HB 97, PN 2890 (Rapp) – Includes vaping products in the ban on sale of tobacco products to minors. A vote of 48-1 was recorded.
SB 637, PN 1392 (DiSanto) – This legislation amends the Crimes Code by removing current restrictions for individuals with certain convictions and criminal history to be issued an occupational or professional license from the Commonwealth. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
HB 917, PN 1055 (Schmitt) – Repeals Act 598 of 1929, which allows municipalities other than townships to use funds to establish a hospital. A vote of 48-1 was recorded.
HB 956, PN 2191 (Murt) – Temporarily reduces the PA Lottery’s minimum rate of return from 25% to 20% for the next five fiscal years. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
HB 1203, PN 2937 (Ryan) – Amends Title 53 Chapter 56, the Municipal Authorities Act, to require minimum standards for annual audits, takes away a municipality’s right to audit an authority unless the authority fails to submit an annual audit, and allows municipalities to request the Auditor General conduct an audit at the authority’s expense. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
HB 1542, PN 2889 (Saylor) – The bill amends the Liquor Code by adding days for holders of special occasion permits and also provides for wine and spirits auction permits. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
HB 1772, PN 2821 (Keefer) – The bill amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) to permit a person to paint trees or posts with purple paint around a person’s property. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
HB 1896, PN 2883 (Hennessey) – This bill authorizes the Department of General Services to release restrictions previously placed on land located in Chester County, authorizes the conveyance of land located in Centre County, and authorizes a conveyance in Chester County. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
HB 1982, PN 2895 (Benninghoff) – This bill amends Title 71 (State Government) to allow SERS to enter into an agreement with eligible employers participating in SERS to make a full or partial payment of the employers’ portion of the present value of the future unfunded actuarial liability contributions. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.
SB 798, PN 1290 (Killion) – Amends the Dog Law providing for court proceedings concerning dangerous dogs. Senator Killion offered amendment A03715 which makes a technical change. It cites the new subsection (a.2), that addresses the summary offense of harboring a dangerous dog, in another provision of the Dog Law. The amendment was agreed to by a voice vote and the bill was re-referred to the Appropriations committee.
HB 49, PN 2893 (Brown) – This bill would allow students to apply finance course credits toward certain graduation course requirements. The House amended the bill and added language pertaining to armed security guards. Senate concurred in House amendments to Senate amendments. A vote of 35-14 was recorded.
SB 572, PN 1400 (Aument) – This bill would provide for opioid treatment agreements. Senate concurred in House amendments. A vote of 28-21 was recorded.
SB 473, PN 1407 (Scavello) – Raising the age of purchase of tobacco products to 21, expanding the definition of a tobacco product and creating additional penalties. *The bill was amended in the House allowing members of the Armed Forces to continue to purchase tobacco at the age of 18. Senate concurred in House amendments. A vote of 44-5 was recorded.