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 October 1, 2018


DATE:            September 28, 2018



Live web streams of House session and the majority of committee meetings are available at  Important information and events may also be viewed by visiting 


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, October 1, 2018

Committee Meetings/Hearings

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS, Call of Chair, Room 60, EastWing

  • SB 1171 (Sen. Michele Brooks, R-Crawford/Mercer/Warren): Replaces the Nutrient Management Advisory Board with the newly created Farm Animal Advisory Board.

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

  • SB 796 (Sen. John Gordner, R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder): Eliminates the fee associated with a change of address on a commercial driver’s license if the current address has been changed by a government entity.



On Monday, the House will convene at 11 a.m. for legislative business. The members will vote the uncontested calendar and Rule 35 resolutions.


Votes on Second Consideration

  • HB 1822 (Rep. Michael Schlossberg, D-Lehigh): Allows institutions of higher education to establish student mental health and suicide prevention plans and requires the Pennsylvania Department of Education to create a designation for schools that are certified under the bill’s provisions.
  • HB 2291 (Rep. George Dunbar, R-Westmoreland): Amends the Human Services Code to exclude certain senior living units from the definition of personal care home.
  • HB 2476 (Rep. Dave Reed, R-Indiana): Allows correctional officers to carry and store a lawfully owned personal handgun and ammunition in a vehicle at a state correctional institution.
  • HB 2526 (Rep. Tom Murt, R-Montgomery/Philadelphia): Amends the Crimes Code by adding section prohibiting the act of female mutilation.
  • SB 780 (Sen. Elder Vogel, R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence): Establishes the Telemedicine Act to specifically authorize health care providers to use telemedicine and requires insurers to provide coverage and reimbursement for its appropriate use by participating network providers.
  • SB 1090 (Sen. 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.
  • SB 1095 (Sen. Thomas McGarrigle, R-Chester/Delaware): Amends the Public School Code to provide for alternative pathways to high school graduation.


Votes on Third Consideration

  • HB 482 (Rep. Brad Roae, R-Crawford/Erie): Eliminates future assignment of state-owned vehicles on a leased basis to members of the General Assembly.
  • HB 652 (Rep. Joe Emrick, R-Northampton): Amends the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Compact between Pennsylvania and New Jersey to provide the governor with veto power over the commission members of Pennsylvania; to specify the process for the delivery to and return of minutes from the governor; and to change auditing requirements.
  • HB 1471 (Rep. Jim Christiana, R-Beaver/Washington): Amends the Second Class County Code by enhancing the provisions for flags on veterans’ graves.
  • HB 1511 (Rep. Marguerite Quinn, R-Bucks): Amends the Tax Reform Code to update and clarify the collection of the hotel occupancy tax from online travel companies.
  • HB 1742 (Rep. Tom Mehaffie, R-Dauphin): Requires child care facilities to publicly display their current Keystone STARS rating denoting the quality of that facility.
  • HB 2071 (Rep. Todd Stephens, R-Montgomery): Authorizes employers to implement workplace violence policies and prevention measures.
  • HB 2426 (Rep. Craig Staats, R-Bucks): Road designation: PFC John Rivers Way.
  • HR 969 (Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver, R-Northumberland/Snyder): Urges the Secretary of Health of designate Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia disorders as a public health issue.
  • HR 1003 (Rep. Aaron Kaufer, R-Luzerne): Urges the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to use the Master Services Agreement with Penn State University to study the materials, and their specifications, used in concrete and asphalt construction.
  • SB 653 (Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh): Amends the Local Tax Enabling Act to consolidate the collection of the Local Services Tax and further provide for the appeals process.
  • SB 1005 (Sen. John Eichelberger, R-Blair/Cumberland/Franklin/Fulton/Huntingdon): Updates and consolidates the County Code and moves the provisions pertaining to second class A counties into the general code as well.


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