Representative Dave Reed

62nd Legislative District

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Stephen Miskin

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TO:                  Capitol Correspondents, News Editors, Assignment Editors


FROM:            Stephen Miskin

                        Press Secretary to the Majority Leader


SUBJ:              House Action for the Week of March 30, 2015


DATE:            March 27, 2015



House Returns to Session Next Week


The House returns to session on Monday, March 30. Live web streams of House session and the majority of committee meetings are available at  Important information and events may also be viewed by visiting 


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 by clicking on the “Research Bills” tab.



Monday, March 30, 2015


Committee Meetings/Hearings

INSURANCE, 11 a.m., Room B-31, Main Capitol

  • HB 717 (Rep. Tina Pickett, R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna): Repeals a requirement that the General Assembly be furnished with a print copy of the annual flood insurance report.



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 182 (Rep. Seth Grove, R-York): Allows authorized pharmacists and licensed pharmacy interns under the direct supervision of a pharmacist possessing an immunization license to administer the flu vaccine to patients over the age of 7 with parental consent.
  • HB 400 (Rep. Mauree Gingrich, R-Lebanon): Establishes the “Work Experience for High School Students with Disabilities” Act.


Votes on Third Consideration

  • HB 33 (Rep. Glen Grell, R-Cumberland): Allows the governing body of a municipality to appoint up to three residents of the municipality to serve as alternate members on the planning commission.
  • HB 66 (Rep. Robert Godshall, R-Montgomery): Requires a municipal authority to publicly discuss all acquisitions and the sale or transfer of authority-owned water and sewer infrastructure and how the acquisition or sale will provide a public benefit to the authority’s current ratepayers.
  • HB 264 (Rep. Mark Mustio, R-Allegheny): Establishes standards for the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in certain long-term care facilities.



Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Committee Meetings/Hearings

FINANCE, 9 a.m., Room G-50, Irvis Office Building

  • Informational meeting to discuss priorities and issues of private entities.

CONSUMER AFFAIRS, 9:15 a.m., Room 60, East Wing

  • Informational meeting with presentations by the electric and natural gas industries.

COMMERCE, 9:30 a.m., Room 205, Ryan Office Building

  • Informational meeting on HB 850 (Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-Berks/Lehigh): Updates and modernizes Pennsylvania’s Money Transmitters Act.

JUDICIARY, 10 a.m., Room 140, Main Capitol

  • HB 34 (Rep. Glen Grell, R-Cumberland): Repeals the Pennsylvania Uniform Arbitration Act and replaces it with the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act.
  • HB 72 (Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny): Allows the use of “majority rule” regarding disposition of a decedent’s remains.
  • HB 217 (Rep. Mike Regan, R-Cumberland/York): Increases the sentencing range for an individual who commits a robbery while concealing or attempting to conceal all or part of their face during the robbery.
  • HB 272 (Rep. Brandon Neuman, D-Washington): Mandates timeframes and technical requirements for the submission and reporting of sexual assault evidence and establishes new rights for sexual assault victims and their families.
  • HB 478 (Rep. Karen Boback, R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming): Establishes the Correctional Officers Investigatory Procedures Act to ensure that Pennsylvania’s correctional officers are afforded due process rights and the ability to appeal during disciplinary proceedings.

STATE GOVERNMENT, 10 a.m., Room 205, Ryan Office Building

  • HB 342 (Rep. Matt Gabler, R-Clearfield/Elk): Amends the Pennsylvania Election Code to clarify that all candidates for the office of school director will be required to submit 25 signatures for nomination.

