Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Children & Youth, 9 a.m., Room 60, East Wing
• Public hearing to examine the issue of substance-exposed infants.
Finance, 9 a.m., Room 205, Ryan Office Building
• Informational meeting on job creation tax credits.
Gaming Oversight, 9 a.m., G-50, Irvis Office Building
• Informational meeting on the Gaming Control Board to give a general overview of gaming expansion.
Professional Licesnsure, 9:30 a.m., B-31, Main Capitol
• HB 63 (Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny): Updates the Bureau of Professional and Occupations Affairs Act to allow professionals under BPOA to accrue continuing education credits.
• HB 138 (Rep. Chris Quinn, R-Delaware): Provides further qualifications for license and examinations for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.
Commerce, 10 a.m., Room 140, Main Capitol
• Informational meeting on DCED Workforce Programs.
Environmental Resources & Energy, 10 a.m., B-31, Main Capitol
• Informational meeting featuring a presentation by the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association and the Pennsylvania Chamber on the “Forge the Future” report, which discusses five key economic growth drivers associated with the natural gas industry – most notably, workforce development solutions.
Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Call of the Chair, Room 60, East Wing
• HB 370 (Rep. Kate Klunk, R- York): Amends the Agricultural Area Security Law to provide for restrictions, limitations and subdivision on preserved farmland.
• HB 404 (Rep. John Lawrence, R- Chester/Lancaster): Adds the “Tree of Heaven” plant, a favorite food source of the invasive spotted lanternfly, to the list of noxious weeds in Pennsylvania.
• HB 441 (Rep. Curt Sonney, R- Erie): Allows wind power generation systems on preserved farmland.
Judiciary, Call of the Chair, G50, Irvis
• HB 276 (Rep. Sheryl Delozier, R-Cumberland): Proposes an amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution to include a crime victims’ bill of rights.
• HB 502 (Rep. John Hershey, R- Juniata/Franklin/Mifflin): Grants to crime victims the right to attend any proceeding relating to their cases, unless the court expressly determines that attendance would materially alter the victim’s’ testimony.
• HB 503 (Rep. Garth Everett, R-Lycoming/Union): Provides the same protections afforded to vulnerable children under the tender years exception to the rule against admission of hearsay evidence to those victims who are intellectually disabled or severely autistic.
• HB 504 (Rep. Natalie Mihalek, R- Allegheny/Washington): Ensures that prior sexual assaults or other prior acts of victimization against a rape victim cannot be used at trial for the purpose of attacking the victim’s character.
• HB 505 (Rep. Rob Kauffman, R- Franklin): Helps additional child victims of sexual or other violent crimes testify against their perpetrators by modestly expanding the number of crimes for which the tender years exception to the general rule against admitting hearsay (e.g. out-of-court statements) applies.
On Wednesday, session will begin at 11 a.m.
Votes on Second Consideration
• HB 51 (Rep. Aaron Bernstine, R-Lawrence/Beaver/Butler): Create a new section for deemed eligibility for home care, home health care and older adult daily living services.
• HB 81 (Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Franklin): Establishes the certification of central service technicians and surgical technologists.
• HB 128 (Rep. Rosemary Brown, R-Monroe/Pike): Creates the PA First-time Homebuyers Savings Account.
• HB 60 (Rep. Jim Cox, R-Berks): Prohibits future employees of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission from being members of the State Employees’ Retirement System.
Votes on Third Consideration:
• HB 26 (Snyder)
• HB 318 (Mizgorski)
• HB 350 (Rigby)