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 11, 2018
DATE: June 8, 2018
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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 11, 2018
STATE GOVERNMENT, 10 a.m., Room 205, Ryan Office Building
- Public hearing to receive testimony from individuals and entities regulated by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) and to investigate concerns of the impact of DRBC policies and actions on business growth and economic vitality in the basin and the rights of property owners within the basin. The hearing will also highlight findings from the committee’s 2017 hearings on the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) and identify common issues involving both entities.
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS, 12:15 p.m., Room 60, East Wing
- HR 948 (Rep. Martin Causer, R-Cameron/McKean/Potter): Requests the Auditor General to conduct a financial audit of the PENNVEST nonpoint source project transactions.
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 2226 (Rep. Kathy Rapp, R-Crawford/Forest/Warren): Prohibits the sale or purchase of nicotine products or nicotine delivery products to or by minors.
- HB 2268 (Rep. Gerald Mullery, R-Luzerne): Bans nicotine-based products, nicotine delivery products and electronic cigarettes in Pennsylvania schools.
- HB 2321 (Rep. Stephen Bloom, R-Cumberland): Adds several crimes to the existing provision which permits a court to admit an out-of-court statement of a child victim or child witness.
- HB 2324 (Rep. Bryan Barbin, R-Cambria/Somerset): Amends the Rape Shield Law in order to exclude from criminal trials evidence of “past sexual victimization.”
- HB 2325 (Rep. Garth Everett, R-Lycoming/Union): Addresses the admissibility of out-of-court statements in criminal or civil proceedings made by an individual with an intellectual disability or autism who is a victim or witness.
- SB 554 (Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, R-Bucks/Montgomery): Requires the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to establish a set of statewide protocols to provide specialized services and coordinate the delivery of services for sexually exploited children (victims of sexual servitude or sex trafficking).
- SB 1011 (Sen. Guy Reschenthaler, R-Allegheny/Washington): Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution to set forth specific rights for victims of crimes.
- SB 1090 (Rep. Jake Corman, R-Centre/Huntingdon/Juniata/Mifflin): Amends the Crimes Code to add a new Antihazing Law, which includes several new criminal offenses, penalties, reporting requirements and immunities related to hazing.
Votes on Third Consideration
- HB 85 (Rep. John Lawrence, R-Chester/Lancaster): Addresses philosophical exemption from state assessments.
- HB 2052 (Rep. Mike Reese, R-Somerset/Westmoreland): Requires public school entities to provide information and access to support services to a student whose parent or guardian is deployed for active duty.
- HB 2327 (Rep. Mindy Fee, R-Lancaster): Allows public school entities to go into executive session for school safety discussions.
- HB 2420 (Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Armstrong/Indiana/Westmoreland): Bridge designation: First Sergeant Alexander Kelly Memorial Bridge.
- HB 2425 (Rep. Keith Greiner, R-Lancaster): Bridge designation: Sergeant Melvin R. Wink Memorial Bridge.
- SB 776 (Sen. Robert Tomlinson, R-Bucks): Extends the Dyslexia and Early Literacy Intervention Pilot Program from three to five years.
Votes on Concurrence
- HB 653 (Rep. Kurt Masser, R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland): Establishes an expedited foreclosure process to certify a property as vacant and abandoned.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
CHILDREN AND YOUTH, 9 a.m., Room 39, East Wing
- Informational meeting on the 2017 Child Protective Services Report from the Department of Human Services, the Auditor General’s State of the Child Special Report and the State of the Child Action Plan.
FINANCE, 9 a.m., Room G-50, Irvis Office Building
- HB 406 (Rep. Jim Cox, R-Berks/Lancaster): Amends the Property Tax Rent/Rebate Program (PTRR) eligibility requirements to permit a rebate claim to be paid to a proxy or surviving spouse or estate of an otherwise qualified claimant when said claimant has passed away before the end of a tax year.
- HB 968 (Rep. Kurt Masser, R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland): Clarifies eligibility for Property Tax/Rent Rebates for annuitants of the federal Civil Service Retirement System.
- HB 2303 (Rep. Michael Corr, R-Montgomery): Permits the executor or administrator of a decedent’s estate to elect to file a combined annual income tax return for an estate and revocable trust during the period the estate is open.
