169 PN 145 (Laughlin): This bill amends Title 65 (Public Officers) to require lobbyists and lobbying firms to file electronically with the Department of State, and for the Department of State to post all lobbying disclosure forms on its website within seven days of receipt of filing. Senator Costa offered Amendment A00443, which would add the term “affiliated entity”…

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Post Session Report :: Monday, March 20, 2017

SB 123 PN 106 (Scavello): This bill amends Title 34 (Game) to allow hunting on Sundays with birds of prey. The bill was approved 48-0. SB 137 PN 91 (McGarrigle): This bill amends Title 51 (Military Affairs) by having the Department of Military Affairs act as liaison to the Civil Air Patrol. It also amends Title 74 (Transportation) by repealing…

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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, February 8, 2017

SB 3 PN 283 (Brooks): This bill decreases the gestational age at which an abortion can be performed from 24 weeks to 20 weeks. This bill prohibits “dismemberment abortion,” or commonly known as a dilation and evacuation abortion procedure. Senator Schwank motioned the bill be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Committee. The motion failed, 18-32. The bill was…

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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, February 7, 2017

SB 10 PN 295 (Reschenthaler): This bill requires municipalities to enforce certain administrative requests from the federal government, removes municipalities’ of refuge eligibility for certain state programs, and makes municipalities of refuge liable for certain damages. Senator Hughes offered Amendment A00162, which would require the commonwealth to reimburse municipalities for the full cost of any civil judgment imposed attains the…

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Post Session Report :: Monday, February 6, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017 SB 170, PN 146 (Rafferty) – This Bill amends Act 200 of 1931 to reform the Delaware River Port Authority.  Senator Haywood offered amendment A00096, which would not require DRPA members to be confirmed by the Senate (the Governor would keep his traditional role of appointing members directly).  The amendment failed by a vote of 15-34. …

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Post Session Report :: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 SB 261, PN 243 (Scarnati) – This bill amends the Judicial Code regarding civil and criminal statute of limitations for child sexual abuse, and provides for waivers of sovereign and governmental immunity relating to claims of childhood sexual abuse.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded.

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Post Session Report :: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

SB 69 PN 159 (Eichelberger): This bill amends Title 18 (Crimes Code) Section 5511 (regarding cruelty to animals) by adding the term “equine animal” and provides for the lowering of the level of culpability for general animal cruelty offenses. The bill was approved 49-0. SR 6 PN 160 (Vulakovich): This resolution establishes a bipartisan, bicameral legislative commission to study Fire…

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Post Session Report :: Monday, January 30, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017 SB 138, PN 92 (Yaw) – Amends the Oil and Gas Lease Act to generally provide for the payment of royalties within 90 days after production, to authorize inspection of records to ensure proper payment, and to ensure coverage for joint ventures.  A vote of 48-0 was recorded. SB 139, PN 93 (Yaw) – Creates the…

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Post Session Report :: Monday, January 23, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017 The Senate approved the following executive nomination by a vote of 48-0: James L. Kifer, Council of Trustees, Clarion University (reappointment)

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