Representative Dave Reed

62nd Legislative District

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Stephen Miskin

717-705-7173 (Office) 717-756-3936 (Cell) / Twitter: @SAM1963 /



TO:                Capitol Correspondents, News Editors, Assignment Editors


FROM:           Stephen Miskin

                      Press Secretary to the Majority Leader


SUBJ:             House Action for the July 20, 2015


DATE:           July 17, 2015


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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, July 20, 2015


Committee Meetings/Hearings

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, 10 a.m., West Chester Borough Council Chambers, 401 East Gay St., Room 200, West Chester

  • Public hearing on HB 809 (Rep. Sue Helm, R-Dauphin/Lebanon): Seeks to pre-empt any municipal ordinance that prohibits the occupation of a dwelling unit by students or unrelated individuals living together.


Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Committee Meetings/Hearings

CHILDREN AND YOUTH, 10 a.m., Room 60, East Wing

  • HB 477 (Rep. David Hickernell, R-Dauphin/Lancaster): Authorizes the caregivers of children and youth who are in out-of-home placement to approve or disapprove their foster child’s participation in age-appropriate extracurricular, family and social activities without prior approval or disapproval of that participation from the county child welfare agency, private placement agency, or the court, as long as that decision does not conflict with any applicable court order and service plan.



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


Votes on Second Consideration

  • HB 133 (Rep. Thomas Murt, R-Montgomery/Philadelphia): Establishes a bill of rights for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • HB 271 (Rep. Jesse Topper, R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton): Requires the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General to establish ongoing communication with the Pennsylvania Department of Aging in an effort to further identify potential patterns of financial exploitation of seniors.
  • HB 725 (Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-Berks/Lehigh): Establishes a pilot education/workforce development program known as CareerBound.
  • HB 1092 (Rep. Todd Stephens, R-Montgomery): Amends the Second Class County Code to allow Second Class A row officers to hold certain offices that were previously incompatible.
  • HB 1189 (Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne): Expands the prohibition of use of tobacco products in schools to include nicotine products and nicotine delivery products.
  • HB 1210 (Rep. Daniel Deasy, D-Allegheny): Broadens the definition of “exploitation” under the Older Adults Protective Services Act to include an individual acting under a power of attorney.
  • HB 1403 (Rep. Marguerite Quinn, R-Bucks): Requires insurers to compare insureds’ in-force life insurance policies, contracts, and retained assets accounts against the same death master file on a semi-annual basis.
  • SB 210 (Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, R-Bucks/Montgomery): Adds persons 75 years or older who request to be excused and judges and magisterial district judges of the Commonwealth and judges of the United States to the current exemptions from jury duty.
  • SB 307 (Sen. John Yudichak, D-Carbon/Luzerne): Establishes legal counsel for the Environmental Quality Board.
  • SB 875 (Sen. Camera Bartolotta, R-Beaver/Greene/Washington): Creates the Treated Mine Water Act with provisions for the use of treated mine water for oil and gas development.


Votes on Third Consideration

  • SB 166 (Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, R-Bucks/Montgomery): Amends the Crimes Code regarding dissemination and expungement of criminal history records and amends the Judicial Code to establish an expungement petition filing fee.
  • SB 494 (Sen. Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland): Repeals the provision in the Flood Insurance Education and Information Act that requires the Insurance Commission to present an annual report to the General Assembly on the flood insurance consumer education plan.
  • SB 663 (Sen. Randy Vulakovich, R-Allegheny): Amends the Domestic Relations Code with provisions for custody matters and support matters when the child is conceived as a result of certain sexual offenses.
  • SB 678 (Sen. Lloyd Smucker, R-Lancaster): Amends the Public School Code to modify the definition of “grounds” for the State System of Higher Education, which would expand campus police jurisdiction to areas immediately surrounding the campus.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Committee Meetings/Hearings

TRANSPORTATION, 10 a.m., Room 205, Ryan Office Building

  • SB 286 (Sen. John Rafferty, R-Berks/Chester/Montgomery): Amends the Delaware River Port Authority Interstate Compact between Pennsylvania and New Jersey to enact comprehensive reforms.
  • SB 897 (Sen. John Rafferty, R-Berks/Chester/Montgomery): Grants and conveys certain lands situate in the Township of Whitpain, Montgomery County.
  • SB 925 (Sen. John Rafferty, R-Berks/Chester/Montgomery): Updates language for the qualification standards for the commercial driver learner’s permit and commercial driver’s license in conformity with new regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.



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


Votes on Second Consideration

  • HB 46 (Rep. Robert Godshall, R-Montgomery): Authorizes the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to conduct unannounced inspections of child daycare facilities and repeals provisions of the Public Welfare Code relating to registration provisions.
  • HB 48 (Rep. Robert Godshall, R-Montgomery): Establishes minimum standards for water well construction and decommissioning.
  • HB 471 (Rep. Jim Marshall, R-Beaver/Butler): Amends the Biofuel Development and In-State Production Incentive Act to remove blending requirements for cellulosic ethanol.
  • HB 831 (Rep. Joe Emrick, R-Northampton): Amends the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Compact between Pennsylvania and New Jersey to provide the governor with veto power over the commission members; to specify the process for the delivery to and return of minutes from the governor; and to change auditing requirements.
  • HB 838 (Rep. James Santora, R-Delaware): Bridge designation: Nicholas A. Micozzie Bridge.
  • HB 1087 (Rep. Mike Vereb, R-Montgomery): Provides veto power to the governor over the actions of Pennsylvania’s commissioners on the Delaware River Port Authority Board.
  • HB 1241 (Rep. Rosemary Brown, R-Monroe/Pike): Amends the definition of “public utility” to exempt water or sewer service provided by a resort owner to users located within the resort boundaries under certain conditions and exempts the provision of service by a municipal corporation outside its corporate boundaries under certain circumstances.
  • HB 1296 (Rep. Kate Harper, R-Montgomery): Expands the list of permitted investments for local governments and establishes criteria and constraints on the use of these investments.
  • HB 1335 (Rep. John Lawrence, R-Chester/Lancaster): Allows the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to remove the call box system.
  • SB 513 (Sen. Thomas McGarrigle, R-Chester/Delaware): Amends the Solid Waste Management Act to allow for the vehicular transportation of leachate discharged from a collection and handling system of a landfill to an offsite facility for the treatment of the leachate.


Votes on Third Consideration

  • HB 133 (Murt)
  • HB 271 (Topper)
  • HB 725 (Mackenzie)
  • HB 1092 (Stephens)
  • HB 1189 (Mullery)
  • HB 1210 (Deasy)
  • HB 1403 (Quinn)
  • SB 210 (Greenleaf)
  • SB 307 (Yudichak)



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