- HB 2312 (Rep. Sheryl Delozier, R-Cumberland): Reinstates the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) moratorium affecting persons receiving rebates under the Property Tax Rent Rebate Program.
HEALTH, 9 a.m., Room 205, Ryan Office Building
- HB 2211 (Rep. Judy Ward, R-Blair): Permits pharmacists to disclose prescription drug information to a patient that would allow the patient to get the best price for medications.
HUMAN SERVICES, 9 a.m., Room B-31, Main Capitol
- HB 2200 (Rep. Jason Ortitay, R-Allegheny/Washington): Requires the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) to collect data from state agencies outlining their efforts to address the substance abuse disorder crisis under current laws; creates an opioid action task force within the Attorney General’s Office to coordinate efforts with local government regarding legal actions against opioid producers and distributors; and establishes a statutory method to declare a public health emergency.
- HB 2266 (Rep. Angel Cruz, D-Philadelphia): Requires mental health notifications be reported to the Pennsylvania State Police within 72 hours.
ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, 9:30 a.m., Room B-31, Main Capitol
- HB 2304 (Rep. Jonathan Fritz, R-Susquehanna/Wayne): Creates a multi-well permit, allows for multi-year well permits and for well deviation.
JUDICIARY, 9:30 a.m., Room 140, Main Capitol
- HB 1931 (Rep. John Taylor, R-Philadelphia): Gives police the authority to remove a person from a residential property that they have probable cause to believe are illegally trespassing or squatting.
TRANSPORTATION, Call of Chair, Room 205, Ryan Office Building
- SB 564 (Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Bradford/Lycoming/Sullivan/Susquehanna/Union): Requires the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to install protective fencing on certain state-owned bridges.
- SB 1002 (Sen. Donald White, R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana/Westmoreland): Bridge designations: Army SPC Christine L. Mayes Memorial Bridge and Sgt. Edward John Parada Memorial Bridge.
- SB 1091 (Sen. Scott Martin, R-Lancaster): Requires the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to establish a method to accept $5 contributions for the Pediatric Cancer Research Fund from persons renewing licenses, identification cards and registrations through web-based online transactions.
- SB 1101 (Sen. Patrick Stafano, R-Fayette/Somerset/Westmoreland): Limits when a vehicle owner must apply for a certificate of title branded as a theft vehicle and establishes restrictions for self-insurers.
LABOR AND INDUSTRY, Call of Chair, Room G-50, Irvis Office Building
- HB 2458 (Rep. Frank Ryan, R-Lebanon): Extends the period of time Pennsylvania employers have to request relief from charges in the Unemployment Compensation system from 15 to 30 days.
- HR 828 (Rep. Sheryl Delozier, R-Cumberland): Establishes the Task Force on Harassment and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace.
- HR 829 (Rep. Sheryl Delozier, R-Cumberland): Directs the Joint State Government Commission to study the frequency of harassment and sexual misconduct in the workplace within state government.
STATE GOVERNMENT, Call of Chair, Room 60, East Wing
- HB 2209 (Rep. Frank Ryan, R-Lebanon): Requires state agencies to be subject to a performance audit and implement a lean process improvement system to analyze and improve the agency’s operations.
- SB 817 (Sen. John Rafferty, R-Berks/Chester/Montgomery): Authorizes the Department of General Services to extend the term of a certain lease of real property, being a portion of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Veterans’ Center in East Vincent Township, Chester County.
On Tuesday the House will meet at 10 a.m. for legislative business.
Votes on Second Consideration
- HB 899 (Rep. Donna Oberlander, R-Armstrong/Clarion/Forest): Adds anti-obesity medications approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to the list of items which shall be considered a compensable item under the medical assistance program.
- HB 1514 (Rep. Kathy Rapp, R-Crawford/Forest/Warren): Directs the Department of Health to establish the Early Childhood Vision Care Education Program.
- HB 1810 (Rep. Doyle Heffley, R-Carbon) Requires online hosting platforms that facilitate the booking of overnight lodging in Pennsylvania to register with the Department of Revenue.
