Representative Dave Reed
62nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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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 April 4, 2016
DATE: April 1, 2016
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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 PAHouseGOP.com by clicking on the “Research Bills” tab.
Monday, April 4, 2016
CHILDREN AND YOUTH, 11 a.m., Room 60, East Wing
- Public hearing on Children and Youth services reform.
EDUCATION, 11 a.m., Room G-50, Irvis Office Building
- HB 1906 (Rep. Stan Saylor, R-York): Requires every school director to complete a training program on the skills and knowledge necessary to run a school district.
- HB 1907 (Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre/Mifflin): Amends the truancy law regarding definitions, procedures and penalties for violation of compulsory attendance requirements.
HEALTH, Call of Chair, Room G-50, Irvis Office Building
- HB 479 (Rep. Florindo Fabrizio, D-Erie): Gives registered nurses the authority to delegate certain nursing care tasks.
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 220 (Rep. Mike Regan, R-Cumberland/York): Requires a person to remain in or at his vehicle after being ordered to stop by a police officer.
- HB 443 (Rep. Ted Harhai, D-Westmoreland): Permits the grandchild of a decedent to be reimbursed from the decedent’s bank account assets for funeral expenses paid by the grandchild.
- HB 869 (Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie): Requires that after an animal abuser is convicted, the victims of that abuse will be forfeited to an animal shelter.
- HB 967 (Rep. Russ Diamond, R-Lebanon): Creates an agricultural pilot program for industrial hemp research that allows hemp to be grown or cultivated by the Department of Agriculture or an institution of higher education.
- HB 1353 (Rep. Dan Moul, R-Adams): Raises the grading of vehicular homicide while driving under the influence and increases the mandatory sentence if the defendant has been previously convicted of driving under the influence or a felony traffic offense.
- HB 1589 (Rep. Martin Causer, R-Cameron/Mckean/Potter): Transfers funding from the Race Horse Development Fund to various agriculture budget items.
- HB 1704 (Rep. Mark Mustio, R-Allegheny): Amends the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law to adopt the title “Engineer Intern,” clarify a continuing education requirement and eliminate two current license exemptions.
Votes on Third Consideration
- HB 544 (Rep. Dan Moul, R-Adams): Amends the state’s recreational use of land liability law in order to expand its protections for landowners and ensure that legal fees are covered for property owners who are found not liable for injuries to recreational users.
- HB 577 (Rep. Dan Moul, R-Adams): Allows a General Assembly member of the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin to have a designee with full voting rights.
- HB 1171 (Rep. Matt Baker, R-Bradford/Potter/Tioga): Bridge designation: Lance Corporal Michael G. Plank Memorial Bridge.
- HB 1685 (Rep. Mindy Fee, R-Lancaster): Bridge designation: Samuel L. Snyder Memorial Bridge.
- HB 1711 (Rep. Mike Regan, R-Cumberland/York): Bridge designation: Staff Sgt. Jason M. Faley Memorial Bridge.
- HB 1762 (Rep. Stephen McCarter, D-Montgomery): Bridge designation: Honorable Lawrence H. Curry Bridge.
- HB 1841 (Rep. Thomas Killion, R-Delaware): Amends the Medical Practice Act to give graduate perfusionists the opportunity, if needed, to take their licensing examination more than once before their temporary graduate license is revoked.
- HB 1842 (Rep. Thomas Killion, R-Delaware): Amends the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act to give graduate perfusionists the opportunity, if needed, to take their licensing examination more than once before their temporary graduate license is revoked.
- HB 1864 (Rep. Julie Harhart, R-Lehigh/Northampton): Amends the Cosmetology Law to clarify that cosmetology schools are permitted to charge the public a reasonable fee for student practice.
- HB 1895 (Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar, R- Somerset/Bedford): Amends the Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Act to address a vacancy on the Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Board.
Votes on Concurrence
- HB 1638 (Rep. Mike Tobash, R-Dauphin/Schuylkill): Allows motor vehicle appraisers to use photographs, videos or telephonic means as options in preparing repair estimates.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
EDUCATION/FINANCE, 9 a.m., Room 205, Ryan Office Building
- Joint public hearing regarding the EITC and OSTC programs.
GAMING OVERSIGHT, 9 a.m., Room 60, East Wing
- Public hearing on HB 1887 (Rep. Jason Ortitay, R-Allegheny/Washington): Requires the Department of Health to maintain one toll-free gambling assistance telephone number which all Pennsylvania licensed gambling facilities must use and HB 1925 (Rep. James Santora, R-Delaware): Allows the Pennsylvania State Police to use Local Law Enforcement Grant (LLEG) funds to combat illegal gambling in any municipality and requires unused LLEG funds to be annually transferred to the Compulsive and Problem Gambling Treatment Fund.
