Tuesday, June 24, 2014

SB 405, PN 1554 (Vance) – This bill amends the Generic Equivalent Drug Law to provide for the substitution of an interchangeable biosimilar product for a brand name biologic.  A vote of 44-6 was recorded.

HB 1144, PN 1402 (Haluska) – This bill amends Title 34 (Game) amends the definition of “bow” to include crossbows and removes language to deem them allowable implements with which to hunt big game in Pennsylvania permanently.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

HB 1574, PN 2502 (Killion) – Amends the Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1980 to ensure applicability to a health maintenance organization which is organized as a limited liability company.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

HB 1575, PN 2503 (Killion) – Amends Title 15 (Corporations and Unincorporated Associations) to allow a health maintenance organization to be organized as a limited liability company.   A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

HB 1929, PN 3128 (Causer) – HB 1929 names the Route 6 Bridge in Smethport, McKean County the “Bucktail Regiment Memorial Bridge”.  A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

HB 2072, PN 3763 (Murt) – This bill is an omnibus road and bride naming bill.  Several amendments were offered:  Senator Vance (A08098), Senator Fontana (A08032), and Senator Solobay (A08037).  The amendments name two bridges and a highway.  The amendments were agreed to and the bill went over in its order as amended.