SB 359 PN 1766 (Greenleaf): This bill would address truancy among school students by requiring truancy elimination plans for children of compulsory school age who fail to attend school. The bill was approved 48-0.
HB 944 PN 2846 (Taylor): This bill amends Community and Economic Improvement Act (CEIA) to provide for changes to the establishment and management of Neighborhood Improvement Districts (NIDs) in cities of the first class. The bill was approved 48-0.
SB 1062 PN 1679 (Rafferty): This bill amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) provide for heightened penalties for home invasion burglaries when a person commits, attempts or threatens to commit a bodily injury crime. The bill was approved 48-0.
SB 1077 PN 1765 (Vogel): This bill amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) to allow school boards to make the required notification about recording on school buses by means other than the U.S. Mail. The bill was approved 48-0.
HB 1200 PN 2567 (Taylor): This bill repeals section 7 of Act 71 of 1903 which requires a railroad to contribute to maintenance costs of bridges or viaducts before it can run its lines of track under the bridge or viaduct. The bill was approved 48-0.
HB 1310 PN 1774 (Donatucci): This bill prohibits a public safety answering points (PSAP) from releasing indentifying information from 911 centers in response to a Right-to-Know Law request. Senator Vulakovich offered Amendment A07100, which would prohibit a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) from releasing any identifying information in response to a right to know request. The amendment was agreed to and the bill went over as amended.
HB 1788 PN 2734 (White): This bill amends the Community and Economic Improvement (CEI) Act with regards to Neighborhood Improvement Districts (NIDs). It provides some consistencies within the Act only where a NID overlaps a Tax Increment Financing District (TIF) within Philadelphia. The bill was approved 48-0.
SB 1156 PN 1772 (Sabatina): This legislation amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations) in child protective services to make technical changes along with adding changes to the background check requirements for hospital personnel and doctors. The bill was approved 48-0.
The following nominees were approved, 48-0:
Dennis Flynn, Pennsylvania Council on Aging
Richard Turner, Pennsylvania Council on Aging
Addrean Hahn, State Board of Cosmetology
Joel Bolstein, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
Michael Hardiman, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
Jacob Bierling, Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission
Bart Burne, Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission
Patricia Dombrowsky, Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission
William Swallow, State Board of Osteopathic Medicine
Glenn Becker, State Employees’ Retirement Board
David Fillman, State Employees’ Retirement Board
Donald Stoy, State Board of Vehicle Manufactures, Dealers and Salespersons
Lynn Falatko, Board of Trustees of White Haven Center
Debi Reznick, Board of Trustees of White Haven Center