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 12, 2017
DATE: June 9, 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 PAHouseGOP.com by clicking on the “Research Bills” tab.
Monday, June 12, 2017
STATE GOVERNMENT, 9:30 a.m., Susquehanna University, Stretansky Hall, 514 University Ave., Selinsgrove
- Public hearing to receive testimony from entities that are regulated by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission to investigate concerns of regulatory overreach by the commission.
CONSUMER AFFAIRS, Noon, Room B-31, Main Capitol
- HB 74 (Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Fayette/Greene/Washington): Includes motorcycles on the list of vehicles covered under the Automobile Lemon Law.
- HB 882 (Rep. Robert Godshall, R-Montgomery): Prevents insurance companies from directing consumers to use designated vehicle rental companies.
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS, 12:30 p.m., Room G-50, Irvis Office Building
- HB 944 (Rep. Mark Keller, R-Cumberland/Perry): Establishes the Commission for Agricultural Education Excellence to develop a statewide plan for agricultural education and coordinate the implementation of related agricultural education programming with the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Education.
- HB 1494 (Rep. Kathy Rapp, R-Crawford/Forest/Warren): Allows the Commonwealth to enter into federal cooperative agreements for the harvest and sale of timber and other activities to improve forest habitats.
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 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 366 (Rep. Joseph Markosek, D-Allegheny): Makes appropriations from the Professional Licensure Augmentation Account and from restricted revenue accounts within the General Fund to the Department of State for use by the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs in support of the professional licensure boards assigned thereto.
- HB 367 (Markosek): Makes appropriations from the Workmen’s Compensation Administration Fund to the Department of Labor and Industry and the Department of Community and Economic Development to provide for the expenses of administering the Workers’ Compensation Act, The Pennsylvania Occupational Disease Act and the Office of Small Business Advocate for the fiscal year July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, and for the payment of bills incurred and remaining unpaid at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.
- HB 368 (Markosek): Makes an appropriation from a restricted revenue account within the General Fund to the Office of Small Business Advocate in the Department of Community and Economic Development.
- HB 369 (Markosek): Makes an appropriation from a restricted revenue account within the General Fund to the Office of Consumer Advocate in the Office of Attorney General.
- HB 370 (Markosek): Makes an appropriation from the Public School Employees’ Retirement Fund to provide for expenses of the Public School Employees’ Retirement Board for the fiscal year July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, and for the payment of bills incurred and remaining unpaid at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.
- HB 371 (Markosek): Makes an appropriation from the State Employees’ Retirement Fund to provide for expenses of the State Employees’ Retirement Board for the fiscal year July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, and for the payment of bills incurred and remaining unpaid at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.
- HB 372 (Markosek): Makes appropriations from the Philadelphia Taxicab and Limousine Regulatory Fund and the Philadelphia Taxicab Medallion Fund to the Philadelphia Parking Authority for fiscal year July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018.
- HB 373 (Markosek): Makes appropriations from a restricted revenue account within the General Fund and from federal augmentation funds to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission for the fiscal year July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018.
- HB 374 (Markosek): Makes appropriations from the restricted revenue accounts within the State Gaming Fund and from the State Gaming Fund to the Attorney General, the Department of Revenue, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, and for the payment of bills incurred and remaining unpaid at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.
- HB 383 (Rep. Harry Readshaw, R-Allegheny): Allows the use of “majority rule” regarding disposition of a decedent’s remains.
- HB 442 (Rep. Jim Christiana, R-Beaver/Washington): Establishes a state licensing program for plumbers within the Department of Labor and Industry.
- HB 864 (Rep. Mark Mustio, R-Allegheny): Authorizes designated international airports to conduct 50/50 raffles.
- 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 1106 (Rep. Joe Emrick, R-Northampton): Amends the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law to clarify provisions and update the law to reflect current practice.
- 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.
Votes on Third Consideration
- HB 831 (Rep. Mark Keller, R-Cumberland/Perry): Amends the Vehicle Code to provide rights to organized motorcycle processions.
- HB 913 (Rep. Garth Everett, R-Lycoming/Union): Authorizes the Town of Bloomsburg to implement storm water management ordinances and to assess a fee to fund the planning, management, implementation, construction and maintenance of storm water facilities.
- HB 914 (Rep. Garth Everett, R-Lycoming/Union): Gives boroughs the authority to implement storm water management ordinances and to assess a fee to fund the planning, management, implementation, construction and maintenance of storm water facilities.
