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Weekly Wrap-Up in the #PAHouse week of Sept. 16, 2019

Bills passed in the PA House during the week of Sept. 16, 2019

Bills heading to the Senate for consideration:

· HB 1671 (Rep. Michael Peifer, R-Pike/Wayne): Would make various updates to the state’s Tuition Account Program (PA 529), including allowing funds to be used for the payment of qualified education expenses for attendance at eligible elementary or secondary educational institutions. Vote 200-0.

· HB 365 (Rep. Martina White, R-Philadelphia): Would add a new section to the Crimes Code addressing long-term trespassing by “squatters.” Vote 155-44.

· HB 518 (Rep. Jason Ortitay, R-Allegheny/Washington): Would amend the Private Licensed School Act to clarify that a “multibranch training school” can be in a different county than the primary licensed school. Vote 199-0.

· HB 17 (Rep. Frank Ryan, R-Lebanon): Would require that the collection of assessed Personal Income Tax (PIT) be made within 10 years from the date the return was first due. Vote 155-31.

· HB 301 (Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne): Would increase the penalty for the illegal use of body-gripping traps outside of a watercourse, waterway, marsh, pond or dam. Vote 185-0.

· HB 342 (Rep. Angel Cruz, D-Philadelphia): Would increase fines relating to the disposal of waste tires in cities. Vote 186-0.

· HB 847 (Rep. Justin Walsh, R-Westmoreland): Would prohibit the use of electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards to purchase tobacco and tobacco products. Vote 154-32.

· HB 1100 (Rep. Aaron Kaufer, R-Luzerne): Would create the Energy and Fertilizer Manufacturing Tax Credit. Vote 139-46.

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives returns to session at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019.