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Weekly Wrap-Up in the #PAHouse week of may 13, 2019

Bills passed in the PA House during the week of May 13, 2019

Bills heading to the Senate for consideration:

• HB 615 (Rep. Keith Gillespie, R-York): Would amend the definition of “enforcement officer” in the State Employees Retirement Code to include a Game Commission officer. Vote 196-3.

• HB 917 (Rep. Lou Schmitt Jr., R-Blair): Would repeal a 1929 law authorizing municipalities other than townships to acquire, maintain and operate a hospital. Vote 199-0.

• HB 1077 (Rep. Jim Marshall, R-Beaver/Butler): Would allow for the transportation of multiple hot ingots a distance up to 125 miles. (Current law limits distance to 25 miles.) Vote 196-2.

• HB 1237 (Rep. Martin Causer, R-McKean/Cameron/Potter): Would name the bridge that spans the Kinzua Creek in the village of Kushequa, Hamlin Township, McKean County, as the “Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge.” Vote 199-0.

• HB 1324 (Rep. Stephen Barrar, R-Delaware/Chester): Would expand the Pennsylvania National Guard Military Education Program by including the National Guard member’s spouse or child in this benefit program. Vote 199-0.

• HB 937 (Rep. Neal Goodman, D-Schuylkill): Would designate a bridge in Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, as the Edward Kleha Memorial Bridge. Vote 199-0.

• HB 68 (Rep. Frank Ryan, R-Lebanon): Would amend the Unemployment Compensation Law to extend the time period for an employer to request relief from charges from 15 days to 30 days. Vote 193-2.

• HB 321 (Rep. Kate Klunk, R-York): Amends the Abortion Control Act to prohibit the abortion of any child solely due to a diagnosis of possible Down syndrome. Vote 117-76.

• HB 375 (Rep. Neal Goodman, D-Schuylkill): Removes the value of federal veterans’ disability payments and the value of all state service-connected payments from income eligibility calculations for the PACE and PACENET programs. Vote 193-0.

• HB 633 (Rep. Mark Keller, R-Perry/Cumberland): Would require all candidates and political committees that file campaign finance reports with the secretary of the Commonwealth to file the reports electronically. Vote 195-0.

• HB 1335 (Rep. Matt Gabler, R-Clearfield/Elk): Would repeal obsolete portions of the Private Road Law (Act 169 of 1836). Vote 195-0.

• HB 102 (Rep. David Maloney, R-Berks): Would allow for expanded availability of hunter education courses in public schools. Vote 143-46.

• HB 770 (Rep. Anthony DeLuca, D-Allegheny): Would require pharmacy technicians to be registered with the State Board of Pharmacy. Vote 163-25.

• HB 1172 (Rep. David Hickernell, R-Lancaster/Dauphin): Would require the licensing boards and commissions under the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) to provide licensure by endorsement for applicants who hold similar licenses in other states. Vote 188-0.

• HB 1196 (Rep. Patrick Harkins, D-Erie): Would amend the Public School Code by updating outdated terminology to conform with modern usage. Vote 190-0.

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will return to voting session at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2019.

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