- HB 915 (Rep. Garth Everett, R-Lycoming/Union): Gives townships the authority to implement storm water management ordinances and to assess a fee to fund the planning, management, implementation, construction and maintenance of storm water facilities.
- HB 916 (Rep. Garth Everett, R-Lycoming/Union): Gives cities of the third class the authority to implement storm water management ordinances and to assess a fee to fund the planning, management, implementation, construction and maintenance of storm water facilities.
- 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 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.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
URBAN AFFAIRS, 9 a.m., Room G-50, Irvis Office Building
- HB 1122 (Rep. Michael O’Brien, D-Philadelphia): Establishes a grant program for municipalities to create code enforcement programs.
- HB 1430 (Rep. John Taylor, R-Philadelphia): Amends the Abandoned and Blighted Property Conservatorship Act with clarifications and improvements to help practitioners better use and apply the law.
FINANCE, 9:15 a.m., Room 60, East Wing
- HB 1105 (Rep. Frank Ryan, R-Lebanon): Clarifies the realty transfer tax exemption for veterans’ organizations.
- HB 1385 (Rep. Brett Miller, R-Lancaster): Limits personal income tax deductions for contributions made to a PA 529 College Savings Plan.
- HR 327 (Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny): Establishes a select subcommittee on tax modernization and reform under the House Finance Committee.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH, 10 a.m., Room B-31, Main Capitol
- HB 1232 (Rep. Tom Murt, R-Montgomery/Philadelphia): Requires all public and non-public schools to display a poster with the statewide toll-free telephone number for reporting suspected child abuse or neglect.
JUDICIARY, 10 a.m., Room 140, Main Capitol
- HB 646 (Rep. Judy Ward, R-Blair): Amends the aggravated assault law to add health care practitioners to the protected class.
- HB 1037 (Rep. Warren Kampf, R-Chester/Montgomery): Amends the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (MCARE) Act to change the total amount of punitive damages permitted.
- HB 1139 (Rep. Jesse Topper, R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton): Allows a parent to leave a newborn with an emergency services provider and also allows a parent to leave a newborn in an incubator located at a hospital, a police station, or on the grounds of an entity employing or providing access to an emergency services provider.
- HB 1523 (Rep. Ron Marsico, R-Dauphin): Permits the taking of DNA samples from those convicted of first-degree misdemeanors and certain misdemeanors of the second degree.
STATE GOVERNMENT, 10 a.m., Room G-50, Irvis Office Building
- HB 28 (Rep. Martina White, R-Philadelphia): Defines sanctuary municipalities, establishes liability for damages, and sets reporting requirements for public officials, employees and law enforcement.
- HB 1479 (Rep. Brad Roae, R-Crawford/Erie): Exempts school districts from prevailing wage if they are in “financial watch” or “financial recovery” status as designated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
LABOR AND INDUSTRY, Call of Chair, Room G-50, Irvis Office Building
- HB 18 (Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-Berks/Lehigh): Requires the Department of Labor and Industry to adopt a prescription drug formulary and requires that Utilization Review Organizations and Peer Review Organizations be certified by the Department of Health prior to approval by Labor and Industry.
- HB 988 (Rep. Seth Grove, R-York): Limits benefits for certain Commonwealth employees who are injured on the job to three years.
- HB 1066 (Rep. Craig Staats, R-Bucks): Amends the Pennsylvania Apprenticeship and Training Act by preventing regulations from requiring more than one supervisor for each apprentice or trainee.
- HB 1469 (Rep. Doyle Heffley, R-Carbon): Requires municipalities that use a private third-party agency to enforce the Uniform Construction Code to contract with at least two or more entities to provide inspection services.
TRANSPORTATION, Call of Chair, Room 205, Ryan Office Building
- HB 26 (Rep. Martina White, R-Philadelphia): Permits organizational license plates for use on motorcycles and allows for abbreviated portions of an organization’s name on special plates.
- HB 229 (Rep. Curt Sonney, R-Erie): Clarifies the registration process and fees for large recreational trailers (campers).
- HB 407 (Rep. Thomas Caltagirone, D-Berks): Requires PennDOT, within one year, to provide those applying for an original or renewal driver’s license or identification card or vehicle registration renewal the opportunity to contribute $5 to pediatric cancer research.
- HB 1215 (Rep. Mike Tobash, R-Dauphin/Schuylkill): Bridge designation: Abner Yoder Memorial Bridge.