- HB 1840 (Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Franklin): Re-enacts a provision in the Workers’ Compensation Act authorizing Impairment Rating Evaluations (IREs) and clarifies guidelines to be used for IREs.
- HB 1987 (Rep. Bryan Barbin, D-Cambria/Somerset): Limits the distribution of fentanyl and fentanyl derivatives.
- HB 2167 (Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre/Mifflin): Changes reporting standards by which securities are determined to be abandoned and unclaimed.
- SB 172 (Sen. David Argall, R-Berks/Schuylkill): Creates an automated speed enforcement system (ASES) five-year pilot program for highway work zones and a separate ASES pilot program along Roosevelt Boulevard in the City of Philadelphia.
- SB 764 (Sen. John Gordner, R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder): Amends the Board of Vehicles Act to establish a specific chapter for recreational vehicles.
Votes on Third Consideration
- 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 2226 (Rapp)
- HB 2268 (Mullery)
- HB 2321 (Bloom)
- HB 2324 (Barbin)
- HB 2325 (Everett)
- HR 944 (Rep. Becky Corbin, R-Chester): Designates September 2018 as “Shingles Awareness and Improvement Month” in Pennsylvania.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
AGING AND OLDER ADULT SERVICES, 9 a.m., Room B-31, Main Capitol
- HB 1925 (Rep. Michael Peifer, R-Pike/Wayne): Allows municipalities to establish a program that allows senior residents to volunteer within the municipality in exchange for a real property tax credit.
- HB 2040 (Rep. Tim Hennessey, R-Chester/Montgomery): Allows school districts to establish a program that allows senior residents to volunteer within the district in exchange for a real property tax credit.
- HB 2065 (Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Philadelphia): Establishes the Older Adult Mentor Volunteer Program (MVP) to enable retired older Pennsylvanians to share their knowledge and interact with middle school and high school students.
LABOR AND INDUSTRY, 9 a.m., Room 60, East Wing
- Public hearing on HB 861 (Rep. Seth Grove, R-York): Preempts local regulation of employer policies and practices.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT, 9 a.m., Room 205, Ryan Office Building
- HB 2276 (Rep. Tom Mehaffie, R-Dauphin): Changes the title of the Early Intervention Program to the Strategic Management Planning Program.
- HB 2468 (Rep. Warren Kampf, R-Chester/Montgomery): Establishes limitations on the ability to use eminent domain on land that has been permanently preserved through a conservation easement.
- SB 801 (Sen. Scott Hutchinson, R-Butler/Clarion/Forest/Venango/Warren): Permits a borough or third class city to purchase used personal property from volunteer emergency service organizations without bid.
- SB 802 (Sen. Scott Hutchinson, R-Butler/Clarion/Forest/Venango/Warren): Permits townships of the first class to purchase used personal property from volunteer emergency service organizations without bid.
- SB 803 (Sen. Scott Hutchinson, R-Butler/Clarion/Forest/Venango/Warren): Permits townships of the second class to purchase used personal property from volunteer emergency service organizations without bid.
- SB 804 (Sen. Scott Hutchinson, R-Butler/Clarion/Forest/Venango/Warren): Permits incorporated towns to purchase used personal property from volunteer emergency service organizations without bid.
COMMERCE, Call of Chair, Room 205, Ryan Office Building
- HB 1360 (Rep. Marguerite Quinn, R-Bucks): Amends the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act to establish requirements for third-party solicitors, new disclosure methods, background disclosures and increases of fines and fees.
- HB 2429 (Rep. Doyle Heffley, R-Carbon): Amends the Credit Services Act to require credit service organizations to assess buyers’ ability to repay, and to clarify disclosure requirements for service fees and interest.
On Wednesday the House will meet at 10 a.m. for legislative business.
Votes on Third Consideration
- HB 899 (Oberlander)
- HB 1514 (Rapp)
- HB 1810 (Heffley)
- HB 1840 (Kauffman)
- HB 1987 (Barbin)
- SB 172 (Argall)
- SB 764 (Gordner)
Thursday, June 14, 2018
GAME AND FISHERIES, 10 a.m., Room 60, East Wing
- Public hearing on Chronic Wasting Disease.
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