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Weekly Wrap-Up in the #PAHouse week of june 18, 2018

Bills heading to the governor’s desk:

• HB 17 (Rep. Marcia Hahn, R-Northampton): Clarifies that a parent or legal guardian can provide consent over the objection of a minor with respect to furnishing medical care or counseling related to diagnosis or treatment of substance abuse. House concurred in Senate amendments. Vote: 192-0. HB 17 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• HB 152 (Rep. Marguerite Quinn, R-Bucks): Amends the Insurance Company Law to establish a database of life insurers; repeal Section 429 relating to a surplus fund cap; and make changes to the annuity suitability section. House concurred in Senate amendments. Vote: 192-0. HB 152 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• HB 159 (Rep. Tedd Nesbit, R-Butler/Mercer): Clarifies classification of delinquent acts and summary offenses committed by juveniles and clarifies the burden of proof necessary for an order of treatment, supervision or rehabilitation. House concurred in Senate amendments. Vote: 192-1. HB 159 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• HB 824 (Rep. Stan Saylor, R-York): Establishes a “National Guard Youth Challenge Program.” House concurred in Senate amendments. Vote: 196-0. HB 824 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• HB 1124 (Rep. Jim Cox, R-Berks/Lancaster): Expands the offense of neglect of a care-dependent person that results in death and creates the offense of abuse of a care-dependent person. House concurred in House amendments. Vote: 193-0. HB 1124 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• HB 1232 (Rep. Tom Murt, R-Montgomery/Philadelphia): Requires all public and non-public schools and hospitals to display a poster with the statewide toll-free telephone number for reporting suspected child abuse or neglect; extends the timeframe for retention of General Protective Services reports; provides for notification and plan of safe care for substance-exposed infants in compliance with federal law; and changes educational co-op employers to volunteer status with respect to background clearance requirements. House concurred in Senate amendments. Vote: 195-0. HB 1232 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• HB 1448 (Rep. Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster): Public School Code. House concurred in Senate amendments. Vote: 193-1. HB 1448 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• HB 1644 (Rep. Kate Klunk, R-York): Creates a uniform standard of practice of collaborative law in Pennsylvania and includes substantial revisions to the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act. House concurred in Senate amendments. Vote: 193-0. HB 1644 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• HB 1677 (Rep. Jason Ortitay, R-Allegheny/Washington): Human Services Code. House concurred in Senate amendments. Vote: 186-7. HB 1677 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• HB 1738 (Rep. Ron Marsico, R-Dauphin): Amends the Judicial Code relating to municipal police jurisdiction to define the extraterritorial jurisdiction of “nonmunicipal police officers” employed by “nonmunicipal police departments.” House concurred in Senate amendments. Vote: 193-0. HB 1738 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• HB 1851 (Rep. Tina Pickett, R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna): Formalizes the process of estimating and revising budgets by professional consultants when performing exams of Pennsylvanian Insurers, and makes changes to the structure and oversight of the Pennsylvania Professional Liability Joint Underwriting Association. House concurred in Senate amendments. Vote: 195-0. HB 1851 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• HB 1898 (Rep. James Santora, R-Delaware): Amends the Board of Vehicles Act to address issues regarding used vehicles with unrepaired recalls; prohibits manufacturers from requiring dealers to significantly modify facilities within 10 years of a prior modification; and establishes a temporary permit for new vehicle dealers. House concurred in Senate amendments. Vote: 195-0. HB 1898 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• HB 1929 (Rep. Ron Marsico, R-Dauphin): Fiscal Code House concurred in Senate amendments. Vote: 171-22. HB 1929 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• HB 2067 (Rep. John Taylor, R-Philadelphia): Highway and bridge designations: Police Officer Isabel Nazario Memorial Highway; Leonard Joseph Taglieber memorial Highway; Trooper Kenton Iwaniec Memorial Highway; Deputy Chief Michael P. Morgan Memorial Highway; Submarine Veterans Memorial Highway; and PFC William T. Bresnock Memorial Bridge. House concurred in Senate amendments. Vote: 193-0. HB 2067 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• HB 2468 (Rep. Warren Kampf, R-Chester/Montgomery): Establishes limitations on the ability to use eminent domain on land that has been permanently preserved through a conservation easement. House concurred in Senate amendments. Vote: 177-15. HB 2468 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• HB 2477 (Rep. Kathy Watson, R-Bucks): Seeks to further clarify legislative findings and declaration of policy of the Medical Marijuana Act. House concurred in Senate amendments. Vote: 178-15. HB 2477 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• SB 499 (Sen. John Gordner, R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder): Changes the frequency and location for meetings of a county jail board of inspectors in an eighth class county. Vote: 197-0. SB 499 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• SB 552 (Sen. Ryan Aument, R-Lancaster): Changes the name of the “PA Veterans’ Memorial Trust Fund” to the “PA Veterans’ Monuments and Memorial Trust Fund” and enhances the fund to better preserve monuments and memorials dedicated to Pennsylvania’s veterans and military personnel. Vote: 193-0. SB 552 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• SB 934 (Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming): Establishes an “Elevator Safety Board” which will have specific jurisdiction over elevator appeals/variances and make recommendations on regulations. Vote: 173-22. SB 934 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• SB 1037 (Sen. Mike Folmer, R-Dauphin/Lebanon/York): Transfers duties relating to merit-based hiring, civil service applications, certifications, examinations and promotions from the Civil Service Commission to the Office of Administration. Vote: 195-0. SB 1037 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• SB 1056 (Sen. Michele Brooks, R-Crawford/Erie/Mercer/Warren): Amends the Tax Reform Code to update the definition of “taxable income” for purposes of the Corporate Net Income Tax (CNIT). Vote: 194-0. SB 1056 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• SB 1091 (Sen. Scott Martin, R-Lancaster): Requires the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to establish a method to accept $5 contributions for the Pediatric Cancer Research Fund from persons renewing licenses, identification cards and registrations through web-based online transactions. Vote: 195-0. SB 1091 now goes to the governor’s desk.

