SB 114, PN 88 (Eichelberger) – This bill allows a municipal sewer authority to terminate service to commercial customers that have not paid their sewer bills for at least six months. The Senate approved the bill, 49-0.
HB 1486, PN 1893 (Zimmerman) – This bill exempts agricultural “high tunnels” from the requirements of the Storm Water Management Act. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
SB 652, PN 1553 (Regan) – Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) to provide for criminal trespass on critical infrastructure facilities, including oil and gas production facilities and pipelines. Senator Regan offered amendment A06200, which was technical in nature. The amendment was approved via voice vote and the bill went over in its order as amended.
SB 961, PN 1390 (Rafferty) – Amends Titles 18 and 75, to increase mandatory minimum sentencing for homicide by vehicle when the offender is Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”) and has prior DUI offenses. Also imposes additional measures for multiple DUI offenses, homicide by vehicle, aggravated assault by vehicle, and aggravated assault with DUI. Senator Rafferty offered amendment A06213, which makes several changes to the Vehicle Code regarding grading and penalties for various offenses. The amendment was agreed to via voice vote and the bill went over in its order as amended.
SB 1072, PN 1527 (Greenleaf) – This bill amends the Crime Victims Act to expand the definition of “loss of earnings,” extend the time during which a victim may submit a claim for compensation, and shifts the responsibility of providing a victim basic information on the rights, services and compensation available to them from a law enforcement agency to the specific responding law enforcement officer. Senator Hughes offered amendment A06127, a gut and replace amendment that expands and adds definitions, helps ensure victims are notified of available programs, includes confidentially provisions, clarifies reporting provisions related to awards for sexual violence, expands victim compensation rewards, and other various changes. The bill was agreed to via voice vote and was re-referred to the Appropriations Committee.