SB 417, PN 1652 (Martin) – This bill amends the Election Code to set a minimum votes-received threshold for write-in candidates in order for votes to be accepted/certified during a general election. A vote of 35-15 was recorded.
HB 1869, PN 3582 (Owlett) – An Act amending Title 35 (Health and Safety) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in emergency medical services system, further providing for basic life support ambulances. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.
SB 1108, PN 1654 (Browne) – This bill provides for the COVID-19 Emergency Supplement to the General Appropriation Act of 2019. These supplemental appropriations reflect additional federal funding relating to COVID-19 response which were not appropriated in the General Appropriation Act in June 2019. A vote of 49-1 was recorded.
SB 857, PN 1388 (Vogel) – The bill creates the Telemedicine Act which authorizes the regulation of telemedicine by professional licensing boards and provides for insurance coverage of telemedicine. Senator Costa motioned to suspend the rules to revert to the prior printer number. The motion failed by a vote of 21-29. Senate concurred in House amendments. A vote of 29-21 was recorded.
SB 647, PN 807 (Hutchinson) – This bill amends Title 42 to create the Drug Recognition Ecpert (DRE) Training Fund. This special fund in the state treasury that would be funded by imposing a $5 dollar assessment on any violation of 75 Pa.C.S. § 3802 (Relating to driving under influence of alcohol or controlled substance), in addition to any other costs that may be imposed. The fund may only be used for the purpose of DRE training. The money is appropriated, upon approval of the governor, to the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) to implement and administer the training. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.
SB 997, PN 1465 (Stefano) – This bill amends Title 71 to allow state police officers to purchase non-intervening military service under the State Employees’ Retirement Code. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.