Weekly Wrap-Up in the #PAHouse week of feb. 3, 2020

Bills passed in the PA House during the week of Feb. 3, 2020

Bills in the Hands of the Governor:

• HB 1100 (Rep. Aaron Kaufer, R-Luzerne): Would create the Energy and Fertilizer Manufacturing Tax Credit. Vote 139-46.

• HB 1001 (Rep. Donna Oberlander, R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest): Would establish standards for the licensure and regulation of human milk banks in PA. Vote 192-0.

• 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 192-0.

Bills heading to the Senate for consideration:

• HB 1536 (Rep. Brett Miller, R-Lancaster): Would create new penalties, including driver's license suspensions, for careless driving and reckless driving resulting in the death, serious bodily injury, or bodily injury of a vulnerable highway user. Vote 191-4.

• HB 1710 (Rep. Tim Hennessey, R-Chester/Montgomery): Would establish U.S. Semi-quincentennial license plates. Vote 195-0.

• HB 1711 (Rep. Tim Hennessey, R-Chester/Montgomery): Would establish heritage license plates. Vote 195-0.

• HB 1712 (Rep. Tim Hennessey, R-Chester/Montgomery): Would establish corporate logo fleet license plates. Vote 194-1.

• HB 1755 (Rep. David Zimmerman, R-Lancaster): Would require the State Conservation Commission to submit annual reports to the General Assembly. Vote 195-0.

• HB 2018 (Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne): Would authorize the transfer of land at the Plymouth Readiness Center within Plymouth Borough. Vote 195-0.

• HB 406 (Rep. Jim Cox, R-Berks/Lancaster): Would require municipalities to host publicly noticed meetings when considering selling or leasing a sewer or water system. Vote 193-0.

• HB 1541 (Rep. Frank Farry, R-Bucks): Would create the “Air Medal Plate” to be issued by PennDOT. Vote 193-0.

• HB 1584 (Rep. Garth Everett, R-Lycoming/Union): Would remove the current statutory restriction that bars Waterways Conservation Officers (WCOs) of the PA Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) from being included in Act 111 for the purpose of seeking collective bargaining. Vote 180-13.

• HB 1715 (Rep. Natalie Mihalek, R-Allegheny/Washington): Would create the Navy and Marine Corps Medal plate to be issued by PennDOT. Vote 193-0.

• HB 2046 (Rep. Tom Murt, R-Montgomery/Philadelphia): Would delay implementation of a change to the grade spans and age levels covered by special education certification until after Dec. 31, 2022. Vote 193-0.

• HB 2082 (Rep. Jim Gregory, R-Blair): Would increase the monthly pension amounts for both the blind and paralyzed/amputee veterans pension programs. Vote 193-0.

House Appropriations Committee meetings will run from Feb. 18 through March 5. The House will convene in voting session again on March 16.