Weekly Wrap-Up of Bills Passed in #PAHouse week of june 24, 2019

Bills passed in the PA House during the week of June 17, 2019

Bills going to the governor’s desk:

• HB 448 (Rep. Aaron Kaufer, R-Luzerne): Would add additional members to the Pennsylvania Commission for the United States Semiquincentennial. Vote 201-0.

• HB 826 (Rep. Jim Marshall, R-Beaver/Butler): Would allow nonprofits affiliated with major league and collegiate sports teams to conduct 50/50 drawings for charity at home games. Vote 194-7.

• HB 1172 (Rep. David Hickernell, R-Lancaster/Dauphin): Would require the licensing boards and commissions under the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) to provide licensure by endorsement for applicants who hold similar licenses in other states. Vote 201-0.

• HB 65 (Rep. Tommy Sankey, R- Clearfield/Cambria): Designates the Private First-Class Steve L. Klosz Memorial Bridge. Vote 201-0.

• HB 131 (Rep. Barry Jozwiak, R-Berks): Updates the state liquor code definition of “alcoholic cider” to match the federal definition. Vote 199-0.

• HB 786 (Rep. Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster): Would address declining outcomes and inequitable funding formulas for trauma centers. Vote 199-0.

• HB 1520 (Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington): Would create a grant program to reimburse federal meat inspection costs for small or new processors. Vote 199-0.

• HB 1590 (Rep. Clint Owlett, R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter): Would create the Dairy Investment Program within the Commonwealth Financing Authority. Vote 199-0.

• HB 3 (Rep. Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster): Would create a PA state-based health insurance exchange and a reinsurance program. Vote 197-0.

• 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 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 183-13.

• HB 262 (Rep. Carl Metzgar, R- Somerset/Bedford): Eliminates the inheritance tax rate for transfers of property to or for the use of a child age 21 years or younger from a natural parent, adoptive parent or step-parent. Vote 194-3.

• HB 265 (Rep. Craig Staats, R-Bucks): Expands an established database that allows students and potential students to plan where courses, programs, certificates, and diplomas transfer among public schools and institutions of higher education. Vote 197-0.

• HB 423 (Rep. Jesse Topper, R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton): Would amend the Liquor Code regarding local option ballot questions for alcohol manufacturers. Vote 198-1.

• HB 1324 (Rep. Stephen Barrar, R-Delaware/Chester): Would expand the Pennsylvania National Guard Military Education Program by including the National Guard member’s spouse or child in this benefit program. Vote 199-0.

• HB 1461 HB 1461 (Rep. Mindy Fee, R-Lancaster): Would allow the Office of Inspector General (OIG) to investigate and combat all avenues of public benefits fraud. Vote 181-16.

• HB 1614 (Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Franklin): Would provide law enforcement and the attorney general the authority to participate in local, state or federal task forces. Vote 194-3.

• HB 1615 (Rep. Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny): Would amend public school code and definitions of educational tax credits and appropriate public school funding. Vote 160-39.

Bills heading to the Senate for 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. Vote 196-3.

• HB 1005 (Rep. Jim Cox, R-Berks/Lancaster): Would amend the Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions Program (ABC-MAP) Act to include the administration of naloxone in a patient’s record on the ABC-MAP database. Vote 110-89.

• 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. Vote 199-0.

• HB 1511 (Rep. Chris Quinn, R-Delaware): Would codify the Public Utility Commission’s 60-day approval for unprotested telecommunication applications. Vote 199-0.

• HB 1534 (Rep. Robert Matzie, D-Beaver/Allegheny): Would update and clarify the existing anti-pyramid scheme law. Vote 199-0.

• 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. Vote 199-0.

• 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. Vote 199-0.

• 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. Vote 199-0.

• SB 117 (Sen. Wayne Langerholc Jr., R-Bedford/Cambria/Clearfield): Would designate a bridge on a portion of S.R. 3016 over Solomon Run in Cambria County as the Seaman Apprentice Kenneth D. Scaife Memorial Bridge. Vote 199-0.

• SB 127 (Sen. Mike Regan, R-Cumberland/York): Would reauthorize the 911 statute. Vote 197-2.

• 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. Vote 199-0.

• SB 440 (Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York): Would create three-year pilot program that provides Flexible Instructional Days (FIDs) to school entities. Vote 198-1.

