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Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure 2021-2022

The Senate Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure committee on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 and took action on the following bills: 

Senate Bill 82 (Brooks) Amends the Automobile Lemon Law (No. 28 of 1984) by adding motorcycles under the coverage of the law.

  • The bill was reported out unanimously (with Senator Regan on personal leave).

Senate Bill 115 (Boscola) This legislation authorizes the Commonwealth to join the National Nurse Licensure Compact; a 35-member state compact that recognizes licensure reciprocity for nurses.

 A00562 (Collett) adds language to the bill pertaining to required reporting of nurse compliments in hospitals; requires the posting of reports; defining roles within hospitals; adding whistleblower protections for employees in these settings and establishes Department of Health monitoring or reports and compliance by hospitals.  The amendment failed by a vote of 4-9 with Sens. Collett, Kane, Santarsiero and Tartaglione voting in the affirmative.

  • The bill was reported out of committee with Senators Kane, Santarsiero and Tartaglione voting in the negative.

Senate Bill 236 (Brooks) Amends the Telemarketer Registration Act by prohibiting telemarketers from spoofing phone numbers and prohibiting robocalls by telemarketers after 8 p.m.

  • The bill was reported out unanimously (with Senator Regan on personal leave). 

Senate Bill 435 (Mensch) Amends the Public Utility Code (Title 66) by creating a new section regulating electric vehicle charging stations and infrastructure development and deployment.

  • The bill was reported out unanimously (with Senator Regan on personal leave).