Representative Dave Reed

62nd Legislative District

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Stephen Miskin

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

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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 November 9, 2015


DATE:             November 6, 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, November 9, 2015

Committee Meetings/Hearings

GAMING OVERSIGHT, 10 a.m., Room G-50, Irvis Office Building

  • Public hearing regarding requested changes to Category 3 License requirements.

FINANCE, 11:30 a.m., Room 60, East Wing

  • HB 1327 (Rep. Mike Peifer, R-Pike/Wayne): Re-authorizes the State Workers’ Insurance Fund.
  • HB 1378 (Rep. Duane Milne, R-Chester): Codifies the Enhanced Revenue Collections Account.



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 902 (Rep. Chris Ross, R-Chester): Authorizes political subdivisions and municipal and transportation authorities to enter into contracts for services when two consecutive advertisements fail to induce bids.
  • SB 609 (Sen. Bob Mensch, R-Berks/Bucks/Montgomery): Directs the Department of Health to establish a task force for the purpose of investigating, raising awareness and making recommendations concerning prostate cancer and related prostate cancer conditions.
  • SB 775 (Sen. John Eichelberger, R-Blair/Cumberland/Franklin/Fulton/Huntingdon): Consolidates the Third Class City Code into Title 11 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes and repeals the freestanding Act 317 of 1931.
  • SB 785 (Sen. John Eichelberger, R-Blair/Cumberland/Franklin/Fulton/Huntingdon): Amends the Consolidated County Assessment Law regarding the assessment of buildings and establishing certain structures as de minimus.
  • SB 791(Sen. John Eichelberger, R-Blair/Cumberland/Franklin/Fulton/Huntingdon): Amends the Second Class Township Code regarding removal of elected township officers.
  • SB 793 (Sen. Scott Hutchinson, R-Butler/Clarion/Forest/Venango/Warren): Amends the Second Class Township Code regarding property maintenance codes, reserved powers and the Uniform Construction Code.


Votes on Third Consideration

  • HB 12 (Rep. Michael Schlossberg, D-Lehigh): Protects victims of domestic violence in divorce to address situations wherein one spouse has committed a personal injury crime against the other.
  • HB 231 (Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne): Authorizes the sale of antlerless deer hunting licenses through the Pennsylvania Automated Licensing System.
  • HB 246 (Rep. George Dunbar, R-Westmoreland): Allows a licensed barber or manager-barber to become licensed as a barber-teacher without examination if certain requirements are met.
  • HB 380 (Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-Luzerne): Reduces the mandatory separation period in certain no-fault divorces from two years to one year.
  • HB 1229 (Rep. Mark Mustio, R-Allegheny): Overpass designation: Roy F. Johns Jr. Overpass.
  • HB 1233 (Rep. Marguerite Quinn, R-Bucks): Requires that the results of imaging studies be provided directly to patients within 20 days if there is a finding of an abnormality or anomaly which requires follow-up care within three months.
  • HB 1322 (Rep. Aaron Kaufer, R-Luzerne): Requires applicants for general assistance to disclose previous states in which they have resided and collected public assistance in the last five years and requires the Department of Human Services to notify other states of the change in residency of the applicant.
  • HB 1347 (Rep. Mike Reese, R-Somerset/Westmoreland): Highway designation: James Paul Takitch Honorary Highway.
  • HB 1638 (Rep. Mike Tobash, R-Dauphin/Schuylkill): Allows motor vehicle appraisers to use photographs, videos or telephonic means as options in preparing a repair estimate.
  • SB 887 (Sen. Jay Costa, D-Allegheny): Establishes penalties for endangerment, aggravated endangerment or death of a highway worker, emergency responder or others in work zones.


Votes on Concurrence

  • HB 239 (Rep. Keith Greiner, R-Lancaster): Clarifies that any cost-of-living adjustments considered by the County Retirement Board do not need to be calculated retroactively to the last authorized cost-of living adjustment and that a county does not need to apply the cost-of-living index change for each year since the previous cost-of-living adjustment.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Committee Meetings/Hearings

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

  • Public hearing on fantasy sports and sports betting


  • HB 1683 (Rep. Ryan Warner, R-Fayette/Westmoreland): Authorizes municipalities to enact a tax credit against the earned income and property tax liability of active volunteers of a fire company or EMS company.
  • HR 527 (Rep. Stephen Barrar, R-Chester/Delaware): Urges Congress to enact the Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015.
  • SB 490 (Rep. Lisa Baker, R-Luzerne/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming): Requires Senate of Pennsylvania confirmation of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency director.

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

  • HB 322 (Rep. Mauree Gingrich, R-Lebanon): Amends the Crimes Code with an additional provision for an evaluation for a gambling disorder for those violating the Gaming Board’s self-exclusion list.
  • HB 1538 (Rep. Martina White, R-Philadelphia): Prohibits the release of the name and identifying information of a law enforcement officer involved in a firearm discharge or use of force while an investigation is in progress.
  • HB 1574 (Rep. Ron Marsico, R-Dauphin): Expands Pennsylvania’s anti-hazing law to make hazing an offense if done to any person as a condition for initiation or admission into any organization and requires public and private secondary schools to enact anti-hazing policies.
  • HB 1581 (Rep. Becky Corbin, R-Chester): Establishes the crime of strangulation with felony grading.
  • HB 1682 (Rep. Jerry Knowles, R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill): Prohibits the use of devices to record video or audio or take photographs in a courtroom or hearing room without the permission of the presiding officer or as permitted by the rules of court.

STATE GOVERNMENT, 10 a.m., Room G-50, Irvis Office Building

  • HB 340 (Rep. Rick Saccone, R-Allegheny/Washington): Amends the Sunshine Act to clarify/enhance sections dealing with executive sessions.
  • HB 1080 (Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny): Requires any state or local agency to circulate an agenda prior to the commencement of a public meeting or an executive session.
  • HB 1155 (Rep. Jim Christiana, R-Beaver/Washington): Requires agencies to make meeting agendas available to the public prior to all public meetings and precludes an agency from taking official action on a matter at any given meeting without listing the matter on the meeting’s agenda.
  • HB 1263 (Rep. Mindy Fee, R-Lancaster): Exempts agency discussions of security and emergency preparedness from open meetings requirements.
  • HB 1651 (Rep. Tim Krieger, R-Westmoreland): Allows residents and/or taxpayers to comment at advertised regular or special meetings without having to register before the meeting in order to participate.



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


Votes on Second Consideration

  • HB 484 (Rep. Kathy Rapp, R-Crawford/Forest/Warren): Directs the Department of Health to establish the Early Childhood Vision Care Education Program.
  • HB 1062 (Rep. Thomas Killion, R-Delaware): Repeals statutory provisions that require county nursing homes to pay 10 percent of the non-federal cost of services for Medicaid residents cared for in those facilities.
  • HB 1460 (Rep. William Adolph, R-Delaware): General Fund budget for fiscal year July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016.
  • HB 1490 (Rep. Scott Petri, R-Bucks): Allows a municipality to establish a Cultural Improvement District.


Votes on Third Consideration

  • HB 902 (Ross)
  • SB 609 (Mensch)
  • SB 775 (Eichelberger)
  • SB 785 (Eichelberger)
  • SB 791 (Eichelberger)
  • SB 793 (Hutchinson)


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