Communications & Technology 2013-2014
The Senate Communications & Technology Committee met on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 to consider the following:
HB 2167, PN 3711 (Swanger) – This legislation amends the Breach of Personal Information Notification Act (Act 95 of 2005). The bill was reported as committed (unanimous).
The Senate Communications and Technology Committee met on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 to consider the following:
SB 1290, PN 1843 (Vulakovich) – Creates a freestanding act entitled the Kelsey Smith Act. The act requires wireless telecommunications service providers to disclose a wireless device’s location information in an emergency situation upon written request from law enforcement. Such an emergency situation would involve risk of death of serious physical harm to the owner of the device. The bill was reported as amended (unanimous).
SR 325, PN 1888 (Vulakovich) – Designates May 7, 2014, as “Pennsylvania Health Care Information Technology Awareness Day.” The resolution was reported as committed (unanimous).
The Senate Communications & Technology Committee met on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 to consider the following:
SB 24, PN 683 (Vulakovich) – Amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations) to require the Department of Public Welfare to establish a Statewide Database of Protective Services. Amendment A03737 was offered, which inserts the provisions of SB 25 into the bill. The bill was reported as amended (unanimous).
SB 26, PN 685 (Yudichak) – Amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations) to require the Department of Public Welfare to establish a statewide toll-free phone number for reporting suspected child abuse. Amendment A03672 was offered, which changes the effective date of the legislation. The bill was reported as amended (unanimous).
The Senate Communications and Technology Committee met February 6, 2013 and unanimously reported out the following:
SB 114, PN 67 (Pileggi) – Amends the Breach of Personal Information Notifications Act by providing specific time frames for the state agencies, counties, school districts and municipalities to notify law enforcement and public breaches. The bill would also require law enforcement to investigate such breaches. This bill was unanimously amended in committee to add a stipulation that state agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction notify the Office of Administration and eliminate the provisions pertaining to the investigation.