Bills heading to the Senate for consideration or concurrence:

• HB 84 (Rep. John Lawrence, R-Chester/Lancaster): Amends the Vital Statistics Law pertaining to the issuance of birth certificates by local registrars and distribution of fees. Vote: 191-1. HB 84 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 1745 (Rep. David Hickernell, R-Dauphin/Lancaster): Enacts the Fostering Independence Through Education Act, a tuition and fee waiver program for youth who are or were in foster care. Vote: 194-0. HB 1745 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 1840 (Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Franklin): Re-enacts a provision in the Workers’ Compensation Act authorizing Impairment Rating Evaluations (IREs) with changes to comply with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling in Protz v. WCAB (Derry Area School District) with a reduction (to 35%) of the impairment threshold, and increases the burial benefit in the act from $3,000 to $7,000. Vote: 115-80. HB 1840 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 1931 (Rep. John Taylor, R-Philadelphia): Gives police the authority to remove a person from a residential property that they have probable cause to believe is illegally trespassing or squatting. Vote: 197-0. HB 1931 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2078 (Rep. Joseph Markosek, D-Allegheny): Makes appropriations from the Professional Licensure Augmentation Account and from restricted revenue accounts within the General Fund to the Department of State for use by the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs for the fiscal year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Vote: 195-2. HB 2078 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2079 (Markosek): Makes appropriations from the Workmen’s Compensation Administration Fund to the Department of Labor and Industry and the Department of Community and Economic Development to provide for the expenses of administering the Workers’ Compensation Act, The Pennsylvania Occupational Disease Act and the Office of Small Business Advocate for the fiscal year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Vote: 196-1. HB 2079 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2080 (Markosek): Makes an appropriation from a restricted revenue account within the General Fund to the Office of Small Business Advocate in the Department of Community and Economic Development for the fiscal year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Vote: 195-2. HB 2080 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2081 (Markosek): Makes an appropriation from a restricted revenue account within the General Fund to the Office of Consumer Advocate in the Office of Attorney General for the fiscal year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Vote: 195-2. HB 2081 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2082 (Markosek): Makes appropriations from the Public School Employees’ Retirement Fund and from the PSERS Defined Contribution Fund to provide for expenses of the Public School Employees’ Retirement Board for the fiscal year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Vote: 196-1. HB 2082 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2083 (Markosek): Makes appropriations from the State Employees’ Retirement Fund and from the SERS Retirement Defined Contribution Fund to provide for expenses of the State Employees’ Retirement Board for the fiscal year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Vote: 196-1. HB 2083 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2084 (Markosek): Makes appropriations from the Philadelphia Taxicab and Limousine Regulatory Fund and the Philadelphia Taxicab Medallion Fund to the Philadelphia Parking Authority for fiscal year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Vote: 196-2. HB 2084 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2085 (Markosek): Makes appropriations from a restricted revenue account within the General Fund and from federal augmentation funds to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission for the fiscal year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Vote: 196-1. HB 2085 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2086 (Markosek): Makes appropriations from the restricted revenue accounts within the State Gaming Fund and from the restricted revenue accounts within the Fantasy Contest Fund and Video Gaming Fund to the Attorney General, the Department of Revenue, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for the fiscal year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Vote: 196-1. HB 2086 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2121 (Rep. Stan Saylor, R-York): General fund budget for fiscal year 2018-19. Vote: 188-10. HB 2121 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2211 (Rep. Judy Ward, R-Blair): Establishes the Consumer Prescription Drug Pricing Disclosure Act to expand the ability of pharmacists to provide cost-related prescription drug information to patients. Vote: 194-0. HB 2211 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2212 (Rep. Doyle Heffley, R-Carbon): Amends the Human Services Code by adding a section pertaining to financial disclosures for pharmacy services. Vote: 197-0. HB 2212 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2215 (Rep. Sid Kavulich, D-Lackawanna): Requires school entities to conduct one school security drill per school year in each school building in place of a monthly fire drill and allows an entity to substitute up to two additional security drills in place of two fire drills. Vote: 193-0. HB 2215 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2242 (Rep. Stan Saylor, R-York): Appropriates funding to the Pennsylvania State University and the Pennsylvania College of Technology for the 2018-19 fiscal year. Vote: 195-3. HB 2242 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2243 (Saylor): Appropriates funding to the University of Pittsburgh for the 2018-19 fiscal year. Vote: 195-3. HB 2243 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2244 (Saylor): Appropriates funding to Temple University for the 2018-19 fiscal year. Vote: 195-3. HB 2244 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2245 (Saylor): Appropriates funding to Lincoln University for the 2018-19 fiscal year. Vote: 195-3. HB 2245 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2246 (Saylor): Appropriates funding to the University of Pennsylvania and for the Center for Infectious Diseases for the 2018-19 fiscal year. Vote: 193-5. HB 2246 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2453 (Rep. Brian Ellis, R-Butler): Amends the Check Casher Licensing Act to update licensing, suspension and revocation provisions. Vote: 196-1. HB 2453 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2468 (Rep. Warren Kampf, R-Chester/Montgomery): Establishes limitations on the ability to use eminent domain on land that has been permanently preserved through a conservation easement. Vote: 179-18. HB 2468 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2477 (Rep. Kathy Watson, R-Bucks): Seeks to further clarify legislative findings and declaration of policy of the Medical Marijuana Act. Vote: 167-31. HB 2477 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2488 (Rep. Sue Helm, R-Dauphin/Lebanon): Establishes “Juneteenth National Freedom Day” as an annual observance for the Commonwealth. Vote: 195-0. HB 2488 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2489 (Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-Berks/Lehigh): Authorizes the release of Project 70 land use restrictions on a parcel of land in the Borough of Topton, Berks County in exchange for the imposition of Project 70 restrictions on a parcel of land to be acquired by the borough. Vote: 194-0. HB 2489 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• SB 431 (Sen. Mario Scavello, R-Monroe/Northampton): Amends the Crimes Code to mandate community service for scattering rubbish violations and amends the Vehicle Code to create “litter enforcement corridors” and increase penalties for littering within those corridors. Vote: 194-0. SB 431 now goes to the Senate for concurrence.

