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Haywood
  • Sen. Art Haywood (D)

  • Representing district 4 of Pennsylvania since 2015

  • Term expires: 2018

  • Montgomery County (Part), Philadelphia County (Part)

Committee Assignments / Leadership

  • Aging & Youth , Minority Chair

  • Appropriations

  • Communications & Technology, Minority Chair

  • Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure

  • Finance

  • Health & Human Services

  • Judiciary

  • Urban Affairs & Housing

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Legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Art Haywood

Senate Bill 11

An Act amending the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election Code, in Secretary of the Commonwealth, further providing for powers and duties of the Secretary of the Commonwealth; in primary and election expenses, further providing for definitions, for organization of political committees, for registration and for reporting, providing for limitations on contributions, further providing for late filing fees and certificates of filing, for contributions or expenditures by national banks, corporations or unincorporated associations and for reports by business entities and publication and providing for independent expenditures and for corporate political accountability....

Prime sponsor: Jay Costa

Co-sponsors: John P. Blake, Daylin Leach, Wayne D. Fontana, James R. Brewster, Judith L. Schwank, John T. Yudichak, Lawrence M. Farnese, Art Haywood, Vincent J. Hughes, and Lisa M. Boscola

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 07-25-2018

Senate Bill 942

An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses), 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) and 61 (Prisons and Parole) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in authorized disposition of offenders, further providing for sentence of persons under the age of 18 for murder, murder of an unborn child and murder of a law enforcement officer; in sentencing, further providing for sentences for second and subsequent offenses; and, in probation and parole, further providing for parole power....

Prime sponsor: Sharif Street

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 07-25-2018

Senate Bill 613

An Act amending the act of October 27, 1955 (P.L.744, No.222), known as the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, further providing for the title of the act, for findings and declaration of policy, for right to freedom from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation, for definitions, for unlawful discriminatory practices and for prohibition of certain real estate practices; providing for protection of religious exercise; and further providing for powers and duties of commission, for educational program and for construction and exclusiveness of remedy....

Prime sponsor: Patrick M. Browne

Co-sponsors: Lawrence M. Farnese, Scott Wagner, Charles T. McIlhinney, Jay Costa, Vincent J. Hughes, James R. Brewster, Anthony H. Williams, Daylin Leach, Lisa M. Boscola, John P. Sabatina, John T. Yudichak, Art Haywood, John P. Blake, Sharif Street, Wayne D. Fontana, Judith L. Schwank, and Thomas J. McGarrigle

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 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 564

An Act providing for installation of protective fencing on certain State-owned bridges and for powers and duties of the Department of Transportation....

Prime sponsor: Gene Yaw

Co-sponsors: Thomas J. McGarrigle, John T. Yudichak, James R. Brewster, Camera Bartolotta, Elder A. Vogel, Art Haywood, John C. Rafferty, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-28-2018

Senate Bill 431

An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in nuisances, further providing for the offense of scattering rubbish; in rules of the road in general, providing for duty of driver in litter enforcement corridors; and, in powers of department and local authorities, providing for designation of litter enforcement corridors and further providing for specific powers of department and local authorities....

Prime sponsor: Mario M. Scavello

Co-sponsors: Guy Reschenthaler, Judith L. Schwank, John T. Yudichak, Art Haywood, Donald C. White, James R. Brewster, and John P. Blake

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-28-2018

Senate Bill 1142

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, further providing for intergovernmental agreements for school security and safety; in grounds and buildings, further providing for school police officers; in safe schools, further providing for the Office for Safe Schools; providing for school safety and security and for school police officers and school resource officers; establishing the School Safety and Security Fund; establishing the Safe2Say Program; and providing for methods of anonymous reporting concerning unsafe activities in schools....

Prime sponsor: Patrick M. Browne

Co-sponsors: Vincent J. Hughes, Scott Martin, Jay Costa, John H. Eichelberger, Robert M. Tomlinson, Wayne Langerholc, Randy Vulakovich, Elder A. Vogel, John R. Gordner, Wayne D. Fontana, David G. Argall, John P. Sabatina, James R. Brewster, Judith L. Schwank, Guy Reschenthaler, Lisa M. Boscola, John P. Blake, Daylin Leach, John T. Yudichak, Lawrence M. Farnese, Art Haywood, Christine M. Tartaglione, Anthony H. Williams, Thomas H Killion, John C. Rafferty, Bob Mensch, Mike Regan, Patrick J. Stefano, Camera Bartolotta, Daniel Laughlin, and Michele Brooks

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-25-2018

Senate Bill 899

An Act amending Title 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for older adults protective services and imposing penalties; and making a related repeal....

