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Scarnati
  • Sen. Joseph B. Scarnati (R)

  • Representing district 25 of Pennsylvania since 2001

  • Term expires: 2020

  • Cameron County (Part), Clearfield County (Part), Clinton County, Elk County, Jefferson County, Mckean County, Potter County, Tioga County

Committee Assignments / Leadership

  • President Pro Tempore and Member ex-officio of all Standing Committees

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Legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Joseph B. Scarnati

Senate Bill 1224

An Act establishing Recovery-to-work as a pilot program within the Department of Labor and Industry; and providing for local recovery-to-work pilot programs, for incentives to encourage business participation and for powers and duties of the Department of Labor and Industry....

Prime sponsor: Wayne Langerholc

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Guy Reschenthaler, John R. Gordner, Patrick M. Browne, James R. Brewster, Bob Mensch, Ryan P. Aument, John C. Rafferty, Lisa Baker, Gene Yaw, Patrick J. Stefano, and Camera Bartolotta

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 08-09-2018

Senate Resolution 343

A Resolution recognizing the week of May 13 through 19, 2018, as "National Police Week" and designating May 7, 2018, as "Police Officers' Memorial Day" in Pennsylvania....

Prime sponsor: John C. Rafferty

Co-sponsors: Jay Costa, Michele Brooks, Scott Martin, Stewart J. Greenleaf, James R. Brewster, Andrew E. Dinniman, Wayne D. Fontana, Judith L. Schwank, John P. Sabatina, Lisa Baker, Camera Bartolotta, Thomas H Killion, John R. Gordner, Guy Reschenthaler, Sharif Street, Patrick M. Browne, Lawrence M. Farnese, David G. Argall, John P. Blake, Bob Mensch, Scott E. Hutchinson, Vincent J. Hughes, Kim L. Ward, Donald C. White, Mike Folmer, Lisa M. Boscola, Gene Yaw, Ryan P. Aument, Mario M. Scavello, Elder A. Vogel, Randy Vulakovich, John T. Yudichak, Joseph B. Scarnati, and Mike Regan

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 07-25-2018

Senate Bill 530

An Act amending the act of July 9, 1987 (P.L.220, No.39), known as the Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors Act, further providing for definitions, for qualifications for license, for reciprocity, for restriction on the use of title "licensed clinical social worker," for restrictions on the use of title "Licensed Professional Counselor," for penalties and for unlawful practice; and repealing provisions related to appropriation....

Prime sponsor: Thomas H Killion

Co-sponsors: John P. Blake, David G. Argall, Ryan P. Aument, Lisa Baker, Jay Costa, Lawrence M. Farnese, Wayne D. Fontana, John R. Gordner, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Art Haywood, Daylin Leach, Thomas J. McGarrigle, John C. Rafferty, John P. Sabatina, Joseph B. Scarnati, Christine M. Tartaglione, Randy Vulakovich, John T. Yudichak, and Lisa M. Boscola

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-29-2018

Senate Bill 1037

An Act amending Title 71 (State Government) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, consolidating the Civil Service Act; providing for civil service reform in the areas of merit-based hiring, civil service applications, certification, examinations and promotions; and making related repeals....

Prime sponsor: Mike Folmer

Co-sponsors: Randy Vulakovich, John H. Eichelberger, Camera Bartolotta, Guy Reschenthaler, Wayne D. Fontana, John T. Yudichak, David G. Argall, Anthony H. Williams, Judith L. Schwank, Wayne Langerholc, Kim L. Ward, Ryan P. Aument, John C. Rafferty, Joseph B. Scarnati, Andrew E. Dinniman, Lisa Baker, Lisa M. Boscola, John P. Blake, Patrick J. Stefano, Donald C. White, Thomas H Killion, Daylin Leach, Daniel Laughlin, Richard L. Alloway, Scott Martin, Sharif Street, Gene Yaw, Bob Mensch, and Christine M. Tartaglione

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-28-2018

Senate Bill 978

An Act providing for the disposal of hospice or home health care patient medication.

Prime sponsor: Lisa Baker

Co-sponsors: Wayne D. Fontana, David G. Argall, Gene Yaw, John C. Rafferty, John R. Gordner, John T. Yudichak, Guy Reschenthaler, Ryan P. Aument, Thomas H Killion, Randy Vulakovich, Elder A. Vogel, Kim L. Ward, Patrick J. Stefano, Joseph B. Scarnati, and Scott Wagner

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-28-2018

Senate Bill 892

An Act amending the act of December 16, 1986 (P.L.1646, No.188), known as the Chiropractic Practice Act, in licensure and regulation, further providing for license required....

Prime sponsor: Guy Reschenthaler

Co-sponsors: David G. Argall, Thomas H Killion, John C. Rafferty, John T. Yudichak, Lisa M. Boscola, Mike Regan, John R. Gordner, Wayne D. Fontana, Joseph B. Scarnati, Bob Mensch, Patrick M. Browne, Art Haywood, John H. Eichelberger, Mike Folmer, Randy Vulakovich, Elder A. Vogel, Camera Bartolotta, Kim L. Ward, and Patrick J. Stefano

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-28-2018

Senate Bill 499

An Act amending Title 61 (Prisons and Parole) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in county correctional institutions, further providing for board meetings....

Prime sponsor: John R. Gordner

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Bob Mensch, and John C. Rafferty

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-28-2018

Senate Bill 1172

An Act amending the act of October 31, 2006 (P.L.1210, No.133), known as the Price Gouging Act, further providing for definitions, for price gouging prohibited and for investigation....

Prime sponsor: Randy Vulakovich

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Richard L. Alloway, David G. Argall, Camera Bartolotta, John P. Blake, Patrick M. Browne, John H. Eichelberger, Mike Folmer, Scott E. Hutchinson, Thomas H Killion, Wayne Langerholc, Daniel Laughlin, Scott Martin, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Bob Mensch, John C. Rafferty, Mike Regan, Guy Reschenthaler, Mario M. Scavello, Patrick J. Stefano, Elder A. Vogel, Scott Wagner, Kim L. Ward, Donald C. White, Gene Yaw, and Andrew E. Dinniman

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-22-2018

Senate Bill 257

An Act amending the act of May 17, 1921 (P.L.682, No.284), known as The Insurance Company Law of 1921, providing for quality eye care for insured Pennsylvanians....

Prime sponsor: Kim L. Ward

Co-sponsors: Donald C. White, Joseph B. Scarnati, John R. Gordner, Judith L. Schwank, Michele Brooks, Mike Folmer, John T. Yudichak, Scott E. Hutchinson, Jay Costa, Patrick J. Stefano, Ryan P. Aument, Lisa M. Boscola, and John C. Rafferty

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-22-2018

Senate Bill 1211

An Act amending Title 35 (Health and Safety) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in public safety, providing for the School Safety and Security Program....

Prime sponsor: Mike Regan

Co-sponsors: Wayne Langerholc, Scott Martin, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Joseph B. Scarnati, John R. Gordner, Patrick M. Browne, Gene Yaw, Scott E. Hutchinson, Camera Bartolotta, John C. Rafferty, James R. Brewster, Randy Vulakovich, Guy Reschenthaler, Patrick J. Stefano, John T. Yudichak, and Kim L. Ward

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-22-2018

Senate Resolution 293

A Resolution directing the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a comprehensive review of school safety in this Commonwealth and report its findings to the Senate....

Prime sponsor: Scott Martin

Co-sponsors: Bob Mensch, Joseph B. Scarnati, John H. Eichelberger, Mike Regan, Ryan P. Aument, and Scott Wagner

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 06-22-2018

Senate Bill 700

An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, providing for construction and renovation of buildings by school entities; and establishing a grant program for maintenance projects....

Prime sponsor: Patrick M. Browne

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Vincent J. Hughes, Jay Costa, Ryan P. Aument, John H. Eichelberger, Mike Folmer, Wayne Langerholc, Scott Martin, Mike Regan, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Thomas H Killion, James R. Brewster, Andrew E. Dinniman, Judith L. Schwank, Richard L. Alloway, Daniel Laughlin, Charles T. McIlhinney, Robert M. Tomlinson, Donald C. White, Kim L. Ward, Gene Yaw, Elder A. Vogel, Bob Mensch, Patrick J. Stefano, Mario M. Scavello, and John R. Gordner

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 06-22-2018

Senate Bill 1213

An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in safe schools, establishing the School Student Mental Health Assistance Augmentation Account and providing for deposit of court costs and filing fees into the account; and making an inconsistent repeal....

Prime sponsor: Wayne Langerholc

Co-sponsors: Thomas J. McGarrigle, Guy Reschenthaler, Bob Mensch, Mike Regan, John P. Sabatina, Thomas H Killion, Randy Vulakovich, John C. Rafferty, James R. Brewster, Joseph B. Scarnati, John T. Yudichak, Kim L. Ward, Patrick J. Stefano, Scott E. Hutchinson, Jay Costa, Ryan P. Aument, and Elder A. Vogel

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 06-22-2018

Senate Bill 249

An Act amending the act of May 21, 1937 (P.L.774, No.211), referred to as the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Act, further providing for emergency vehicles....

Prime sponsor: Kim L. Ward

Co-sponsors: John C. Rafferty, Joseph B. Scarnati, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Camera Bartolotta, Wayne Langerholc, Christine M. Tartaglione, Thomas H Killion, John T. Yudichak, Judith L. Schwank, Mike Folmer, Lisa Baker, Jay Costa, Patrick J. Stefano, Scott E. Hutchinson, Scott Martin, Mike Regan, Robert M. Tomlinson, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-21-2018

Senate Bill 668

An Act amending the act of June 6, 1980 (P.L.197, No.57), known as the Optometric Practice and Licensure Act, further providing for definitions; repealing provisions related to approval of drugs; providing for imaging test; and further providing for exemptions and exceptions....

Prime sponsor: John R. Gordner

Co-sponsors: Mike Folmer, Lisa Baker, John T. Yudichak, Donald C. White, Scott E. Hutchinson, Patrick J. Stefano, Joseph B. Scarnati, James R. Brewster, John C. Rafferty, and Ryan P. Aument

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-21-2018

Senate Bill 2

An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, providing for education savings account; and conferring powers and imposing duties on the Department of Education and the State Treasury....

Prime sponsor: John DiSanto

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, John H. Eichelberger, David G. Argall, Richard L. Alloway, Ryan P. Aument, Lisa Baker, Camera Bartolotta, Mike Folmer, Scott Martin, John C. Rafferty, Mike Regan, Guy Reschenthaler, Patrick J. Stefano, Scott Wagner, Donald C. White, and Thomas H Killion

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-20-2018

Senate Bill 1198

An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in school districts, providing for publicly accessible school performance indexes or reports and further providing for value-added assessment system....

Prime sponsor: John H. Eichelberger

Co-sponsors: Mike Folmer, John C. Rafferty, Ryan P. Aument, Joseph B. Scarnati, and Camera Bartolotta

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 06-19-2018

Senate Bill 1079

An Act amending Title 35 (Health and Safety) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in Commonwealth services, providing for online training for firefighters....

Prime sponsor: Michele Brooks

Co-sponsors: Randy Vulakovich, Patrick M. Browne, Bob Mensch, David G. Argall, Donald C. White, Judith L. Schwank, Thomas H Killion, Ryan P. Aument, Jay Costa, Guy Reschenthaler, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Andrew E. Dinniman, James R. Brewster, Scott Martin, Gene Yaw, Kim L. Ward, Mike Folmer, Joseph B. Scarnati, and Mike Regan

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-19-2018

Senate Bill 1021

An Act amending Title 51 (Military Affairs) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in veterans' pensions and benefits, further providing for amputee and paralyzed veteran's pension....

Prime sponsor: John T. Yudichak

Co-sponsors: Jay Costa, John P. Sabatina, James R. Brewster, Randy Vulakovich, Joseph B. Scarnati, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Lisa Baker, Bob Mensch, Kim L. Ward, Ryan P. Aument, John C. Rafferty, Judith L. Schwank, Patrick J. Stefano, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 06-18-2018

Senate Bill 655

An Act amending the act of April 14, 1972 (P.L.233, No.64), known as The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act, further providing for definitions, providing for Pennsylvania Safe Effective Opioid Prescribing Advisory Council and further providing for promulgation of regulations....

Prime sponsor: Gene Yaw

Co-sponsors: Thomas J. McGarrigle, Lisa Baker, Richard L. Alloway, David G. Argall, Camera Bartolotta, Guy Reschenthaler, Randy Vulakovich, Wayne Langerholc, Donald C. White, Jay Costa, Bob Mensch, Thomas H Killion, John C. Rafferty, John T. Yudichak, Patrick M. Browne, James R. Brewster, Vincent J. Hughes, Patrick J. Stefano, Joseph B. Scarnati, Mario M. Scavello, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Health

Record published: 06-14-2018

Senate Bill 1189

An Act designating certain activity by the Delaware River Basin Commission as the exercise of the power of eminent domain that entitles the owners of the property in question to appropriate and just compensation....

Prime sponsor: Lisa Baker

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Gene Yaw, John H. Eichelberger, Randy Vulakovich, Scott E. Hutchinson, Scott Wagner, Guy Reschenthaler, Mike Folmer, Elder A. Vogel, Camera Bartolotta, Richard L. Alloway, Michele Brooks, Donald C. White, Mike Regan, John DiSanto, Scott Martin, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 06-13-2018

Senate Bill 652

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in burglary and other criminal intrusion, further providing for the offense of criminal trespass....

Prime sponsor: Mike Regan

Co-sponsors: Scott Martin, Joseph B. Scarnati, Guy Reschenthaler, John C. Rafferty, Gene Yaw, Scott E. Hutchinson, John T. Yudichak, Patrick J. Stefano, Camera Bartolotta, Mario M. Scavello, Bob Mensch, and Elder A. Vogel

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-13-2018

Senate Bill 891

An Act amending the act of August 26, 1971 (P.L.351, No.91), known as the State Lottery Law, in pharmaceutical assistance for the elderly, further providing for income verification....

Prime sponsor: David G. Argall

Co-sponsors: Michele Brooks, Scott Martin, Joseph B. Scarnati, John C. Rafferty, Guy Reschenthaler, Mike Folmer, Ryan P. Aument, Thomas H Killion, Camera Bartolotta, John R. Gordner, Donald C. White, Kim L. Ward, Mike Regan, Scott Wagner, Patrick M. Browne, and John T. Yudichak

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-11-2018

Senate Bill 922

An Act amending Titles 35 (Health and Safety), 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) and 61 (Prisons and Parole) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, establishing the Nonnarcotic Medication Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program; in organization and jurisdiction of courts of common pleas, providing for court assessments for substance use disorder treatment; in other criminal provisions, further providing for supervisory relationship to offenders; and, in Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, further providing for supervisory relationship to offenders....

