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The Weekly Schedule
Identified by bill number, the sponsors and summaries for bills scheduled to be considered in committee or on the House floor are posted below. More information regarding these bills can be found at PAHouseGOP.com by clicking on the “Research Bills” tab.
Monday, March 12, 2018
VETERANS AFFAIRS AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, 11 a.m., Room 205, Ryan Office Building
HB 1412 (Rep. Stephen Barrar, R-Chester/Delaware): Allows electric distribution companies to develop energy grid storage or micro-grid pilot programs to be approved by the Public Utility Commission.
SB 552 (Sen. Ryan Aument, R-Lancaster): Changes the name of the “PA Veterans’ Memorial Trust Fund” to the “PA Veterans’ Monuments and Memorial Trust Fund” and enhances the fund to better preserve monuments and memorials dedicated to PA’s veterans and military personnel.
COMMERCE, Noon, Room G-50, Irvis Office Building
HB 1284 (Rep. Mike Peifer, R-Pike/Wayne): Directs the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to develop a one-stop-shop online permitting portal for businesses.
HB 2124 (Rep. Christopher Quinn, R-Delaware): Requires institutions of higher education to send annual letters to students with information on their student loan debt, including estimates of their total debt at graduation and estimated monthly payments.
TOURISM AND RECREATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, Noon, Room 140, Main Capitol
Informational meeting with the Department of Community and Economic Development’s tourism office and the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association on marketing activities and initiatives designed to attract business and leisure travelers to the state.
TRANSPORTATION, Noon, Room 205, Ryan Office Building
HB 163 (Rep. Rick Saccone, R-Allegheny/Washington): Removes the mandatory driver’s license suspension for convictions for state or federal drug infractions, and terroristic threats by a person ages 21 or younger on school property, during any school-sponsored activity, or while being transported to school related activities.
HB 1240 (Rep. Jim Marshall, R-Beaver/Butler): Removes the requirement to secure a Recovered Theft Vehicle title when a stolen vehicle has been recovered.
HB 1446 (Rep. Marguerite Quinn, R-Bucks): Sets statewide and regional goals for alternative energy vehicle refueling stations.
HB 1699 (Rep. Jim Marshall, R-Beaver/Butler): Amends the Vehicle Code to standardize the current truck-trailer combination width for all trucks at 8 feet, 6 inches (102 inches), while allowing for exemptions for narrow roadways.
HB 2018 (Rep. Neal Goodman, D-Schuylkill): Highway designation: Francis V. “Angie” McAndrew Memorial Highway.
HB 2066 (Rep. Matthew Dowling, R-Fayette/Somerset): Clarifies the scenic road designation for the National Road in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
HB 2067 (Rep. John Taylor, R-Philadelphia): Highway designation: Police Officer Isabel Nazario Memorial Highway.
HR 76 (Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny): Expresses opposition to the enactment or enforcement of federal driver’s license suspension mandates for drug offenses.
SB 837 (Sen. Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland): Highway designation: Specialist 4 William J. Kolenc Memorial Highway.
URBAN AFFAIRS, Noon, Room B-31, Main Capitol
HB 2010 (Rep. Michael O’Brien, D-Philadelphia): Creates a standard definition of “blighted property” for any statute enacted after Sept. 1, 1937.
HB 2049 (Rep. Dan Moul, R-Adams): Creates the Service Animal Integrity Act to address documentation requirements for service animals in housing, and to establish penalties for misrepresentation.
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 1881 (Rep. Cris Dush, R-Indiana/Jefferson): Bridge designation: Army SPC Christine L. Mayes Memorial Bridge.
• HB 1898 (Rep. James Santora, R-Delaware): Amends the Board of Vehicles Act to address issues regarding used vehicles with unrepaired recalls, prohibit manufacturers from requiring dealers to significantly modify facilities within 10 years of a prior modification, and establishes a temporary license for new vehicle dealers.
• HB 1910 (Rep. John Lawrence, R-Chester/Lancaster): Eliminates the $2 and $6 fees associated with ordering a duplicate vehicle registration card when that vehicle registration card is printed by the applicant.
• HB 1958 (Rep. Greg Rothman, R-Cumberland): Allows for the platooning of certain vehicles and authorizes the use of fully autonomous work-zone vehicles by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.
• HB 1964 (Rep. Jack Rader, R-Monroe): Highway designation: Submarine Veterans Memorial Highway.
• HB 1986 (Rep. James Santora, R-Delaware): Highway designation: Deputy Chief Michael P. Morgan Memorial Highway.
Votes on Third Consideration
• HB 153 (Rep. Jerry Knowles, R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill): Amends the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to reduce the size of the House of Representatives and the size of the Senate.
• HB 1409 (Rep. Parke Wentling, R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer): Amends the Game and Wildlife Code to allow qualified nonresident disabled veterans and former prisoners of war to receive the same licensing discounts and exemptions currently given to resident disabled veterans and former prisoners of war and exempts senior lifetime hunting and furtaking license holders from any permits required to hunt game animals previously allowed under their lifetime licenses.
• HB 1814 (Rep. Mark Keller, R-Cumberland): Clarifies ownership of properties delinquent in real estate taxes and in the process of being sold through the Real Estate Tax Sale Law.
• SB 135 (Sen. Mario Scavello, R-Monroe/Northampton): Allows for the use of leashed tracking dogs to track and recover legally wounded or harvested white-tailed deer, black bear and elk during any open season for deer, bear or elk.
• SB 449 (Sen. Camera Bartolotta, R-Beaver/Greene/Washington): Allows the issuing authority to use a pretrial risk assessment tool when considering bail in a criminal case involving domestic violence.