URBAN AFFAIRS, 10 a.m., Room B-31, Main Capitol

  • HB 11 (Rep. Seth Grove, R-York): Establishes the Lean Government Practices Program within the Office of Innovation and directs the office to provide training to the administrators of financially struggling municipalities and school districts in lean management practices.
  • HB 341 (Rep. Mauree Gingrich, R-Lebanon): Requires that a property disclosure statement to a residential real estate purchaser include notification of any sinkholes, the location and condition of defined storm water facilities, and whether the purchaser is responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the storm water facilities.
  • HB 447 (Rep. Stan Saylor, R-York): Prohibits the estate of a deceased tenant from being held liable for any rent accruing from one month after the tenant’s death, or upon surrender of the rental unit and removal of all personal property, whichever is later, and adds provisions for early termination of a lease under certain circumstances.
  • HB 648 (Rep. Ted Harhai, D-Westmoreland): Establishes a grant program through the Department of Community and Economic Development for municipalities to create code enforcement programs and hire code enforcement personnel.



On Tuesday the House will meet at 11 a.m. for legislative business.


Votes on Second Consideration

  • HB 297 (Rep. Eli Evankovich, R-Allegheny/Westmoreland: Prohibits a coroner or medical examiner from releasing information regarding the name of the deceased and cause of death until the next of kin is notified or until 72 hours have elapsed following the determination, unless the results pose a public health emergency.


Votes on Third Consideration

  • HB 88 (Rep. Gary Day, R-Berks/Lehigh): Road designation: Lance Corporal Brandon J. Van Parys Memorial Road.
  • HB 182 (Grove)
  • HB 400 (Gingrich)



Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Committee Meetings/Hearings

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS, 9 a.m., Room 140, Main Capitol

  • HB 806 (Rep. Martin Causer, R-Cameron/McKean/Potter): Amends the Pennsylvania Farmland and Forest Land Assessment Act (Clean and Green) to prohibit the application of use values that result in assessments higher than fair market value.
  • Informational meeting with a presentation by the acting secretary of Agriculture on budget and priorities for the department.

GAMING OVERSIGHT, 9 a.m., Room 60, East Wing

  • Public hearing on the definitions of games of skill versus games of chance.

AGING AND OLDER ADULT SERVICES, 9:30 a.m., Room 39, East Wing

  • HB 753 (Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver, R-Northumberland/Snyder): Creates the Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Council under the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and repeals a provision in the Public Welfare Code relating to the Intra-Governmental Council on Long-Term Care.

EDUCATION, 9:30 a.m., Room G-50, Irvis Office Building

  • HB 423 (Rep. Justin Simmons, R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton): Allows trained school bus drivers, in compliance with employer and school district policy, to administer epinephrine auto-injectors to students.
  • HB 762 (Rep. Brad Roae, R-Crawford/Erie): Authorizes the Pennsylvania Department of Education to enter into an interstate reciprocity agreement governing interstate offerings of postsecondary distance education courses and programs.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, 9:30 a.m., Room 205, Ryan Office Building

  • HB 160 (Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-Berks/Lehigh): Prohibits checks collected by a tax collector from being made payable in the name of an individual.
  • HB 239 (Rep. Keith Greiner, R-Lancaster): Allows the County Retirement Board to offer retirees a cost-of-living allowance attached to the Cost-of-Living Index.
  • HB 823 (Rep. Keith Greiner, R-Lancaster): Updates the Local Tax Collection Law.


  • Informational meeting with a presentation from the Department of Community and Economic Development’s tourism office.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE, 10:30 a.m., Room B-31, Main Capitol

  • HB 31 (Rep. Glen Grell, R-Cumberland): Updates the Real Estate Appraisers Certification law to bring Pennsylvania into compliance with mandatory federal standards regarding appraiser qualifications.
  • HB 92 (Rep. Kate Harper, R-Montgomery): Authorizes the Commissioner of the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) to expunge the disciplinary record of a licensee, registrant, certificate holder or permit holder.
  • HB 516 (Rep. Mark Mustio, R-Allegheny): Requires licensure of naturopathic doctors under the State Board of Medicine.



On Wednesday the House will meet at 11 a.m. for legislative business.


Votes on Third Consideration

  • HB 297 (Evankovich)



Thursday, April 2, 2015


Committee Meetings/Hearings

HUMAN SERVICES, 10 a.m., Room 60, East Wing

  • Public hearing on eliminating stigma in mental health.


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