• HB 790 (Rep. Stan Saylor, R-York): Would provide for the General Appropriations Act for the 2019/20 fiscal year, which runs from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Vote 140-62.

• HB 796 (Rep. Jared Soloman, D-Philadelphia): Would create grant program for apprenticeship programs. Vote 201-0.

• 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 our residents. Vote 105-96.

• HB 1350 (Rep. Stan Saylor, R-York): Would make non-preferred appropriations to the Pennsylvania State University for the 2019/20 fiscal year. Vote 199-2.

• HB 1351 (Rep. Stan Saylor, R-York): Would make non-preferred appropriations to the University of Pittsburgh for the 2019/20 fiscal year. Vote 169-32.

• HB 1352 (Rep. Stan Saylor, R-York): Would make non-preferred appropriations to the Temple University for the 2019/20 fiscal year. Vote 198-3.

• HB 1353 (Rep. Stan Saylor, R-York): Would make non-preferred appropriations to the Linoln University for the 2019/20 fiscal year. Vote 201-1.

• HB 1354 (Rep. Stan Saylor, R-York): Would make non-preferred appropriations to the University of Pennsylvania for the 2019/20 fiscal year. Vote 196-5.

• 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. Vote 201-0.

• 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. Vote 201-0.

• 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. Vote 201-0.

• SB 701 (Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh): Would allow for land conveyance for former Allentown State Hospital grounds. Vote 200-1.

• HB 792 (Rep. David Maloney, R-Berks): Would make changes to vehicle parking regulations when parking in a curbside bike lane. Vote 200-1.

• HB 1444 (Rep. Justin Walsh, R-Westmoreland): Would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to allow the governing body of a local government unit to petition the Court of Common Pleas requesting the removal of a member of the governing body who attends fewer than 50% of all scheduled public meetings in a calendar year. Vote 195-6.

• HB 1563 (Rep. Dan Moul, R-Adams): Would amend the Municipal Authorities Act to allow owners of multiple properties or buildings with multiple units that are served by a single meter to request a rate study using a years’ worth of usage data to determine if an adjustment is needed in the amount that the property owner pays. Vote 197-4.

• SB 700 (Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh): Would amend the Public School Code of 1949 (School Code) to implement a new program for state reimbursement for school construction and maintenance projects and to establish the Public Higher Education Funding Commission. Vote 201-0.

• SB 724 (Sen. Jake Corman, R-Centre/Juniata/Mifflin/Huntington): Would make technical corrections to PSERS and SERS Codes/Act 5 of 2017, PSERS emerging investment manager program and SERS definition of “enforcement officer.” Vote 201-0.

• HB 49 (Rep. Rosemary Brown, R-Monroe/Pike): Would require public schools to allow students to apply credits earned through courses in personal financial literacy to satisfy graduation credit requirements. Vote 200-0.

• SB 239 (Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh): Would make appropriations from the Public School Employees' Retirement Fund. Vote 170-30.

• SB 241 (Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh): Would make appropriations from the Philadelphia Taxicab and Limousine Regulatory Fund and the Philadelphia Taxicab Medallion Fund to the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Vote 200-0.

• HB 295 (Rep. Barry Jozwiak, R-Berks): Would establish the Advisory Council on PANDAS and PANS, an autoimmune condition that disrupts the neurologic function of the brain. Vote 142-58.

• HB 296 (Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-Luzerne): Would provide a tax credit for families who provide permanency to children in the care of Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services. Vote 200-0.

• HB 1203 (Rep. Frank Ryan, R-Lebanon): Would require that the annual audit of an authority must comply with state and federal standards and allows the incorporating municipality to request assistance from the Auditor General. Vote 200-0.

• HB 1380 (Rep. Karen Boback, R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming): Would provide for fishing license and hunting license reciprocity for active duty military members and disabled veterans. Vote 200-0.

• HB 1502 (Rep. Seth Grove, R-York): Would codify the Treasurer’s transparency portal, requiring state agencies to post budget documents online. It would also create Commonwealth Financial Watch, which would show the public the top 20 largest cost drivers and 10 agencies with the largest budget appropriations. Vote 200-0.

• HB 1595 (Rep. Jim Rigby, R-Cambria/Somerset): Would designate a bridge on a portion of Washington Street in Cambria County as the SFC Raymond R. Buchan Memorial Bridge. Vote 200-0.

• SB 733 (Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh): Would provide for capital itemization of the Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund for a science and education center. Vote 200-0.

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