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SB 331, PN 1264 (Brooks) – This bill would allow establish the Secondary Education Fire Training Pilot Program and the Fire Training Fund for purposes of providing firefighter training to high school students. Senator Scarnati offered amendment A05643 which adds a rural regional college to the definition of “institution of higher education” making it eligible for participation in the Secondary Education Fire Training Pilot Program. The amendment was agreed to by a voice vote. The bill was approved by a vote of 50-0.

SB 532, PN 1187 (Phillips-Hill) – This bill amends Title 38 (Holidays and Observances) to establish two additional Veteran Recognition days in the Commonwealth. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

SB 957, PN 1402 (Bartolotta) – This bill amends Title 51 (Military Affairs) to direct the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to create a Veterans Business Logo. Senator Iovino offered amendment A06343 which deletes language authorizing the use of funds from the Veterans Trust Fund for administration of the program and provides that DMVA may not implement the program until the General Assembly appropriates sufficient funding. The amendment failed by a vote of failed by a vote of 21-29. The bill was approved by a vote of 50-0.

HB 1379, PN 1670 (Ribgy) – Repeals Act 187 of 1935, the Sunday Polo Act, which prohibits Polo on Sundays between certain hours. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.

HB 1405, PN 1725 (Hershey) – Repeals Act 188 of 1935, the Sunday Tennis Law, which specifically allows games of tennis to occur on Sundays between 1PM and 7PM. A vote of 49-1 was recorded.

SB 1188, PN 1767 (Blake) – Clarifies that local taxes authorized by Act 47, Act 205, or home rule powers shall not be included in the calculation of Act 511 aggregate tax limits. Senator Argall offered amendment A06350 which prohibits the collection of an amusement tax under the Local Tax Enabling Act on admission charged tourist passengers on a railroad that operates as a common carrier but the majority of income of the railroad is derived from the transportation of freight measured by more than 20,000 revenue carloads annually. The amendment was agreed to by a voice vote and the bill went over in its order.