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 23, 2016


DATE:            May 20, 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 23, 2016

Committee Meetings/Hearings

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

  • HB 2082 (Rep. Duane Milne, R-Chester): Allows a professional educator to carry over excess continuing professional education credits or hours into the next compliance period.
  • HB 2078 (Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York): Expedites the educator certification processing time and limits administrative fees for individuals who serve or have served in the United States Armed Forces and their spouses, and allows educators with inactive Pennsylvania certification to return to Pennsylvania and have their certification quickly returned to active status.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE, 11 a.m., Room B-31, Main Capitol

  • Public hearing on HB 1851 (Rep. Will Tallman, R-Adams/Cumberland): Licenses diabetes educators under the State Board of Nursing.

TRANSPORTATION, 11:30 a.m., Room 205, Ryan Office Building

  • Public hearing on HB 1057 (Rep. Brian Ellis, R-Butler): Streamlines the collection of appropriate alternative fuels tax and ensures fair and equitable taxation and enforcement across all fuel types.
  • HB 1597 (Rep. Thomas Murt, R-Montgomery/Philadelphia): Highway designation: Private First Class Paul T. Wright Memorial Highway.
  • SB 983 (Sen. Thomas McGarrigle, R-Chester/Delaware): Allows parents and/or guardians of a child or adult child with a qualifying disability in their care to receive disability license plates and parking placards.

AGING AND OLDER ADULT SERVICES, Call of Chair, Room 60, East Wing

  • HB 1930 (Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre/Mifflin): Establishes a statewide registry of individuals who have been convicted of assaulting a special needs adult.
  • HB 2069 (Rep. Frank Farry, R-Bucks): Expands PACENET eligibility, rebalances reimbursement formulas for pharmacies, and changes the Pharmaceutical Assistance Review Board to an advisory board with additional membership and enhanced duties.



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 585 (Rep. John Sabatina, D-Philadelphia): Prohibits the discrimination of any potential organ transplant recipient on the basis of a physical or mental disability.
  • HB 1781 (Rep. Barry Jozwiak, R-Berks): Changes the composition of the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission by eliminating the seat occupied by a FBI special-agent-in-charge and replacing it with a member nominated by the Pennsylvania Lodge, Fraternal Order of Police.
  • HB 1799 (Rep. Marcia Hahn, R-Northampton): Amends the Judicial Code regarding life imprisonment for murder of an unborn child.
  • SB 489 (Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Bradford/Lycoming/Sullivan/Susquehanna/Union): Lowers the fee that licensed check cashers are permitted to charge for cashing government-issued checks or government assistance checks; requires the public posting of fees for cashing checks; and allows recovery of losses due to fraudulent misrepresentation.


Votes on Third Consideration

  • HB 1079 (Rep. John Taylor, R-Philadelphia): Repeals a 1941 act which authorized the Pennsylvania Parkway Commission to construct, operate and maintain the Pocono Memorial Parkway.
  • HB 2025 (Rep. Mike Reese, R-Somerset/Westmoreland): Allows temporary “in-transit” vehicle registrations to be valid for 60 days and allows PennDOT to both suspend and impose monetary penalties on inspection stations for violations or noncompliance.
  • SB 1152 (Sen. Patrick Browne, R-Lehigh): Amends the Vehicle Code to require that children under two years of age be secured in a rear-facing child safety seat.
  • SB 1153 (Sen. Elder Vogel, R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence): Bridge and road designations: Battery B Memorial Highway; Sergeant James Robert Pantall Bridge; Airman Second Class Gerald Emmett Johnson Memorial Bridge; Private Walter L. Smith Spanish-American War Memorial Bridge; Lance Corporal William F. Merrill Vietnam Veterans Highway; Staff Sergeant Brian K. Mowery Memorial Bridge; Samuel L. Snyder Memorial Bridge; Lance Corporal Michael G. Plank Memorial Bridge; PVT William H. Walls, USMC Memorial Highway; Roy F. Johns Jr. Overpass; Fred A. Trello Memorial Boulevard; Edwin “Lance” Wentzel Memorial Interchange; 65th U.S. Infantry Regiment, Borinqueneers Memorial Bridge; Martin Joseph Davis Memorial Bridge; James W. Cutchall Memorial Highway; Corporal Jonathan Dean Faircloth Memorial Bridge; Honorable Lawrence H. Curry Bridge; PFC Thomas A. Cooney Memorial Bridge; Trooper Herbert A. Wirfel Memorial Bridge; Derry Veterans Memorial Bridge; David B. Sheridan Memorial Interchange; and Veterans Bridge.


