Select Page

SB 491, PN 558 (J. Ward) – This legislation amends the Real Estate Appraisers Certification Act (No. 98 of 1990) by providing for the appointment of two Certified Pennsylvania Evaluators (CPEs). A vote of 48-1 was record.

SB 492, PN 559 (Martin) – This legislation amends the Assessors Certification Act (No. 28 of 1992) by clarifying that revaluation company personnel who are directly responsible for the valuation of real property must be certified as a Certified Pennsylvania Evaluator (CPE). Senator Farnese offered amendment A03530 which eliminates the exception from certification under the Assessors Certification Act for real estate assessors in Philadelphia. Philadelphia assessors would have three years to become certified under this amendment. The amendment was agreed to by a voice vote and the bill went over in its order.

SB 773, PN 1408 (Killion) – An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in general provisions, further providing for definitions; in licensing of drivers, further providing for ignition interlock limited license; in driving after imbibing alcohol or utilizing drugs, further providing for driving under influence of alcohol or controlled substance, for grading, for penalties, for ignition interlock and for mandatory sentencing; and providing for a study of driving under the influence courts. Senator Killion offered amendment A04537 which does the following:

  • Makes several technical corrections
  • Authorizes courts to order a person with two or more prior DUI convictions to use a Continuous Alcohol Monitoring Devices (CAM) as a condition of probation or parole. Costs are responsibility of the offender.
  • Requires courts to impose as a condition of bail the use of a CAM or random drug and alcohol testing for a person charged with a DUI violation who also has two or more prior DUI convictions.
  • With regard to bail, the court is authorized to inquire whether the defendant is financially able to pay for the CAM device use.

The amendment was agreed to by a voice vote and the bill was re-referred to the Appropriations committee.

SB 906, PN 1447 (Yudichak) – This bill would provide for a moratorium on the closure of State centers and establish the Task Force on the Closure of State Centers to evaluate and provide recommendations for State centers before they could be closed. Senate concurred in House amendments. A vote of 28-21 was recorded.

SB 908, PN 1288 (Regan) – This bill amends Title 35 (Health and Safety) to place the administration of Fire Relief within the Fire Commissioner’s Office and require a review of the Fire Relief Funding Formula. Senator Regan offered amendment A04591 which makes technical corrections. The amendment was agreed to by a voice vote and the bill went over in its order as amended.

SB 910, PN 1289 (Mastriano) – This bill amends Title 35 (Health and Safety) to reauthorize the Fire Company and EMS Company Grant Program, transfer the administration of the grant program from PEMA to the State Fire Commissioner, and provide the same incentive for EMS consolidation as is currently provided for fire companies. Senator Mastriano offered amendment A04558 which requires that applications be made available by the State Fire Commissioner by Sept. 8 of each year. Further the commissioner is required to publish his annual report on grants by October 1 of each year. The amendment makes additional technical corrections. The amendment was agreed to by a voice vote and the bill went over in its order as amended.

The Senate confirmed the following executive nominations by a vote of 49-0:

Duane R. Greenly, Council of Trustees of Bloomsburg University (new appointment)

Ray C. Zaborney, Council of Trustees of Bloomsburg University (new appointment)

James W. Harris, Council of Trustees of California University of Pennsylvania (new appointment)

Barry R. Niccolai, Council of Trustees of California University of Pennsylvania (new appointment)

Milissa A. Bauer, Council of Trustees of Clarion University (reappointment)

Joy M. Dunbar, Council of Trustees of Clarion University (reappointment)

Brendan M. Shepherd, Council of Trustees of Clarion University (new appointment)

Daniel E. Higham, Council of Trustees of Edinboro University (reappointment)

Jennifer E. Baker, Council of Trustees of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (new appointment)

Albert “Tim” Cejka, Council of Trustees of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (reappointment)

Phillips M. Armstrong, Council of Trustees of Kutztown University (new appointment)

Dennis A. Giorno, Council of Trustees of Kutztown University (reappointment)

Guido M. Pichini, Council of Trustees of Kutztown University (reappointment)

Michael K. Hanna, Council of Trustees of Lock Haven University (reappointment)

Angela C. Smith, Council of Trustees of Lock Haven University (new appointment)

Patrick D. Henderson, Council of Trustees of Mansfield University (reappointment)

Susan P. Kefover, Council of Trustees of Mansfield University (reappointment)

Bobbi J. Kilmer, Council of Trustees of Mansfield University (reappointment)

Thomas J. Baker, Council of Trustees of Millersville University (new appointment)

Amber M. Sessoms, Council of Trustees of Millersville University (new appointment)

Glen R. Grell, Council of Trustees of Shippensburg University (reappointment)

Douglas P. Harbach, Council of Trustees of Shippensburg University (reappointment)

George S. McElwee, Council of Trustees of Shippensburg University (new appointment)

Domenic J. Ionta, Council of Trustees of Slippery Rock University (new appointment)

Matthew J. Lautman, Esquire, Council of Trustees of Slippery Rock University (reappointment)

Maryann Marotta, Board of Trustees of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology (reappointment)

Jeffrey L. Sterner, Board of Trustees of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology (reappointment)

Curtis M. Topper, Board of Trustees of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology (new appointment)

Susan Yoder Schick, Council of Trustees of West Chester University (new appointment)