Weekly Wrap-Up in the #PAHouse week of Feb. 18, 2019

Bills passed in the PA House during the week of Feb. 18, 2019

Bills heading to the Senate for consideration:

• HB 26 (Rep. Pam Snyder, R-Greene/Washington): Adds motorcycles to the state’s automobile lemon law. The law requires a manufacturer to fix any default which substantially impairs the use, value or safety of the vehicle, if the problem occurs in the first year of ownership or 12,000 miles. This legislation would extend those same protections to consumers purchasing new motorcycles. Vote:168-6

• HB 318 (Rep. Lori Mizgorski, R-Allegheny): Allows consumers to permanently sign up for the state’s “do-not-call’ list. Currently, those on the list must re-register every five years. This bill removes the time period completely from the current law allowing consumers to register one time for as long as they hold the registered phone number. Vote: 174-0

• HB 81 (Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Franklin): Outlines certification of central service technicians and surgical technologists. Currently, neither of these professions require certification in Pennsylvania. This bill would require central service technicians and surgical technologists to pass a nationally accredited exam and maintain continuing education requirements. Vote: 189-0

• HB 128 (Rep. Rosemary Brown, R-Monroe/Pike): Creates the PA First-time Homebuyers Savings Account program. The bill would allow first-time homebuyers to deposit money into a savings account, where it goes for the exclusive purpose of purchasing a first home, and if used for qualified expenses, the money can be deducted from their state income tax. Vote: 188-1

• HB 60 (Rep. Jim Cox, R-Berks): Prohibits future Susquehanna River Basic Commission employees from being members of the State Employee Retirement System. Vote: 108-81

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives returns to session on Monday, March 11. Appropriations hearings are being held during the weeks of Feb. 25 and March 4. View the hearing schedule and videos of completed hearings here.

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