Budget Votes Expected This Week
The House is back in session this week and expected to vote on the 2019-20 Pennsylvania budget. Meetings and discussions between the House, Senate and Administration will continue through the weekend with a vote on a spending plan and related code bills anticipated the first few days of the week. House Republicans remain committed to growing the Rainy Day Fund, successfully funding our legislative priorities this session, and ensuring any increase in education funding is noticed in the classrooms.
Appropriations Committee meetings are not listed but are anticipated at the call of the chair each day. Daily calendars and committee schedules are very much subject to change as budget plans come together.
Monday, June 24, 2019
Judiciary, 10 a.m., G-50 Irvis Office Building
• Public hearing on HB 1397, which would promote equality among parents in custody determinations.
Transportation, 11:30 a.m., B-31 Main Capitol
• Public hearing on HB 916, which would authorize courts to require an alcohol monitoring device as a condition of bail for repeat DUI offenders.
On Monday, session will begin at 1 p.m.
Votes on Second Consideration:
• HB 796 (Rep. Jared Soloman, D-Philadelphia): Would create a grant program for apprenticeship programs.
• HB 1069 (Rep. Aaron Bernstine, R-Lawrence/Beaver/Butler): Would require the posting of agendas by state agencies prior to public meetings wherein official business is conducted.
• HB 1105 (Rep. Eric Nelson, R-Westmoreland): Would incentivize businesses to remediate Commonwealth lands that pose a current or future risk to the health and safety of residents.
• HB 1633 (Rep. Karen Boback, R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming): Would amend the Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) to provide for additional background check requirements and to restrict provisional employment arrangements.
• SB 130 (Sen. John Gordner, R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder): Would authorize the release of agricultural land use restrictions on a parcel of land in the Borough of Danville and the Township of Mahoning, Montour County.
• SB 698 (Sen. John Gordner, R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder): Would allow a physician to appoint a designee to assist with the input of information relating to written agreements into the Department of State’s new online PALS licensing system as it relates to the medical practice act.
• SB 699 (Sen. John Gordner, R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder): Would allow a physician to appoint a designee to assist with the input of information relating to written agreements into the Department of State’s new online PALS licensing system as it relates to the Osteopathic Medical Act.
• SB 701 (Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh): Would allow for land conveyance for former Allentown State Hospital grounds.
• HR 231 (Rep. Stephen Barrar, R-Delaware/Chester): Would urge the federal government to make the resiliency of the United States’ infrastructure a priority.
Votes on Third Consideration:
• HB 427 (Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre/Mifflin): Would prohibit health plans covering treatments for Stage IV, metastatic cancers from excluding or limiting drugs for patients if the drugs are FDA approved and consistent with best practices for Stage IV, metastatic cancer treatment.
• HB 1441 (Rep. Carl Metzgar, R-Somerset/Bedford): Would designate a bridge along U.S. Route 219, over Walters Mill Road, in Somerset County as the Mark J. Baserman Memorial Bridge.
• HB 1511 (Rep. Chris Quinn, R-Delaware): Would codify the Public Utility Commission’s 60-day approval for unprotested telecommunication applications.
• HB 1534 (Rep. Robert Matzie, D-Beaver/Allegheny): Would update and clarify the existing anti-pyramid scheme law.
• HB 1578 (Rep. Sue Helm, R-Dauphin/Lebanon): Would amend portions of Real and Personal Property law, within the Uniform Condominium Act, the Real Estate Cooperative Act and the Uniform Planned Community Act.
• HB 1634 (Rep. Karen Boback, R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming): Would increase the fee assessed to recipients of child support from $25 annually to $35 annually in order to remain in federal compliance.
• SB 89 (Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia/Montgomery): Would update the school code to replace references to “vocational technical schools” with “career and technical schools” and update other obsolete terms and add provisions related to career and technical education.
• SB 127 (Sen. Mike Regan, R-Cumberland/York): Would reauthorize the 911 statute.
• SB 128 (Sen. Mike Regan, R-Cumberland/York): Would authorize the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) to serve as a liaison for the Civil Air Patrol and provide support.
• SB 298 (Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming): Would earmark fines assessed for violations of the state’s Stolen Valor Act to the Veterans’ Trust Fund.
• SB 621 (Sen. Mike Regan, R-Cumberland/York): Would update requirements related to school police officers, school resource officers and school security guards.