Prime sponsor: Bob Mensch

Co-sponsors: Patrick M. Browne, Lisa Baker, Randy Vulakovich, John C. Rafferty, Elder A. Vogel, Kim L. Ward, Thomas H Killion, Jay Costa, Art Haywood, John T. Yudichak, James R. Brewster, Lisa M. Boscola, and Gene Yaw

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 06-22-2018

Senate Bill 1216

An Act establishing the Office of New Americans and providing for its powers and duties; and establishing the Advisory Committee to Office of New Americans and providing for its powers, duties and membership....

Prime sponsor: Sharif Street

Co-sponsors: Vincent J. Hughes, Art Haywood, Jay Costa, Christine M. Tartaglione, Daylin Leach, Wayne D. Fontana, and Lawrence M. Farnese

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-22-2018

Senate Resolution 405

A Resolution urging the Congress of the United States to enact Federal legislation pending in the United States Senate to prevent the separation of children from their parents at the border and keep immigrant families together....

Prime sponsor: Judith L. Schwank

Co-sponsors: Anthony H. Williams, John P. Blake, Wayne D. Fontana, Sharif Street, Daylin Leach, Lawrence M. Farnese, Vincent J. Hughes, Art Haywood, Christine M. Tartaglione, Jay Costa, and Andrew E. Dinniman

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Rules

Record published: 06-22-2018

Senate Bill 521

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 cardiopulmonary resuscitation and for cardiopulmonary resuscitation in schools....

Prime sponsor: Thomas H Killion

Co-sponsors: Camera Bartolotta, John P. Blake, James R. Brewster, Jay Costa, Andrew E. Dinniman, Mike Folmer, Art Haywood, Daniel Laughlin, Daylin Leach, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Bob Mensch, John C. Rafferty, Guy Reschenthaler, John P. Sabatina, Judith L. Schwank, and Patrick J. Stefano

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-21-2018

Senate Bill 22

A Joint Resolution proposing integrated and distinct amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, organizing the Judiciary into representative districts and further providing for residency requirements and for the Legislative Reapportionment Commission for the purpose of reapportioning and redistricting the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania....

Prime sponsor: Lisa M. Boscola

Co-sponsors: Mario M. Scavello, Patrick M. Browne, Judith L. Schwank, John P. Blake, Andrew E. Dinniman, Daylin Leach, Anthony H. Williams, John T. Yudichak, Art Haywood, Lawrence M. Farnese, Wayne D. Fontana, Robert M. Tomlinson, Thomas H Killion, Richard L. Alloway, Thomas J. McGarrigle, John C. Rafferty, Christine M. Tartaglione, Camera Bartolotta, Sharif Street, and Jay Costa

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-20-2018

Senate Bill 461

An Act amending Title 44 (Law and Justice) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in DNA data and testing, further providing for policy, for definitions, for powers and duties of State Police, for State DNA Data Base, for State DNA Data Bank, for State Police recommendation of additional offenses, for procedural compatibility with FBI and for DNA sample required upon conviction, delinquency adjudication and certain ARD cases, providing for collection from persons accepted from other jurisdictions and further providing for procedures for withdrawal, collection and transmission of DNA samples, for procedures for conduct, disposition and use of DNA analysis, for DNA data base exchange and for expungement....

Prime sponsor: Thomas H Killion

Co-sponsors: Lisa M. Boscola, James R. Brewster, Patrick M. Browne, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Wayne Langerholc, Bob Mensch, John C. Rafferty, John P. Sabatina, Judith L. Schwank, Randy Vulakovich, Mike Regan, and Art Haywood

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 714

An Act establishing the Pennsylvania Career Readiness Council; and providing for its powers and duties.

