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 June 5, 2017


DATE:            June 2, 2017



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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 5, 2017

Committee Meetings/Hearings

CONSUMER AFFAIRS, 10 a.m., Room B-31, Main Capitol

  • Public hearing on amending the Underground Utility Line Protection Act.

LABOR AND INDUSTRY, 11 a.m., Room G-50, Irvis Office Building

  • Public hearing on the Unemployment Compensation Service and Infrastructure Improvement Fund (SIIF) audit by the Auditor General.

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

  • HB 1094 (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 1490 (Rep. Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny): Places the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority under the oversight of the Public Utility Commission.

STATE GOVERNMENT, Call of Chair, 205 Ryan Office Building

  • SB 1 (Sen. Jake Corman, R-Centre/Huntingdon/Juniata/Mifflin): Reforms pensions for future public school and state employees.



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 25 (Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-Berks/Lehigh): Establishes the CareerBound program, a school-to-work pilot program.
  • HB 109 (Rep. Ryan Warner, R-Fayette/Westmoreland): Highway exit designation: Lance Corporal Russell W. Naugle Vietnam Veteran Exit.
  • HB 176 (Rep. Tina Pickett, R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna): Amends the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act to exclude roadside farm stands from the Uniform Construction Code if they are used only for the direct seasonal sale of agricultural commodities and meet certain other criteria.
  • HB 410 (Rep. Ryan Warner, R-Fayette/Westmoreland): Establishes a Performance-Based Budget Board to initiate a program of performance hearings and reviews as part of the annual budget preparation and program evaluation processes.
  • HB 425 (Rep. Eric Nelson, R-Westmoreland): Extends a moratorium on increases in income due to a Social Security cost-of-living adjustment for certain individuals enrolled in PACE and PACENET.
  • HB 485 (Rep. Neal Goodman, D-Schuylkill): Expands Pennsylvania’s mentored hunting programs to include youth ages 12-17.
  • HB 922 (Rep. Will Tallman, R-Adams/Cumberland): Removes future employees of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission from the State Employees Retirement System.
  • HB 1286 (Rep. Steven Mentzer, R-Lancaster): Amends the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (Mcare) Act to require a punitive damages study.


Votes on Third Consideration

  • HB 108 (Rep. Ryan Warner, R-Fayette/Westmoreland): Highway exit designation: Staff Sgt. John P. Wanto Vietnam Veteran Exit.
  • HB 154 (Rep. Will Tallman, R-Adams/Cumberland): Bridge designation: Sgt. Adam C. Schoeller Memorial Bridge.
  • HB 181 (Rep. Gary Day, R-Berks/Lehigh): Highway designation: Captain Mark T. Resh Memorial Highway.
  • HB 211 (Rep. Stephen Bloom, R-Cumberland): Establishes the Statewide 2-1-1 System Grant Program within the Department of Human Services to facilitate dissemination of health and human service information.
  • HB 952 (Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Fayette/Greene/Washington): Bridge designation: PFC Brent A. McClellan Memorial Bridge.
  • HB 1219 (Rep. Dave Reed, R-Indiana): Bridge designation: Sgt. Robert Eugene Goodlin Memorial Bridge.
  • HB 1244 (Rep. Mike Carroll, D-Lackawanna/Luzerne): Bridge designation: Specialist Dale J. Kridlo Memorial Bridge.
  • HB 1269 (Rep. Thomas Quigley, R-Montgomery): Grants municipal authorities which serve five or more municipalities an additional five years to begin certain construction projects.
  • HB 1270 (Rep. Michael Hanna, D-Centre/Clinton): Bridge designation: U.S. Navy SOC David M. Collins Veterans Memorial Bridge.


Votes on Concurrence

  • HB 151 (Rep. Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster): Amends the Commerce and Trade law to define the term “agent” to include the Department of Community and Economic Development, giving it and its employees the ability to conduct required inspections and monitoring programs managed by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority, and transfers the Concert Facility Tax Credit to Commerce and Trade.