Prime sponsor: Wayne Langerholc

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, John C. Rafferty, Donald C. White, James R. Brewster, Jay Costa, Camera Bartolotta, Kim L. Ward, Randy Vulakovich, Bob Mensch, Gene Yaw, Stewart J. Greenleaf, John P. Blake, John T. Yudichak, Scott Martin, and Patrick J. Stefano

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 06-08-2018

Senate Bill 1197

An Act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, in personal income tax, further providing for net gains or income, net losses and for dividends....

Prime sponsor: Patrick M. Browne

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, John R. Gordner, David G. Argall, Bob Mensch, Lisa M. Boscola, Ryan P. Aument, John T. Yudichak, Thomas H Killion, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Kim L. Ward, Randy Vulakovich, and Patrick J. Stefano

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 06-08-2018

Senate Resolution 377

A Resolution designating the week of June 3 through 9, 2018, as "Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week" in Pennsylvania.

Prime sponsor: Gene Yaw

Co-sponsors: Camera Bartolotta, Andrew E. Dinniman, John P. Blake, Patrick M. Browne, Judith L. Schwank, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Scott Martin, Thomas J. McGarrigle, James R. Brewster, Lisa Baker, John P. Sabatina, Thomas H Killion, Randy Vulakovich, Donald C. White, Vincent J. Hughes, Bob Mensch, John C. Rafferty, Mike Folmer, Ryan P. Aument, Jay Costa, Joseph B. Scarnati, Richard L. Alloway, Elder A. Vogel, and John T. Yudichak

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-05-2018

Senate Bill 37

An Act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, in sales and use tax, excluding from sales and use tax all equipment and devices which prohibit a firearm from being fired without a key or combination....

Prime sponsor: Scott E. Hutchinson

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Lisa M. Boscola, Guy Reschenthaler, John C. Rafferty, James R. Brewster, and Camera Bartolotta

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 06-04-2018

Senate Bill 1187

An Act amending the act of June 2, 1915 (P.L.736, No.338), known as the Workers' Compensation Act, in liability and compensation, further providing for prescription drugs and the treatment of work-related injuries; and, in procedure, further providing for peer review....

Prime sponsor: Donald C. White

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Kim L. Ward, Wayne Langerholc, Mike Regan, Mike Folmer, Camera Bartolotta, Randy Vulakovich, Guy Reschenthaler, Patrick M. Browne, David G. Argall, Thomas H Killion, Gene Yaw, Ryan P. Aument, Patrick J. Stefano, and Scott E. Hutchinson

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-01-2018

Senate Bill 630

An Act providing for the licensure of limited lines travel insurance producers, for requirements for sale of travel insurance, for authority of limited lines travel insurance producers, for registration and training of travel retailers and for renewal of license....

Prime sponsor: Guy Reschenthaler

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, James R. Brewster, Randy Vulakovich, Patrick J. Stefano, Bob Mensch, Camera Bartolotta, Thomas H Killion, Elder A. Vogel, Jay Costa, Donald C. White, John T. Yudichak, Lisa M. Boscola, Christine M. Tartaglione, Scott Wagner, John P. Blake, and Thomas J. McGarrigle

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 05-31-2018

Senate Bill 1104

An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in certification of teachers, further providing for provisional vocational education certificate....

Prime sponsor: Ryan P. Aument

Co-sponsors: Mike Regan, John H. Eichelberger, Scott Martin, Guy Reschenthaler, Mike Folmer, John C. Rafferty, Patrick J. Stefano, Bob Mensch, Joseph B. Scarnati, Kim L. Ward, and Scott Wagner

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 05-24-2018

Senate Resolution 260

A Concurrent Resolution extending the due date for a report of a special bipartisan, bicameral legislative commission on improving the delivery of emergency services....

Prime sponsor: Randy Vulakovich

Co-sponsors: Jay Costa, Joseph B. Scarnati, Lisa Baker, John P. Blake, Michele Brooks, Patrick M. Browne, Wayne D. Fontana, Scott E. Hutchinson, Bob Mensch, John C. Rafferty, John P. Sabatina, Mario M. Scavello, Judith L. Schwank, Christine M. Tartaglione, Kim L. Ward, Donald C. White, John T. Yudichak, Mike Folmer, and James R. Brewster

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 05-24-2018

Senate Bill 1159

An Act amending the act of December 15, 1986 (P.L.1585, No.174), known as the Private Licensed Schools Act, further providing for powers and duties of board....

Prime sponsor: Ryan P. Aument

Co-sponsors: Mike Regan, Guy Reschenthaler, Wayne D. Fontana, John H. Eichelberger, Judith L. Schwank, Scott Martin, Michele Brooks, Camera Bartolotta, Joseph B. Scarnati, Randy Vulakovich, Mike Folmer, Scott Wagner, Andrew E. Dinniman, Patrick J. Stefano, Lisa Baker, John DiSanto, and Donald C. White

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 05-23-2018

Senate Bill 390

A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in taxation and finance, further providing for exemptions and special provisions....

Prime sponsor: Lisa Baker

Co-sponsors: Stewart J. Greenleaf, John P. Blake, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Daylin Leach, John P. Sabatina, Camera Bartolotta, Wayne D. Fontana, James R. Brewster, Elder A. Vogel, Jay Costa, Judith L. Schwank, Guy Reschenthaler, Scott E. Hutchinson, John C. Rafferty, Joseph B. Scarnati, Randy Vulakovich, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 05-22-2018

Senate Bill 936

An Act amending the act of June 2, 1915 (P.L.736, No.338), known as the Workers' Compensation Act, in liability and compensation, further providing for prescription drugs and the treatment of work-related injuries; and, in procedure, further providing for peer review....

Prime sponsor: Donald C. White

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Mike Regan, David G. Argall, Patrick J. Stefano, Scott E. Hutchinson, Guy Reschenthaler, Ryan P. Aument, Gene Yaw, Bob Mensch, Thomas H Killion, Wayne Langerholc, John H. Eichelberger, Mike Folmer, John DiSanto, and Scott Wagner

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 05-21-2018

Senate Bill 1066

An Act providing for the establishment of first-time home buyer savings accounts for first-time home buyers in this Commonwealth.

Prime sponsor: Bob Mensch

Co-sponsors: Wayne D. Fontana, Joseph B. Scarnati, John R. Gordner, Jay Costa, Judith L. Schwank, Christine M. Tartaglione, John C. Rafferty, Guy Reschenthaler, Scott Martin, David G. Argall, John T. Yudichak, Randy Vulakovich, Mario M. Scavello, Lisa M. Boscola, John P. Blake, Vincent J. Hughes, Patrick J. Stefano, Kim L. Ward, Michele Brooks, Camera Bartolotta, James R. Brewster, Daylin Leach, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Thomas H Killion, and John P. Sabatina

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 05-21-2018

Senate Bill 1144

A Joint Resolution proposing integrated amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, organizing the Judiciary into representative districts and further providing for residency requirements....

Prime sponsor: Ryan P. Aument

Co-sponsors: Jake Corman, Joseph B. Scarnati, Mike Folmer, Scott Martin, John R. Gordner, Scott E. Hutchinson, Wayne Langerholc, Guy Reschenthaler, Donald C. White, Kim L. Ward, Lisa Baker, Bob Mensch, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 05-18-2018

Senate Resolution 276

A Resolution recognizing the importance of finding the cause and cure for multiple sclerosis; expressing appreciation to the Pennsylvania chapters of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for their work; and recognizing the week of March 11 through 17, 2018, as "Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week" in Pennsylvania....

Prime sponsor: Wayne Langerholc

Co-sponsors: James R. Brewster, Patrick M. Browne, Wayne D. Fontana, Andrew E. Dinniman, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Christine M. Tartaglione, Scott Martin, Camera Bartolotta, Mario M. Scavello, John H. Eichelberger, Lawrence M. Farnese, Mike Folmer, John P. Sabatina, Judith L. Schwank, Thomas H Killion, Ryan P. Aument, Scott E. Hutchinson, Joseph B. Scarnati, Lisa Baker, John C. Rafferty, Randy Vulakovich, Jay Costa, Bob Mensch, Vincent J. Hughes, and Lisa M. Boscola

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 05-07-2018

Senate Bill 1163

An Act establishing the Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Board; providing for solicitation of public-private projects and for public-private agreements; and establishing the Public-Private Account....

Prime sponsor: Thomas H Killion

Co-sponsors: John C. Rafferty, Lisa Baker, Camera Bartolotta, Patrick M. Browne, Mike Folmer, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Bob Mensch, Joseph B. Scarnati, Patrick J. Stefano, Elder A. Vogel, Kim L. Ward, and John T. Yudichak

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 05-07-2018

Senate Bill 1041

An Act amending Title 51 (Military Affairs) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in veteran-owned small businesses, further providing for definitions, repealing provisions relating to definitions, further providing for exemption and providing for veteran-owned business logotype....

Prime sponsor: Camera Bartolotta

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, John R. Gordner, Jay Costa, Vincent J. Hughes, James R. Brewster, Judith L. Schwank, Kim L. Ward, Ryan P. Aument, John C. Rafferty, Christine M. Tartaglione, Mike Regan, and Randy Vulakovich

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 04-27-2018

Senate Bill 1078

An Act amending Title 65 (Public Officers) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in open meetings, further providing for executive sessions.

Prime sponsor: Robert M. Tomlinson

Co-sponsors: Mike Regan, Mike Folmer, Andrew E. Dinniman, Scott Martin, John H. Eichelberger, David G. Argall, Guy Reschenthaler, John C. Rafferty, Kim L. Ward, Ryan P. Aument, Gene Yaw, Elder A. Vogel, Thomas H Killion, Randy Vulakovich, Lisa Baker, Bob Mensch, Joseph B. Scarnati, Camera Bartolotta, Scott Wagner, Patrick J. Stefano, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 04-19-2018

Senate Bill 916

An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in post-trial matters, further providing for postconviction DNA testing....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Camera Bartolotta, Guy Reschenthaler, John T. Yudichak, Lawrence M. Farnese, Art Haywood, Elder A. Vogel, James R. Brewster, Joseph B. Scarnati, Donald C. White, Patrick M. Browne, Wayne D. Fontana, Kim L. Ward, Lisa M. Boscola, and Daylin Leach

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 04-19-2018

Senate Bill 1103

An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in safe schools, further providing for Office for Safe Schools and providing for school safety requirements....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Judith L. Schwank, Thomas H Killion, Kim L. Ward, Randy Vulakovich, Patrick M. Browne, Guy Reschenthaler, John C. Rafferty, John T. Yudichak, Camera Bartolotta, Joseph B. Scarnati, Jay Costa, and Bob Mensch

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 04-05-2018

Senate Bill 762

An Act amending Title 25 (Elections) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in registration system, providing for audit of SURE system.

Prime sponsor: Kim L. Ward

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Guy Reschenthaler, Donald C. White, and Bob Mensch

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 04-02-2018

Senate Bill 239

A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in taxation and finance, further providing for exemptions and special provisions....

Prime sponsor: Randy Vulakovich

Co-sponsors: Camera Bartolotta, Joseph B. Scarnati, Jay Costa, Ryan P. Aument, Lisa Baker, John P. Blake, James R. Brewster, Michele Brooks, John H. Eichelberger, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Scott E. Hutchinson, Daniel Laughlin, Daylin Leach, John C. Rafferty, Guy Reschenthaler, John P. Sabatina, Mario M. Scavello, Patrick J. Stefano, Elder A. Vogel, Scott Wagner, Kim L. Ward, John T. Yudichak, Patrick M. Browne, and Thomas H Killion

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 03-26-2018

Senate Bill 55

An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in registration of vehicles, further providing for veteran plates and placard....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Randy Vulakovich, Lawrence M. Farnese, James R. Brewster, John T. Yudichak, Guy Reschenthaler, Scott E. Hutchinson, Jay Costa, Lisa M. Boscola, Donald C. White, John C. Rafferty, Vincent J. Hughes, Patrick M. Browne, Bob Mensch, Kim L. Ward, and Mike Regan

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 03-20-2018

Senate Bill 979

An Act amending Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in municipal pensions, providing for pension service credit for prior service with police department....

Prime sponsor: Mike Regan

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Jay Costa, Guy Reschenthaler, John P. Blake, John C. Rafferty, James R. Brewster, Mario M. Scavello, John T. Yudichak, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Judith L. Schwank, Camera Bartolotta, Randy Vulakovich, and Kim L. Ward

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 03-19-2018

Senate Bill 938

An Act amending Title 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in child protective services, further providing for disposition and expunction of unfounded reports and general protective services reports....

Prime sponsor: John P. Sabatina

Co-sponsors: Randy Vulakovich, Joseph B. Scarnati, Scott Martin, John C. Rafferty, Guy Reschenthaler, Jay Costa, Lisa Baker, Judith L. Schwank, Bob Mensch, John T. Yudichak, and Christine M. Tartaglione

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 03-19-2018

Senate Bill 1088

An Act relating to conventional wells and the development of oil, gas and coal; imposing powers and duties on the Department of Environmental Protection; and providing for preliminary provisions, for general requirements, for underground gas storage, for enforcement and remedies, for related funds, parties and activities and for miscellaneous provisions....

Prime sponsor: Scott E. Hutchinson

Co-sponsors: Camera Bartolotta, Joseph B. Scarnati, Gene Yaw, Guy Reschenthaler, Richard L. Alloway, Donald C. White, Patrick J. Stefano, Randy Vulakovich, Kim L. Ward, Bob Mensch, Daniel Laughlin, James R. Brewster, David G. Argall, Elder A. Vogel, Michele Brooks, Wayne Langerholc, Scott Wagner, Ryan P. Aument, Mike Folmer, John H. Eichelberger, John DiSanto, Mike Regan, and Mario M. Scavello

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 03-19-2018

Senate Bill 1083

An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in sentencing, further providing for modification or revocation of order of probation and for court-imposed sanctions for offenders violating probation....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, Judith L. Schwank, Vincent J. Hughes, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Bob Mensch, Patrick M. Browne, Joseph B. Scarnati, and Randy Vulakovich

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 03-15-2018

Senate Bill 1050

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in abortion, further providing for definitions and for medical consultation and judgment....

Prime sponsor: Scott Martin

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Ryan P. Aument, Kim L. Ward, Scott Wagner, John DiSanto, John H. Eichelberger, Mike Folmer, Bob Mensch, Donald C. White, Scott E. Hutchinson, Richard L. Alloway, Randy Vulakovich, Mario M. Scavello, Patrick J. Stefano, Mike Regan, and Gene Yaw

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 03-07-2018

Senate Bill 1055

An Act amending the act of November 24, 2004 (P.L.1270, No.153), referred to as the Pennsylvania Amber Alert System Law, establishing the Pennsylvania Blue Alert System for the protection of the public and the apprehension of a person of immediate threat....

