HB 59 PN 2141 (Moul): This bill allows for a child applying for or receiving adoption assistance or a person acting on behalf of the child to appeal the amount of an adoption subsidy provided under the Adoption Opportunities Act. The bill was approved 49-0.
HB 290 PN 2087 (Metzgar): This bill extends the June 30, 2017, sunset dates for the Underground Storage Tank Environmental Cleanup Program and the Underground Storage Tank Pollution Prevention Program. In addition, the bill fills a vacancy and transfers appointment authority for certain appointments to the Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Board. Senator Yudichak offered Amendment A02841, which would provide for changes to the Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Board. The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over as amended.
HB 422 PN 1058 (Gabler): This bill clarifies the procedures for filling vacancies on, and changes eligibility requirements for, boards of commissioners and appointed officers in first class townships. The bill was approved 49-0.SB 431 PN 948 (Scavello): The bill amends Titles 18 and 75 to increase and impose fines for littering. Additionally, the bill authorizes the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to continue to use registration cards with the statement and acknowledgement under Section 1317 (relating to acknowledgment of littering provisions) for six months. The bill was approved 49-0.
SB 449 PN 439 (Bartolotta): This bill amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) to permit the use of a risk assessment tool during preliminary arraignments for offenses involving domestic violence. The bill was approved 49-0.
SB 590 PN 668 (Stefano): This bill increases the cap on the service charge a merchant may charge for a bad check from $50 to $75. The bill was approved 49-0.
SB 697 PN 863 (Browne): This bill provides for the Capital Budget Act of 2017-18 and specifies the maximum principal amount of debt to be incurred during the 2017-18 fiscal year for capital projects itemized in a capital projects itemization bill. The bill was approved 49-0.
HB 1426 PN 1794 (Fee): This bill amends Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in size, weight and load, further providing for conditions of permits and security for damages, for permit for movement of construction equipment and for permit for movement of containerized cargo. The bill was approved 39-10.
HB 1431 PN 2156 (Masser): This bill designates a portion of State Routes 54, 901, and 2023 in Northumberland and Schuylkill Counties, as the Honorable Robert E. Belfanti, Jr. Memorial Highway, and makes several other road and bridge designations. The bill was approved 49-0.
The Senate approved the following executive nominations:
John F. Coleman, Jr., Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, 49-0.
John N. Wozniak, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, 49-0.