Prime sponsor: John P. Blake

Co-sponsors: Kim L. Ward, John P. Sabatina, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Randy Vulakovich, Guy Reschenthaler, Judith L. Schwank, Wayne D. Fontana, Christine M. Tartaglione, Jay Costa, John C. Rafferty, Art Haywood, James R. Brewster, Lisa M. Boscola, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

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 234

An Act amending Title 12 (Commerce and Trade) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, authorizing assessments for energy improvements in districts designated by municipalities....

Prime sponsor: John P. Blake

Co-sponsors: Guy Reschenthaler, John P. Sabatina, Judith L. Schwank, Wayne D. Fontana, Mario M. Scavello, James R. Brewster, Jay Costa, John T. Yudichak, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Daylin Leach, Art Haywood, John C. Rafferty, Christine M. Tartaglione, Vincent J. Hughes, Lisa M. Boscola, Charles T. McIlhinney, Thomas H Killion, Patrick M. Browne, Robert M. Tomlinson, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Camera Bartolotta, Daniel Laughlin, Elder A. Vogel, Lawrence M. Farnese, Andrew E. Dinniman, Sharif Street, David G. Argall, and Bob Mensch

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-12-2018

Senate Bill 554

An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in human trafficking, further providing for definitions, repealing provisions relating to appropriate implementation for minor victims of human trafficking, providing for special relief to restore victim's dignity and autonomy and for safe harbor for sexually exploited children, establishing the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund and imposing penalties; and, in juvenile matters, providing for dependency in lieu of delinquency....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, James R. Brewster, Guy Reschenthaler, Lawrence M. Farnese, Gene Yaw, Wayne D. Fontana, Jay Costa, John C. Rafferty, Christine M. Tartaglione, Lisa M. Boscola, Camera Bartolotta, Sharif Street, Andrew E. Dinniman, Patrick M. Browne, Vincent J. Hughes, Daniel Laughlin, John P. Blake, Art Haywood, Mario M. Scavello, and Michele Brooks

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-06-2018

Senate Bill 1043

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in criminal history record information, further providing for use of records for employment....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, John H. Eichelberger, Mario M. Scavello, Camera Bartolotta, Wayne Langerholc, Lawrence M. Farnese, Art Haywood, Donald C. White, Vincent J. Hughes, and Sharif Street

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-05-2018

Senate Bill 1134

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in sexual offenses, providing for the offense of sexual extortion....

Prime sponsor: Judith L. Schwank

Co-sponsors: Randy Vulakovich, Daylin Leach, Thomas H Killion, Guy Reschenthaler, James R. Brewster, Lawrence M. Farnese, John C. Rafferty, John P. Blake, Bob Mensch, John P. Sabatina, Jay Costa, Patrick M. Browne, Vincent J. Hughes, Ryan P. Aument, Art Haywood, John T. Yudichak, and Lisa Baker

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-05-2018

Senate Bill 251

An Act amending Titles 44 (Law and Justice) and 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, codifying prohibition on political subdivisions and Commonwealth agencies imposing quotas on the issuance of citations for certain offenses and prohibiting the practice of station averaging; in licensing of drivers, further providing for schedule of convictions and points; in rules of the road in general, providing for radar enforcement systems pilot program; and making a related repeal....

Prime sponsor: Randy Vulakovich

Co-sponsors: Richard L. Alloway, Ryan P. Aument, Camera Bartolotta, John P. Blake, James R. Brewster, Jay Costa, Wayne D. Fontana, Art Haywood, Daylin Leach, Scott Martin, Bob Mensch, John C. Rafferty, Mario M. Scavello, Judith L. Schwank, Patrick J. Stefano, Donald C. White, John T. Yudichak, Lisa Baker, and Andrew E. Dinniman

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-04-2018

Senate Bill 439

An Act providing standards for carbon monoxide alarms in child care facilities; and imposing penalties.

Prime sponsor: Wayne D. Fontana

Co-sponsors: James R. Brewster, Jay Costa, Art Haywood, Vincent J. Hughes, Patrick M. Browne, and Christine M. Tartaglione

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Health

Record published: 05-24-2018

Senate Bill 1000

An Act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, providing for volumetric severance tax and for multi-well permitting; and making a related repeal....