Prime sponsor: Randy Vulakovich

Co-sponsors: John C. Rafferty, Joseph B. Scarnati, Ryan P. Aument, Lisa Baker, James R. Brewster, Jay Costa, Andrew E. Dinniman, John H. Eichelberger, John R. Gordner, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Scott Martin, Charles T. McIlhinney, Guy Reschenthaler, John P. Sabatina, Christine M. Tartaglione, Kim L. Ward, John T. Yudichak, Elder A. Vogel, and Mike Regan

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-22-2018

Senate Bill 1049

An Act amending the act of July 28, 1988 (P.L.556, No.101), known as the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act, in recycling and waste reduction, further providing for municipal implementation of recycling programs....

Prime sponsor: Patrick J. Stefano

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Patrick M. Browne, Bob Mensch, David G. Argall, Kim L. Ward, Camera Bartolotta, John P. Blake, James R. Brewster, Jay Costa, Wayne D. Fontana, Thomas H Killion, John C. Rafferty, Mike Regan, Guy Reschenthaler, John P. Sabatina, Robert M. Tomlinson, Randy Vulakovich, Scott Wagner, Donald C. White, and John T. Yudichak

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-16-2018

Senate Bill 497

An Act amending the act of July 7, 1980 (P.L.380, No.97), known as the Solid Waste Management Act, in general provisions, further providing for definitions....

Prime sponsor: Elder A. Vogel

Co-sponsors: Camera Bartolotta, Kim L. Ward, Guy Reschenthaler, Randy Vulakovich, Donald C. White, Gene Yaw, Joseph B. Scarnati, Scott E. Hutchinson, Bob Mensch, and John T. Yudichak

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-15-2018

Senate Resolution 253

A Resolution urging the Congress of the United States to amend the Gun Control Act of 1968 to protect the constitutional rights of medical cannabis users....

Prime sponsor: Mike Folmer

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Randy Vulakovich, Camera Bartolotta, Patrick J. Stefano, Mario M. Scavello, Guy Reschenthaler, Lisa M. Boscola, Gene Yaw, Donald C. White, Judith L. Schwank, John T. Yudichak, Ryan P. Aument, Bob Mensch, Scott Wagner, Mike Regan, and Elder A. Vogel

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-12-2018

Senate Bill 1040

An Act amending Title 51 (Military Affairs) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in rights and immunities, providing for military occupational streamlining....

Prime sponsor: Camera Bartolotta

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Guy Reschenthaler, John R. Gordner, Vincent J. Hughes, Scott E. Hutchinson, John T. Yudichak, Bob Mensch, Kim L. Ward, Ryan P. Aument, John C. Rafferty, Christine M. Tartaglione, Lisa Baker, Scott Wagner, Mike Regan, Gene Yaw, Randy Vulakovich, and Patrick J. Stefano

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-09-2018

Senate Bill 21

An Act providing for competitive integrated employment in State and county agencies and any entity providing publicly funded education, training, employment and related services and long-term services and supports for working-age Pennsylvanians with a disability; establishing Employment First, the Governor's Cabinet for People with Disabilities and the Employment First Oversight Commission and providing for their powers and duties; and conferring powers and imposing duties on the Governor and the Office of the Governor....

Prime sponsor: Bob Mensch

Co-sponsors: Camera Bartolotta, David G. Argall, Thomas J. McGarrigle, John T. Yudichak, Christine M. Tartaglione, Art Haywood, Randy Vulakovich, Elder A. Vogel, Jay Costa, John C. Rafferty, James R. Brewster, Joseph B. Scarnati, Lisa M. Boscola, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Wayne D. Fontana, Andrew E. Dinniman, and Michele Brooks

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-09-2018

Senate Bill 370

An Act amending Title 24 (Education) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in preliminary provisions relating to retirement for school employees, further providing for definitions....

Prime sponsor: Mike Folmer

Co-sponsors: Patrick J. Stefano, John H. Eichelberger, Joseph B. Scarnati, Camera Bartolotta, Elder A. Vogel, Jay Costa, Guy Reschenthaler, Ryan P. Aument, Scott Martin, John DiSanto, Scott E. Hutchinson, Bob Mensch, John C. Rafferty, Donald C. White, Randy Vulakovich, and Scott Wagner

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 02-06-2018

Senate Bill 977

An Act amending the act of June 25, 1982 (P.L.633, No.181), known as the Regulatory Review Act, further providing for definitions, for proposed regulations and procedures for review, for final-form regulations and final-omitted regulations and procedures for review and for procedures for subsequent review of disapproved final-form or final-omitted regulations....

Prime sponsor: John R. Gordner

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Bob Mensch, Elder A. Vogel, Mike Folmer, Kim L. Ward, Patrick J. Stefano, John C. Rafferty, Camera Bartolotta, Guy Reschenthaler, Mario M. Scavello, Scott Wagner, Donald C. White, and Michele Brooks

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 02-06-2018

Senate Bill 3

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in abortion, further providing for definitions, for medical consultation and judgment and for the offense of abortion on unborn child of 24 or more weeks gestational age, providing for dismemberment abortion ban and further providing for reporting....

Prime sponsor: Michele Brooks

Co-sponsors: Wayne Langerholc, Guy Reschenthaler, Randy Vulakovich, John DiSanto, Mike Folmer, Joseph B. Scarnati, Donald C. White, Patrick J. Stefano, Richard L. Alloway, John C. Rafferty, Scott E. Hutchinson, Scott Martin, Ryan P. Aument, John H. Eichelberger, Camera Bartolotta, Kim L. Ward, Elder A. Vogel, Gene Yaw, Scott Wagner, David G. Argall, Patrick M. Browne, and Bob Mensch

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-23-2018

Senate Resolution 257

A Resolution designating the week of January 21 through 27, 2018, as "Nurse Anesthetists Week" in Pennsylvania.

Prime sponsor: John R. Gordner

Co-sponsors: Wayne D. Fontana, Scott Martin, Stewart J. Greenleaf, John C. Rafferty, John H. Eichelberger, Andrew E. Dinniman, Lisa Baker, Scott E. Hutchinson, Judith L. Schwank, Jay Costa, Camera Bartolotta, Joseph B. Scarnati, Mike Folmer, Mario M. Scavello, Charles T. McIlhinney, Randy Vulakovich, Patrick M. Browne, John T. Yudichak, Bob Mensch, Ryan P. Aument, and Vincent J. Hughes

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-23-2018

Senate Bill 810

An Act amending the act of April 14, 1972 (P.L.233, No.64), known as The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act, further providing for drug overdose response immunity....

Prime sponsor: Kim L. Ward

Co-sponsors: Scott Martin, Donald C. White, Gene Yaw, Patrick M. Browne, Randy Vulakovich, Patrick J. Stefano, Thomas H Killion, Joseph B. Scarnati, and Scott Wagner

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 01-19-2018

Senate Bill 1016

An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in school health services, further providing for health services....

Prime sponsor: Michele Brooks

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Patrick M. Browne, David G. Argall, Scott Martin, James R. Brewster, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Wayne Langerholc, Christine M. Tartaglione, John T. Yudichak, Jay Costa, John C. Rafferty, Judith L. Schwank, Andrew E. Dinniman, and Mike Regan

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 01-17-2018

Senate Resolution 249

A Resolution urging the President and the Congress of the United States to enact S. 1697 or H.R. 1164, legislation aimed at ending the Palestinian Authority's practice of providing monetary rewards to terrorists and their families who kill Americans and Israeli citizens....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Guy Reschenthaler, John C. Rafferty, Judith L. Schwank, Joseph B. Scarnati, and Randy Vulakovich

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-02-2018

Senate Bill 1009

An Act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, in personal income tax, providing for carryforward of losses by individual taxpayers and further providing for limitation of pass-thru of losses to shareholders....

Prime sponsor: Jake Corman

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, John H. Eichelberger, John DiSanto, Mike Folmer, John C. Rafferty, Daniel Laughlin, Guy Reschenthaler, Bob Mensch, Elder A. Vogel, James R. Brewster, Mike Regan, Randy Vulakovich, Camera Bartolotta, Kim L. Ward, and Patrick J. Stefano

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 12-28-2017

Senate Bill 1008

An Act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, in personal income tax, further providing for classes of income....

Prime sponsor: Jake Corman

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Scott Martin, John H. Eichelberger, John DiSanto, Mike Folmer, John C. Rafferty, Thomas H Killion, Daniel Laughlin, Guy Reschenthaler, Bob Mensch, Elder A. Vogel, Mike Regan, Randy Vulakovich, Camera Bartolotta, Kim L. Ward, and Patrick J. Stefano

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 12-28-2017

Senate Bill 446

An Act amending the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.177, No.175), known as The Administrative Code of 1929, in powers and duties of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, providing for drug and alcohol recovery houses and establishing the Drug and Alcohol Recovery House Fund; and making editorial changes....

Prime sponsor: Thomas J. McGarrigle

Co-sponsors: Gene Yaw, Joseph B. Scarnati, Guy Reschenthaler, Scott Martin, Robert M. Tomlinson, Christine M. Tartaglione, Mike Folmer, Thomas H Killion, Kim L. Ward, Randy Vulakovich, Camera Bartolotta, Patrick M. Browne, James R. Brewster, Scott Wagner, and John C. Rafferty

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 12-19-2017

Senate Bill 166

An Act providing for protection of paychecks of certain workers and for the collection of political contributions.

Prime sponsor: John H. Eichelberger

Co-sponsors: Mike Regan, Joseph B. Scarnati, Scott Martin, Gene Yaw, Richard L. Alloway, Mike Folmer, John R. Gordner, Guy Reschenthaler, Ryan P. Aument, Jake Corman, Scott E. Hutchinson, Donald C. White, Patrick J. Stefano, Randy Vulakovich, John DiSanto, and Scott Wagner

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 12-13-2017

Senate Bill 966

An Act amending the act of May 21, 1937 (P.L.774, No.211), referred to as the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Act, providing for reduced toll rates for disabled veterans....

Prime sponsor: Robert M. Tomlinson

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, John C. Rafferty, Jay Costa, Stewart J. Greenleaf, John P. Sabatina, Wayne D. Fontana, Scott E. Hutchinson, Guy Reschenthaler, James R. Brewster, and Kim L. Ward

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Transportation

Record published: 12-01-2017

Senate Bill 785

An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in general provisions, further providing for definitions; in registration of vehicles, further providing for vehicles exempt from registration; and providing for operation of golf carts....

Prime sponsor: John C. Rafferty

Co-sponsors: Stewart J. Greenleaf, Joseph B. Scarnati, Mike Folmer, Camera Bartolotta, Patrick J. Stefano, and Andrew E. Dinniman

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 11-29-2017

Senate Bill 964

An Act requiring construction industry employers to verify the Social Security numbers of all employees for purposes of wage reporting and employment eligibility; providing for powers and duties of the Department of Labor and Industry; prescribing sanctions; and establishing good faith immunity under certain circumstances....

Prime sponsor: Charles T. McIlhinney

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Guy Reschenthaler, Thomas J. McGarrigle, John C. Rafferty, Christine M. Tartaglione, John T. Yudichak, Thomas H Killion, Mario M. Scavello, Bob Mensch, Camera Bartolotta, Donald C. White, Randy Vulakovich, Mike Regan, and Kim L. Ward

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 11-29-2017

Senate Bill 540

An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in pupils and attendance, further providing for excuses from attending school....

Prime sponsor: Bob Mensch

Co-sponsors: Mike Folmer, David G. Argall, Wayne D. Fontana, Jay Costa, Randy Vulakovich, Mario M. Scavello, John C. Rafferty, James R. Brewster, Guy Reschenthaler, Ryan P. Aument, John P. Sabatina, Joseph B. Scarnati, John T. Yudichak, and Kim L. Ward

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 11-15-2017

Senate Bill 953

An Act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, in corporate net income tax, further providing for imposition of tax....

Prime sponsor: Mike Regan

Co-sponsors: Guy Reschenthaler, Joseph B. Scarnati, Donald C. White, Mike Folmer, Patrick J. Stefano, Ryan P. Aument, and Scott Wagner

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 11-15-2017

Senate Bill 723

An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in high schools, further providing for courses of study....

Prime sponsor: John C. Rafferty

Co-sponsors: Andrew E. Dinniman, Wayne Langerholc, Scott Martin, Mike Folmer, Ryan P. Aument, Joseph B. Scarnati, Wayne D. Fontana, David G. Argall, Scott E. Hutchinson, Scott Wagner, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Mike Regan, Richard L. Alloway, Charles T. McIlhinney, John P. Sabatina, Mario M. Scavello, Donald C. White, John P. Blake, Randy Vulakovich, Camera Bartolotta, John H. Eichelberger, Guy Reschenthaler, Lisa M. Boscola, Patrick M. Browne, Jay Costa, and Gene Yaw

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 11-14-2017

Senate Bill 179

An Act amending the act of July 19, 1979 (P.L.130, No.48), known as the Health Care Facilities Act, in general provisions, providing for acute care mental health bed registry and referrals....

Prime sponsor: Camera Bartolotta

Co-sponsors: Elder A. Vogel, Gene Yaw, James R. Brewster, Guy Reschenthaler, John T. Yudichak, Art Haywood, Randy Vulakovich, Judith L. Schwank, John C. Rafferty, Jay Costa, Joseph B. Scarnati, Kim L. Ward, Patrick M. Browne, and John P. Sabatina

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 11-13-2017

Senate Bill 625

An Act amending the act of March 4, 1970 (P.L.128, No.49), entitled "An act granting to the Governor of the Commonwealth the sole authority for regulating the display of the flag of the United States from any public ground or building and from any ground or building of certain other institutions," further providing for display of flag....

Prime sponsor: Michele Brooks

Co-sponsors: Wayne Langerholc, John C. Rafferty, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Donald C. White, James R. Brewster, Jay Costa, Thomas H Killion, Christine M. Tartaglione, Mike Folmer, Kim L. Ward, Joseph B. Scarnati, Thomas J. McGarrigle, David G. Argall, Gene Yaw, Guy Reschenthaler, Scott E. Hutchinson, Mike Regan, Ryan P. Aument, Bob Mensch, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 11-02-2017

Senate Bill 943

An Act amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in special licenses and permits, providing for permit exemptions.

Prime sponsor: Michele Brooks

Co-sponsors: Wayne D. Fontana, Bob Mensch, James R. Brewster, and Joseph B. Scarnati

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 10-31-2017

Senate Bill 181

An Act providing for performance-based budgeting and tax credit efficiency review; establishing the Performance-Based Budget Board and providing for its powers and duties; and conferring powers and imposing duties on the Independent Fiscal Office....

