Representative Dave Reed

62nd Legislative District

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Stephen Miskin

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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 December 4, 2017

DATE:            December 1, 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, December 4, 2017

Committee Meetings/Hearings

CHILDREN AND YOUTH, 11 a.m., Room 140, Main Capitol

  • Informational meeting with a briefing by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale on his office’s special report on Pennsylvania’s struggling child welfare system.

LABOR AND INDUSTRY, 11:30 a.m., Room G-50, Irvis Office Building

  • Public hearing on HB 1082 (Rep. Patrick Harkins, D-Erie): Establishes the Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health Act to require OSHA-mirrored workplace health and safety standards for public 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 110 (Rep. Ryan Warner, R-Fayette/Westmoreland): Limits the range at which the Commonwealth’s spending may increase each fiscal year based on either the Consumer Price Index or a change in population.
  • HB 1401 (Rep. Gene DiGirolamo, R-Bucks): Imposes a volumetric natural gas severance tax.
  • HB 1741 (Rep. Jim Marshall, R-Beaver/Butler): Amends the Liquor Code to allow club license holders to sell six packs (not to exceed 192 fluid ounces) to go to their members.
  • HB 1902 (Rep. Adam Harris, R-Franklin/Juniata/Mifflin): Amends the Liquor Code to remove certain interlocking business prohibitions as it relates to manufacturers and retail liquor licensees.
  • HB 1915 (Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Franklin): Provides funding for Unemployment Compensation operations/technological upgrades and requires the Department of Labor to end its reliance on the Service and Infrastructure Improvement Fund.
  • HB 1933 (Rep. Jesse Topper, R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton): Creates the Taxpayer-Funded Gender or Sex Reassignment Services Act to clarify that public funds may not be used to reimburse services provided for gender or sex reassignment surgery or gender or sex transition services.
  • SB 166 (Sen. John Eichelberger, R-Blair/Cumberland/Franklin/Fulton/Huntingdon): Prohibits the deduction of public employee political contributions via the public payroll system.


Votes on Third Consideration

  • HB 122 (Rep. Aaron Kaufer, R-Luzerne): Establishes the Project Lazarus Commission consisting of legislators and administration officials charged with developing a best practice model to help counties build comprehensive programs to address the opioid crisis.
  • HB 1460 (Rep. Brett Miller, R-Lancaster): Establishes standardized management fee reporting for SERS and PSERS developed by the Institutional Limited Partners Association’s (ILPA) Fee Transparency Initiative.
  • HR 519 (Rep. Matt Baker, R-Bradford/Potter/Tioga): Recognizes pornography as a public health hazard leading to societal harm.


Votes on Concurrence

  • HB 1009 (Rep. Justin Walsh, R-Westmoreland): Authorizes the release of Project 70 restrictions on land located in the Borough of West Newton, Westmoreland County, and in Upper Uwchlan Township, Chester County.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Committee Meetings/Hearings


  • HB 1412 (Rep. Stephen Barrar, R-Chester/Delaware): Creates the Energy Resiliency and Emergency Preparedness Act to encourage the use of new technologies such as micro grids and energy grid storage capabilities.

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

  • SB 629 (Sen. Guy Reschenthaler, R-Allegheny/Washington): Establishes the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act to amend Pennsylvania law on fraudulent transfers.
  • SB 751 (Sen. Donald White, R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana/Westmoreland): Amends the Banks and Banking law regarding the licensure and regulation of non-bank mortgage servicing entities.

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

  • Agenda to be announced.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE, 10 a.m., Room 205, Ryan Office Building

  • Public hearing on HB 1898 (Rep. James Santora, R-Delaware): Requires dealer disclosure of vehicles with open, unrepaired recalls at the time of sale, prohibits vehicle manufacturers from requiring dealers to significantly modify facilities within 10 years of a prior modification and establishes a temporary license for new vehicle dealers.

STATE GOVERNMENT, 10 a.m., Room 60, East Wing

  • HB 1773 (Rep. Matt Gabler, R-Clearfield/Elk): Prohibits the creation of landlocked property during the condemnation process except where the condemnee consents, and repeals the General Road Law of 1836.
  • SB 921 (Sen. Patrick Browne, R-Lehigh): Authorizes the conveyance of land in Bethlehem and Allentown, Lehigh County.


