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SB 61, PN 1294 (Ward) – The bill amends the Liquor Code by further providing for wine and spirits auction permits. A vote of 48-0 was recorded.

SB 750, PN 1188 (Scarnati) – This bill amends the Administrative Code of 1929 to direct the Department of General Services (DGS) to transfer authority of the Lieutenant Governor’s residence to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. A vote of 48-0 was recorded.

HB 859, PN 2766 (Barrar) –  This legislation amends Title 35 (Health and Safety) to create a Nonprofit Security Grant Fund for certain nonprofits to use for security enhancements to their facilities. A vote of 48-0 was recorded.

HB 1085, PN 1321 (Bernstine) – This bill repeals the State Personal Property Tax of 1935. A vote of 48-0 was recorded.

HB 49, PN 2740 (Brown) – This bill would allow students to apply finance course credits toward certain graduation course requirements. This bill also includes an amendment that provides for additional powers and duties of school police officers, school security guards, school resource officers and regulations regarding their authorization to carry firearms in schools.

Senator L. Williams offered amendment A0335, which would repeal the provisions of Article Xlll-C relating to armed security guards. The amendment failed by a vote of 20-28. Senator L. Williams also offered amendment A03378, which would clarify that a security guard may not be an armed security guard until they have completed the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) training. The amendment failed by a vote of 21-27. Senator Santasiero offered amendment A03339, which would clarify that only those individuals authorized to carry a firearm under Article Xlll-C (school police officers (SPO), school resource officers (SRO) and school security guards) may carry a firearm on school premises. The amendment was tabled by a vote of 27-21. The bill was approved by a vote of 28-20.

The Senate confirmed the following executive nominations by a vote of 48-0:

Timothy P. Houser, Board of Trustees of Ebensburg Center (reappointment)

Francis J. Rosmus, Board of Trustees of Ebensburg Center (reappointment)

Charlene R. Shank, Board of Trustees of Ebensburg Center (reappointment)

Jeanne C. Weaver, Board of Trustees of Ebensburg Center (reappointment)

Edward J. Rak, State Board of Landscape Architects (reappointment)

Vickiann Hicks, State Board of Massage Therapy (new appointment)

Linda L. Kmetz, State Board of Nursing (reappointment)

Anne E. Holladay, State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators (reappointment)

Sharon K. McDermond, State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators (reappointment)

Bette A. Grey, State Board of Osteopathic Medicine (new appointment)

Sandra L. Campbell, State Board of Physical Therapy (reappointment)

Dean C. Maynard, State Board of Psychology (new appointment)

Gaetano P. Piccirilli, State Real Estate Commission (new appointment)

Mark V. Smeltzer, State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers (new appointment)

Patrick M. Murphy, State Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (new appointment)

Greg K. Jordan, State Employees’ Retirement Board (new appointment)

Chad M. Amond, State Transportation Commission (new appointment)

The Senate confirmed the following executive nominations by a vote of 45-3:

Ralph V. Yanora, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (new appointment)