HB 223, PN 193 (Pickett) – This bill authorizes DGS to convey land to French Azilum, Inc. for $1. The 22.83 acres of land subject to conveyance is located in Asylum Township, Bradford County and is known locally as the French Azilum Historic Site. Senator Yaw offered amendment A01550, which was technical in nature. The amendment was agreed to via voice vote and the bill went over in its order as amended.
SB 275, PN 694 (J. Ward) – Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), Title 23 (Domestic Relations) and Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) to ensure that a strangulation conviction is considered in sentencing for subsequent crimes and in custody proceedings. A vote of 48-0 was recorded.
HB 275, PN 246 (Mehaffie) – This bill amends the Municipalities Financial Recovery Act (Act 47 of 1987) to change the name of the Early Intervention Program to the Strategic Management Planning Program. A vote of 48-0 was recorded.
SB 538, PN 731 (Regan) – This bill authorizes DGS to convey a permanent easement to the Cumberland Valley Rails to Trails Council for $1. The 4,352 plot of land is located at Shippensburg University in Cumberland County. The Council plans to use the land as a parking lot for those utilizing the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail. A vote of 48-0 was recorded.
SB 617, PN 732 (Corman) – This bill authorizes the DGS to convey a permanent easement to Mifflin County for $1. The property consists of 1.02 acres of land and is located at the State Fire Academy in Lewistown, Mifflin County. A vote of 48-0 was recorded.
SB 139, PN 115 (J. Ward) – This bill amends the Price Gouging Act to require the Governor to expressly state in a declaration of a state of disaster emergency that the Governor is imposing price restrictions on the sale of consumer goods or services that are necessary for use or consumption in the affected area as a direct result of the disaster emergency. The price restriction will be for a period of 15 days and may be extended for two additional 15 day periods. Senator J. ward offered amendment A01501, which further provides for excessive price determinations under the Act. The amendment was agreed to via voice vote and the bill went over in its order as amended.