#PAHouse and Senate Appropriation committees along with legislative leaders and the governor’s administration continue to discuss priorities and work toward a final state budget. House Republicans remain committed to growing the rainy day fund, successfully funding our legislative priorities this session, and ensuring any increase in education funding is noticed in the classrooms.
The Weekly Schedule
Identified by bill number, the sponsors and summaries for votes scheduled in committee or on the House floor are posted below. More information regarding these votes can be found at PAHouseGOP.com.
Monday, June 17, 2019
Transportation, 9:45 a.m., 205 Ryan Office Building
• HB 1609 (Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, D-Delaware): Would increase voluntary donation amounts to the Veterans’ Trust Fund.
• HB 631 (Rep. Greg Rothman, R-Cumberland): Would define “electric low-speed scooters” and apply our best-in-class laws governing pedalcycles (bicycles) and pedalcycles with Electric Assist (electric bicycles) to low-speed scooters.
Judiciary, 10 a.m., 140 Main Capitol
• SB 500 (Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Luzerne/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming): Would create a County Adult Probation and Parole Advisory Committee.
• SB 501 (Sen. Tom Killion, R-Chester/Delaware): Would update the process for paroling people who receive a short sentence and would revise sentencing laws and the direction that the General Assembly gives to the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing.
• SB 502 (Sen. Camera Bartolotta, R-Beaver/Greene/Washington): Would update crime victims act providing improved information and compensation to crime victims and allow counties to retain supervision fees they collect.
Education, 11:30 a.m., G-50 Irvis Office Building
• HB 796 (Rep. Jared Soloman, D-Philadelphia): Would create grant program for apprenticeship programs.
• SB 440 (Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York): Would create three-year pilot program that provides Flexible Instructional Days (FIDs) to school entities.
Consumer Affairs, 12 p.m., 205 Ryan Office Building
• HB 1400 (Rep. Frank Farry, R-Bucks): Would provide for the uniform, efficient and predictable regulation of small wireless antennas.
On Monday, session will begin at 1 p.m.
Votes on Second Consideration:
• HB 1032 (Rep. Lee James, R-Venango/Butler): Would amend the Real Estate Appraisers Certification Act to add certified PA evaluators to the State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers.
• HB 1033 (Rep. Dan Moul, R-Adams): Would amend the Assessors Certification Act to provide for the qualifications, training and certification of revaluation company personnel.
• HB 1034 (Rep. Garth Everett, R-Lycoming/Union): Would amend the Consolidated County Assessment Law to further facilitate the existing statutory requirement that building permit information be submitted to the county assessment office.
• HB 1035 (Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester): Would authorize political subdivisions and authorities to enter into contracts for services when two consecutive advertisements fail to induce bids.
• HB 1036 (Rep. Dan Moul, R-Adams): Would amend the process by which a small borough, having a population of 3,000 residents or fewer, may seek to reduce the size of its borough council from seven members to either five members or three members.
• HB 1379 (Rep. Jim Rigby, R-Cambria/Somerset): Would repeal a 1935 law, which places restrictions to when polo can be played on Sundays.
• HB 1405 (Rep. John Hershey, R-Juniata/Franklin/Mifflin): Would repeal a 1935 law, which places restrictions to when tennis can be played on Sundays.
• HB 1410 (Rep. Todd Stephens, R-Montgomery): Would amend the Transit Revitalization Investment District Act to create a Military Installation Remediation Program.
• HB 1615 (Rep. Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny): Would amend public school code and definitions of educational tax credits.
• SB 338 (Sen. Wayne Langerholc Jr., R-Bedford/Cambria/Clearfield): Would increase the maximum allowable width for certain farm equipment.
• SB 478 (Rep. Elder Vogel Jr., R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence): Would provide a personal income tax credit for landowners who lease or sell their land, buildings and equipment to beginning farmers.
Votes on Third Consideration:
• HB 716 (Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks): Would amend the Administrative Code to create the Joint Agency Task Force on Misclassification within the Department of Labor and Industry.
• HB 1170 (Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-Lehigh/Berks): Would prohibit the employment of unauthorized employees in the construction industry.
• HB 855 (Rep. Jim Struzzi, R-Indiana): Would require the secretary of the Budget to project revenue shortfalls for the fiscal year starting in December and to put amounts in budgetary reserve equal to any shortfall to balance the budget.
• HB 920 (Rep. Stan Saylor, R-York): Would update budget procedures related to unspent appropriations and how these amounts are dealt with at the close of a fiscal year.
• HB 921 (Rep. Eric Nelson, R-Westmoreland): Would require the administration to issue quarterly reports on the amounts committed and awarded from special funds that provide grants and subsidies.
• HB 922 (Rep. Sheryl Delozier, R-Cumberland): Would require the administration to supply additional information as part of governor’s proposed budget.
• HB 923 (Rep. Rosemary Brown, R-Monroe/Pike): Would require the governor to explain the reasons for a state supplemental appropriation request and to make
• HB 1514 (Rep. John Hershey, R-Juniata/Franklin/Mifflin): Would revise and re-establish the existing Healthy Farms Healthy Schools program into the PA Farm-to-School Program, to provide grants for improving childhood nutrition while increasing exposure to agriculture for children in Pre-K through fifth grade.
• HB 1516 (Rep. Martin Causer, R-McKean/Cameron/Potter): Would create the Pennsylvania Rapid Response Disaster Readiness Account and allocate funding to the Department of Agriculture to facilitate a quick response to agricultural disasters.
• HB 1517 (Rep. David Zimmerman, R-Lancaster): Would provide the State Conservation Commission with the authority to prioritize projects and provide technical assistance and funding through a mix of grants, low-interest loans and tax credits.
• HB 1523 (Rep. Russ Diamond, R-Lebanon): Would establish the Pennsylvania Agricultural Business Development Center within the Department of Agriculture to serve as a resource to help every farmer create a business plan, transition plan or succession plan.
• HB 1526 (Rep. Rich Irvin, R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin): Would re-establish a low-interest loan program administered by the State Conservation Commission in conjunction with lending institutions for the implementation of agricultural and conservation best management practices.
• SB 190 (Sen. Patrick Stefano, R-Fayette/Somerset/Westmoreland): Would authorize the conveyance of land in Somerset Township, Somerset County.