• SB 530 (Sen. Tom Killion, R-Chester/Delaware): Amends the Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors Act to require individuals who engage in the independent practice of clinical social work, marriage and family therapy or professional counseling to be licensed. Vote: 169-23. SB 530 now goes to the Senate for concurrence.

• SB 564 (Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Bradford/Lycoming/Sullivan/Susquehanna/Union): Creates the Bridge Fencing Safety Act to provide for installation of protective fencing on certain state-owned bridges. Vote: 194-0. SB 564 now goes to the Senate for concurrence.

• SB 764 (Sen. John Gordner, R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder): Amends the Board of Vehicles Act to establish a specific chapter for recreational vehicles. Vote: 192-0. SB 764 now goes to the Senate for concurrence.

• SB 817 (Sen. John Rafferty, R-Berks/Chester/Montgomery): Authorizes the Department of General Services to extend the terms of a lease of a portion of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Veterans’ Center property. Vote: 141-51. SB 817 now goes to the Senate for concurrence.

• SB 892 (Sen. Guy Reschenthaler, R-Allegheny/Washington): Authorizes students in chiropractic schools to perform, under the direct, immediate and personal supervision of a licensed chiropractor, chiropractic activities as part of their clinical training. Vote: 192-0. SB 892 now goes to the Senate for concurrence.

• SB 978 (Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming): Authorizes home health and hospice agencies to properly dispose of unused medications following a patient’s discharge or death with the permission of the patient, patient’s family, caregiver or health care representative. Vote: 198-0. SB 978 now goes to the Senate for concurrence.

• SB 1002 (Sen. Donald White, R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana/Westemoreland): Bridge and highway designations: Army SPC Christine L. Mayes Memorial Bridge; Sgt. Edward John Parada Memorial Bridge; Corporal Louis R. Tate Memorial Bridge; Lance Corporal Joshua T. Twigg Memorial Bridge; CPL Milford H. Wensel Memorial Highway; and Highway to the Stars. Vote: 195-0. SB 1002 now goes to the Senate for concurrence.

• SB 1011 (Sen. Guy Reschenthaler, R-Allegheny/Washington): Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution to set forth specific rights for victims of crimes. Vote: 197-0. SB 1011 now goes to the Senate for concurrence.

• SB 1101 (Sen. Patrick Stefano, R-Fayette/Somerset/Westmoreland): Limits when a vehicle owner must apply for a certificate of title branded as a theft vehicle and establishes restrictions for self-insurers. Vote: 195-0. SB 1101 now goes to the Senate for concurrence.

• SB 1142 (Sen. Patrick Browne, R-Lehigh): Establishes the Safe2Say Program for anonymous reporting of unsafe or threatening activities in schools. Vote: 194-0. SB 1142 now goes to the Senate for concurrence.

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will return to session on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 1 p.m.

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