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Weekly Wrap-Up in #PAHouse week of june 11, 2018

Bills passed by the House of Representatives during the week of June 11, 2018

Bills heading to the governor’s desk:

• HB 653 (Rep. Kurt Masser, R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland): Establishes an expedited foreclosure process to certify a property as vacant and abandoned. House concurred in Senate amendments. Vote: 191-0. HB 653 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• SB 776 (Sen. Robert Tomlinson, R-Bucks): Extends the Dyslexia and Early Literacy Intervention Pilot Program from three to five years. Vote: 196-0. SB 776 now goes to the governor’s desk.

Bills heading to the Senate for consideration or concurrence:

• HB 85 (Rep. John Lawrence, R-Chester/Lancaster): Addresses philosophical exemption from state assessments. Vote: 154-39. HB 85 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 200 (Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-Luzerne): Adds postpartum depression as a qualifying at-risk condition for early intervention services under the Early Intervention Services System Act. Vote: 196-0. HB 200 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 899 (Rep. Donna Oberlander, R-Armstrong/Clarion/Forest): Adds anti-obesity medications approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to the list of items which shall be considered a compensable item under the medical assistance program. Vote: 193-0. HB 899 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 1514 (Rep. Kathy Rapp, R-Crawford/Forest/Warren): Directs the Department of Health to establish the Early Childhood Vision Care Education Program. Vote: 192-0. HB 1514 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 1810 (Rep. Doyle Heffley, R-Carbon) Requires online hosting platforms that facilitate the booking of overnight lodging in Pennsylvania to register with the Department of Revenue. Vote: 177-14. HB 1810 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 1987 (Rep. Bryan Barbin, D-Cambria/Somerset): Limits the dispensing of fentanyl and fentanyl derivatives. Vote: 191-0. HB 1987 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2052 (Rep. Mike Reese, R-Somerset/Westmoreland): Requires public school entities to provide information and access to support services to a student whose parent or guardian is deployed for active duty. Vote: 193-0. HB 2052 now goes to the Senate.

• HB 2226 (Rep. Kathy Rapp, R-Crawford/Forest/Warren): Prohibits the sale or purchase of nicotine products or nicotine delivery products to or by minors. Vote: 195-0. HB 2226 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2268 (Rep. Gerald Mullery, R-Luzerne): Bans nicotine-based products, nicotine delivery products and electronic cigarettes in Pennsylvania schools. Vote: 195-0. HB 2268 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2321 (Rep. Stephen Bloom, R-Cumberland): Adds several crimes to the existing provision which permits a court to admit an out-of-court statement of a child victim or child witness. Vote: 195-1. HB 2321 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2324 (Rep. Bryan Barbin, R-Cambria/Somerset): Amends the Rape Shield Law in order to exclude from criminal trials evidence of “past sexual victimization.” Vote: 196-0. HB 2324 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2325 (Rep. Garth Everett, R-Lycoming/Union): Addresses the admissibility of out-of-court statements in criminal or civil proceedings made by an individual with an intellectual disability or autism who is a victim or witness. Vote: 195-1. HB 2325 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2327 (Rep. Mindy Fee, R-Lancaster): Allows public school entities to go into executive session for school safety discussions. Vote: 193-0. HB 2327 now goes to the Senate.

• HB 2420 (Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Armstrong/Indiana/Westmoreland): Bridge designation: First Sergeant Alexander Kelly Memorial Bridge. Vote: 193-0. HB 2420 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2425 (Rep. Keith Greiner, R-Lancaster): Bridge designation: Sergeant Melvin R. Wink Memorial Bridge. Vote: 193-0. HB 2425 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• SB 172 (Sen. David Argall, R-Berks/Schuylkill): Creates an automated speed enforcement system (ASES) five-year pilot program for highway work zones and a separate ASES pilot program along Roosevelt Boulevard in the City of Philadelphia. Vote: 166-25. SB 172 now goes to the Senate for concurrence.

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives returns to session on Monday, June 18, 2018, at 1 p.m. Watch proceedings live on PAHouseGOP.com.

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