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Rules & Executive Nominations 2021-2022

The Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee met on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 and reported out the following:

SB 1020 (Gebhard) −  The bill authorizes DCNR, with the approval of the Governor, to grant and convey to Kyle A. and Tamara J. Boltz certain lands located in Union Township, Lebanon County, in exchange for Kyle A. and Tamara J. Boltz’s granting and conveying certain lands to DCNR, to be added to Swatara State Park; and authorizes DCNR, with the approval of the Governor, to grant and convey to Erdenheim Farm (EQ), L.P., certain lands located in Whitemarsh and Springfield Townships, Montgomery County, in exchange for Erdenheim Farm (EQ), L.P., conveying to the state a tract of land to be added to Marsh Creek State Park.

The bill was re-reported on concurrence, as committed, by a unanimous vote.

The Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee met on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 and reported out the following:

SB 1019 (Brooks) − The bill extends certain regulatory suspensions from March 31 to June 30, 2022 and requires each authority who initially authorized a regulatory suspension extension to issue reports on the regulatory suspension. 

The bill was re-reported on concurrence, as committed, by a vote of 16-0.

The Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee met on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 and reported out the following:

SB 739 (Stefano) – The bill designates four positions on the Fire and Emergency Services Medical Services Loan Program Application Review Committee and expands the program to include municipal-owned fire companies. The bill also establishes the Emergency Medical Services COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program. 

The bill was re-reported on concurrence, as committed, by a vote of 17-0.

The Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee met on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 and reported out the following:

SR 220 (K.Ward) The resolution allows Senators to participate remotely until Feb. 28, 2022, if the Senator has submitted to the President Pro Tempore a written request, signed by a licensed physician, attesting to the fact that the Senator or an immediate family member residing in the same household has a physical condition which places that individual at greater risk of substantial harm to the individual’s physical health if exposed to COVID 19.

The resolution was reported as committed by a vote of 17-0.

The Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee met on Monday, December 13, 2021 and reported out the following:  

SB 772 (DiSanto) The bill amends the Insurance Company Law of 1921 to adopt a consumer best interest standard for annuity recommendations. The bill also reduces the minimum nonforfeiture rate for individual deferred annuities.

The bill was re-reported on concurrence, as committed, by a vote of 16-0.

The Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee met on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 and reported out the following: 

SB 248 (Phillips-Hill) The bill establishes Persian Gulf War Veterans Day, Global War on Terrorism Veterans Day, and First Responder Recognition Day.

The bill was re-reported on concurrence, as committed, by a vote of 16-0.

The Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee met on Monday, November 8, 2021 and reported out the following: 

SB 565 (Dush) The amends Title 18 Pa.C.S. Chapter 61, subchapter A, known as the “Uniform Firearms Act,” by eliminating the requirement that individuals obtain a license to legally carry a concealed firearm, removing the requirement that an individual be 21 to carry a concealed firearm, repealing the requirement to have a license to carry in Philadelphia, and authorizing optional concealed carry licenses.

  • Amendment A02823 (Ward) reestablishes the requirement that an individual be 21 to carry a firearm, repeals Section 6107 – Prohibited conduct during emergency, clarifies that a person who is prohibited from possessing a firearm under state or federal law does not have the constitutional right to keep and bear firearms and makes other technical changes to the bill.

The amendment was adopted along a party line vote of 11-6.

The bill was reported out of committee, as amended, by a party line vote of 11-6.

The Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee met on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 and reported out the following:

 

SB 397 (Pittman) The bill amends the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act to provide for physician assistants (PA-Cs), including practices, representation on the osteopathic board and physician oversight.

The bill was reported out as committed unanimously.

SB 398 (Pittman) The bill amends the Medical Practice Act to provide for physician assistants (PA-Cs), including practices, representation on the state medical board and physician oversight.

The bill was reported out as committed unanimously.

 

The Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee met on Friday, June 25, 2021 and reported out the following:

SB 255 (Browne) The bill is a General Appropriations Act for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022.

The bill was reported out by a vote of 16-1.

SB 381 (Martin) This is the omnibus School Code bill.

The bill was reported out by a vote of 15-2.

SB 411 (Browne) The bill statutorily merges the Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Board of Probation and Parole (BPP).

The bill was reported out unanimously.

SB 532 (Stefano) The bill names various bridges and roads throughout the Commonwealth.

The bill was reported out unanimously.

The Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee met on Wednesday, June 24, 2021 and reported out the following:

SB 618 (Phillips-Hill) The bill amends Title 35 (Health and Safety), by prohibiting the requirement of vaccine passports in Pennsylvania. The bill also prohibits the Secretary of Health from ordering a closure, or ordering an individual that has not been exposed to a contagious disease to physically distance from other individuals; wear a face mask; conduct a specific hygiene practice; quarantine from other individuals; or restrict travel.

The bill was reported out by a vote of 11-6.

SB 664 (Corman) The bill amends the Public School Code, to give students the ability to repeat a grade level during the 2021-2022 school year to account for any lost educational opportunities due to COVID-19, including students with disabilities who reached the age of 21 during the 2020-2021 academic year.

The bill was reported out unanimously.

The Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee met on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 and reported out the following:

SB 434 (Vogal/Schwank/J. Ward) The bill amends Title 3 (Agriculture) by updating the “sell by” and “best by” date labeling for milk.

The bill was reported unanimously.

SR 142 (K.Ward) The resolution makes July 1, 2021 the expiration date for Senate Rule 38.

Rule 38 allows Senators to participate remotely in session and committee meetings during the declaration of disaster emergency first issued by Governor Wolf on March 6, 2020.

The resolution was reported out by a vote of 17-0.

The Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee met on June 7, 2021, and reported out the following:

SR 128 (K.Ward) This resolution amends the expiration date of Senate Rule 38 until July 1, 2021. Additionally, SR 128 amends Rule 38 by removing the prohibition on introduction of guests during Senate session.   

The resolution was reported out by a vote of 17-0.

The Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee met today, April 20, 2o21, and reported out the following: 

SR 29 (Browne) This resolution provides for a temporary rule of the Senate, which would rule out of order certain amendments to supplements to the General Appropriation Bills for the fiscal year 2020-2021, and would also rule out of order certain amendments to the General Appropriation Bills for the fiscal year 2021-2022.

The resolution was reported out by a vote of 16-0.

The Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee met Monday, April 19, 2021 and reported out the following: 

SR 90 (K. Ward) The resolution extends the temporary emergency Rules of the Senate until May 31, 2021.

The resolution was reported out unanimously.

 

 

The Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee met Tuesday, March 23, 2021 and reported out the following: 

HB 14 (Gregory) The legislation is a joint resolution proposing an emergency amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution providing for a two-year window reviving claims related to childhood sexual assault.

  • A00559 (K.Ward) – Removes the emergency constitutional amendment process from the bill. The vote on the amendment was 10-6.
  • A00575 (Muth) – Creates a statutory two-year civil window for survivors of childhood sexual assault with expire claims. The amendment was ruled out of order and Sen. Muth appealed the ruling. The vote on the appeal was 6-10.

The bill was reported out as amended by a vote of 16-0.

 

 

Senator Jay Costa

Senator Jay Costa

Committee Chair, Democratic Leader