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 June 6, 2016


DATE:            June 3, 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, June 6, 2016

Committee Meetings/Hearings

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

  • HB 2087 (Rep. Gary Day, R-Berks/Lehigh): Requires each public school to complete a school security drill annually.
  • HB 2125 (Rep. Rick Saccone, R-Allegheny/Washington): Limits the number of public school staff who may take union leave and requires union reimbursement for salary, substitute costs and benefits when union leave does occur.
  • HR 910 (Rep. Mike Vereb, R-Montgomery): Directs the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a statewide study on reducing the number of school districts in the state.

CHILDREN AND YOUTH, Noon, Room 60, East Wing

  • HB 1531 (Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny): Eliminates the requirement of holding a hearing to confirm a consent to an adoption when the birth parent or parents of the child being placed for adoption have executed valid consents to an adoption.
  • HB 1532 (Rep. Leslie Acosta, D-Philadelphia): Amends the definition of “intermediary” in adoption law to include a licensed attorney or social worker who is acting in that capacity.
  • HR 483 (Rep. Brian Ellis, R-Butler): Supports the establishment of a Presidential Youth Council.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE, 12:15 p.m., Room B-31, Main Capitol

  • HB 1415 (Rep. Nick Miccarelli, R-Delaware): Requires individuals who engage in the independent practice of clinical social work to be licensed clinical social workers.
  • SB 772 (Sen. John Gordner, R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder): Amends the Professional Psychologists Practice Act to update licensure and practice provisions.
  • SB 837 (Rep. Ryan Aument, R-Lancaster): Restricts the use of the title “Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist” and amends the composition of the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.



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 1785 (Rep. Becky Corbin, R-Chester): Requires each assisted living residence and personal care home in the Commonwealth to post information year-round about the flu vaccine.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • SB 356 (Sen. Mike Folmer, R-Dauphin/Lebanon/York): Amends the Local Tax Enabling Act to clarify certain provisions related to the consolidated collection of local income taxes.
  • 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.


Votes on Third Consideration

  • 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 1597 (Rep. Thomas Murt, R-Montgomery/Philadelphia): Highway designation: Private First Class Paul T. Wright Memorial Highway.
  • HB 1740 (Rep. Russ Diamond, R-Lebanon): Increases the maximum fee for a local police report of a vehicle accident from $15 to $22.
  • HB 2026 (Rep. Barry Jozwiak, R-Berks): Authorizes the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to operate as liaison for the Civil Air Patrol and supervise the expenditures of state funding as well as the maintenance and use of Commonwealth facilities by the Civil Air Patrol.
  • 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.
  • SB 847 (Sen. Ryan Aument, R-Lancaster): Adds the Korean War Veterans Association, Inc. as a voting member organization of the State Veterans’ Commission.
  • SB 983 (Sen. Thomas McGarrigle, R-Chester/Delaware): Allows parents and/or guardians of a child/adult child with a qualifying disability in their care and the spouse of an individual with a qualifying disability to receive a disability license plate and parking placard.


Tuesday, June 7, 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 Every Student Succeeds Act.

GAMING OVERSIGHT, 9 a.m., Room 205, Ryan Office Building

  • Public hearing to receive the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s Fantasy Sports Report.

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

  • HB 1287 (Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler): Denies access to the Firearms License Validation System from law enforcement personnel in a state that has not entered into a reciprocity agreement with the Commonwealth.
  • HB 1928 (Rep. Tina Pickett, R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna): Authorizes the conveyance of land in Asylum Township, Bradford County.
  • SB 9 (Sen. Patrick Stefano, R-Fayette/Somerset/Westmoreland): Requires anyone requesting public benefits in the Commonwealth to provide identification proving their legal residency and sign an affidavit stating they are a U.S. citizen or an immigrant lawfully present in the United States.


  • Informational meeting with a presentation by the September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance.

COMMERCE, Call of Chair, Room G-50, Irvis Office Building

  • HB 726 (Rep. Mike Tobash, R-Dauphin/Schuylkill): Strengthens the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act by increasing monthly interest rates for outstanding payments, allowing a contractor or subcontractor to post a maintenance bond to facilitate the release of retainage and increasing the penalty in cases where arbitration or litigation determines that a payment was wrongfully withheld.
  • HB 850 (Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-Berks/Lehigh): Amends Pennsylvania’s Money Transmitter’s Act to update definitions and terminology, improve licensing procedures and strengthen consumer protections.
  • HB 1731 (Rep. Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny): Creates the Keystone Energy Enhancement Act.

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

  • HB 853 (Rep. Jaret Gibbons, D-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence): Enhances penalties for distracted driving that results in a severe injury or death.
  • HB 921 (Rep. Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny): Discontinues operation of the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS) and instead uses the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to check the background of individuals attempting to acquire a firearm.
  • HB 1496 (Rep. Todd Stephens, R-Montgomery): Increases penalties for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
  • HB 1497 (Rep. Todd Stephens, R-Montgomery): Enhances penalties for prohibited possession of a firearm by a person adjudicated of a felony offense as a juvenile.
  • HB 1498 (Rep. Todd Stephens, R-Montgomery): Requires the Pennsylvania State Police to send all existing mental health data within 90 days to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
  • SB 594 (Sen. Andrew Dinniman, D-Chester): Establishes penalties for people with a protection-from-abuse order against them if they commit animal cruelty against the pet of their spouse or partner.
  • SB 1077 (Sen. Elder Vogel, R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence): Removes the requirement of physical mailings for school districts regarding the use of audio on school buses.
  • SB 1104 (Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, S-Bucks/Montgomery): Amends the Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code to make changes to various provisions, including those related to powers of attorney, trusts and powers of appointment.



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


Votes on Second Consideration

  • 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 179 (Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, R-Bucks/Montgomery): Consolidates various laws relating to hotels and innkeepers.
  • SB 562 (Sen. John Gordner, R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder): Provides additional legislative oversight of the regulatory review process.
  • SB 1232 (Sen. Jake Corman, R-Centre/Huntingdon/Juniata/Mifflin): Authorizes the conveyance of property in Rush Township, Centre County.


Votes on Third Consideration

  • HB 835 (Rep. Stephen Bloom, R-Cumberland): Highway designation: Marine Lance Corporal Gary Lee Ream Memorial Highway.
  • HB 1785 (Corbin)
  • HB 2058 (Rep. Frank Farry, R-Bucks): Expands the scope of practice for paramedics related to the drawing of blood and establishes requirements regarding paramedic user fees.
  • HB 2078 (Phillips-Hill)
  • HB 2082 (Milne)
  • SB 356 (Folmer)
  • SB 1156 (Sabatina)


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Committee Meetings/Hearings

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

  • Informational meeting on senior community centers.


  • Joint informational meeting on chronic wasting disease in the Commonwealth’s deer population.

HEALTH, 9:30 a.m., Room 60, East Wing

  • HB 1619 (Rep. Jesse Topper, R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton): Permits Pennsylvania to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.



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


Votes on Third Consideration

  • HB 2034 (Harris)
  • HB 2035 (Harris)
  • HR 483 (Rep. Brian Ellis, R-Butler): Supports the establishment of a Presidential Youth Council.
  • HR 910 (Rep. Mike Vereb, R-Montgomery): Directs the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a statewide study on reducing the number of school districts in the state.
  • SB 179 (Greenleaf)
  • SB 1232 (Corman)


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Committee Meetings/Hearings

HUMAN SERVICES, 9 a.m., Room 60, East Wing

  • Informational meeting on the impact of a budget impasse for non-profits.



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