Votes on Concurrence

  • HB 150 (Rep. David Maloney, R-Berks): Establishes the “Share-The-Road” registration plate.
  • HB 608 (Rep. Matt Baker, R-Bradford/Potter/Tioga): Allows the Department of Health to promptly add chemicals used to manufacture illegal drugs to the list of “precursor substances” under the Drug Act.
  • HB 1484 (Rep. Mark Gillen, R-Berks/Lancaster): Requires the Department of General Services to comply with several recommendations regarding the preservation and construction of “Soldiers’ Grove” and the Medal of Honor Memorial Gardens.
  • HB 1552 (Rep. Brad Roae, R-Crawford/Erie): Authorizes and requires the Pennsylvania Department of Education to enter into and administer membership in a regional compact and an interstate reciprocity agreement governing the provision of distance education by institutions of higher education and provides for basic education funding.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Committee Meetings/Hearings

CHILDREN AND YOUTH, 10 a.m., Room B-31, Main Capitol

  • SB 1156 (Sen. John Sabatina, D-Philadelphia): Requires that health care personnel and members of the clergy who have direct and routine contact with children or who are responsible for a child’s welfare obtain specific criminal background check clearances and a child abuse clearance and also extends the time period for which valid General Protective Service reports are retained in the Department of Human Services’ statewide database.



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


Votes on Second Consideration

  • HB 267 (Rep. John Lawrence, R-Chester/Lancaster): Permits public employees with a religious objection to designate their fair share fees to any recognized nonreligious 501 (c)(3) charity of their choosing.
  • HB 1064 (Rep. Eli Evankovich, R-Allegheny/Westmoreland): Enacts special liability protection for physicians and health care providers who deliver emergency health care services.
  • HB 2003 (Rep. Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster): Authorizes the conveyance of land in Fulton Township, Lancaster County.
  • HB 2014 (Rep. Tommy Sankey, R-Cambria/Clearfield): Authorizes the conveyance of land in Lawrence Township, Clearfield County.


Votes on Third Consideration

  • HB 585 (Sabatina)
  • HB 1290 (Maher)
  • HB 1499 (Tobash)
  • HB 1781 (Jozwiak)
  • HB 1799 (Hahn)
  • HB 1856 (Rep. R. Lee James, R-Butler/Venango): Bridge designation: Specialist Jonathan R. Kephart Memorial Bridge.
  • SB 489 (Yaw)


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Committee Meetings/Hearings

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

  • HB 2034 (Rep. Adam Harris, R-Franklin/Juniata/Mifflin): Authorizes the conveyance of land in Beale Township, Juniata County.
  • HB 2035 (Rep. Adam Harris, R-Franklin/Juniata/Mifflin): Authorizes the conveyance of land in the Borough of Lewistown, Mifflin County.
  • SB 562 (Sen. John Gordner, R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder): Provides additional legislative oversight of the regulatory review process.

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

  • Informational meeting with a presentation by the Pennsylvania Homecare Association on homecare, home healthcare and hospice services.


  • SB 179 (Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, R-Bucks/Montgomery): Consolidates various laws relating to hotels and innkeepers.



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


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Committee Meetings/Hearings

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

  • Public hearing on an alternative approach for school district funding distribution.


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