JUDICIARY, 10 a.m., Room 140, Main Capitol
- HB 655 (Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny): Eliminates the civil and criminal statute of limitations for child sexual abuse.
- HR 735 (Rep. Mauree Gingrich, R-Lebanon): Directs the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a study on the Protection from Abuse Act and publish a report on its findings, including any recommended legislative changes.
STATE GOVERNMENT, 10 a.m., Room G-50, Irvis Office Building
- SB 1022 (Sen. David Argall, R-Berks/Schuylkill): Authorizes the conveyance of a permanent sanitary sewer easement and a temporary construction easement in South Heidelberg Township, Berks County.
- SB 1068 (Sen. Lloyd Smucker, R-Lancaster): Authorizes the release of Project 70 restrictions on land owned by the city of Lancaster, Lancaster county.
On Tuesday the House will meet at 11 a.m. for legislative business.
Votes on Second Consideration
- HB 791 (Rep. Tim Hennessey, R-Chester/Montgomery): Authorizes school districts to implement programs in which senior citizens may volunteer in the school district in which they reside and receive a real school property tax credit in exchange for their services.
- HB 1184 (Rep. Stephen Barrar, R-Chester/Delaware): Allows an individual consumer to place a permanent freeze on his or her credit report so that the report may only be viewed by credit reporting agencies, fraud prevention agencies and law enforcement agencies.
- HB 1409 (Rep. Kathy Rapp, R-Crawford/Forest/Warren): Amends the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act to require that decisions issued by local Uniform Construction Code boards of appeal be honored by code administrators who might have subsequent jurisdiction over a project.
- HB 1500 (Rep. Thomas Caltagirone, D-Berks): Allows land banks to partner with other entities to convert properties into homeless housing facilities.
- HB 1501 (Rep. Thomas Caltagirone, D-Berks): Provides a tax credit, under the Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program, to private developers in partnership with land banks to renovate blighted property for homeless housing.
- HB 1581 (Rep. Becky Corbin, R-Chester): Establishes the crime of strangulation with felony grading.
- HB 1600 (Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-Berks/Lehigh): Exempts a veteran-owned small business from paying a business fee.
- HB 1683 (Rep. Ryan Warner, R-Fayette/Westmoreland): Authorizes local governing bodies to offer income and/or property tax credits to active volunteer first responders.
- HB 1788 (Rep. Martina White, R-Philadelphia): Amends the Community and Economic Improvement Act to clarify circumstances in which a Neighborhood Improvement District (NID) overlaps with a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district.
- HB 1823 (Rep. Kate Harper, R-Montgomery): Amends the Second Class Township Code to clarify the imposition of penalties and late fees for certain township services.
- HB 1877 (Rep. Stephen Barrar, R-Chester/Delaware): Re-authorizes and extends the Fire and Emergency Medical Services grant program.
Votes on Third Consideration
- HB 220 (Regan)
- HB 443 (Harhai)
- HB 869 (Bizzarro)
- HB 967 (Diamond)
- HB 1353 (Moul)
- HB 1589 (Causer)
- HB 1704 (Mustio)
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
GAMING OVERSIGHT, 9 a.m., Room G-50, Irvis Office Building
- HB 1891 (Rep. John Payne, R-Dauphin): Transfers the Department of Revenue’s responsibilities under the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
AGING AND OLDER ADULT SERVICES, 9:30 a.m., Room B-31, Main Capitol
- Informational meeting on therapy in residential long-term care facilities.
HEALTH, 10 a.m., Room 205, Ryan Office Building
- Informational meeting to provide details of Lyme disease in Pennsylvania.
On Wednesday the House will meet at 11 a.m. for legislative business.
Votes on Third Consideration
- HB 791 (Hennessey)
- HB 1184 (Barrar)
- HB 1409 (Rapp)
- HB 1500 (Caltagirone)
- HB 1581 (Corbin)
- HB 1600 (Mackenzie)
- HB 1683 (Warner)
- HB 1788 (White)
- HB 1823 (Harper)
- HB 1877 (Barrar)
Thursday, April 7, 2016
VETERANS AFFAIRS AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, 9:30 a.m., Room 60, East Wing
- Public hearing on HB 1113 (Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie): Directs the Department of Health to promulgate regulations for the certification and practice of community paramedicine providers and requires insurance coverage and medical reimbursement for paramedicine services.
COMMERCE/URBAN AFFAIRS, 10 a.m., Room G-50, Irvis Office Building
- Joint public hearing on City Revitalization and Improvement Zones (CRIZ) legislation.
GAME AND FISHERIES, 10 a.m., Room 205, Ryan Office Building
- Public hearing on hunting license fees.
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