Prime sponsor: Bob Mensch

Co-sponsors: Camera Bartolotta, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Michele Brooks, David G. Argall, Guy Reschenthaler, Randy Vulakovich, John DiSanto, Mike Folmer, Scott Wagner, Elder A. Vogel, Patrick J. Stefano, John H. Eichelberger, Daniel Laughlin, John C. Rafferty, Donald C. White, Richard L. Alloway, Ryan P. Aument, Joseph B. Scarnati, Scott E. Hutchinson, Scott Martin, Kim L. Ward, and Mike Regan

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 10-30-2017

Senate Bill 504

An Act amending the act of February 14, 2008 (P.L.6, No.3), known as the Right-to-Know Law, in procedure, further providing for exceptions for public records....

Prime sponsor: Scott Martin

Co-sponsors: Ryan P. Aument, John H. Eichelberger, Joseph B. Scarnati, Mario M. Scavello, Scott E. Hutchinson, Scott Wagner, Mike Folmer, Patrick J. Stefano, and Donald C. White

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 10-25-2017

Senate Bill 503

An Act amending Title 65 (Public Officers) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in open meetings, further providing for executive sessions.

Prime sponsor: Ryan P. Aument

Co-sponsors: Scott Martin, John H. Eichelberger, Joseph B. Scarnati, Mario M. Scavello, Scott E. Hutchinson, Scott Wagner, Mike Folmer, Donald C. White, Kim L. Ward, and Patrick J. Stefano

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 10-25-2017

Senate Bill 168

An Act providing for notice and disclosure of proposed collective bargaining agreements and related documents and for open records.

Prime sponsor: Patrick J. Stefano

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Mike Folmer, John H. Eichelberger, Elder A. Vogel, Scott E. Hutchinson, Scott Wagner, Ryan P. Aument, Camera Bartolotta, Guy Reschenthaler, and John DiSanto

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 10-25-2017

Senate Bill 538

An Act amending Titles 24 (Education) and 71 (State Government) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in retirement for school employees, further providing for definitions; in retirement for State employees and officers, further providing for credited State service; and providing for benefits and rights for State employees....

Prime sponsor: Scott Wagner

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Jay Costa, John C. Rafferty, David G. Argall, Lisa M. Boscola, Kim L. Ward, Guy Reschenthaler, Camera Bartolotta, and James R. Brewster

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 10-24-2017

Senate Bill 537

An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in intermediate units, further providing for staff; in professional employees, providing for athletic leaves of absence; and, in vocational education, further providing for organization and operation of schools and institutes....

Prime sponsor: Scott Wagner

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Jay Costa, James R. Brewster, John C. Rafferty, David G. Argall, Guy Reschenthaler, Camera Bartolotta, Lisa M. Boscola, and Kim L. Ward

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 10-24-2017

Senate Resolution 164

A Resolution recognizing June 30, 2017, as "Arthrogryposis Awareness Day" in Pennsylvania.

Prime sponsor: Wayne Langerholc

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Andrew E. Dinniman, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Wayne D. Fontana, Jay Costa, John C. Rafferty, James R. Brewster, John P. Sabatina, Lawrence M. Farnese, Scott Martin, Thomas H Killion, Ryan P. Aument, Lisa M. Boscola, Mario M. Scavello, Scott E. Hutchinson, Sharif Street, Vincent J. Hughes, Randy Vulakovich, Bob Mensch, and Christine M. Tartaglione

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 10-24-2017

Senate Bill 53

An Act amending the act of January 25, 1966 (1965 P.L.1546, No.541), referred to as the Higher Education Scholarship Law, further providing for eligibility for State scholarship....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Mario M. Scavello, Joseph B. Scarnati, Randy Vulakovich, Judith L. Schwank, Lawrence M. Farnese, Lisa Baker, Wayne D. Fontana, Kim L. Ward, Jay Costa, Art Haywood, Vincent J. Hughes, Patrick M. Browne, and James R. Brewster

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 10-18-2017

Senate Resolution 216

A Resolution urging the Congress of the United States to delay and review the Environmental Protection Agency's MS4 program.

Prime sponsor: Mike Folmer

Co-sponsors: David G. Argall, Scott Martin, Wayne Langerholc, Guy Reschenthaler, Joseph B. Scarnati, Donald C. White, Bob Mensch, John DiSanto, Elder A. Vogel, Scott E. Hutchinson, and Kim L. Ward

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 10-17-2017

Senate Bill 753

An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in miscellaneous provisions relating to accidents and accident reports, further providing for accident scene clearance....

Prime sponsor: John C. Rafferty

Co-sponsors: John P. Sabatina, Bob Mensch, James R. Brewster, Mike Folmer, Jay Costa, Randy Vulakovich, Camera Bartolotta, Ryan P. Aument, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Andrew E. Dinniman, Joseph B. Scarnati, John T. Yudichak, and Lisa Baker

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 10-16-2017

Senate Resolution 208

A Resolution reaffirming the historical and symbolic significance of the flag and national anthem of the United States of America; referencing federally prescribed standards for conduct during a rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed; and expressing the prevailing sentiment of the Senate of Pennsylvania....

Prime sponsor: Mike Regan

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, John R. Gordner, Richard L. Alloway, David G. Argall, Wayne Langerholc, Scott Martin, Charles T. McIlhinney, Guy Reschenthaler, Mario M. Scavello, Patrick J. Stefano, Kim L. Ward, Donald C. White, Gene Yaw, and Michele Brooks

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 10-04-2017

Senate Resolution 205

A Resolution recognizing the month of October 2017 as "Italian-American Heritage Month" in Pennsylvania.

Prime sponsor: Wayne D. Fontana

Co-sponsors: John DiSanto, Scott Martin, Andrew E. Dinniman, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Joseph B. Scarnati, Lawrence M. Farnese, John C. Rafferty, John P. Sabatina, Vincent J. Hughes, John T. Yudichak, Donald C. White, Ryan P. Aument, Jay Costa, Thomas H Killion, Patrick M. Browne, Elder A. Vogel, Camera Bartolotta, Bob Mensch, and Christine M. Tartaglione

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 09-21-2017

Senate Resolution 174

A Resolution condemning the practice of selectively aborting fetuses with Down syndrome.

Prime sponsor: Scott Martin

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, John H. Eichelberger, Bob Mensch, John R. Gordner, Kim L. Ward, Guy Reschenthaler, John C. Rafferty, Scott E. Hutchinson, Wayne Langerholc, Randy Vulakovich, Camera Bartolotta, Mike Folmer, John P. Blake, John DiSanto, John T. Yudichak, Ryan P. Aument, Donald C. White, Scott Wagner, and Elder A. Vogel

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Health

Record published: 09-15-2017

Senate Bill 861

An Act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, in inheritance tax, further providing for definitions and for inheritance tax....

Prime sponsor: Mike Folmer

Co-sponsors: Stewart J. Greenleaf, Michele Brooks, Scott Martin, Lawrence M. Farnese, Kim L. Ward, Lisa Baker, John T. Yudichak, Ryan P. Aument, Guy Reschenthaler, Gene Yaw, Patrick J. Stefano, John C. Rafferty, Christine M. Tartaglione, Bob Mensch, James R. Brewster, Lisa M. Boscola, Randy Vulakovich, Camera Bartolotta, Vincent J. Hughes, Joseph B. Scarnati, Scott Wagner, and Jay Costa

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 08-29-2017

Senate Bill 839

An Act amending Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in general provisions relating to government and administration, providing for designation of place of worship as building of historical or architectural significance....

Prime sponsor: Guy Reschenthaler

Co-sponsors: Randy Vulakovich, John C. Rafferty, Joseph B. Scarnati, and Elder A. Vogel

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Local Government

Record published: 08-29-2017

Senate Bill 814

An Act amending Title 5 (Athletics and Sports) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for outdoor recreation; and making a related repeal....

Prime sponsor: John H. Eichelberger

Co-sponsors: Scott E. Hutchinson, Joseph B. Scarnati, John C. Rafferty, Mike Folmer, Patrick J. Stefano, Richard L. Alloway, Lisa Baker, Lisa M. Boscola, Ryan P. Aument, John P. Blake, Kim L. Ward, Mike Regan, Scott Martin, Daniel Laughlin, Thomas H Killion, and Donald C. White

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 08-28-2017

Senate Bill 754

An Act providing for liability for public safety response costs.

Prime sponsor: Scott Martin

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Kim L. Ward, Scott E. Hutchinson, Guy Reschenthaler, Camera Bartolotta, and Mike Regan

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 08-16-2017

Senate Bill 843

An Act amending the act of July 31, 1968 (P.L.805, No.247), known as the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, in comprehensive plan, further providing for preparation of comprehensive plan....

Prime sponsor: Mario M. Scavello

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Lisa Baker, Guy Reschenthaler, Bob Mensch, and Judith L. Schwank

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Local Government

Record published: 08-11-2017

Senate Bill 227

An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in preliminary provisions, further providing for Keystone Exams and providing for Every Student Succeeds Act State plan review; in school directors, providing for school director training programs; in school, district financial recovery, further providing for additional criteria and providing for financial administrator in financial watch school district; in grounds and buildings, further providing for limitation on new applications for Department of Education approval of public school building projects; in district superintendents and assistant district superintendents, further providing for reports, for manner of election or approval and for term and salary of assistants; in professional employees, further providing for causes for suspension, for persons to be suspended and for appeals to Superintendent of Public Instruction; in certification of teachers, further providing for granting provisional college certificates and for evaluation of applicants for certification; in pupils and attendance, further providing for nonprofit school food program; in drug and alcohol recovery high school pilot program, further providing for establishment of drug and alcohol recovery high school pilot program, for scope of program and selection of students, for establishment and payment of tuition, for term of drug and alcohol recovery high school pilot program and for reporting; in terms and courses of study, further providing for alcohol, chemical and tobacco abuse program and for agricultural education and providing for Commission for Agricultural Education Excellence; in community colleges, further providing for financial program and reimbursement of payments and repealing provisions relating to annual report; in rural regional college for underserved counties, further providing for establishment; in educational tax credits, further providing for limitations; in transfers of credits between institutions of higher education, further providing for definitions, for duties of public institutions of higher education and for Transfer and Articulation Oversight Committee; in funding for public libraries, providing for State aid for fiscal year 2017-2018; in reimbursements by Commonwealth and between school districts, further providing for student-weighted basic education funding, for payments to intermediate units, for assistance to school districts declared to be in financial recovery status or identified for financial watch status and for Ready-to-Learn Block Grant; in the State Board of Education, further providing for powers and duties of the board; further providing for the applicability of Act 2016-138; and making related repeals....

Prime sponsor: John H. Eichelberger

Co-sponsors: Randy Vulakovich, Mario M. Scavello, Mike Folmer, Donald C. White, John C. Rafferty, Joseph B. Scarnati, Guy Reschenthaler, Bob Mensch, Patrick J. Stefano, and Andrew E. Dinniman

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 07-22-2017

Senate Bill 589

An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in general provisions, further providing for the definition of "stinger-steered automobile" or "boat transporter"; and, in size, weight and load, further providing for fire apparatus, for length of vehicles and for maximum gross weight of vehicles....

Prime sponsor: Wayne Langerholc

Co-sponsors: Robert M. Tomlinson, John H. Eichelberger, John R. Gordner, Gene Yaw, Elder A. Vogel, Randy Vulakovich, Joseph B. Scarnati, John C. Rafferty, Guy Reschenthaler, Camera Bartolotta, Donald C. White, Patrick J. Stefano, Scott Martin, Kim L. Ward, Scott Wagner, Ryan P. Aument, Thomas J. McGarrigle, and Mario M. Scavello

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 07-20-2017

Senate Bill 527

An Act amending the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.177, No.175), known as The Administrative Code of 1929, establishing the Office of State Inspector General....

Prime sponsor: Ryan P. Aument

Co-sponsors: Mike Regan, Joseph B. Scarnati, Thomas J. McGarrigle, David G. Argall, Elder A. Vogel, John R. Gordner, Guy Reschenthaler, Randy Vulakovich, Mike Folmer, Scott Martin, John DiSanto, Kim L. Ward, John T. Yudichak, John C. Rafferty, Bob Mensch, Patrick J. Stefano, Mario M. Scavello, Camera Bartolotta, Patrick M. Browne, and Michele Brooks

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 07-20-2017

Senate Bill 144

An Act amending the act of January 24, 1966 (1965 P.L.1535, No.537), known as the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act, further providing for official plans....

Prime sponsor: Gene Yaw

Co-sponsors: Camera Bartolotta, Elder A. Vogel, John T. Yudichak, Judith L. Schwank, Mike Folmer, John C. Rafferty, Joseph B. Scarnati, Scott E. Hutchinson, Kim L. Ward, Bob Mensch, and John DiSanto

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 07-20-2017

Senate Bill 494

An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in collective bargaining, further providing for definitions and prohibiting full-time union leave....

Prime sponsor: Patrick J. Stefano

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, John H. Eichelberger, Ryan P. Aument, Mike Folmer, Bob Mensch, Donald C. White, Elder A. Vogel, John C. Rafferty, Randy Vulakovich, Kim L. Ward, Scott E. Hutchinson, Scott Wagner, Camera Bartolotta, Guy Reschenthaler, Scott Martin, and John DiSanto

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 07-18-2017

Senate Bill 406

An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in school finances, providing for millage rate increase....

Prime sponsor: John C. Rafferty

Co-sponsors: Stewart J. Greenleaf, John H. Eichelberger, Mike Folmer, Donald C. White, John DiSanto, Scott E. Hutchinson, Joseph B. Scarnati, Elder A. Vogel, and Patrick J. Stefano

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 07-18-2017

Senate Bill 128

An Act amending Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in preemptions, providing for leave and compensation mandates.

Prime sponsor: John H. Eichelberger

Co-sponsors: Lisa M. Boscola, Mike Folmer, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Randy Vulakovich, John R. Gordner, Scott Wagner, Patrick J. Stefano, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Guy Reschenthaler, Richard L. Alloway, Bob Mensch, Joseph B. Scarnati, David G. Argall, John C. Rafferty, John DiSanto, Daniel Laughlin, Scott Martin, Mike Regan, Ryan P. Aument, Donald C. White, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 07-11-2017

Senate Bill 677

An Act providing for the taxation or the exemption from taxation of amounts and events relating to the Pennsylvania ABLE Savings Program....

Prime sponsor: Lisa Baker

Co-sponsors: Wayne Langerholc, Christine M. Tartaglione, Patrick J. Stefano, Wayne D. Fontana, Scott Martin, Ryan P. Aument, Randy Vulakovich, Camera Bartolotta, John C. Rafferty, John T. Yudichak, Judith L. Schwank, Vincent J. Hughes, Kim L. Ward, Joseph B. Scarnati, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 07-11-2017

Senate Bill 6

An Act amending the act of June 13, 1967 (P.L.31, No.21), known as the Human Services Code, in public assistance, further providing for definitions, for resources and for verification system, prohibiting eligibility for individuals convicted of drug distribution, prohibiting eligibility for violators of sexual offender registration, further providing for false statements, investigations and penalty and for prohibited use of public assistance funds, providing for lost access devices and further providing for violation and penalty....

