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 May 2, 2016


DATE:            April 29, 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 by clicking on the “Research Bills” tab.



Monday, May 2, 2016

Committee Meetings/Hearings

GAMING OVERSIGHT, 10 a.m., Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, 777 Hollywood Blvd., Grantville

  • Public hearing on casino competiveness, sports betting, fantasy sports, smoking in casinos and HB 1423 (Rep. Sue Helm, R-Dauphin/Lebanon): Requires the Pennsylvania Gaming Control board to regulate skill slot machines, hybrid slot machines and games of skill within Pennsylvania casinos.

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

  • HB 1159 (Rep. David Hickernell, R-Dauphin/Lancaster): Establishes the Emergency Basic Education Subsidy Fund to ensure that basic education funding continues in the event there is no appropriation enacted by Aug. 15 of any fiscal year.
  • HB 1706 (Rep. Marguerite Quinn, R-Bucks): Ensures that non-public schools are able to purchase non-reusable workbooks in the event of a delayed enactment of the state’s budget.



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 245 (Rep. George Dunbar, R-Westmoreland): Amends the Local Tax Enabling Act to clarify certain provisions related to the consolidated collection of local income taxes and delinquent taxes.
  • HB 1737 (Rep. John Maher, R-Allegheny/Washington): Allows prescription drug and pharmaceutical waste to be destroyed and disposed of through waste-to-energy facilities.
  • HB 1769 (Rep. Gary Day, R-Berks/Lehigh): Establishes stricter enforcement of unregulated movers operating in the state and creates penalties specific to certain movers.
  • HB 1999 (Rep. William Adolph, R-Delaware): General fund budget for fiscal year 2016-17.
  • SB 290 (Sen. John Rafferty, R-Berks/Chester/Montgomery): Establishes an “ignition interlock limited license” and expands the ignition interlock requirement for first-time offenders; addresses chemical tests to determine blood alcohol level; further restricts issuance of occupational limited licenses; and clarifies the calculation of prior offenses.
  • 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.


Votes on Third Consideration

  • HB 1437 (Rep. Neal Goodman, D-Schuylkill): Reduces the number of months that a purchaser has to correct known code violations on a property he or she has purchased.
  • HB 1640 (Rep. Cris Dush, R-Indiana/Jefferson): Allows school entities in the Commonwealth to display the national motto, “In God We Trust,” and the Bill of Rights in each school building.
  • HB 1827 (Rep. John Taylor, R-Philadelphia): Establishes the Drug and Alcohol Recovery High School Pilot Program for students in recovery from substance abuse.
  • HB 1906 (Rep. Stan Saylor, R-York): Requires every school director to complete a training program on the skills and knowledge pertaining to school board duties and responsibilities needed to serve as a school director.
  • HB 1907 (Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre/Mifflin): Extensively revises truancy provisions contained in the Public School code including definitions, procedures and penalties.


Votes on Concurrence

  • HB 400 (Rep. Mauree Gingrich, R-Lebanon): Establishes the “Work Experience for High School Students with Disabilities Act.”


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Committee Meetings/Hearings

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

  • Public hearing on small games of chance improvements.

STATE GOVERNMENT, 9 a.m., Room 205, Ryan Office Building

  • HB 1934 (Rep. Dan Truitt, R-Chester): Authorizes the conveyance of an existing water tower and permanent utility easement in the Borough of West Chester, Chester County.
  • HB 1990 (Rep. Sandra Major, R-Susquehanna/Wayne): Authorizes the conveyance of certain lands situate in New Milford Township, Susquehanna County.
  • HR 811 (Rep. Eli Evankovich, R-Allegheny/Westmoreland): Urges federal elected officials to support the domestic steel industry and enforce our nation’s trade laws.



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


Votes on Second Consideration

  • 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.
  • HB 1887 (Rep. Jason Ortitay, R-Allegheny/Washington): Requires the Department of Health to maintain one toll-free telephone number for problem gambling which all Pennsylvania licensed gambling facilities must post.
  • 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.
  • HB 1956 (Rep. Kate Harper, R-Montgomery): Requires municipalities 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.
  • SB 1108 (Sen. Mario Scavello, R-Monroe/Northampton): Amends the Vehicle Code to include the term “autocycle.”


Votes on Third Consideration

  • HB 245 (Dunbar)
  • HB 1737 (Maher)
  • HB 1769 (Day)
  • SB 290 (Rafferty)
  • SB 356 (Folmer)


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Committee Meetings/Hearings

CONSUMER AFFAIRS, 9 a.m., Room 140, Main Capitol

  • 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.
  • SB 984 (Sen. Camera Bartolotta, R-Beaver/Greene/Washington): Establishes regulations for transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft throughout Pennsylvania.

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

  • 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.

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

  • Informational meeting with discussion on health innovation.



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


Votes on Third Consideration

  • HB 1856 (James)
  • HB 1861 (Hahn)
  • HB 1887 (Ortitay)
  • HB 1925 (Santora)
  • HB 1956 (Harper)
  • SB 1108 (Scavello)

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