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SB 94, PN 940 (Martin) – This bill would ensure workers compensation coverage for volunteer firefighters, fire police, members of a volunteer ambulance corps if injured in the performance of their duties. It would also make volunteer firefighters and rescue personnel eligible for worker’s comp if they are injured while providing assistance on state game lands. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

HB 330, PN 883 (Emrick) – This bill amends the Property Tax Relief Act to make editorial changes to incorrect references to amended portions of the Local Tax Enabling Act. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

SB 850, PN 1163 (Langerholc) – This bill would provide for schools to be designated as community engaged schools in Pennsylvania. Senator Langerholc offered amendment A04629 which specifies that within 30 days of the effective date of this legislation the department will develop guidelines specifying minimum quality standards for an organization to qualify as a program manager and makes other technical changes. The amendment was agreed to by a voice vote and the bill went over in its order as amended.

HB 1001, PN 2884 (Oberlander) – This bill would provide for the regulation of human donor milk banks in Pennsylvania. Senator Baker offered amendment A04648 which makes provides for changes in definitions and other technical changes. The amendment was agreed to by a voice vote and the bill went over in its order as amended.

HB 1100, PN 1593 (Kaufer) – This bill amends the Tax Reform Code to create the Energy and Fertilizer Manufacturing Tax Credit. This bill would create a tax credit equal to $0.05 per gallon of qualified product that is purchased and used in the manufacturing of petrochemicals or fertilizers in Pennsylvania by a qualified taxpayer. Senator Yudichak offered amendment A04617 which makes changes to the definition of “qualified taxpayer” as well as other definitions and technical changes, including a change in the tax credit from $0.05 per gallon to $0.47 per unit of natural gas. The amendment was agreed to by a voice vote and the bill went over in its order.

The Senate confirmed the following executive nominations by a vote of 50-0:

Mary Jane Bowes, Council of Trustees of Bloomsburg University (reappointment)

John E. Wetzel, Council of Trustees of Bloomsburg University (reappointment)

Lee James, Council of Trustees of Clarion University (reappointment)

Samuel H. Smith, Council of Trustees of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (reappointment)

Steven Crawford, Council of Trustees of Mansfield University (reappointment)

Elise B. Michaux, Council of Trustees of Slippery Rock University (new appointment)

Jeffrey W. Smith, Council of Trustees of Slippery Rock University (reappointment)

Robert S. Taylor, Council of Trustees of Slippery Rock University (reappointment)