Prime sponsor: Mike Regan

Co-sponsors: David G. Argall, Joseph B. Scarnati, Jake Corman, Guy Reschenthaler, John H. Eichelberger, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Randy Vulakovich, Mike Folmer, Ryan P. Aument, Donald C. White, John DiSanto, John C. Rafferty, Scott Wagner, John T. Yudichak, Elder A. Vogel, Patrick J. Stefano, and Michele Brooks

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Health

Record published: 07-11-2017

Senate Bill 8

An Act amending Titles 4 (Amusements), 18 (Crimes and Offenses), 30 (Fish), 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) and 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, extensively revising forfeiture provisions as follows: in administration and enforcement relating to gaming, further providing for prohibited acts and penalties; in inchoate crimes, further providing for the offense of manufacture, distribution, use or possession of devices for theft of telecommunications services; in assault, further providing for the offense of terrorism; in loss of property rights relating to sexual offenses, further providing for general rule and repealing provisions relating to process and seizure, to custody of property and to disposal of property; in forgery and fraudulent practices, further providing for the offenses of copying and recording devices and for trademark counterfeiting; in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, further providing for the offense of gambling devices, gambling, etc.; in wiretapping and electronic surveillance, further providing for seizure and forfeiture of electronic, mechanical or other devices; in minors, further providing for sentencing and penalties for trafficking drugs to minors; in nuisances, further providing for the offense of scattering rubbish; in other offenses, further providing for drug trafficking sentencing and penalties; in vehicle chop shop and illegally obtained and altered property, further providing for loss of property rights to Commonwealth and repealing provisions relating to procedure with respect to seized property subject to liens and rights of lienholders; in enforcement relating to Fish and Boat Code, further providing for forfeiture of fish and devices; in actions, proceedings and other matters generally relating to Judicial Code, providing for forfeiture of assets; in forfeitures, repealing provisions relating to controlled substances forfeiture, to terrorism forfeiture and to procedure with respect to seized property subject to liens and rights of lienholders; in size, weight and load relating to Vehicle Code, further providing for transporting foodstuffs in vehicles used to transport waste; in liquid fuels and fuel use tax enforcement, further providing for forfeitures and process and procedures and for disposition of fines and forfeitures; providing for conduct of forfeiture; and making repeals of provisions of the Liquor Code and another act relating to certain forfeiture of property....

Prime sponsor: Mike Folmer

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Daylin Leach, Randy Vulakovich, Guy Reschenthaler, Scott Wagner, Daniel Laughlin, Patrick J. Stefano, James R. Brewster, Camera Bartolotta, Lisa M. Boscola, Bob Mensch, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-29-2017

Senate Bill 529

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in dissemination of criminal history record information, further providing for general regulations and for order for limited access, providing for clean slate for convictions of misdemeanors and for charges not leading to convictions, for effects of expunged offenses and offenses provided limited access and for employer immunity from liability and further providing for use of records by licensing agencies; and imposing duties on the Pennsylvania State Police and the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts....

Prime sponsor: Scott Wagner

Co-sponsors: Anthony H. Williams, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Guy Reschenthaler, Daylin Leach, Christine M. Tartaglione, Camera Bartolotta, Wayne D. Fontana, Art Haywood, Kim L. Ward, Thomas J. McGarrigle, James R. Brewster, Donald C. White, Ryan P. Aument, Elder A. Vogel, John P. Blake, Mario M. Scavello, Jay Costa, John T. Yudichak, Sharif Street, Daniel Laughlin, Thomas H Killion, Vincent J. Hughes, Bob Mensch, Judith L. Schwank, Patrick J. Stefano, Joseph B. Scarnati, and Lisa M. Boscola

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 06-29-2017

Senate Resolution 84

A Resolution recognizing the week of May 14 through 20, 2017, as "National Police Week" and designating May 8, 2017, as "Police Officers' Memorial Day" in Pennsylvania....

Prime sponsor: John C. Rafferty

Co-sponsors: Jay Costa, Scott Martin, Wayne Langerholc, James R. Brewster, John R. Gordner, John H. Eichelberger, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Mario M. Scavello, Wayne D. Fontana, Andrew E. Dinniman, Gene Yaw, John P. Sabatina, David G. Argall, Patrick M. Browne, Elder A. Vogel, Mike Folmer, Christine M. Tartaglione, Guy Reschenthaler, Thomas H Killion, John T. Yudichak, Michele Brooks, Bob Mensch, Judith L. Schwank, Ryan P. Aument, Randy Vulakovich, Scott E. Hutchinson, Joseph B. Scarnati, Donald C. White, Camera Bartolotta, and Kim L. Ward

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-27-2017

Senate Resolution 69

A Resolution honoring the life and mourning the loss of Dallas Green, whose life greatly benefited all those who lived, played and worked with him....

Prime sponsor: John C. Rafferty

Co-sponsors: Lisa M. Boscola, Patrick M. Browne, Jake Corman, Andrew E. Dinniman, Lawrence M. Farnese, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Art Haywood, Vincent J. Hughes, Thomas H Killion, Daylin Leach, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Charles T. McIlhinney, Bob Mensch, John P. Sabatina, Joseph B. Scarnati, Sharif Street, Christine M. Tartaglione, Robert M. Tomlinson, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-27-2017

Senate Bill 806

An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in charter schools, establishing the Charter School Funding Advisory Commission....

Prime sponsor: Patrick M. Browne

Co-sponsors: Randy Vulakovich, Joseph B. Scarnati, John H. Eichelberger, Mike Folmer, Jay Costa, Vincent J. Hughes, Sharif Street, David G. Argall, Bob Mensch, Elder A. Vogel, Wayne Langerholc, Daniel Laughlin, Scott Martin, James R. Brewster, Daylin Leach, John P. Blake, Lisa M. Boscola, and Guy Reschenthaler

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 06-23-2017

Senate Bill 178

An Act amending Title 37 (Historical and Museums) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in general provisions, further providing for definitions; in powers and duties of Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, further providing for specific powers and duties, for personal property and for documents, and providing for Commonwealth archival records, for local government archival records and for access to older public records; and, in historic properties, further providing for powers over certain historic property....

Prime sponsor: Mario M. Scavello

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, John P. Sabatina, Randy Vulakovich, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Bob Mensch, John R. Gordner, Thomas H Killion, Mike Folmer, John C. Rafferty, and James R. Brewster

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 06-22-2017

Senate Bill 592

An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in duties and powers of boards of school directors, providing for posting of offers of employment for certain administrators; and, in intermediate units, providing for posting of offers of employment for certain staff....

Prime sponsor: Patrick J. Stefano

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Bob Mensch, John H. Eichelberger, Donald C. White, Scott Wagner, Mike Folmer, John C. Rafferty, Randy Vulakovich, Ryan P. Aument, Scott Martin, John DiSanto, Andrew E. Dinniman, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 06-21-2017

Senate Bill 622

An Act amending the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.177, No.175), known as The Administrative Code of 1929, in powers and duties in general, providing for contact information....

Prime sponsor: John C. Rafferty

Co-sponsors: Scott Martin, Wayne D. Fontana, James R. Brewster, Jay Costa, Mike Folmer, Elder A. Vogel, Randy Vulakovich, Joseph B. Scarnati, Judith L. Schwank, and Patrick J. Stefano

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 06-21-2017

Senate Bill 9

An Act requiring identification of lawful presence in the United States as a prerequisite to the receipt of public benefits.

Prime sponsor: Patrick J. Stefano

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Mike Folmer, John R. Gordner, Richard L. Alloway, Donald C. White, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Gene Yaw, Elder A. Vogel, David G. Argall, John H. Eichelberger, John C. Rafferty, Kim L. Ward, Scott E. Hutchinson, Randy Vulakovich, Scott Wagner, Mario M. Scavello, Michele Brooks, Ryan P. Aument, Camera Bartolotta, Wayne Langerholc, John DiSanto, Scott Martin, Mike Regan, and John T. Yudichak

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 06-19-2017

Senate Bill 561

An Act amending the act of June 25, 1982 (P.L.633, No.181), known as the Regulatory Review Act, further providing for definitions, for proposed regulations and procedures for review and for final-form regulations and final-omitted regulations and procedures for review; and providing for concurrent resolution required for economically significant regulations....

Prime sponsor: John DiSanto

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Jake Corman, Ryan P. Aument, John H. Eichelberger, Mike Folmer, Scott E. Hutchinson, Scott Martin, John C. Rafferty, Guy Reschenthaler, Mario M. Scavello, Patrick J. Stefano, Scott Wagner, Kim L. Ward, Donald C. White, and Michele Brooks

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 06-14-2017

Senate Bill 1

An Act amending Titles 24 (Education), 51 (Military Affairs) and 71 (State Government) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, extensively revising pension provisions as follows: In Title 24: for retirement for school employees, in the areas of preliminary provisions, of membership, contributions and benefits, of school employees' defined contribution plan and of administration and miscellaneous provisions; and for health insurance for retired school employees, in the area of preliminary provisions. In Title 51: for employment preferences and pensions, in the area of military leave of absence. In Title 71: for boards and offices, in the area of Independent Fiscal Office; and for retirement for State employees and officers, in the areas of preliminary provisions, of membership, credited service, classes of service and eligibility for benefits, of contributions, of benefits, of State employees' defined contribution plan and of administration, funds, accounts, general provisions. Providing, as to the revisions: for construction and administration, for applicability, for liability, for member statements and for suspension of provisions of the Public Employee Retirement Study Commission Act....

Prime sponsor: Jake Corman

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Patrick M. Browne, John R. Gordner, Wayne Langerholc, Charles T. McIlhinney, Bob Mensch, Mike Regan, Guy Reschenthaler, Camera Bartolotta, Thomas H Killion, Randy Vulakovich, David G. Argall, Kim L. Ward, Mike Folmer, Ryan P. Aument, Gene Yaw, Patrick J. Stefano, Elder A. Vogel, Donald C. White, Scott Martin, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Mario M. Scavello, Daniel Laughlin, and Lisa Baker

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-12-2017

Senate Resolution 139

A Concurrent Resolution urging Congress to normalize relations with the Cuban government and lift the current embargo and other trade barriers with the Republic of Cuba....

Prime sponsor: Charles T. McIlhinney

Co-sponsors: James R. Brewster, Guy Reschenthaler, Bob Mensch, Joseph B. Scarnati, and Christine M. Tartaglione

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 06-12-2017

Senate Bill 745

An Act amending Title 45 (Legal Notices) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes,in legal advertising, further providing for additional publication in legal journals; providing for electronic publication of legal notices by local government units; and making an appropriation....

Prime sponsor: John H. Eichelberger

Co-sponsors: Mike Folmer, John C. Rafferty, Scott Wagner, Elder A. Vogel, Scott Martin, and Joseph B. Scarnati

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Local Government

Record published: 06-07-2017

Senate Bill 634

An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in transfers of credits between institutions of higher education, further providing for definitions, for duties of public institutions of higher education and for Transfer and Articulation Oversight Committee....

Prime sponsor: Ryan P. Aument

Co-sponsors: Scott Martin, John H. Eichelberger, Mike Folmer, Vincent J. Hughes, James R. Brewster, Joseph B. Scarnati, Randy Vulakovich, Camera Bartolotta, John C. Rafferty, Jay Costa, Mike Regan, Bob Mensch, and Lawrence M. Farnese

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 06-06-2017

Senate Bill 594

An Act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, in sales and use tax, further providing for exclusions from tax....

Prime sponsor: Patrick J. Stefano

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Bob Mensch, Scott E. Hutchinson, Kim L. Ward, Donald C. White, Gene Yaw, John C. Rafferty, Lisa Baker, Guy Reschenthaler, Randy Vulakovich, Elder A. Vogel, Wayne Langerholc, Jay Costa, Wayne D. Fontana, Christine M. Tartaglione, John T. Yudichak, Judith L. Schwank, Patrick M. Browne, and Michele Brooks

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 06-06-2017

Senate Bill 88

An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in terms and courses of study, providing for historical documents, writings and records use in classrooms and censorship prohibited....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: David G. Argall, John H. Eichelberger, Mario M. Scavello, Randy Vulakovich, Guy Reschenthaler, Christine M. Tartaglione, Joseph B. Scarnati, Bob Mensch, John R. Gordner, Scott E. Hutchinson, Mike Folmer, John C. Rafferty, Scott Martin, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-05-2017

Senate Resolution 55

A Resolution recognizing the importance of finding the cause and cure for multiple sclerosis; expressing appreciation to the Pennsylvania chapters of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for their work; and recognizing the week of March 5 through 11, 2017, as "Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week" in Pennsylvania....

Prime sponsor: Wayne Langerholc

Co-sponsors: John H. Eichelberger, Andrew E. Dinniman, John P. Sabatina, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Camera Bartolotta, Guy Reschenthaler, Lawrence M. Farnese, Wayne D. Fontana, Scott E. Hutchinson, Thomas H Killion, Christine M. Tartaglione, Jay Costa, Bob Mensch, Mike Folmer, John C. Rafferty, Ryan P. Aument, Randy Vulakovich, Joseph B. Scarnati, Judith L. Schwank, Mario M. Scavello, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 05-31-2017

Senate Resolution 53

A Resolution recognizing the month of March 2017 as "Professional Social Work Month" in Pennsylvania and urging residents of this Commonwealth to join with the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association of Social Workers in celebration and support of social workers and the social work profession....

Prime sponsor: Judith L. Schwank

Co-sponsors: John P. Sabatina, Andrew E. Dinniman, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Patrick M. Browne, James R. Brewster, Guy Reschenthaler, John C. Rafferty, Mario M. Scavello, Jay Costa, John T. Yudichak, Christine M. Tartaglione, Thomas H Killion, Randy Vulakovich, Bob Mensch, Ryan P. Aument, Joseph B. Scarnati, Scott E. Hutchinson, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 05-31-2017

Senate Bill 300

An Act amending the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.343, No.176), known as The Fiscal Code, in general budget implementation, further providing for Department of Human Services....

Prime sponsor: John H. Eichelberger

Co-sponsors: Richard L. Alloway, Joseph B. Scarnati, Ryan P. Aument, John C. Rafferty, Mike Folmer, Michele Brooks, Guy Reschenthaler, Donald C. White, Scott Wagner, and Scott Martin

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 05-22-2017

Senate Bill 722

An Act providing for clean vehicles investment.

Prime sponsor: Camera Bartolotta

Co-sponsors: John C. Rafferty, Joseph B. Scarnati, Kim L. Ward, Scott E. Hutchinson, Gene Yaw, and Elder A. Vogel

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 05-19-2017

Senate Resolution 22

A Resolution designating the month of March 2017 as "Problem Gambling Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania and recognizing the month of March 2017 as "National Problem Gambling Awareness Month."...

