Representative Dave Reed

62nd Legislative District

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Stephen Miskin

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

Twitter: @RepReedPA / /



TO:                  Capitol Correspondents, News Editors, Assignment Editors


FROM:            Stephen Miskin

                        Press Secretary to the Majority Leader


SUBJ:              House Action for the Week of April 11, 2016


DATE:            April 8, 2016



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, April 11, 2016

Committee Meetings/Hearings

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

  • Informational meeting on CLEAN, Concerned Law Enforcement Against Narcotics.

CONSUMER AFFAIRS, 11 a.m., Room 60, East Wing

  • HB 1417 (Rep. Sandra Major, R-Susquehanna/Wayne): Preserves the Pennsylvania Universal Service Fund which provides access to basic landline telephone service in rural exchanges throughout the Commonwealth and requires the Public Utility Commission to conduct a comprehensive review and analysis of future state support for these services.
  • HB 1769 (Rep. Gary Day, R-Berks/Lehigh): Establishes stricter enforcement of unregulated movers operating in the state and creates penalties specific to movers.
  • SB 874 (Sen. Thomas McGarrigle, R-Chester/Delaware): Amends the Cemetery and Funeral Merchandise Trust Fund Law to modify the process governing the sale of cemetery and funeral merchandise and to prohibit the pre-need delivery except in certain situations.
  • SB 984 (Sen. Camera Bartolotta, R-Beaver/Greene/Washington): Establishes regulations for transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft throughout Pennsylvania.

EDUCATION, 11 a.m., Room G-50, Irvis Office Building

  • HB 1640 (Rep. Cris Dush, R-Indiana/Jefferson): Allows public schools in the Commonwealth to display the national motto, “In God We Trust.”
  • HB 1827 (Rep. John Taylor, R-Philadelphia): Establishes a four-year recovery high school pilot program for students in recovery from substance abuse.

GAMING OVERSIGHT, 11 a.m., Room B-31, Main Capitol

  • Public hearing on HB 469 (Rep. Mark Mustio, R-Allegheny): Amends the Local Option Small Games of Chance statute to permit an airport system located in a county of the second class to conduct 50-50 raffles and to donate half of ticket sales to a designated eligible charitable organization.

INSURANCE/TRANSPORTATION, 11 a.m., Room 140, Main Capitol

  • Joint public hearing on: HB 1258 (Rep. Brian Ellis, R-Butler): Increases the minimum amount of insurance a person would be required to carry on an automobile policy; SB 928 (Sen. Donald White, R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana/Westmoreland): Increases the minimum amount of insurance a person would be required to carry on an automobile policy and authorizes the sale of basic driver information.



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 479 (Rep. Florindo Fabrizio, D-Erie): Gives registered nurses the authority to delegate certain nursing functions under certain circumstances.
  • HB 498 (Rep. Thomas Murt, R-Montgomery/Philadelphia): Adds Nonketotic Hyperglycinemia (NKH) to the list of disorders for newborn screening.
  • HB 1739 (Rep. Thomas Murt, R-Montgomery/Philadelphia): Highway designation: Cpl. Carl F. Hynek III Memorial Highway.
  • HB 1906 (Rep. Stan Saylor, R-York): Requires every school director to complete a training program on the skills and knowledge pertaining to running a school district.
  • HB 1947 (Rep. Ron Marsico, R-Dauphin): Amends the Judicial Code regarding civil and criminal statute of limitations for child sexual abuse and provides for waivers of sovereign and governmental immunity relating to claims of childhood sexual abuse.
  • SB 290 (Sen. John Rafferty, R-Berks/Chester/Montgomery): Expands the ignition interlock requirement for first-time DUI offenders with high blood-alcohol levels and establishes an “ignition interlock limited license.”


Votes on Third Consideration

  • HB 176 (Rep. Seth Grove, R-York): Establishes the Law Enforcement Grant Program Act to provide funds to regional police for vehicle acquisitions, cameras, speed timing devices, uniforms, police equipment, training and personnel costs.
  • 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 1500 (Rep. Thomas Caltagirone, D-Berks): Allows land banks to partner with other entities to convert properties into homeless housing facilities.
  • 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 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 1907 (Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre/Mifflin): Extensively revises truancy provisions contained in the Public School code including definitions, procedures and penalties.
  • HB 1948 (Rep. Kathy Rapp, R-Crawford/Forest/Warren): Amends the Abortion Control Act regarding abortion regulations.
  • SB 879 (Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming): Authorizes the Pennsylvania Treasury to establish and maintain the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) savings account program that allows family members and other persons to make contributions during a taxable year for a designated beneficiary to supplement the costs of qualified disability expenses.