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Committee Meetings/Hearings

STATE GOVERNMENT, 9 a.m., Room 60, East Wing

  • Public hearing: State Government Regulations: Burdens, Abuses and Legislative Oversight.

TOURISM AND RECREATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 9 a.m., Room G-50, Irvis Office Building

  • HB 544 (Rep. Dan Moul, R-Adams): Amends the state’s recreational use of land liability law, expanding its protections for landowners and awarding legal fees to property owners found not liable for injuries to recreational users.

VETERANS AFFAIRS AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, 9:15 a.m., Room 205, Ryan Office Building

  • HB 302 (Rep. Jesse Topper, R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton): Adds the Department of Health to the list of agencies required to consider a service member’s military education and training for the purpose of fulfilling requirements for licensure/certification in the Commonwealth.
  • HB 1231 (Rep. Jared Soloman, D-Philadelphia): Codifies and expands the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs’ veterans registry program.

HEALTH, 9:30 a.m., Room G-50, Irvis Office Building

  • HB 353 (Rep. Tedd Nesbit, R-Butler/Mercer): Mandates the electronic transmission of controlled substance prescriptions.
  • HB 835 (Rep. Aaron Bernstine, R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence): Specifies that Pennsylvanians receiving mental health treatment have the right to be free from abuse, neglect and exploitation.
  • HB 1309 (Rep. Matt Baker, R-Bradford/Potter/Tioga): Amends the Clean Indoor Air Act regarding exemptions and preemption of local ordinances.

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

  • HB 566 (Rep. James Santora, R-Delaware): Amends the Contractor and Subcontractor Act to allow for suspension of performance if payment is not received by a contractor or subcontractor in accordance with the terms of their construction contract.
  • HB 1484 (Rep. Brian Ellis, R-Butler): Establishes the Multimedia Tax Credit Fund.



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


Votes on Second Consideration

  • HB 119 (Rep. Aaron Kaufer, R-Luzerne): Requires the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs to certify drug and alcohol recovery houses in order to receive public funding.
  • HB 200 (Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-Luzerne): Adds postpartum depression as a qualifying at-risk condition for early intervention services under the Early Intervention Services System Act.
  • HB 699 (Rep. Martin Causer, R-Cameron/McKean/Potter): Requires an increase in the reimbursement rate under Medicaid for services provided by ambulance companies.
  • HB 831 (Rep. Mark Keller, R-Cumberland/Perry): Amends the Vehicle Code to grant rights to organized motorcycle processions and to limit systematic vehicle inspection programs to commercial motor vehicles.
  • HB 864 (Rep. Mark Mustio, R-Allegheny): Authorizes designated international airports to conduct 50/50 raffles.
  • HB 1285 (Rep. David Maloney, R-Berks): Amends the Pennsylvania Constitution to allow local taxing authorities to exclude from taxation up to 100 percent of the assessed value of the homestead property receiving the exclusion.
  • HB 1287 (Rep. Lynda Culver, R-Northumberland/Snyder): Authorizes the conveyance of land in Delaware Township, Northumberland County.
  • HB 1288 (Rep. Jim Marshall, R-Beaver/Butler): Amends the Vehicle Code to add optometrists to the list of medical providers who may certify an application for a disability placard or registration plate.
  • HB 1388 (Rep. Rich Irvin, R-Centre/Huntingdon/Mifflin): Reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) until December 31, 2019.
  • HB 1411 (Rep. Parke Wentling, R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer): Highway designation: Staff Sergeant James Douglas Mowris Memorial Highway.
  • HB 1431 (Rep. Kurt Masser, R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland): Highway designation: Honorable Robert E. Belfanti Jr. Memorial Highway


Votes on Third Consideration

  • HB 25 (Mackenzie)
  • HB 109 (Warner)
  • HB 176 (Pickett)
  • HB 410 (Warner)
  • HB 425 (Nelson)
  • HB 485 (Goodman)
  • HB 922 (Tallman)
  • HB 1286 (Mentzer)


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Committee Meetings/Hearings

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

  • Informational meeting regarding caregiver support in the workplace.