Prime sponsor: Mario M. Scavello

Co-sponsors: Lawrence M. Farnese, Scott Martin, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Sharif Street, John H. Eichelberger, Wayne D. Fontana, John P. Sabatina, John C. Rafferty, Andrew E. Dinniman, Guy Reschenthaler, Patrick M. Browne, Lisa M. Boscola, Jay Costa, Camera Bartolotta, James R. Brewster, John R. Gordner, David G. Argall, Vincent J. Hughes, Christine M. Tartaglione, John P. Blake, Daylin Leach, John T. Yudichak, Robert M. Tomlinson, Ryan P. Aument, Judith L. Schwank, Scott Wagner, Joseph B. Scarnati, Mike Folmer, Randy Vulakovich, Kim L. Ward, Elder A. Vogel, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 05-19-2017

Senate Bill 143

An Act amending the act of July 6, 1989 (P.L.169, No.32), known as the Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Act, in financial provisions, further providing for Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Board....

Prime sponsor: Gene Yaw

Co-sponsors: John T. Yudichak, Elder A. Vogel, Donald C. White, John C. Rafferty, Joseph B. Scarnati, and Scott E. Hutchinson

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 05-19-2017

Senate Bill 720

A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, providing for the right to hunt, fish and harvest game....

Prime sponsor: Charles T. McIlhinney

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Patrick M. Browne, Camera Bartolotta, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Mike Folmer, James R. Brewster, Guy Reschenthaler, Bob Mensch, Judith L. Schwank, Kim L. Ward, and John C. Rafferty

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 05-18-2017

Senate Bill 273

An Act prohibiting the expenditure of Commonwealth funds on certain institutions of higher education that adopt certain practices relating to immigration policy....

Prime sponsor: John C. Rafferty

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, John H. Eichelberger, Kim L. Ward, Bob Mensch, Ryan P. Aument, Scott E. Hutchinson, John DiSanto, Mike Folmer, Elder A. Vogel, Richard L. Alloway, Scott Martin, Patrick J. Stefano, and Gene Yaw

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 05-10-2017

Senate Bill 679

An Act amending the act of May 15, 1939 (P.L.134, No.65), referred to as the Fireworks Law, further providing for definitions, for sale, possession and use of fireworks, for permits and for criteria for licensure; imposing a fireworks safety fee; and establishing the Online Training Educator and Training Reimbursement Account....

Prime sponsor: Donald C. White

Co-sponsors: Gene Yaw, Elder A. Vogel, Camera Bartolotta, Mike Folmer, Patrick J. Stefano, Kim L. Ward, Randy Vulakovich, Scott Wagner, Guy Reschenthaler, James R. Brewster, Joseph B. Scarnati, and Richard L. Alloway

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 05-05-2017

Senate Bill 673

An Act providing for a memorandum of understanding between the Commonwealth and the United States Department of Justice or the United States Department of Homeland Security....

Prime sponsor: John C. Rafferty

Co-sponsors: Mike Folmer, Randy Vulakovich, Guy Reschenthaler, Mike Regan, John T. Yudichak, and Joseph B. Scarnati

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 05-04-2017

Senate Bill 665

An Act providing for fantasy contests; imposing duties upon the Department of Revenue, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs and the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board; and making appropriations....

Prime sponsor: Guy Reschenthaler

Co-sponsors: Anthony H. Williams, Joseph B. Scarnati, Camera Bartolotta, and Patrick J. Stefano

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 05-04-2017

Senate Bill 25

An Act amending the act of May 22, 1951 (P.L.317, No.69), known as The Professional Nursing Law, further providing for definitions, for State Board of Nursing, for dietitian-nutritionist license required, for temporary practice permit, for graduates of schools of other states, territories or Dominion of Canada, for certified registered nurse practitioners, for scope of practice for certified registered nurse practitioners, for prescriptive authority for certified registered nurse practitioners, for Drug Review Committee and for professional liability; and providing for the expiration of the State Board of Nursing's power to license certified registered nurse practitioners....

Prime sponsor: Camera Bartolotta

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Lisa Baker, Mario M. Scavello, Guy Reschenthaler, Judith L. Schwank, John T. Yudichak, Scott E. Hutchinson, Wayne Langerholc, Art Haywood, Daniel Laughlin, Patrick J. Stefano, Mike Folmer, Charles T. McIlhinney, John P. Blake, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Daylin Leach, Christine M. Tartaglione, Wayne D. Fontana, Lisa M. Boscola, Gene Yaw, Jay Costa, David G. Argall, John P. Sabatina, Sharif Street, Anthony H. Williams, John C. Rafferty, Scott Wagner, Vincent J. Hughes, James R. Brewster, and Bob Mensch

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Professional Licensure

Record published: 05-04-2017

Senate Resolution 103

A Resolution directing the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a study to analyze and identify which education laws and regulations of this Commonwealth have more stringent standards than Federal law requires....

Prime sponsor: Michele Brooks

Co-sponsors: John R. Gordner, Scott E. Hutchinson, Randy Vulakovich, Joseph B. Scarnati, Mike Folmer, Elder A. Vogel, Guy Reschenthaler, Scott Wagner, Patrick J. Stefano, Kim L. Ward, and Daniel Laughlin

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 05-02-2017

Senate Resolution 95

A Resolution recognizing May 4, 2017, as the "National Day of Prayer" in Pennsylvania and encouraging the celebration of religious freedom....

Prime sponsor: John R. Gordner

Co-sponsors: Michele Brooks, Wayne Langerholc, John H. Eichelberger, Patrick M. Browne, Andrew E. Dinniman, Scott Martin, Gene Yaw, Stewart J. Greenleaf, David G. Argall, Kim L. Ward, Mike Folmer, Joseph B. Scarnati, Ryan P. Aument, John C. Rafferty, John T. Yudichak, Bob Mensch, James R. Brewster, Jay Costa, Mario M. Scavello, Scott E. Hutchinson, Camera Bartolotta, Christine M. Tartaglione, Vincent J. Hughes, Lisa Baker, and Lisa M. Boscola

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 04-27-2017

Senate Bill 5

An Act amending Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in general provisions, providing for findings regarding firearms and ammunition; and, in preemptions, providing for regulation of firearms and ammunition....

Prime sponsor: Wayne Langerholc

Co-sponsors: Richard L. Alloway, Camera Bartolotta, John R. Gordner, John H. Eichelberger, Mike Folmer, John C. Rafferty, Patrick J. Stefano, Scott Martin, Scott E. Hutchinson, Joseph B. Scarnati, Kim L. Ward, Ryan P. Aument, Randy Vulakovich, Gene Yaw, Mario M. Scavello, Guy Reschenthaler, David G. Argall, John DiSanto, Scott Wagner, Bob Mensch, Donald C. White, James R. Brewster, Elder A. Vogel, Mike Regan, and Michele Brooks

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 04-26-2017

Senate Bill 173

A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in taxation and finance, providing for spending limitations....

Prime sponsor: Camera Bartolotta

Co-sponsors: Michele Brooks, Mike Folmer, Kim L. Ward, Patrick J. Stefano, Scott Wagner, Bob Mensch, John R. Gordner, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Scott E. Hutchinson, Wayne Langerholc, Randy Vulakovich, John DiSanto, John C. Rafferty, Elder A. Vogel, Donald C. White, Joseph B. Scarnati, Ryan P. Aument, Scott Martin, Mike Regan, and Guy Reschenthaler

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 04-24-2017

Senate Bill 93

An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in duties and powers of boards of school directors, further providing for additional schools and departments....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Camera Bartolotta, Christine M. Tartaglione, Kim L. Ward, Scott Wagner, Bob Mensch, Joseph B. Scarnati, Art Haywood, Mike Folmer, John C. Rafferty, Scott Martin, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 04-24-2017

Senate Bill 7

An Act amending Titles 24 (Education), 71 (State Government) and 72 (Taxation and Fiscal Affairs) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in retirement for school employees as to membership, contributions and benefits, further providing for actuarial cost method; in administration and miscellaneous provisions, further providing for administrative duties of board; in retirement for State employees and officers as to contributions, further providing for actuarial cost method; in administration, funds, accounts, general provisions, further providing for administrative duties of board; providing for taxpayer protection and establishing the Taxpayer Protection Fund; and repealing certain provisions of the Fiscal Code....

Prime sponsor: Mike Folmer

Co-sponsors: Camera Bartolotta, Joseph B. Scarnati, John H. Eichelberger, John R. Gordner, David G. Argall, Scott E. Hutchinson, Randy Vulakovich, Patrick J. Stefano, Scott Wagner, Wayne Langerholc, Ryan P. Aument, John DiSanto, John C. Rafferty, Elder A. Vogel, Donald C. White, Daniel Laughlin, Scott Martin, and Mike Regan

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 04-24-2017

Senate Bill 167

A Joint Resolution proposing integrated amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, prohibiting the Executive Department and school districts from making payroll collections of dues, fees and political contributions....

Prime sponsor: Scott Wagner

Co-sponsors: Randy Vulakovich, John DiSanto, Mike Folmer, Donald C. White, Richard L. Alloway, Ryan P. Aument, Joseph B. Scarnati, Scott Martin, Mike Regan, John H. Eichelberger, Jake Corman, Guy Reschenthaler, Patrick J. Stefano, and Gene Yaw

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 04-19-2017

Senate Bill 626

An Act amending the act of September 27, 1961 (P.L.1700, No.699), known as the Pharmacy Act, further providing for authority to administer injectable medications, biologicals and immunizations....

Prime sponsor: Thomas J. McGarrigle

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Randy Vulakovich, Gene Yaw, Bob Mensch, John C. Rafferty, David G. Argall, John T. Yudichak, Kim L. Ward, Scott E. Hutchinson, Thomas H Killion, and Scott Martin

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Professional Licensure

Record published: 04-18-2017

Senate Bill 401

An Act amending Title 71 (State Government) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in retirement for State employees and officers, further providing for definitions; in membership, credited service, classes of service, and eligibility for benefits, further providing for mandatory and optional membership and for classes of service; and providing for State Legislators' Defined Contribution Program....

Prime sponsor: Donald C. White

Co-sponsors: Wayne Langerholc, Camera Bartolotta, John R. Gordner, David G. Argall, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Michele Brooks, Randy Vulakovich, Judith L. Schwank, John DiSanto, Mike Folmer, Elder A. Vogel, Scott Wagner, John H. Eichelberger, John C. Rafferty, Richard L. Alloway, Ryan P. Aument, Mike Regan, Joseph B. Scarnati, Scott E. Hutchinson, Guy Reschenthaler, Kim L. Ward, Bob Mensch, Patrick J. Stefano, Patrick M. Browne, and Gene Yaw

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 04-18-2017

Senate Bill 633

An Act amending the act of August 14, 1963 (P.L.1059, No.459), referred to as the Cemetery and Funeral Merchandise Trust Fund Law, further providing for deposits into merchandise trust funds; providing for price and description reports; and further providing for funds held in trust, for payments from merchandise trust funds, for filing of financial reports and for penalty....

Prime sponsor: Thomas J. McGarrigle

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Thomas H Killion, John C. Rafferty, and Camera Bartolotta

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Professional Licensure

Record published: 04-17-2017

Senate Bill 617

An Act amending the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election Code, in preparation for and conduct of primaries and elections, further providing for meeting of election officers on day of election and duties of election officers....

Prime sponsor: John C. Rafferty

Co-sponsors: Scott Martin, Wayne D. Fontana, Randy Vulakovich, Lisa M. Boscola, Judith L. Schwank, James R. Brewster, Elder A. Vogel, Patrick J. Stefano, and Joseph B. Scarnati

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 04-13-2017

Senate Bill 615

An Act amending the act of June 27, 2006 (1st Sp.Sess., P.L.1873, No.1), known as the Taxpayer Relief Act, in taxation by school districts, repealing definitions and further providing for adoption of preliminary budget proposals, for information to school districts, for property tax limits on reassessment and for public referendum requirements for increasing certain taxes....

Prime sponsor: Donald C. White

Co-sponsors: John H. Eichelberger, Patrick J. Stefano, Mike Folmer, Camera Bartolotta, John DiSanto, Scott Martin, Ryan P. Aument, John C. Rafferty, Kim L. Ward, Scott Wagner, Joseph B. Scarnati, and Guy Reschenthaler

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 04-13-2017

Senate Bill 603

An Act providing for remediation of real property contaminated by methamphetamine production, for decontamination guidelines to be developed by Department of Health and for restitution; prohibiting certain activity relating to certain property; providing for enforcement; establishing immunity for real estate professionals under certain circumstances; and authorizing fees....

Prime sponsor: John C. Rafferty

Co-sponsors: Gene Yaw, John T. Yudichak, James R. Brewster, Jay Costa, Christine M. Tartaglione, Lisa M. Boscola, Patrick M. Browne, Bob Mensch, and Joseph B. Scarnati

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Health

Record published: 04-13-2017

Senate Bill 602

An Act prohibiting employment of illegal aliens; requiring participation in the Basic Pilot Program as a condition for Commonwealth contracts or grants; prohibiting business tax deductions for certain compensation; requiring suspension of licenses, registrations and certificates of incorporation under certain circumstances; and authorizing a private cause of action....

Prime sponsor: John C. Rafferty

Co-sponsors: Randy Vulakovich, Patrick M. Browne, Joseph B. Scarnati, and John T. Yudichak

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 04-13-2017

Senate Bill 600

An Act amending the act of June 13, 1967 (P.L.31, No.21), known as the Human Services Code, in public assistance, providing for total population coordinated care management....

Prime sponsor: Scott Martin

Co-sponsors: Jake Corman, Joseph B. Scarnati, Bob Mensch, David G. Argall, Randy Vulakovich, Guy Reschenthaler, Ryan P. Aument, Patrick J. Stefano, Elder A. Vogel, Richard L. Alloway, Wayne Langerholc, and Scott Wagner

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Health

Record published: 04-13-2017

Senate Bill 569

An Act providing for the use of investigational drugs, biological products and devices by terminally ill patients.

Prime sponsor: Charles T. McIlhinney

Co-sponsors: Mike Regan, Joseph B. Scarnati, David G. Argall, Scott Martin, Bob Mensch, John C. Rafferty, Mike Folmer, Camera Bartolotta, Patrick M. Browne, Lisa Baker, Kim L. Ward, Scott Wagner, and Jay Costa

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Health

Record published: 04-06-2017

Senate Bill 568

An Act amending the act of June 13, 1967 (P.L.31, No.21), known as the Human Services Code, in fiscal provisions relating to public assistance, providing for distribution of SNAP benefits....

Prime sponsor: David G. Argall

Co-sponsors: Guy Reschenthaler, Patrick J. Stefano, Mario M. Scavello, Joseph B. Scarnati, Jay Costa, Ryan P. Aument, Mike Regan, Elder A. Vogel, Gene Yaw, Randy Vulakovich, and Scott Martin

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Health

Record published: 04-05-2017

Senate Bill 550

An Act amending the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.343, No.176), known as The Fiscal Code, in Department of the Auditor General, further providing for audits of agencies receiving State aid....

