SB 892, PN 1533 (Reschenthaler) – The bill amends the Chiropractic Practice Act, in licensure and regulation, further providing for license required. Senate concurred in House Amendments. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
SB 978, PN 1860 (Baker) – This legislation enacts the Home Health Prescription Medication Disposal Act. The Home Health Prescription Medication Disposal Act authorizes a home health agency or hospice upon the death or discharge of a patient and with the permission of the patient or the patient’s family member, caregiver or health care representative to dispose of a patient’s unused prescription medication. Senate concurred in House amendments. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
HB 153, PN 3689 (Knowles) – This bill proposes an amendment to the Constitution to reduce the size of the House of Representatives. This bill is identical to HB 153 approved by the General Assembly last session (Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 1). A vote of 42-7 was recorded.
SB 735, PN 898 (Brewster) – This legislation would amend the Real Estate Tax Sale Law by establishing an optional County Demolition and Rehabilitation Fund in certain counties in which the fee assessed for each property sold for delinquent taxes would be used towards the demolition/rehabilitation of dilapidated buildings on blighted properties within that county. Senator Browne offered amendment A07100 and Senator Martin offered amendment A08465 (technical amendments) The amendments were agreed to by a voice vote and the bill went over in its order as amended.
HB 864, PN 3433 (Mustio) – Removes weekly aggregate prize limit and replaces with a weekly drawing maximum prizes and allows airports to conduct 50/50 drawings. Senator Alloway offered amendment A08875 which adds sections on games of chance, e-tabs and pool. The amendment passed by a vote of 26-23 and the bill went over in its order.
SB 1126, PN 1638 (Reschenthaler) – Amends Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) to provide for a continuing education requirement for judges to identify indigent individuals. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
HB 1232, PN 3782 (Murt) – Amends the Child Protective Services Law to require K-12 schools, public or non-public, and all hospitals to publicly display at each respective school campus and hospital facility a poster that contains the statewide toll-free Childline number for reporting suspected child abuse or neglect. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
HB 1644, PN 3783 (Klunk) – Adds a chapter to the Judicial Code (Title 42) that creates a uniform standard of practice of collaborative law in Pennsylvania. A vote of 47-2 was recorded.
HB 1898, PN 3784 (Santora) – This legislation amends the Board of Vehicles Act (No. 84 of 1983) by making various changes pertaining to temporary licensure of dealerships, building code requirements and construction of dealerships, mandatory disclosure of pending and open vehicle recalls, and lastly for licensing costs. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
SB 1011, PN 1824 (Reschenthaler) – Amends the Pennsylvania Constitution to provide for rights of crime victims. Senate concurred in House Amendments. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
HB 1782, PN 3324 (Delozier) – This legislation amends the Public Utility Code (Title 66) to provide for alternative rate mechanisms (ARMs). Senator Stefano offered amendment A07573 which would change the law regarding how utilities establish alternative rates and rate mechanisms. The amendment failed by a vote of 15-33 and the bill went over in its order.
HB 2468, PN 3676 (Kampf) – This legislation would require approval by the Orphan’s Court before a government entity could utilize eminent domain on permanently preserved land. The bill would limit the use of eminent domain by governmental agencies on land that has been set aside with a conservation easement from taking under the Eminent Domain Code. Senator Reschenthaler offered amendment A08858 which specifies that condemnation approval will not be required for public utility facilities that are subject to approval by a federal agency. The amendment was approved by a vote of 38-11 and the bill went over in its order.
HB 2477, PN 3804 (Watson) – This bill amends the Medical Marijuana Act to clarify the General Assembly’s intent regarding medical cannabis research. Senator Folmer offered amendment A08179 which was a technical amendment. The amendment was agreed to by a voice vote and the bill went over in its order.
HB 1851, PN 3797 (Pickett) – Amends the Insurance Department Act of 1921 requiring the PA Insurance Department to formalize its examination process with best practices. A vote of 47-1 was recorded.
The Senate confirmed the following executive nominations by a vote of 48-0:
Rudy N. Battle, State Athletic Commission (reappointment)
Joel L. Frank, State Athletic Commission (reappointment)