Monday, June 19, 2017
VETERANS AFFAIRS AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, 10 a.m., Room 205, Ryan Office Building
Informational meeting on the use of micro grids to provide reliable energy distribution, especially during disaster emergencies.
EDUCATION, 11 a.m., Room G-50, Irvis Office Building
HB 121 (Rep. Aaron Kaufer, R-Luzerne): Updates alcohol, chemical and tobacco abuse curricula to include opioid abuse prevention education.
HB 1021 (Rep. James Roebuck, D-Philadelphia): Establishes logging and reporting requirements for fire and emergency evacuation drill compliance in school entities.
HB 1448 (Rep. Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster): Directs the Pennsylvania Department of Education to create a comparison tool on its website to research institutions of higher education.
HB 1495 (Rep. Stephen Bloom, R-Cumberland): Permits furloughs for economic reasons that require a reduction in professional employees and amends the order in which professional employees are suspended and reinstated.
ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, Call of Chair, Room 205, Ryan Office Building
HB 1333 (Rep. Matt Gabler, R-Clearfield/Elk): Clarifies conditions for temporary cessation of surface mining operations.
HB 1341 (Rep. Jeff Pyle, R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana): Allows emergency medical responders (EMRs) to be employed at underground coal mines.
SB 624 (Sen. Joseph Scarnati, R-Cameron/Clearfield/Clinton/Elk/Jefferson/McKean/Potter/Tioga): Exempts planned subsidence caused by bituminous coal mining operations as a source of pollution to waterways if the mining operation has an approved mitigation plan.
On Monday, the House will convene at 1 p.m. for legislative business. The members will vote the uncontested calendar and Rule 35 resolutions.
Votes on Second Consideration
• HB 353 (Rep. Tedd Nesbit, R-Butler/Mercer): Mandates the electronic transmission of controlled substance prescriptions.
• HB 566 (Rep. James Santora, R-Delaware): Amends the Contractor and Subcontractor Act to allow for suspension of performance if payment is not received by a contractor or subcontractor in accordance with the terms of their construction contract.
• HB 646 (Rep. Judy Ward, R-Blair): Amends the aggravated assault law to add health care practitioners to the protected class.
• HB 1139 (Rep. Jesse Topper, R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton): Allows a parent to leave a newborn with an emergency services provider and also allows a parent to leave a newborn in an incubator located at a hospital, a police station, or on the grounds of an entity employing or providing access to an emergency services provider.
• HB 1523 (Rep. Ron Marsico, R-Dauphin): Reestablishes a statewide DNA database within the Pennsylvania State Police and expands the scope of offenses for which a DNA sample must be collected.
Votes on Third Consideration
• HB 944 (Rep. Mark Keller, R-Cumberland/Perry): Establishes the Commission for Agricultural Education Excellence to develop a statewide plan for agricultural education and coordinate the implementation of related agricultural education programming with the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Education.
• HB 1494 (Rep. Kathy Rapp, R-Crawford/Forest/Warren): Allows the Commonwealth to enter into federal cooperative agreements for the harvest and sale of timber and other activities to improve forest habitats.
• HR 327 (Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny): Establishes a select subcommittee on tax modernization and reform under the House Finance Committee.