Prime sponsor: John T. Yudichak

Co-sponsors: Vincent J. Hughes, Sharif Street, Daylin Leach, Christine M. Tartaglione, Wayne D. Fontana, Jay Costa, Thomas H Killion, Art Haywood, John P. Sabatina, John P. Blake, and Andrew E. Dinniman

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 05-09-2018

Senate Bill 1044

An Act amending the act of January 17, 1968 (P.L.11, No.5), known as The Minimum Wage Act of 1968, further providing for definitions and for minimum wages; providing for tipped employees; further providing for minimum wage advisory board and for enforcement and rules and regulations; providing for rules and regulations; and further providing for civil actions....

Prime sponsor: Christine M. Tartaglione

Co-sponsors: Art Haywood, Wayne D. Fontana, John T. Yudichak, Jay Costa, Judith L. Schwank, Lawrence M. Farnese, and Sharif Street

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 05-07-2018

Senate Bill 705

An Act amending Title 27 (Environmental Resources) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in environmental stewardship and watershed protection, further providing for legislative findings, for the Environmental Stewardship Fund, for agencies and for Commonwealth indebtedness and establishing duties for the Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission....

Prime sponsor: Thomas H Killion

Co-sponsors: Richard L. Alloway, Charles T. McIlhinney, David G. Argall, Lisa Baker, Camera Bartolotta, John P. Blake, Lisa M. Boscola, James R. Brewster, Jay Costa, Andrew E. Dinniman, Wayne D. Fontana, John R. Gordner, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Art Haywood, Wayne Langerholc, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Bob Mensch, John C. Rafferty, Guy Reschenthaler, John P. Sabatina, Judith L. Schwank, Patrick J. Stefano, Randy Vulakovich, Kim L. Ward, Donald C. White, and John T. Yudichak

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 05-02-2018

Senate Bill 480

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in offenses against public order and decency, providing for the offense of attack on animal belonging to certain protected persons....

Prime sponsor: Andrew E. Dinniman

Co-sponsors: James R. Brewster, Christine M. Tartaglione, Thomas H Killion, John C. Rafferty, Lisa M. Boscola, Jay Costa, Patrick M. Browne, Lawrence M. Farnese, Kim L. Ward, Art Haywood, and Thomas J. McGarrigle

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 04-25-2018

Senate Bill 1140

An Act amending Title 27 (Environmental Resources) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for transition to renewable energy; imposing duties on the Department of Environmental Protection and other Commonwealth agencies relating to energy consumption and renewable energy generation; establishing the Clean Energy Transition Task Force, the Clean Energy Center of Excellence, the Council for Clean Energy Workforce Development and the Clean Energy Workforce Development Fund; and providing for interim limits on energy produced from nonrenewable sources....

Prime sponsor: Charles T. McIlhinney

Co-sponsors: Judith L. Schwank, Vincent J. Hughes, John C. Rafferty, Art Haywood, Thomas H Killion, Daylin Leach, Andrew E. Dinniman, John T. Yudichak, Anthony H. Williams, Lawrence M. Farnese, John P. Blake, Sharif Street, and Thomas J. McGarrigle

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 04-23-2018

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 915

An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for victim and witness outreach; and, in post-trial matters, further providing for eligibility for relief and for jurisdiction and proceedings....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, Guy Reschenthaler, Art Haywood, Vincent J. Hughes, Sharif Street, Donald C. White, Patrick M. Browne, Jay Costa, Wayne D. Fontana, and John P. Blake

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 04-19-2018

Senate Bill 108

An Act amending Title 20 (Decedents, Estates and Fiduciaries) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in anatomical gifts, further providing for manner of executing anatomical gifts and for Governor Robert P. Casey Memorial Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Trust Fund contributions....

Prime sponsor: John P. Sabatina

Co-sponsors: Randy Vulakovich, David G. Argall, John P. Blake, John T. Yudichak, Wayne D. Fontana, Jay Costa, Wayne Langerholc, Art Haywood, John C. Rafferty, James R. Brewster, Vincent J. Hughes, Patrick M. Browne, Mike Folmer, Lisa M. Boscola, Thomas J. McGarrigle, and Lawrence M. Farnese

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 04-17-2018

Senate Bill 1100

An Act providing for the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative; and imposing powers and duties on the Department of Community and Economic Development....