Prime sponsor: Mike Folmer

Co-sponsors: John H. Eichelberger, Joseph B. Scarnati, Randy Vulakovich, John C. Rafferty, Elder A. Vogel, Andrew E. Dinniman, Patrick J. Stefano, Ryan P. Aument, and Kim L. Ward

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 04-05-2017

Senate Resolution 36

A Resolution urging the Congress of the United States to reauthorize the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment to prevent the United States Department of Justice from spending funds to interfere with the implementation of state medical marijuana laws....

Prime sponsor: Mike Folmer

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Daylin Leach, Donald C. White, Wayne D. Fontana, Christine M. Tartaglione, Judith L. Schwank, Elder A. Vogel, Charles T. McIlhinney, David G. Argall, Guy Reschenthaler, Camera Bartolotta, and Scott Wagner

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 03-30-2017

Senate Bill 50

An Act amending Title 68 (Real and Personal Property) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in seller disclosures, further providing for real estate seller disclosure form....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Mike Folmer, Wayne D. Fontana, Jay Costa, Art Haywood, Lisa M. Boscola, John C. Rafferty, and Vincent J. Hughes

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 03-27-2017

Senate Bill 544

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in authorized disposition of offenders, providing for district attorney justice fee....

Prime sponsor: Patrick M. Browne

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Jay Costa, John H. Eichelberger, Thomas H Killion, Bob Mensch, Lisa Baker, John T. Yudichak, John P. Blake, Mike Regan, and John C. Rafferty

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 03-24-2017

Senate Bill 265

An Act designating the bridge carrying State Route 3012 over the Susquehanna River between City Island and the intersection with State Route 1010 and State Route 1027, commonly referred to as the Market Street Bridge, as the Senator Harold Mowery Market Street Bridge....

Prime sponsor: Mike Regan

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, John C. Rafferty, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Kim L. Ward, Ryan P. Aument, Camera Bartolotta, Jay Costa, Bob Mensch, Andrew E. Dinniman, and Donald C. White

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Transportation

Record published: 03-23-2017

Senate Bill 169

An Act amending Title 65 (Public Officers) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in lobbying disclosure, further providing for registration, for reporting, for prohibited activities and for registration fees, fund established, system and regulations....

Prime sponsor: Daniel Laughlin

Co-sponsors: John H. Eichelberger, Joseph B. Scarnati, Gene Yaw, Richard L. Alloway, Mike Folmer, John T. Yudichak, Jay Costa, Judith L. Schwank, Guy Reschenthaler, Randy Vulakovich, Ryan P. Aument, John C. Rafferty, Lisa Baker, Lisa M. Boscola, Kim L. Ward, and Scott Wagner

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 03-23-2017

Senate Bill 520

An Act amending the act of June 2, 1915 (P.L.736, No.338), known as the Workers' Compensation Act, in liability and compensation, further providing for the liability of an employer....

Prime sponsor: Mike Folmer

Co-sponsors: Ryan P. Aument, Guy Reschenthaler, Bob Mensch, Patrick J. Stefano, Joseph B. Scarnati, Scott Wagner, Scott E. Hutchinson, and John DiSanto

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 03-16-2017

Senate Bill 518

An Act amending the act of May 22, 1951 (P.L.317, No.69), known as The Professional Nursing Law, providing for delegation of functions necessary for the support of nursing services....

Prime sponsor: David G. Argall

Co-sponsors: Stewart J. Greenleaf, Judith L. Schwank, Randy Vulakovich, Jay Costa, Wayne Langerholc, John C. Rafferty, Daniel Laughlin, Patrick J. Stefano, Mario M. Scavello, Joseph B. Scarnati, Wayne D. Fontana, and Bob Mensch

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Professional Licensure

Record published: 03-16-2017

Senate Bill 511

An Act amending Titles 23 (Domestic Relations) and 51 (Military Affairs) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, enacting the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act; making related repeals; and making editorial changes....

Prime sponsor: Lisa Baker

Co-sponsors: Camera Bartolotta, Christine M. Tartaglione, Kim L. Ward, Bob Mensch, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Art Haywood, Judith L. Schwank, Randy Vulakovich, Mike Folmer, John C. Rafferty, Lawrence M. Farnese, Jay Costa, Joseph B. Scarnati, Guy Reschenthaler, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 03-10-2017

Senate Bill 498

An Act protecting from infringement the individual right of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to bear arms as provided in section 21 of Article I of the Constitution of Pennsylvania....

Prime sponsor: John H. Eichelberger

Co-sponsors: Michele Brooks, Elder A. Vogel, Guy Reschenthaler, Randy Vulakovich, Mario M. Scavello, Kim L. Ward, Patrick J. Stefano, Scott Wagner, Joseph B. Scarnati, John R. Gordner, Scott E. Hutchinson, Wayne Langerholc, Mike Folmer, and Donald C. White

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 03-10-2017

Senate Bill 487

An Act imposing a duty on the Department of Environmental Protection to maintain a system for applicants to track the status of certain permit applications; and providing for permit notifications....

Prime sponsor: Elder A. Vogel

Co-sponsors: Thomas J. McGarrigle, Gene Yaw, Guy Reschenthaler, Mike Folmer, Scott E. Hutchinson, Bob Mensch, Donald C. White, John C. Rafferty, John T. Yudichak, Kim L. Ward, Randy Vulakovich, Camera Bartolotta, Patrick J. Stefano, Joseph B. Scarnati, and Scott Martin

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 03-06-2017

Senate Bill 485

An Act amending the act of May 3, 1933 (P.L.242, No.86), referred to as the Cosmetology Law, further providing for management of cosmetology salons, for requirements of a school of cosmetology, for practice in licensed salons only and for booth rental prohibited; providing for criminal background information; further providing for powers and duties of board; and providing for variances....

Prime sponsor: Mario M. Scavello

Co-sponsors: David G. Argall, Joseph B. Scarnati, Jay Costa, John C. Rafferty, and Camera Bartolotta

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Professional Licensure

Record published: 03-06-2017

Senate Bill 473

An Act amending the act of December 5, 1936 (2nd Sp.Sess., 1937 P.L.2897, No.1), known as the Unemployment Compensation Law, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions; in contributions by employers and employees, further providing for relief from charges; in compensation, further providing for ineligibility for compensation; and providing for applicability....

Prime sponsor: Mike Regan

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Scott Wagner, Donald C. White, Guy Reschenthaler, Ryan P. Aument, Camera Bartolotta, Mike Folmer, John H. Eichelberger, John C. Rafferty, Scott Martin, Bob Mensch, David G. Argall, and John DiSanto

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 03-02-2017

Senate Bill 428

An Act amending Title 35 (Health and Safety) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for patient-centered opioid treatment certification.

Prime sponsor: Camera Bartolotta

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Randy Vulakovich, Jay Costa, John C. Rafferty, Kim L. Ward, James R. Brewster, Michele Brooks, and Gene Yaw

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Health

Record published: 03-02-2017

Senate Bill 425

An Act providing for the complement of Office of Inspector General and for report to the General Assembly.

Prime sponsor: David G. Argall

Co-sponsors: Ryan P. Aument, Mike Regan, Mike Folmer, John R. Gordner, Randy Vulakovich, Judith L. Schwank, John DiSanto, Elder A. Vogel, John C. Rafferty, John T. Yudichak, Donald C. White, Joseph B. Scarnati, Guy Reschenthaler, Camera Bartolotta, Bob Mensch, and Patrick J. Stefano

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 02-27-2017

Senate Bill 412

An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in school finances, providing for posting of unencumbered funds....

Prime sponsor: John C. Rafferty

Co-sponsors: Stewart J. Greenleaf, Mike Folmer, David G. Argall, Ryan P. Aument, Bob Mensch, Joseph B. Scarnati, Scott Wagner, and Patrick J. Stefano

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 02-27-2017

Senate Bill 407

A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, further providing for exemptions and special provisions relating to taxation....

Prime sponsor: John C. Rafferty

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, John P. Sabatina, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Mario M. Scavello, John T. Yudichak, James R. Brewster, John P. Blake, Jay Costa, Vincent J. Hughes, Scott E. Hutchinson, Joseph B. Scarnati, and Patrick J. Stefano

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 02-27-2017

Senate Bill 402

An Act providing for erosion and sediment control requirements.

Prime sponsor: Camera Bartolotta

Co-sponsors: Guy Reschenthaler, Joseph B. Scarnati, Gene Yaw, Randy Vulakovich, Kim L. Ward, Patrick J. Stefano, Scott Wagner, Elder A. Vogel, Donald C. White, Bob Mensch, Patrick M. Browne, and Scott Martin

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-27-2017

Senate Bill 241

An Act amending the act of December 17, 1959 (P.L.1913, No.694), known as the Equal Pay Law, further providing for wage rates; and providing for preemption....

Prime sponsor: Thomas J. McGarrigle

Co-sponsors: Thomas H Killion, Jake Corman, Joseph B. Scarnati, Daniel Laughlin, Robert M. Tomlinson, Patrick M. Browne, Camera Bartolotta, and Guy Reschenthaler

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-22-2017

Senate Bill 389

A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in taxation and finance, further providing for persons with military service-connected disabilities to receive property tax exemptions....

Prime sponsor: Lisa Baker

Co-sponsors: John P. Blake, Daylin Leach, Camera Bartolotta, John P. Sabatina, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Thomas J. McGarrigle, John T. Yudichak, Wayne D. Fontana, Elder A. Vogel, Jay Costa, Guy Reschenthaler, Vincent J. Hughes, Scott E. Hutchinson, John C. Rafferty, Joseph B. Scarnati, Randy Vulakovich, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 02-16-2017

Senate Bill 308

An Act amending the act of December 22, 2005 (P.L.474, No.94), known as the Breach of Personal Information Notification Act, further providing for title of act, for definitions and for notification of breach; prohibiting employees of the Commonwealth from using nonsecured Internet connections; and providing for Commonwealth policy and for entities subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996....

Prime sponsor: Randy Vulakovich

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Ryan P. Aument, James R. Brewster, Patrick M. Browne, Jay Costa, John DiSanto, Lawrence M. Farnese, Mike Folmer, John R. Gordner, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Art Haywood, Vincent J. Hughes, Daniel Laughlin, Thomas J. McGarrigle, John C. Rafferty, Guy Reschenthaler, John P. Sabatina, Mario M. Scavello, Judith L. Schwank, Patrick J. Stefano, Christine M. Tartaglione, and Kim L. Ward

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-15-2017

Senate Bill 372

An Act amending the act of November 10, 1999 (P.L.491, No.45), known as the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, in preliminary provisions, further providing for application of act....

Prime sponsor: Michele Brooks

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Mike Folmer, Mario M. Scavello, Scott E. Hutchinson, Scott Wagner, Elder A. Vogel, and Patrick J. Stefano

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-15-2017

Senate Bill 371

An Act amending the act of November 26, 1978 (P.L.1375, No.325), known as the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act, further providing for definitions and for scope of act....

Prime sponsor: Michele Brooks

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Randy Vulakovich, Mike Folmer, Scott E. Hutchinson, Kim L. Ward, Scott Wagner, Wayne Langerholc, John DiSanto, Donald C. White, Scott Martin, Patrick M. Browne, Bob Mensch, and Patrick J. Stefano

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-15-2017

Senate Bill 369

An Act amending Title 3 (Agriculture) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in retail food facility safety, further providing for required licenses....

Prime sponsor: Michele Brooks

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Randy Vulakovich, Mike Folmer, Lisa Baker, Scott E. Hutchinson, Kim L. Ward, John DiSanto, and John C. Rafferty

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-15-2017

Senate Bill 10

An Act amending Titles 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) and 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in matters affecting government units, further providing for exceptions to governmental immunity; and, in preemptions, providing for municipality of refuge....

Prime sponsor: Guy Reschenthaler

Co-sponsors: Richard L. Alloway, Randy Vulakovich, Mike Folmer, Mike Regan, Joseph B. Scarnati, David G. Argall, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Elder A. Vogel, Camera Bartolotta, John H. Eichelberger, Ryan P. Aument, Kim L. Ward, Donald C. White, John C. Rafferty, Scott Martin, Scott Wagner, John DiSanto, Scott E. Hutchinson, Jake Corman, Patrick J. Stefano, and Gene Yaw

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 02-10-2017

Senate Bill 139

An Act providing for protection for a lessor of natural gas rights who reports a violation or suspected violation of a contractual agreement and for remedies and penalties....

Prime sponsor: Gene Yaw

Co-sponsors: Elder A. Vogel, Stewart J. Greenleaf, John T. Yudichak, Randy Vulakovich, Judith L. Schwank, Donald C. White, Jay Costa, James R. Brewster, Vincent J. Hughes, Lisa Baker, John C. Rafferty, Joseph B. Scarnati, Camera Bartolotta, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-02-2017

Senate Bill 138

An Act amending the act of July 20, 1979 (P.L.183, No.60), known as the Oil and Gas Lease Act, further providing for definitions, for payment information to interest owners, for accumulation of proceeds from production and for conflicts and providing for joint ventures and for inspection of records....

Prime sponsor: Gene Yaw

Co-sponsors: Elder A. Vogel, Stewart J. Greenleaf, John T. Yudichak, Randy Vulakovich, Judith L. Schwank, Donald C. White, Jay Costa, James R. Brewster, Vincent J. Hughes, Lisa Baker, John C. Rafferty, Joseph B. Scarnati, Camera Bartolotta, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-02-2017

Senate Bill 51

An Act amending the act of April 6, 1951 (P.L.69, No.20), known as The Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951, in creation of leases, statute of frauds and mortgaging of leaseholds, requiring the disclosure of flood history to lessees of residential real property....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Mike Folmer, James R. Brewster, Wayne D. Fontana, Jay Costa, Art Haywood, Lisa M. Boscola, and Vincent J. Hughes

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-31-2017

Senate Bill 276

An Act regulating employment inquiries into arrest records.

Prime sponsor: John R. Gordner

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Stewart J. Greenleaf, James R. Brewster, Judith L. Schwank, Scott Martin, Jay Costa, Guy Reschenthaler, Vincent J. Hughes, John C. Rafferty, Patrick J. Stefano, Kim L. Ward, Patrick M. Browne, Scott Wagner, Art Haywood, and Lawrence M. Farnese

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-31-2017

Senate Bill 271

An Act amending the act of December 5, 1936 (2nd Sp.Sess., 1937 P.L.2897, No.1), known as the Unemployment Compensation Law, in compensation, further providing for ineligibility for compensation....

