SB 543, PN 607 (Killion) – This legislation amends the Supplementary Act of Pilotage Rates to establish a board of wardens for the Port of Philadelphia by providing a rate increase for the River Pilots who navigate trade vessels along the Delaware River and its navigable tributaries. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.
SB 703, PN 843 (Scarnati) – Allows the Joint Committee on Documents to grant executive agencies extensions to promulgate a regulation when the Joint Committee orders an agency to promulgate a regulation. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.
SB 621, PN 866 (Regan) – This bill would clarify the possession of firearms by school security guards and further provide for training requirements. Senator Regan offered amendment A01718, which defines “school security personnel” as school police officers, school resource officers and school security guards. The amendment was agreed to via voice vote. Senator Regan also offered amendment A01823, which exempts retired law enforcement officers from training requirements for school security guards if the retired officer complies with certain provisions of the Lethal Weapons Training Act or has complied with certain provisions of the Retired Law Enforcement Identification Act. The amendment was agreed to via voice vote. Senator L. Williams offered amendment A01733, which would require armed school security guards to complete the training required by the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission under Chapter 21 of Title 53 (with exemptions for PSP Academy grads and troopers). The amendment failed by a vote of 22-28. Senator Haywood offered amendment A01766, which would provide for additional training for armed school security guards under Act 44 of 2018. The amendment failed, 22-28. The bill went over in its order as amended.
SB 695, PN 833 (Brooks) – This bill amends the Human Services Code to extend certain assessment rate provisions related to nursing facilities through June of 2022. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.