Loading

Weekly Wrap-Up in the #PAHouse week of march 11, 2019

Bills passed in the PA House during the week of March 11, 2019

Bills heading to the Senate for consideration

• HB 284 (Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler): Modernizes the state’s History Code, allowing the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) additional powers in obtaining and recovering relevant state records and property. Vote 193-0

• HB 384 (Rep. Josh Kail, R-Beaver/Washington): Increases the fine for driving a vehicle without the proper endorsement for that particular type of vehicle. Currently the fine is $25; under this bill the fine would increase to $200. Vote 193-0

• HB 350 (Rep. Jim Rigby, R-Cambria/Somerset): Changes rules for tracking precious metal sales and helps law enforcement potentially recover stolen property including requiring dealers to possess purchased metals for a minimum of 10 working days and maintaining a copy of their annual license application. Vote 190-5

• HB 277 (Rep. Clint Owlett, R-Bradford/Potter): Designates the Troy Area Veterans Memorial Bridge. Vote 195-0.

• HB 224 (Rep. Tina Pickett, R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna): Designates the T.W. “Doc” Shoemaker, Jr., Memorial Highway. Vote 195-0.

• HB 65 (Rep. Tommy Sankey, R- Clearfield/Cambria): Designates the Private First Class Steve L. Klosz Memorial Bridge. Vote 195-0.

• HB 66 (Sankey): Designates the United States Army Sergeant Scott O. Henry Memorial Bridge. Vote 195-0.

• HB 235 (Rep. Tarah Toohill, R-Luzerne): Reforms state adoption requirements/witness consent rules for adoption by an incarcerated parent. Currently, due to housing restrictions, inmates often cannot obtain the necessary witness signatures required for a valid consent in adoption proceedings. This bill allows correctional staff to be permitted to witness the consent of the incarcerated parent. Vote 134-56

• HB 387 (Rep. Danielle Otten, D-Chester): Releases Project 70 restrictions on certain land owned by the Commonwealth. Vote 190-0

• HB 407 (Rep. Kurt Masser, R-Northumberland/Columbia/Montour): Updates the definition of “blight” to create a standard definition for the term in each blight remediation bill introduced. This will prevent points of contention as blight remediation progresses. Vote 190-0

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives returns to session at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019.

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a copyright violation, please follow the DMCA section in the Terms of Use.