Prime sponsor: Lisa Baker

Co-sponsors: Camera Bartolotta, Wayne D. Fontana, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Christine M. Tartaglione, Kim L. Ward, Mario M. Scavello, John P. Sabatina, James R. Brewster, Elder A. Vogel, Thomas H Killion, Art Haywood, Judith L. Schwank, Randy Vulakovich, John C. Rafferty, Donald C. White, Lawrence M. Farnese, Jay Costa, Vincent J. Hughes, Joseph B. Scarnati, Ryan P. Aument, Lisa M. Boscola, Scott Martin, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-31-2017

Senate Bill 262

An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in general provisions, further providing for definitions.

Prime sponsor: Lisa Baker

Co-sponsors: Mario M. Scavello, John H. Eichelberger, Randy Vulakovich, James R. Brewster, Joseph B. Scarnati, Jay Costa, Thomas H Killion, John C. Rafferty, Patrick J. Stefano, and Scott Martin

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Transportation

Record published: 01-30-2017

Senate Bill 258

An Act amending the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.177, No.175), known as The Administrative Code of 1929, in powers and duties of the Governor and other constitutional officers, of the Executive Board and of the Pennsylvania State Police, providing for the State Trooper Services Contractual program....

Prime sponsor: Kim L. Ward

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Wayne Langerholc, Christine M. Tartaglione, Randy Vulakovich, Scott Wagner, Donald C. White, Patrick J. Stefano, Jay Costa, and James R. Brewster

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-27-2017

Senate Bill 231

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in offenses against the family, providing for residency restrictions for certain offenders and imposing a penalty....

Prime sponsor: Lisa M. Boscola

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Wayne D. Fontana, Lawrence M. Farnese, James R. Brewster, Art Haywood, John P. Sabatina, Christine M. Tartaglione, Randy Vulakovich, John C. Rafferty, Guy Reschenthaler, Patrick M. Browne, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 01-26-2017

Senate Bill 228

An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in professional employes, further providing for causes for suspension and for persons to be suspended....

Prime sponsor: John H. Eichelberger

Co-sponsors: Randy Vulakovich, John DiSanto, Mike Folmer, Scott Wagner, Donald C. White, Patrick J. Stefano, John C. Rafferty, Joseph B. Scarnati, Scott Martin, Guy Reschenthaler, Ryan P. Aument, and Bob Mensch

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 01-26-2017

Senate Bill 224

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions, for licenses, for sale or transfer of firearms, for Pennsylvania State Police, for firearm sales surcharge, for the Firearm Records Check Fund, for licensing of dealers and for administrative regulations....

Prime sponsor: Camera Bartolotta

Co-sponsors: Guy Reschenthaler, Joseph B. Scarnati, Gene Yaw, Scott E. Hutchinson, Patrick J. Stefano, Kim L. Ward, John T. Yudichak, Scott Wagner, John DiSanto, Elder A. Vogel, Donald C. White, Richard L. Alloway, Bob Mensch, John H. Eichelberger, and Mario M. Scavello

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 01-26-2017

Senate Bill 195

An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, repealing provisions relating to report of racial and ethnic groupings, to study of public schools that provide Internet instruction, to corporate seal, to submission of plans, to approval of plans, to disapproval of plans, to Department of Public Instruction to prepare plans, to establishment of reorganized school districts, to advance establishment, to special school watchmen-school districts in townships of the second class, to copies of school laws, to educational broadcasting, to residences for teachers and janitors, to heating stoves to be shielded, to ventilation and thermometer, to fireproof construction, to doors to open outward and fire escapes, etc., to completion of abandoned WPA projects in districts of the third and fourth class, to condition of grounds and shade trees, to summer schools, etc., to possession of telephone pagers prohibited, to nonprofit school food program, to antitruancy programs, to medical care for children under six with defective hearing, to report, to care and treatment of pupils and to local wellness policy; in terms and courses of study, further providing for fire and emergency evacuation drills; repealing provisions relating to foreign language academies, to monthly reports to school directors of the districts second, third and fourth class, to alcohol, chemical and tobacco abuse program, to read to succeed program, to department duties and powers; in vocational education, further providing for duties of State Board for Vocational Education and reports; repealing provisions relating to schools or classes, supervisors, principals, instructors, etc., to estimate of expenses and reimbursements, appropriations and to teachers of evening schools; in Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, further providing for powers and duties of the board of trustees; repealing provisions relating to annual report, to duties of public institutions of higher education, to medical education loan assistance, to special study on the revenue impact of out-of-State tax credits, to powers and duties of the board and to reports and recommendations....

Prime sponsor: Mike Folmer

Co-sponsors: Randy Vulakovich, Elder A. Vogel, Patrick J. Stefano, John C. Rafferty, Joseph B. Scarnati, Guy Reschenthaler, Ryan P. Aument, Scott Martin, and Michele Brooks

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 01-26-2017

Senate Bill 193

An Act amending Title 35 (Health and Safety) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, further providing for organization....

Prime sponsor: Lisa Baker

Co-sponsors: Mario M. Scavello, Mike Folmer, Michele Brooks, John H. Eichelberger, Randy Vulakovich, Joseph B. Scarnati, Guy Reschenthaler, Kim L. Ward, Thomas J. McGarrigle, John C. Rafferty, Donald C. White, Patrick J. Stefano, Scott Martin, Patrick M. Browne, and Bob Mensch

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-26-2017

Senate Bill 185

An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in criminal history record information, further providing for general regulations; and, in child protective services, further providing for employees having contact with children and adoptive and foster parents....

Prime sponsor: Thomas J. McGarrigle

Co-sponsors: Gene Yaw, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Guy Reschenthaler, Scott E. Hutchinson, John C. Rafferty, Thomas H Killion, Jay Costa, James R. Brewster, and Joseph B. Scarnati

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 01-25-2017

Senate Bill 175

An Act amending the act of January 8, 1960 (1959 P.L.2119, No.787), known as the Air Pollution Control Act, further providing for permissible actions....

Prime sponsor: Guy Reschenthaler

Co-sponsors: John H. Eichelberger, Camera Bartolotta, Randy Vulakovich, Elder A. Vogel, Joseph B. Scarnati, Patrick J. Stefano, Scott Wagner, Gene Yaw, Scott E. Hutchinson, Daniel Laughlin, and Kim L. Ward

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-25-2017

Senate Bill 129

An Act prohibiting bonuses for employees of Commonwealth agencies.

Prime sponsor: John H. Eichelberger

Co-sponsors: Michele Brooks, Joseph B. Scarnati, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Mario M. Scavello, Elder A. Vogel, James R. Brewster, Randy Vulakovich, Guy Reschenthaler, Kim L. Ward, Jay Costa, Patrick J. Stefano, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Ryan P. Aument, Scott E. Hutchinson, Mike Folmer, John C. Rafferty, and Daniel Laughlin

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 01-20-2017

Senate Bill 126

An Act amending Title 61 (Prisons and Parole) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in miscellaneous provisions, providing for inmate postage policy....

Prime sponsor: Lisa M. Boscola

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, David G. Argall, Christine M. Tartaglione, Mike Folmer, Scott E. Hutchinson, Daniel Laughlin, Thomas J. McGarrigle, John C. Rafferty, Mario M. Scavello, Patrick J. Stefano, Elder A. Vogel, and Scott Wagner

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 01-20-2017

Senate Bill 140

An Act providing for distribution system extension and expansion plans to increase natural gas usage in this Commonwealth.

Prime sponsor: Gene Yaw

Co-sponsors: Thomas J. McGarrigle, Lisa Baker, Elder A. Vogel, James R. Brewster, Stewart J. Greenleaf, John T. Yudichak, Randy Vulakovich, Kim L. Ward, Donald C. White, Jay Costa, Patrick J. Stefano, John C. Rafferty, Joseph B. Scarnati, Scott E. Hutchinson, Camera Bartolotta, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-19-2017

Senate Bill 85

An Act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, in sales and use tax, further providing for definitions....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Randy Vulakovich, Joseph B. Scarnati, Jay Costa, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Judith L. Schwank, John C. Rafferty, James R. Brewster, and Kim L. Ward

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 01-13-2017

Senate Bill 81

An Act protecting from infringement the individual right of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to bear arms as provided in section 21 of Article I of the Constitution of Pennsylvania....

Prime sponsor: John H. Eichelberger

Co-sponsors: Michele Brooks, Elder A. Vogel, Guy Reschenthaler, Randy Vulakovich, Mario M. Scavello, Kim L. Ward, Patrick J. Stefano, Scott Wagner, Joseph B. Scarnati, John R. Gordner, Scott E. Hutchinson, Wayne Langerholc, Mike Folmer, Donald C. White, and Ryan P. Aument

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 01-13-2017

Senate Bill 72

An Act establishing the Volunteer Emergency Service Personnel Educational Assistance and Loan Forgiveness Program; and prescribing powers and duties of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Randy Vulakovich, Lisa Baker, David G. Argall, Judith L. Schwank, James R. Brewster, Joseph B. Scarnati, Guy Reschenthaler, Jay Costa, Kim L. Ward, John T. Yudichak, Gene Yaw, Scott E. Hutchinson, Donald C. White, John C. Rafferty, Patrick J. Stefano, Lisa M. Boscola, Patrick M. Browne, and John P. Blake

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 01-12-2017

Senate Bill 71

An Act establishing a tuition credit program for certain members of volunteer fire companies, volunteer ambulance services and volunteer rescue squads and their dependent children and spouses....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Randy Vulakovich, Lisa Baker, David G. Argall, Judith L. Schwank, James R. Brewster, Joseph B. Scarnati, Guy Reschenthaler, Jay Costa, John T. Yudichak, Gene Yaw, Scott E. Hutchinson, Donald C. White, John C. Rafferty, Patrick J. Stefano, Lisa M. Boscola, Patrick M. Browne, Kim L. Ward, and John P. Blake

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 01-12-2017

Senate Bill 70

An Act amending the act of December 16, 1998 (P.L.980, No.129), known as the Police Officer, Firefighter, Correction Employee and National Guard Member Child Beneficiary Education Act, extending benefits to certain surviving spouses; and further providing for title of act, for short title, for definitions, for Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program, for report to General Assembly and for retroactivity....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Randy Vulakovich, Lisa Baker, David G. Argall, Judith L. Schwank, John P. Sabatina, James R. Brewster, Joseph B. Scarnati, Guy Reschenthaler, Jay Costa, John T. Yudichak, Gene Yaw, Scott E. Hutchinson, Donald C. White, John C. Rafferty, Patrick J. Stefano, Lisa M. Boscola, Patrick M. Browne, Kim L. Ward, and John P. Blake

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 01-12-2017

Senate Bill 68

An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in terms and courses of study, providing for guidelines on religious expression....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: and Joseph B. Scarnati

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 01-12-2017

Senate Bill 67

An Act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, in personal income tax, further providing for special tax provisions for poverty and for returns and liability....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Randy Vulakovich, Judith L. Schwank, Mike Folmer, James R. Brewster, John T. Yudichak, Jay Costa, Scott Wagner, Lisa M. Boscola, Lisa Baker, Elder A. Vogel, John C. Rafferty, and John P. Sabatina

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 01-12-2017

Senate Bill 57

An Act amending the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election Code, in county boards of elections, further providing for powers and duties of county boards of elections....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Judith L. Schwank, Mike Folmer, James R. Brewster, Wayne D. Fontana, Jay Costa, Lisa M. Boscola, Art Haywood, John C. Rafferty, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 01-12-2017

Senate Bill 49

An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in licensing of drivers, further providing for probationary license.

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Randy Vulakovich, James R. Brewster, Mario M. Scavello, Jay Costa, Scott Wagner, Donald C. White, Bob Mensch, and Thomas H Killion

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Transportation

Record published: 01-12-2017

Senate Bill 40

An Act amending the act of March 3, 1978 (P.L.6, No.3), known as the Steel Products Procurement Act, further providing for definitions....

Prime sponsor: Scott E. Hutchinson

Co-sponsors: Donald C. White, David G. Argall, Mike Folmer, Guy Reschenthaler, Judith L. Schwank, Randy Vulakovich, John C. Rafferty, Joseph B. Scarnati, Camera Bartolotta, Kim L. Ward, Bob Mensch, Patrick M. Browne, and James R. Brewster

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 01-12-2017

Senate Bill 36

An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 35 (Health and Safety) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for prohibited conduct during emergency; and, in Commonwealth services, further providing for general authority of Governor....

Prime sponsor: Scott E. Hutchinson

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Camera Bartolotta, John H. Eichelberger, Mike Folmer, John R. Gordner, Randy Vulakovich, Scott Wagner, John C. Rafferty, Daniel Laughlin, Scott Martin, Donald C. White, James R. Brewster, and Mario M. Scavello

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-12-2017

Senate Bill 35

An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in safe schools, further providing for Office for Safe Schools; and, in terms and courses of study, further providing for fire and emergency evacuation drills....

Prime sponsor: Scott E. Hutchinson

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Wayne D. Fontana, Wayne Langerholc, Randy Vulakovich, John T. Yudichak, Patrick M. Browne, Bob Mensch, and Mike Regan

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 01-12-2017

Senate Bill 34

An Act providing for the establishment of Pennsylvania affordable energy development zones and for powers and duties of the Department of Community and Economic Development and the Department of Revenue; authorizing expenditures; and providing for tax exemptions and tax credits....

Prime sponsor: Scott E. Hutchinson

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Camera Bartolotta, Mario M. Scavello, John T. Yudichak, Daniel Laughlin, Patrick M. Browne, and Donald C. White

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-12-2017

Senate Bill 32

An Act amending Title 58 (Oil and Gas) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in development, further providing for well plugging funds....

Prime sponsor: Scott E. Hutchinson

Co-sponsors: Joseph B. Scarnati, Camera Bartolotta, Guy Reschenthaler, Patrick J. Stefano, Kim L. Ward, Patrick M. Browne, and Michele Brooks

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-12-2017

Senate Bill 24

An Act providing for freedom of conscience of health care providers and health care institutions.

Prime sponsor: John H. Eichelberger

Co-sponsors: Randy Vulakovich, Mike Folmer, Joseph B. Scarnati, Guy Reschenthaler, Patrick J. Stefano, Ryan P. Aument, Scott E. Hutchinson, John C. Rafferty, Scott Martin, Patrick M. Browne, Donald C. White, and Kim L. Ward

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Health

Record published: 01-12-2017

Senate Bill 23

An Act amending Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in preemptions, providing for use of public funds for abortion....

Prime sponsor: John H. Eichelberger

Co-sponsors: Randy Vulakovich, Mike Folmer, Joseph B. Scarnati, Elder A. Vogel, Guy Reschenthaler, Patrick J. Stefano, Kim L. Ward, John R. Gordner, Wayne Langerholc, Ryan P. Aument, Scott E. Hutchinson, John C. Rafferty, Scott Martin, Donald C. White, John DiSanto, and Michele Brooks

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Health

Record published: 01-12-2017