HB 364, PN 4017 (Gabler) – An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in other required equipment, further providing for visual signals on authorized vehicles (school). Senator Bartolotta offered amendment A06431 which makes technical corrections to the issuance of citations and contesting liability for citations issued under section 3345.1—Electronic Enforcement of Failure to Stop for a School Bus. The amendment makes the provisions consistent with other statutory provisions relating to the issuance of electronic citations. The amendment was agreed to by a voice vote. The bill was approved by a vote of 50-0.
SB 655, PN 1760 (Boscola) – This legislation authorizes the Commonwealth to join the national Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). A vote of 50-0 was recorded.
SB 1214, PN 1783 (Argall) – This legislation authorizes the Department of General Services to convey a permanent easement to the Schuylkill County Municipal Authority. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.
HB 1457, PN 1825 (Schroeder) – The legislation amends The Insurance Company by providing clarity regarding insurance coverage for custom breast prosthetics. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.
HB 1597, PN 4010 (Gillen) – An Act designating the highway interchange of U.S. Route 222 with Mohns Hill Road, Cumru Township, Berks County, as the Corporal Mahlon L. Fink Iwo Jima Memorial Highway Interchange. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.
HB 1710, PN 3855 (Hennessey) – An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in registration of vehicles, providing for United States of American’s Celebration of the Semiquincentennial license plates. A vote 49-1 was recorded.
HB 2018, PN 2834 (Mullery) – This bill authorizes the Department of General Services to grant and convey a storm water drainage easement to the borough of Plymouth in Luzerne County. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.
HB 2418, PN 4015 (O’Neal) – This bill amends the Administrative Code to provide for a COVID-19 debt cost reduction review, conducted by the Treasury Department by October 30, 2020. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.
SB 1195, PN 1762 (Scavello) – The bill amends as The Insurance Company Law of 1921, in Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association, further providing for purpose, for definitions, for coverage and limitations. Senator Scavello offered amendment A06432 which does the following:
- Adds provisions for a domestic ceding insurer to take a credit for reinsurance as either an asset or a reduction from liability regarding reinsurance ceded to a PA-licensed insurer.
- Adds provisions for a domestic ceding insurer to receive credit for reinsurance ceded to an insurer licensed by a repiprocal jurisdiction that meets certain criteria.
- Authorizes the Insurance Commisioner to promulgate regulations regarding credits for reinsurance and to create a list of assuming insurers that are licensed by a reciprocal jurisdiction and meet certain criteria.
- Adds a definition of “premium or income tax” to the bill.
The amendment also addresses several technical changes to Senate Bill 1195 as well as a minor change requested by the Department of Revenue. The new more substantive language that is being added to Senate Bill 1195 via A06432 implements the NAIC Credit for Reinsurance Model Law which would ensure that Pennsylvania remains accredited under NAIC.
The amendment was agreed to by a voice vote and the bill was re-referred to the Appropriations committee.
HB 2171, PN 4024 (Sonney) – The bill amends the Public School Code by helping elevate the financial burdens and declining enrollment that were multiyear issues in some SSHE institutions but that were exasperated by COVID-19. Senator Browne offered amendment A06449 which expands the Chancellor’s quarterly reporting to the majority and minority chairpersons of the Senate and House Education and Appropriation Committees to:
- Start the reporting with the development of a proposed implementation plan and continue the reporting through the implementation of the plan.
- Include information on the development of the plan.
- Clarifies that the Chancellor’s reporting on the proposed implementation plan continues until the plan has been fully implemented or has been rejected by the Board of Trustees.
The amendment was agreed to by a voice vote. The bill was approved by a vote of 47-3.
SB 637, PN 1815 (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. Senate concurred in House amendments. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.
SB 595, PN 1722 (Mensch) – This bill amends the Insurance Company Law of 1921, providing for coverage for mammographic examinations. Senate concurred in House amendments. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.
SB 1205, PN 1818 (Street) – The legislation amends the Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) by banning the use of chokeholds by law enforcement officers and requires law enforcement agencies to develop written use of force policies. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.
SB 459, PN 1817 (Costa) – This legislation amends the Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) by requiring law enforcement agencies to maintain records of all incidents involving a use of force by a law enforcement officer. A vote of 50-0 was recorded.