- HB 1294 (Rep. Judy Ward, R-Blair): Allows motorcycles to display a Purple Heart/Combat Wounded Veteran license plate if the owner is a recipient of the military decoration.
- HB 1426 (Rep. Mindy Fee, R-Lancaster): Allows trucks to continue to haul certain heavier loads during holiday periods, while keeping the current restriction regarding inclement weather.
- HB 1444 (Rep. Jim Marshall, R-Beaver/Butler): Assesses an annual hauling permit fee of $900 for overweight vehicles less than 100,000 pounds with a hauling distance greater than 50 miles, and also allows for the transportation of multiple hot ingots a distance of up to 125 miles.
- SB 288 (Sen. John Rafferty, R-Berks/Chester/Montgomery): Increases the fines and suspends the licenses of repeat offenders of Pennsylvania’s “Steer Clear” law.
- SB 289 (Sen. Donald White, R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana/Westmoreland): Bridge designations: Blairsville Area Veterans Memorial Bridge and John Frederick Bridges Memorial Bridge.
On Tuesday the House will meet at 11 a.m. for legislative business.
Votes on Second Consideration
- 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 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.
Votes on Third Consideration
- HB 302 (Topper)
- HB 383 (Readshaw)
- HB 442 (Christiana)
- HB 864 (Mustio)
- HB 866 (Dunbar)
- HB 1451 (English)
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
CHILDREN AND YOUTH, 9 a.m., Room B-31, Main Capitol
- Public hearing on grandparents raising grandchildren.
GAME AND FISHERIES, 9:30 a.m., Room 60, East Wing
- HB 359 (Rep. Hal English, R-Allegheny): Grants clemency from a hunting license revocation penalty if a hunter self-reports and surrenders the animal he or she mistakenly took to the Game Commission.
- HB 1153 (Rep. Karen Boback, R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming): Authorizes the Pennsylvania Attorney General to enter into reciprocal agreements with other states allowing active duty military fishing and hunting licenses and grant recognition of licenses issued by other states.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT, 9:30 a.m., Room 205, Ryan Office Building
- HB 927 (Rep. Jack Rader, R-Monroe): Exempts municipalities meeting a population density threshold from establishing a leaf waste collection program.
- HB 1034 (Rep. Zachary Mako, R-Lehigh/Northampton): Adds additional fiscal procedures for the collection of money by municipal authorities.
- HB 1142 (Rep. Tim Briggs, D-Montgomery): Amends the Municipal Pension Plan Funding Standard and Recovery Act to require only municipal pension plans with 100 or more active members to be subject to the procurement process and other requirements for professional service contracts.
- HB 1361 (Rep. Kate Harper, R-Montgomery): Adds more certified Pennsylvania evaluators to the State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers.
- HB 1362 (Rep. Warren Kampf, R-Chester/Montgomery): Establishes a statutory mechanism for the initial and subsequent apportionment of wards in a home rule charter or optional plan municipality without a mayor.
- HB 1363 (Rep. Lee James, R-Butler/Venango): Establishes uniform residential qualifications for election/appointment to municipal elected office for active military duty personnel.
- HB 1364 (Rep. Lee James, R-Butler/Venango): Authorizes political subdivisions and authorities to enter into contracts for services when two consecutive advertisements fail to induce bids.
- SB 365 (Sen. John Gordner, R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder): Increases the threshold for the sale of personal property without public notice or the acceptance of bids.
COMMERCE, Call of Chair, Room B-31, Main Capitol
- HB 1094 (Rep. Stephen Barrar, R-Chester/Delaware): Eliminates the automatic expiration of security freezes on consumer credit reports and provides for security freezes for “protected persons.”
- HB 1360 (Rep. Marguerite Quinn, R-Bucks): Amends the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act with new requirements for third-party solicitors including a license requirement, new disclosure methods, background disclosures, and prohibiting them from soliciting funds if they have been convicted of certain crimes.
- HB 1519 (Rep. Brian Ellis, R-Butler): Establishes the Multimedia Tax Credit Fund.
On Wednesday the House will meet at 11 a.m. for legislative business.
Votes on Third Consideration
- HB 863 (Rothman)
- HB 1420 (Greiner)
- HB 1421 (Greiner)
Thursday, June 15, 2017
HUMAN SERVICES, 9 a.m., Room G-50, Irvis Office Building
- Public hearing on Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act, changes being discussed and the effect on Medicaid recipients.
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