HB 265, PN 2579 (Staats) – This bill would further provide for career and technical and agricultural educational programming and supports. Senate concurred in House amendments to Senate amendments as amended.  A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

SB 439, PN 427 (Regan) – This legislation amends the Enforcement Officer Disability Benefits Law (P.L.477, No.193), also referred to as the “Heart and Lung Act,” to cover additional classes of officers under the Act. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

SB 473, PN 1190 (Scavello) – Raising the age of purchase of tobacco products to 21 and creating additional penalties. A vote of 43-6 was recorded.

SB 694, PN 1191 (Yaw) – Amends the Oil and Gas Act to allow for cross unit natural gas drilling. A vote of 49-0 was recorded.

HB 1170, PN 2129 (MacKenzie) – This Legislation would require employers in the construction industry to use the federal E-Verify system to ensure that their employees don’t include individuals not authorized to work in the United States and prohibit those employers from hiring an unauthorized employee. Senator Muth offered amendment A02909 which excludes individuals on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient list from being considered an unauthorized employee under this act. The amendment failed by a vote of 7-42 and the bill was approved by a vote of 46-3.

HB 1557, PN 2193 (Gabler) – Amends the Coal Refuse Disposal Control Act to align with federal provisions regarding temporary cessation. A vote of 46-3 was recorded.