HB 65, PN 69 (Sankey) – This bill designates a bridge in Cambria County as the Private First Class Steve L. Klosz Memorial Bridge. Senator K. Ward offered amendment A0 2192, which designates a plethora of highways and bridges across the Commonwealth. The amendment was agreed to via voice vote and the bill went over in its order as amended.
SB 325, PN 307 (Gordner) – The bill amends the Professional Nursing Law (No. 69 of 1951) by establishing Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)s into statute and granting CRNA’s title protection. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
HB 448, PN 2181 (Kaufer) – This bill adds two nonvoting members to the Pennsylvania Commission for the United States Semiquincentennial (also known as America250PA). It also extends the due date of the Commission’s initial report that is being prepared for the Governor and General Assembly. A vote of 48-1 was recorded.
SB 456, PN 451 (Bartolotta) – This bill would amend the act of December 15, 1986 (P.L. 1585, No. 1740), known as the Private Licensed Schools Act, to allow multibranch training schools to locate branch campuses in neighboring counties or within a 60-mile radius of the main school. Senator Bartolotta offered amendment A01922, which updates definitions, provides for repository of student records agreements with third parties, and provides for requirements for school closure. The amendment was agreed to via voice vote and the bill went over in its order as amended.
SB 590, PN 705 (Browne) – This bill would provide for the Charter School Funding Advisory Commission. The commission would be required to examine all current laws, regulations and executive policy statements that determine funding for charter schools, regional charter schools and cyber charter schools in the state. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
SB 669, PN 813 (DiSanto) – Reinstates the Kinship Care Program which provided adoption subsidies to permanent legal custodians which was invalidated by the PA Supreme Court for violating the single subject rule and violating the three day notice rule in each chamber when originally passed as Act 80 of 2012. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
HB 751, PN 876 (Roae) – This legislation amends the Public Utility Code by requiring public water and wastewater utilities to bear responsibility for certain income taxes for ratemaking procedures. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
HB 826, PN 2085 (Marshall) – This bill creates the Sports Raffle Charities Act to allow for 50/50 raffle drawings at athletic and charitable events and repeals language in the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act relating to Major League sports drawings. A vote of 46-3 was recorded.
HB 1172, PN 1989 (Hickernell) – This legislation amends the Act of July 2, 1993 (P.L. 345, No. 48), authorizing the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs within the Department of State, by establishing an endorsement process for all of the boards and commissions within the bureau to grant provisional licenses to practice by applicants who are licensed to practice a profession in another state. Senator Muth offered amendment A02101, which seeks to protect citizens by further providing for the refusal of certification by certain offenders (including that of sexual abuse or sexual misconduct). The amendment failed by a vote of 23-26. The bill ultimately passed the Senate by a vote of 49-0.
SR 105, PN 708 (Stefano) – The resolution instructs the LBFC to study whether the current state police complement meets the needs of the state and whether it needs to be increased. LBFC is given 14 months to complete the study. The Senate adopted the resolution via voice vote.
SR 140, PN 844 (DiSanto) – The resolution urges the Congress of the United States to ensure the United States Department of Veterans Affairs implements the letter and spirit of the VA MISSION Act of 2018 and provide veterans in Pennsylvania the care they deserve. The Senate adopted the resolution via voice vote.
SB 751, PN 1007 (Aument) – This bill would amend the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L. 30, No. 14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, to provide for changes to the system of evaluating professional employees (PEs) and temporary professional employees (TPEs) in schools. Senator Corman moved that the Senate proceed to consider this piece of legislation notwithstanding the provisions of Senate Rule 12. The motion was agreed to. A vote of 38-11 was recorded on the bill.