Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Children and Youth, 9 a.m., B-31, Main Capitol
• Public hearing on state of foster care programs.
State Government, 9 a.m., Room 60, East Wing
• HB 57 (Rep. Jonathan Fritz, R-Susquehanna/Wayne): Would eliminate the following boards and commissions on basis of being outdated.
• Interstate Rail Passenger Advisory Council
• Pennsylvania Public Television Network Commission
• Industrial Resource Center Strategic Advisory Board
• Small Business Advocacy Council
• Advisory Committee on Probation
• Joint Committee to Review Cost of Living
• Legislative Representative for Collective Bargaining
• Pennsylvania Quality Leadership Awards Council
• Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Advisory Committee
• The Weather Modification Board
• HB 283 (Rep. Justin Simmons, R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton): Amends the Right-to-Know Law to permit a state or local agency to charge additional fees for the search, review and duplication of records that have been requested and will be used for a commercial purpose.
• HB 985 (Rep. Frank Ryan, R-Lebanon): Clarifies which types of audits the Department of the Auditor General shall conduct, and what professional qualifications each department employee shall possess in order to work on these various types of audits.
• HB 1053 (Rep. Frank Ryan, R-Lebanon): Requires that all state agencies be subject to an initial performance audit.
• HB 1174 (Rep. Matthew Dowling, R-Fayette/Somerset): Would repeal Act 49 of 1933 which, “Prohibits individuals and associations from playing or engaging in baseball or football games before 2:00 pm, and after 6:00 pm on Sundays.”
• HB 1175 (Rep. Matthew Dowling, R-Fayette/Somerset): Would repeal Act 99 of 1973 which states,“this act suspends sports, musical, theatrical and dramatic performances before 1:00 pm on Sundays throughout Pennsylvania.”
• HB 1179 (Rep. Jonathan Fritz, R-Susquehanna/Wayne): Would repeal laws from 1933 which regulate when music can be played on Sundays.
• HB 1180 (Rep. Jonathan Fritz, R-Susquehanna/Wayne): Would repeal laws from 1935 which regulate when movies can be played on Sundays.
• HB 1181 (Rep. Jonathan Fritz, R-Susquehanna/Wayne): Would add further protections to help safeguard our constituents when there is a data breach.
Urban Affairs, 9 a.m., 205, Ryan Office Building
• Informational meeting on HB 71.
Commerce, 9:30 a.m., Room 140, Main Capitol
• HB 858 (Rep. Rosemary Brown, R-Monroe/Pike): Would create the Incentive Based Savings Program Act to authorize and permit financial institutions to conduct savings promotion programs.
• HB 1166 (Rep. Barry Jozwiak, R-Berks): Increases pilot fees on the Delaware River and Bay.
Human Services, 9:30 a.m., G-50, Irvis Office Building
• HB 596 (Rep. Doyle Heffley, R-Carbon): Would establish a Detoxification and Addiction Treatment Bed Registry, as administered by DDAP.
• HB 1024 (Rep. Jack Rader Jr., R-Monroe): Would specify that a person does not need to test positive for drugs in order to begin addiction treatment.
• HR 74 (Rep. Angel Cruz, D-Philadelphia): Concurrent resolution recognizing the rights of individuals with cognitive disabilities to technology and information access.
• HR 216 (Rep. F. Todd Polinchock, R-Bucks): Calls for the Joint State Government Committee to form a task force and advisory committee to study ways the Commonwealth can forge the next link in the chain of care for people struggling with an addiction.
Judiciary, 10 a.m., Room 140, Main Capitol
• Informational meeting focused on magisterial district judge safety issues.
Labor and Industry, Call of the Chair, Room 205, Ryan Office Building
• HB 68 (Rep. Frank Ryan, R-Lebanon): Amends the Unemployment Compensation (UC) Law to extend the time period for an employer to request relief from charges from 15 to 30 days.
On Tuesday, session will begin at 11 a.m.
Votes on Second Consideration:
• 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.
• HB 833 (Rep. Clint Owlett, R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter): Would require all applicants and recipients of Medical Assistance, as a condition of eligibility, to cooperate with the Department of Human Services (DHS) in securing medical support from the noncustodial parent of any child for whom medical assistance is sought or provided.
• HB 970 (Rep. Michael Peifer, R-Pike/Wayne): Requires all agencies with employees or contractors that have access to federal tax information to comply with enhanced security procedures.
• 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.
• HB 1058 (Rep. Kathy Rapp, R-Warren/Crawford/Forest): Would require information to be given to a woman on the option of perinatal hospice care after she is diagnosed with a life-threatening fetal anomaly.
• HB 1171 (Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-Luzerne): Specifies that civil confidentiality agreements do not cover communications with law enforcement.
Votes on Third Consideration:
• HB 706 (Greiner)
• HB 561 (Delozier)
• HB 947 (Schweyer)
• HB 1045 (Hickernell)
• SB 9 (Yaw)
• 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.