Prime sponsor: Judith L. Schwank

Co-sponsors: Vincent J. Hughes, Art Haywood, Wayne D. Fontana, Daylin Leach, Jay Costa, John P. Blake, James R. Brewster, Lawrence M. Farnese, Patrick M. Browne, John P. Sabatina, John T. Yudichak, Thomas H Killion, Elder A. Vogel, and Thomas J. McGarrigle

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 04-10-2018

Senate Bill 1077

An Act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, in manufacturing and investment tax credit, further providing for business firms and for tax credit certificates....

Prime sponsor: Vincent J. Hughes

Co-sponsors: Judith L. Schwank, Art Haywood, James R. Brewster, Lawrence M. Farnese, Jay Costa, and Patrick J. Stefano

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 04-06-2018

Senate Bill 1075

An Act amending Title 62 (Procurement) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in general provisions, further providing for definitions; and, in source selection and contract formation, further providing for competitive sealed bidding....

Prime sponsor: Judith L. Schwank

Co-sponsors: Vincent J. Hughes, Art Haywood, Wayne D. Fontana, John C. Rafferty, James R. Brewster, Lawrence M. Farnese, Jay Costa, Patrick M. Browne, Lisa Baker, John P. Blake, and Patrick J. Stefano

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 04-06-2018

Senate Bill 263

An Act amending the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election Code, in voting by qualified absentee electors, further providing for applications for official absentee ballots....

Prime sponsor: Lisa Baker

Co-sponsors: James R. Brewster, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Elder A. Vogel, Wayne D. Fontana, Christine M. Tartaglione, Jay Costa, Wayne Langerholc, Thomas H Killion, Art Haywood, Lisa M. Boscola, Anthony H. Williams, Bob Mensch, John P. Blake, and Thomas J. McGarrigle

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 04-02-2018

Senate Bill 501

An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms and providing for relinquishment of firearms and firearm licenses by convicted persons and for abandonment of firearms, weapons or ammunition; in criminal history record information, further providing for order for limited access; and, in protection from abuse, further providing for definitions, for commencement of proceedings, for hearings, for relief, for return of relinquished firearms, other weapons and ammunition and additional relief, for relinquishment for consignment sale, lawful transfer or safekeeping and for relinquishment to third party for safekeeping....

Prime sponsor: Thomas H Killion

Co-sponsors: Jay Costa, Andrew E. Dinniman, Lawrence M. Farnese, Art Haywood, Vincent J. Hughes, Daylin Leach, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Charles T. McIlhinney, John P. Sabatina, Judith L. Schwank, Sharif Street, Robert M. Tomlinson, Anthony H. Williams, John P. Blake, Wayne D. Fontana, Christine M. Tartaglione, and Mario M. Scavello

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 03-26-2018

Senate Bill 313

An Act amending Title 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in protection from abuse, further providing for relief.

Prime sponsor: Lisa M. Boscola

Co-sponsors: Jay Costa, Vincent J. Hughes, Wayne D. Fontana, Lawrence M. Farnese, Judith L. Schwank, Patrick M. Browne, Bob Mensch, James R. Brewster, Art Haywood, Christine M. Tartaglione, Lisa Baker, Camera Bartolotta, John C. Rafferty, Guy Reschenthaler, Randy Vulakovich, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Michele Brooks, and Thomas H Killion

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 03-26-2018

Senate Bill 17

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for assault weapons and large capacity magazines....

Prime sponsor: Wayne D. Fontana

Co-sponsors: Lawrence M. Farnese, Thomas H Killion, Jay Costa, Daylin Leach, John P. Blake, Sharif Street, Vincent J. Hughes, Andrew E. Dinniman, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 03-22-2018

Senate Bill 1053

An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in matters affecting government units, further providing for exceptions to sovereign immunity and providing for claims for wrongful conviction and imprisonment....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, Judith L. Schwank, Jay Costa, John T. Yudichak, Art Haywood, James R. Brewster, Vincent J. Hughes, and Donald C. White

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 02-14-2018

Senate Bill 999

An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in particular rights and immunities, providing for contracts or agreements for nondisclosure of certain conduct....