  • HB 1936 (Rep. Parke Wentling, R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer): Makes technical changes to the Snowmobile and All-Terrain Vehicle Law regarding youth safety standards and sound emissions.
  • Informational meeting on the economic impact of sports in Pennsylvania.



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


Votes on Second Consideration

  • HB 983 (Rep. John Lawrence, R-Chester/Lancaster): Prohibits the award of alimony pendente lite to a spouse who has been convicted of a personal injury crime against the other spouse.
  • HB 1124 (Rep. Jim Cox, R-Berks/Lancaster): Expands the offense of neglect of a care-dependent person and creates the offense of abuse of a care-dependent person.
  • HB 1644 (Rep. Kate Klunk, R-York): Creates a uniform standard of practice for collaborative law in Pennsylvania.
  • HB 1738 (Rep. Ron Marsico, R-Dauphin): Allows certain officers of non-municipal police departments to respond to emergencies outside their jurisdiction.
  • HB 1846 (Rep. Brian Ellis, R-Butler): Amends the Breach of Personal Notification Act to require notification of a breach from the entity where the breach occurred to the affected consumer and requires entities to develop policies to safeguard and discard personal information.
  • HB 1847 (Rep. Michael Driscoll, D-Philadelphia): Amends the Credit Reporting Agency Act to eliminate credit freeze fees and provide monitoring and free credit reports after a breach has occurred.
  • HB 1918 (Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York): Updates Pennsylvania law regarding prevention, elimination and punishment of the use of fraudulent credit card devices.
  • HB 1929 (Rep. Ron Marsico, R-Dauphin): Amends the First Chance Fund to benefit children who are the victims of violent crime or whose parents or guardians are the victims of violent crime.
  • SB 458 (Sen. David Argall, R-Berks/Schuylkill): Establishes administrative penalties for persons or companies operating without Public Utility Commission certification that transport household property between residential dwellings in the Commonwealth for compensation.


Votes on Third Consideration

  • HB 110 (Warner)
  • HB 544 (Rep. Dan Moul, R-Adams): Amends the state’s recreational use of land liability law to clarify and expand its protections for landowners
  • HB 1401 (DiGirolamo)
  • HB 1741 (Marshall)
  • HB 1902 (Harris, A.)
  • HB 1915 (Kauffman)
  • HB 1933 (Topper)
  • SB 166 (Eichelberger)
  • SB 446 (Sen. Thomas McGarrigle, R-Chester/Delaware): Makes changes to the Administrative Code.


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Committee Meetings/Hearings

CHILDREN AND YOUTH, 9 a.m., Room 140, Main Capitol

  • Informational meeting with a briefing Penn State University on the university’s Child Maltreatment Solutions Network.

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

  • Public hearing on workforce issues related to care for people who have disabilities and how paying direct service professionals a living wage may save the Commonwealth money.

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

  • HB 1676 (Rep. Scott Petri, R-Bucks): Allows a municipality to establish a Cultural Improvement District.
  • HB 1850 (Rep. Angel Cruz, D-Philadelphia): Increases fines relating to the disposal of waste tires in cities of the first class.
  • SB 252 (Sen. Randy Vulakovich, R-Allegheny): Authorizes a parking authority in a city of the second class to enter into transactions with private developers for the purpose of expanding parking opportunities.
  • SB 736 (Sen. Scott Martin, F-Lancaster): Delegates powers to parking authorities of cities of second class A and third class.

AGING AND OLDER ADULT SERVICES, 9:30 a.m., Room G-50, Irvis Office Building

  • Informational meeting with input by the Pennsylvania Homecare Association on its efforts to support family caregivers.

JUDICIARY, 10 a.m., Room 205, Ryan Office Building

  • Informational meeting on “A Study of Opioid Addiction: Prevention and Treatment” by Dr. Eric Kocian of the Saint Vincent College Criminology Department.



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


Votes on Third Consideration

  • HB 983 (Lawrence)
  • HB 1644 (Klunk)
  • HB 1738 (Marsico)
  • HB 1846 (Ellis)
  • HB 1847 (Ellis)
  • HB 1918 (Phillips-Hill)
  • HB 1929 (Marsico)
  • SB 458 (Argall)

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