Loading

Weekly Wrap-Up in the #PAHouse week of October 8, 2018

Bills passed by the House of Representatives during the week of October 9, 2018.

Bills heading to the governor’s desk:

• HB 783 (Rep. Tedd Nesbit, R-Butler/Mercer): Exempts manufactured homes not previously titled in Pennsylvania from the tax certification requirement. House concurred in Senate amendments. Vote: 194-0. HB 783 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• HB 1386 (Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York): Revises the grade levels and age spans for educator instructional certificates. House concurred in Senate amendments. Vote: 194-0. HB 1386 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• HB 1414 (Rep. Stephen Barrar, R-Chester/Delaware): Authorizes special lighting requirements for tow trucks, vehicles used by probation officers in the First Judicial District of Philadelphia, solid waste collection vehicles, privately owned vehicles used in answering emergency calls and internally mounted lights in certain fire police and special emergency response team vehicles. House concurred in Senate amendments. Vote: 194-0. HB 1414 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• HB 1499 (Rep. Mark Keller, R-Cumberland/Perry): Clarifies and updates provisions relating to planned communities, condominiums and cooperatives. House concurred in Senate amendments. Vote: 194-0. HB 1499 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• HB 2297 (Rep. John Taylor, R-Philadelphia): Corrects information in the existing highway designation for the Lance Corporal Michael L. Freeman Jr. Memorial Highway and the existing highway designation for Cpl. Carl F. Hynek III Memorial Highway. House concurred in Senate amendments. Vote: 194-0. HB 2297 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• SB 180 (Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, R-Bucks/Montgomery): Amends various provisions regarding donations of human organs, tissues and eyes and addresses donation of vascularized composite allografts. House concurred in Senate amendments as amended by the House. Vote: 194-0. SB 180 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• SB 299 (Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Adams/Cumberland/Franklin/York): Amends the Pennsylvania Election Code to exempt a sitting Magisterial District Judge (MDJ) from the requirement to file a nominating petition with 100 or more signatures for re-election and to instead allow the filing of a certificate of nomination for re-election, with the proviso that the MDJ incumbent using this procedure may not challenge the nominating petition of another MDJ candidate. Vote: 128-65. SB 299 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• SB 764 (Sen. John Gordner, R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder): Amends the Board of Vehicles Act to establish a specific chapter for recreational vehicles. House concurred in Senate amendments as amended by the House. Vote: 194-0. SB 764 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• SB 945 (Sen. Michele Brooks, R-Crawford/Erie/Mercer/Warren): Allows applicants of a two-year vehicle registration to double their donation to the Veterans Trust Fund, when completed online. Vote: 177-0. SB 945 now goes to the governor’s desk.

• SB 1078 (Sen. Robert Tomlinson, R-Bucks): Allows an agency to hold an executive session to discuss, plan or review matters and records that are deemed necessary for emergency preparedness, public safety or security of property. Vote: 177-0. SB 1078 now goes to the governor’s desk.

Bills heading to the Senate for consideration or concurrence:

• HB 270 (Rep. Frank Farry, R-Bucks): Increases the maximum income limits for PACENET eligibility, changes the Pharmaceutical Assistance Review Board to an advisory board with additional membership and enhanced duties and establishes provisions for medication synchronization. Vote: 176-0. HB 270 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 1822 (Rep. Michael Schlossberg, D-Lehigh): Allows institutions of higher education to establish student mental health and suicide prevention plans and requires the Pennsylvania Department of Education to create a designation for schools that are certified under the bill’s provisions. Vote: 191-0. HB 1822 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2291 (Rep. George Dunbar, R-Westmoreland): Amends the Human Services Code to exclude certain senior living units from the definition of personal care home. Vote: 191-0. HB 2291 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2307 (Rep. Tedd Nesbit, R-Butler/Mercer): Amends the Judicial Code regarding victim and witness contact and Post-Conviction Relief Act hearings. Vote: 193-0. HB 2307 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2308 (Rep. Tedd Nesbit, R-Butler/Mercer): Amends the Judicial Code relating to post-conviction DNA testing. Vote: 190-3. HB 2308 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2433 (Rep. Rick Saccone, R-Allegheny/Washington): Bridge designation: John Emerick Memorial Bridge. Vote: 193-0. HB 2433 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2437 (Rep. Becky Corbin, R-Chester): Amends the Judicial, Domestic Relations and Crimes Codes by incorporating the offense of strangulation into current law in various contexts. Vote: 193-0. HB 2437 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2476 (Rep. Dave Reed, R-Indiana): Allows Commonwealth employees to carry and store a lawfully owned personal handgun and ammunition in a vehicle at a state correctional institution. Vote: 189-2. HB 2476 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2526 (Rep. Tom Murt, R-Montgomery/Philadelphia): Amends the Crimes Code by adding a section prohibiting the act of female mutilation. Vote: 191-0. HB 2526 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• HB 2638 (Rep. Todd Stephens, R-Montgomery): Creates the Remediation Program to address costs incurred in a municipality due to the lack of funding and knowledge relating to the remediation needed to provide the proper infrastructure in water, sewer and storm water systems. Vote: 165-10. HB 2638 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

• SB 108 (Sen. John Sabatina, D-Philadelphia): Prohibits the discrimination of any potential organ transplant recipient on the basis of a physical or mental disability and increases the voluntary contribution under the Casey Fund from $1 to $3. Vote: 193-0. SB 108 now goes to the Senate for concurrence.

• SB 748 (Sen. Dave Argall, R-Berks/Schuylkill): Creates the Public Safety Facilities Act to statutorily establish notice and procedural requirements for the Department of Corrections and the Pennsylvania State Police to follow whenever either department considers closing a public safety facility. Vote: 175-0. SB 748 now goes to the Senate for concurrence.

• SB 888 (Sen. John Rafferty, R-Berks/Chester/Montgomery): Amends the Vehicle Code dealing with parking rules affecting persons with disabilities. Vote: 177-0. SB 888 now goes to the Senate for concurrence.

• SB 1090 (Sen. Jake Corman, R-Centre/Huntingdon/Juniata/Mifflin): Amends the Crimes Code to add a new Antihazing Law, which includes several new criminal offenses, penalties, reporting requirements and immunities related to hazing. Vote: 191-0. SB 1090 now goes to the Senate for concurrence.

• SB 1095 (Sen. Thomas McGarrigle, R-Chester/Delaware): Amends the Public School Code to provide for alternative pathways to high school graduation. Vote: 191-0. SB 1095 now goes to the Senate for concurrence.

• SB 1172 (Sen. Randy Vulakovich, R-Allegheny): Amends the Price Gouging Act to require certain clarifications when the governor issues proclamations declaring a disaster emergency. Vote: 193-0. SB 1172 now goes to the Senate for concurrence.

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will return to session at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 15, 2018.

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.