Prime sponsor: Judith L. Schwank

Co-sponsors: Anthony H. Williams, Daylin Leach, Wayne D. Fontana, Patrick M. Browne, Christine M. Tartaglione, Vincent J. Hughes, Art Haywood, James R. Brewster, Lawrence M. Farnese, Sharif Street, John T. Yudichak, Jay Costa, Lisa M. Boscola, John C. Rafferty, John P. Blake, Thomas H Killion, John P. Sabatina, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Andrew E. Dinniman, and Scott Wagner

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-14-2018

Senate Resolution 244

A Resolution designating the month of November 2017 as "Ukrainian Genocide Remembrance Month" in Pennsylvania and urge all individuals, groups, organizations and institutions to remember the Holodomor with appropriate activities designed to honor its victims and educate the world about this tragic episode in the world's history....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: David G. Argall, John H. Eichelberger, Patrick M. Browne, Christine M. Tartaglione, Vincent J. Hughes, Thomas H Killion, Scott E. Hutchinson, Bob Mensch, Art Haywood, Jay Costa, John C. Rafferty, and Randy Vulakovich

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-13-2018

Senate Resolution 226

A Resolution directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct an independent performance evaluation of certain Statewide environmental permitting programs administered by the Department of Environmental Protection....

Prime sponsor: John T. Yudichak

Co-sponsors: Guy Reschenthaler, James R. Brewster, Donald C. White, Bob Mensch, Mike Regan, Scott Wagner, Camera Bartolotta, and Art Haywood

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 Resolution 32

A Resolution directing the Joint State Government Commission to study the use and effects of youth courts in the education and juvenile justice systems, establish an advisory committee to conduct a thorough and comprehensive analysis of the benefits and effectiveness of youth courts and report to the Senate its findings and recommendations....

Prime sponsor: Lawrence M. Farnese

Co-sponsors: Stewart J. Greenleaf, Judith L. Schwank, Christine M. Tartaglione, Jay Costa, John T. Yudichak, Art Haywood, James R. Brewster, Lisa M. Boscola, Sharif Street, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-05-2018

Senate Bill 52

An Act amending Title 51 (Military Affairs) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for the National Guard Youth Challenge Program.

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Randy Vulakovich, Scott E. Hutchinson, Judith L. Schwank, 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

Record published: 01-31-2018

Senate Bill 15

An Act providing for cost-effective reductions of greenhouse gas emissions and for the powers and duties of the Environmental Quality Board and the Department of Environmental Protection....

Prime sponsor: Jay Costa

Co-sponsors: Wayne D. Fontana, Anthony H. Williams, Sharif Street, Vincent J. Hughes, Christine M. Tartaglione, Daylin Leach, Art Haywood, Andrew E. Dinniman, Charles T. McIlhinney, Lawrence M. Farnese, John P. Blake, and John C. Rafferty

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-26-2018

Senate Resolution 228

A Concurrent Resolution establishing a Global Education Task Force.

Prime sponsor: John H. Eichelberger

Co-sponsors: Andrew E. Dinniman, John R. Gordner, David G. Argall, Judith L. Schwank, Donald C. White, John C. Rafferty, Randy Vulakovich, Bob Mensch, Daylin Leach, Ryan P. Aument, Mike Folmer, Lisa M. Boscola, Art Haywood, Guy Reschenthaler, Scott Wagner, and Wayne D. Fontana

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 01-25-2018

Senate Bill 827

An Act amending Title 20 (Decedents, Estates and Fiduciaries) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, enacting the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (2015); providing for user direction and agreements, for disclosure of digital assets and electronic communications, for functions of fiduciaries and for compliance and immunity for custodians of digital assets and electronic communications; making conforming amendments; and providing for functions of the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts....

Prime sponsor: Thomas H Killion

Co-sponsors: Patrick M. Browne, Jay Costa, Mike Folmer, Art Haywood, Vincent J. Hughes, Daniel Laughlin, Thomas J. McGarrigle, John C. Rafferty, Judith L. Schwank, and Randy Vulakovich

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 01-24-2018

Senate Resolution 254

A Concurrent Resolution calling for a Free and Fair Elections Amendment to the Constitution of the United States via a Convention of the States, pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States, which would authorize the states to apply disclosure rules and reasonable guidelines on election campaign contributions and expenditures....