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

  • Public hearing on HB 1019 (Rep. Mark Gillen, R-Berks/Lancaster): Allows reasonable access to cemeteries to anyone for the purpose of visitation, and establishes procedures for the sale and purchase of a cemetery, and continuation of honoring purchased burial plots.

FINANCE, 9:15 a.m., Room 140, Main Capitol

  • HB 866 (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 871 (Rep. John Taylor, R-Philadelphia): Amends the Pennsylvania Constitution relating to the General Assembly’s power to create special tax provisions.
  • HB 1420 (Rep. Keith Greiner, R-Lancaster): Amends the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act to align the audit requirements for financial reports with federal law.
  • HB 1421 (Rep. Keith Greiner, R-Lancaster): Amends the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act to make technical changes that will assist organizations filing a registration statement with the Department of State’s Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE, 9:30 a.m., Room G-50, Irvis Office Building

  • HB 442 (Rep. Jim Christiana, R-Beaver/Washington): Establishes a state licensing program for plumbers within the Department of Labor and Industry.
  • HB 863 (Rep. Greg Rothman, R-Cumberland): Amends the Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act to increase the educational requirements for the salesperson license and to authorize brokers and salespersons to prepare Broker Price Opinions.
  • HB 1106 (Rep. Joe Emrick, R-Northampton): Amends the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law to clarify terminology and provisions on continuing education and license exemptions.

JUDICIARY, 10 a.m., Room 140, Main Capitol

  • HB 238 (Rep. Warren Kampf, R-Chester/Montgomery): Creates the Fairness in Claims and Transparency (FaCT) Act, providing for transparency of claims made against asbestos-related bankruptcy trusts and for allocation of responsibility in asbestos litigation.
  • HB 383 (Rep. Harry Readshaw, R-Allegheny): Allows the use of “majority rule” regarding disposition of a decedent’s remains.
  • HB 1346 (Rep. Jeff Pyle, R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana): Establishes a criminal offense for unlawfully using an unmanned aircraft.
  • HB 1451 (Rep. Hal English, R-Allegheny): Extends the senior judge operational support grants program for an additional five-year period.
  • SB 8 (Sen. Mike Folmer, R-Dauphin/Lebanon/York): Establishes new requirements and procedures for civil asset forfeiture.
  • SB 560 (Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, R-Bucks/Montgomery): Amends the Crimes and Judicial Codes regarding law enforcement recordings and public release of records of such recordings.

STATE GOVERNMENT, 10 a.m., Room 39, East Wing

  • Informational meeting with follow up to the hearing on HB 466 (Rep. Jim Marshall, R-Beaver/Butler): Gives full police powers to sheriffs and deputy sheriffs who have completed the same type of training as municipal police officers.



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


Votes on Second Consideration

  • HB 1239 (Rep. Jim Marshall, R-Beaver/Butler): Enhances the penalty for drivers operating a vehicle or motorcycle without the proper class of license.
  • HB 1490 (Rep. Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny): Places the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority under the oversight of the Public Utility Commission.
  • SB 1 (Sen. Jake Corman, R-Centre/Huntingdon/Juniata/Mifflin): Reforms pensions for future public school and state employees.


Votes on Third Consideration

  • HB 119 (Kaufer)
  • HB 200 (Toohil)
  • HB 699 (Causer)
  • HB 831 (M. Keller)
  • HB 864 (Mustio)
  • HB 1285 (Maloney)
  • HB 1287 (Culver)
  • HB 1288 (Marshall)
  • HB 1388 (Irvin)
  • HB 1411 (Wentling)
  • HB 1431 (Masser)
  • HR 222 (Rep. Frank Ryan, R-Lebanon): Urges the President of the United States and the United States Congress to enact the Retired Pay Restoration Act of 2017.
  • HR 337 (Rep. Tina Pickett, R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna): Urges the Congress of the United States to support and enact legislation that would allow states to regulate air ambulance billing and pricing practices.


Thursday, June 8, 2017



On Thursday the House will meet at 9 a.m. for legislative business.


Votes on Third Consideration

  • HB 1490 (Turzai)
  • SB 1 (Corman)


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