Weekly Wrap-Up in the #PAHouse week of april 15, 2019

Bills passed in the PA House during the week of April 15, 2019

Bills heading to the Senate for consideration

• HB 538 (Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna): Establishes a state income tax exemption for Olympic prize winnings and medals received from the United States Olympic Committee on account of competition in the Olympic Games or Paralympic Games. Vote 197-0.

• HB 561 (Rep. Sheryl Delozier, R-Cumberland): Allows minors to perform music in a licensed establishment so long as the minor is not compensated and is supervised by a parent or guardian. Vote 185-12.

• HB 706 (Rep. Keith Greiner, R-Lancaster): Permits the executor or administrator of a decedent’s estate to elect to file a combined annual income tax return for an estate and revocable trust during the period the estate is open. Vote 194-3.

• HB 947 (Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh): Amends the Liquor Code to provide consistency for the hours of operation for limited distilleries and breweries. Vote 197-0.

• HB 1045 (Rep. Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny): Requires the Commonwealth Financing Authority board to meet the second Tuesday of every other month. Vote 194-3.

• HB 30 (Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana): Allows for increasing the contribution amount for The Governor Robert P. Casey Memorial Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Trust Fund. Vote 198-0.

• HB 103 (Rep. David Maloney, R-Berks): Amends the Municipalities Planning Code to establish procedures and rules for nonbuilding lots as part of municipalities’ Subdivision and Land Development Ordinances. Vote 125-73.

• HB 262 (Rep. Carl Metzgar, R- Somerset/Bedford): Eliminates the inheritance tax rate for transfers of property to or for the use of a child age 21 years or younger from a natural parent, adoptive parent or step-parent. Vote 180-18.

• HB 763 (Rep. Tim O’Neal, R-Washington): Amends the Liquor Code to allow club license holders to sell six-packs to their members. Vote 180-16.

• HB 854 (Rep. Torren Ecker, R-Adams/Cumberland): Ensures that the offense of strangulation is as fully incorporated into our body of laws as other similarly violent and threatening offenses. Vote 188-10.

• HB 991 (Rep. Wendi Thomas, R-Bucks): Amends the Public Employee Pension Forfeiture Act to establish that the provision relating to committing sex offenses applies to all public employees and public officials. Vote 198-0.

• HB 592 (Rep. Rich Irvin, R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin): Designates a portion of State Route 305 in Huntingdon County as the Private Harold E. “Jim” Knode Memorial Bridge. Vote 191-0.

• HB 808 (Rep. Tom Mehaffie, R-Dauphin): Authorizes the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) to establish the fees charged by the agency. Vote 151-39.

• HB 1051 (Rep. Todd Stephens, R-Montgomery): Amends the Child Protective Services Law to increase the penalties for mandated reporters who continue to fail to report suspected child abuse and broadens the “continuing course of action” provision. Vote 168-22.

• HB 1171 (Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-Luzerne): Specifies that civil confidentiality agreements do not cover communications with law enforcement. Vote 191-0.

Bills heading to the governor

• SB 9 (Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Bradford/Lycoming/Sullivan/Susquehanna/Union): Designates the Eastern Hellbender as the state amphibian.

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives returns to session on Monday, April 29, 2019.

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