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Committee Meetings/Hearings

EDUCATION (HOUSE AND SENATE), 9 a.m., Hearing Room #1, North Office Building

  • Joint House and Senate public hearing on the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, 9:30 a.m., Room 205, Ryan Office Building

  • Voting meeting on Chapter 78/78a regulations.

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

  • HB 245 (Rep. George Dunbar, R-Westmoreland): Makes technical changes to The Local Tax Enabling Act.
  • SB 356 (Sen. Mike Folmer, R-Dauphin/Lebanon/York): Amends the Local Tax Enabling Act to make changes to the consolidated collection of local income taxes.



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


Votes on Second Consideration

  • HB 1084 (Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York): Removes future employees of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association from being eligible for public pension benefits in the Pennsylvania School Employees Retirement System.
  • HB 1184 (Rep. Stephen Barrar, R-Chester/Delaware): Amends the Credit Reporting Agency Act by eliminating the automatic expiration of security freezes on consumer credit reports.
  • HB 1843 (Rep. Aaron Kaufer, R-Luzerne): Places the operation of the state’s compulsive and problem gambling program under the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.
  • HB 1877 (Rep. Stephen Barrar, R-Chester/Delaware): Re-authorizes and enhances the Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services grant program.
  • 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.


Votes on Third Consideration

  • HB 479 (Fabrizio)
  • HB 498 (Murt)
  • HB 1739 (Murt)
  • HB 1906 (Saylor)
  • HB 1947 (Marsico)
  • SB 290 (Rafferty)


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Committee Meetings/Hearings

HUMAN SERVICES, 8:30 a.m., Room 60, East Wing

  • Informational meeting on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Public hearing on: HB 108 (Rep. Dom Costa, D-Allegheny): Amends the Bingo Law by eliminating the single municipality location provision specific to Allegheny County and removing the two-year wait requirement to apply for a bingo license for volunteer fire companies that merge or consolidate services; HB 1334 (Rep. Kate Klunk, R-York): Removes restrictions regarding how many days a licensed association may conduct bingo games and increases the limit on prizes that may be awarded.

AGING AND OLDER ADULT SERVICES, 9:30 a.m., Room B-31, Main Capitol

  • Informational meeting on the Supreme Court Elder Abuse Task Force Report.

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

  • HB 1893 (Rep. Paul Schemel, R-Franklin): Removes the requirement that a municipality enact an ordinance to enter into an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement and, instead, permits a municipal resolution.
  • HB 1956 (Rep. Kate Harper, R-Montgomery): Requires municipal corporations to give public notice and hold at least one advertised public meeting prior to entering into an agreement to sell or lease a water or sewer system.

LABOR AND INDUSTRY, Call of Chair, Room G-50, Irvis Office Building

  • HB 1543 (Rep. David Maloney, R-Berks): Amends the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act to give the Department of Labor and Industry the authority to contract with the International Codes Council to create a Pennsylvania-specific set of code books and require that such code books be available online in “read only” format to the general public.
  • HB 1952 (Rep. Steven Mentzer, R-Lancaster): Amends the Apprenticeship and Training Act by establishing a formal ratio of one supervisory journeyman for each apprentice.

TRANSPORTATION, Call of Chair, Room 205, Ryan Office Building

  • HB 835 (Rep. Stephen Bloom, R-Cumberland): Highway designation: Marine Lance Corporal Gary Lee Ream Memorial Highway.
  • HB 1779 (Rep. Jim Marshall, R-Beaver/Butler): Includes optometrists on the list of medical providers who can certify an application for a handicap placard or registration plate.
  • HB 1856 (Rep. R. Lee James, R-Butler/Venango): Bridge designation: Specialist Jonathan R. Kephart Memorial Bridge.
  • HB 1861 (Rep. Marcia Hahn, R-Northampton): Creates a tiered penalty system for drivers who operate a vehicle while their license is suspended as a result of a DUI.

URBAN AFFAIRS, Call of Chair, Room 60, East Wing

  • HB 616 (Rep. Keith Gillespie, R-York): Establishes Community Development Authorities to acquire delinquent land for leasing to micro-enterprises and provide loans to micro-enterprises.
  • HB 975 (Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Montgomery): Amends the Landlord and Tenant Act to grant senior citizens and individuals with disabilities early termination rights pertaining to rental agreements under special circumstances.
  • HB 1051 (Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Montgomery): Amends the Landlord and Tenant Act to give tenants who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking the ability to have their locks changed or end their lease obligations without penalty.



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


Votes on Third Consideration

  • HB 1084 (Phillips-Hill)
  • HB 1184 (Barrar)
  • HB 1843 (Kaufer)
  • HB 1877 (Barrar)
  • SB 1022 (Argall)
  • SB 1068 (Smucker)


#   #   #