SB 252 PN 232 (Vulakovich): This bill allows parking authorities in cities of the second class to finance, develop, operate, or participate in the operation of, mixed-use projects. It also allows for the lease, license, or easement of land, buildings, and dedicated structures for parking to support commercial or residential uses.  The bill was approved by a vote of 50-0.

SB 530 PN 571 (Killion): This bill amends the Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors Act by providing for the independent practice of clinical social work, and further by providing a clinical social worker’s practice to include diagnosis.  Senator Killion offered Amendment A03400, which would add definitions for various certification titles for therapists and counselors.  The bill also adds qualifications for licensure.  The amendment was agreed to and the bill was agreed to as amended.