Weekly Wrap-Up in the #PAHouse week of june 10, 2019

Bills passed in the PA House during the week of June 10, 2019

Bills going to the governor:

• SB 43 (Sen. Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland): Would designate a portion of U.S Route 30 in Westmoreland County as the J. Edward “Hutch” Hutchinson Memorial Bypass. Vote 197-0.

Bills heading to the Senate for consideration:

• HB 783 (Rep. Jim Marshall, R-Beaver/Butler): Would establish the infant CPR and Choking Education and Prevention Program. Vote 197-0.

• HB 3 (Rep. Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster): Would create a PA state-based health insurance exchange and a reinsurance program. Vote 198-1.

• HB 374 (Rep. Garth Everett, R-Lycoming/Union): Establishes the “Keystone Tree Fund” as a means to fund a TreeVitalize program and a riparian forest buffer grant program. The bill allows a person to make a $3 contribution to the fund when electronically renewing a driver’s license, ID card or vehicle registration through PennDOT’s website. Vote 199-0.

• HB 596 (Rep. Doyle Heffley, R-Carbon): Would establish a Detoxification and Addiction Treatment Bed Registry to be administered by the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. Vote 200-0.

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

• HB 849 (Rep. Kate Klunk, R-York): Would establish the Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act, prohibiting employers from requiring employees and prospective employees to sign a nondisclosure agreement related to sexual harassment as a condition of employment. Vote 199-0.

• HB 1298 (Rep. Rich Irvin, R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin): Would designate a portion of Route 747 over the Juniata River in Mount Union Borough, Huntingdon County, as the Captain Joseph S. Giacobello Memorial Bridge. Vote 199-0.

• HB 1437 (Rep. Mark Keller, R-Perry/Cumberland): Would update the Rural Jobs and Investment Tax Credit Program. Vote 159-41.

• 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 200-0.

• HB 1524 (Rep. Jack Rader, R-Monroe): Would provide for auctioned liquor licenses to be transferred to designated tourist development projects. Vote 135-64.

• HB 355 (Rep. Mike Reese, R-Westmoreland/Somerset): Would update the Charter School Law related to increasing ethical requirements of members of the board of trustees and administrators of charter schools, and financial transparency of charter schools. Vote 189-7.

• HB 356 (Rep. Matt Dowling, R-Fayette/Somerset): Would update the Charter School Law related to charter school facilities, including the use of sectarian facilities, purchase of school district facilities, operation of more than one charter school location and access to testing facilities. Vote 105-91.

• HB 357 (Rep. Jesse Topper, R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton): Would establish uniform processes and procedures related to charter applications, renewals, amendments, enrollment and attendance records. Vote 106-91.

• HB 358 (Rep. Jim Marshall, R-Beaver/Butler): Would permit charter schools and area vocational-technical schools to enter into dual enrollment agreements with institutions of higher education. Vote 142-54.

• HB 448 (Rep. Aaron Kaufer, R-Luzerne): Would add additional members to the Pennsylvania Commission for the United States Semiquincentennial. Vote 196-0.

• HB 1232 (Rep. George Dunbar, R-Westmoreland): Would amend the Fiscal Code to update provisions pursuant to the Enhanced Revenue Collection Account. Vote 196-0.

• HB 1549 (Rep. Natalie Mihalek, R-Allegheny/Washington): Would clarify the assessment of Sales and Use Tax on the purchase price of a malt or brewed beverage sold on the premises of a PA Brewery. Vote 196-0.

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives returns to voting session on Monday, June 17 at 1 p.m.

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