Prime sponsor: Jay Costa

Co-sponsors: Patrick M. Browne, Daylin Leach, Wayne D. Fontana, James R. Brewster, Lisa M. Boscola, John T. Yudichak, Art Haywood, Bob Mensch, John C. Rafferty, Christine M. Tartaglione, Vincent J. Hughes, John P. Blake, John P. Sabatina, Lawrence M. Farnese, Judith L. Schwank, Sharif Street, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Andrew E. Dinniman, Scott Martin, Donald C. White, Anthony H. Williams, David G. Argall, Charles T. McIlhinney, Thomas H Killion, Scott Wagner, Elder A. Vogel, Robert M. Tomlinson, and Camera Bartolotta

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 01-19-2018

Senate Bill 196

An Act amending Title 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in protection from abuse, providing for the definition of "electronic monitoring device" and further providing for relief....

Prime sponsor: Vincent J. Hughes

Co-sponsors: Camera Bartolotta, John R. Gordner, Randy Vulakovich, James R. Brewster, Wayne D. Fontana, Jay Costa, Lawrence M. Farnese, John T. Yudichak, Art Haywood, John C. Rafferty, Lisa M. Boscola, Bob Mensch, Patrick M. Browne, Kim L. Ward, Guy Reschenthaler, Michele Brooks, and Donald C. White

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 12-19-2017

Senate Bill 965

An Act amending Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in parking authorities, further providing for purposes and powers, for bonds, for money of authority and for management of authority funds in cities of the first class....

Prime sponsor: Lawrence M. Farnese

Co-sponsors: Sharif Street, Vincent J. Hughes, Art Haywood, Jay Costa, and Christine M. Tartaglione

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Local Government

Record published: 11-29-2017

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 941

An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in facilities and supplies, further providing for surcharge; and, in forfeitures, providing for legal representation in forfeiture proceedings....

Prime sponsor: Sharif Street

Co-sponsors: Guy Reschenthaler, Christine M. Tartaglione, Lawrence M. Farnese, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 10-31-2017

Senate Bill 297

An Act amending the act of October 17, 2008 (P.L.1645, No.132), known as the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act, further providing for definitions, for registration of contractors, for home improvement fraud and for prohibited acts....

Prime sponsor: Robert M. Tomlinson

Co-sponsors: Stewart J. Greenleaf, Patrick M. Browne, Jay Costa, Judith L. Schwank, Art Haywood, John T. Yudichak, Bob Mensch, John C. Rafferty, and Randy Vulakovich

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 10-24-2017

Senate Bill 472

An Act amending Title 35 (Health and Safety) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in prescribing opioids to minors, providing for prescribing opioids to individuals and further providing for definitions, for prohibition and for procedure....

Prime sponsor: Gene Yaw

Co-sponsors: Thomas J. McGarrigle, Lisa Baker, Richard L. Alloway, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Mario M. Scavello, David G. Argall, John T. Yudichak, Guy Reschenthaler, Wayne Langerholc, Donald C. White, Kim L. Ward, Scott E. Hutchinson, Jay Costa, Thomas H Killion, John C. Rafferty, Patrick M. Browne, James R. Brewster, Patrick J. Stefano, Art Haywood, and Mike Regan

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Health

Record published: 10-19-2017

Senate Resolution 145

A Resolution recognizing the month of June 2017 as "LGBT Pride Month" in Pennsylvania in celebration of LGBT accomplishments and contributions to this Commonwealth and making a strong recommitment to fight for LGBT equality....

Prime sponsor: Sharif Street

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, Andrew E. Dinniman, Wayne D. Fontana, Patrick M. Browne, Lawrence M. Farnese, Christine M. Tartaglione, Art Haywood, John T. Yudichak, Jay Costa, Camera Bartolotta, John P. Blake, and Vincent J. Hughes

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 10-18-2017

Senate Bill 116

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for licenses....

Prime sponsor: Vincent J. Hughes

Co-sponsors: Lawrence M. Farnese, Daylin Leach, Jay Costa, Art Haywood, Sharif Street, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 10-18-2017

Senate Bill 563

An Act amending Title 25 (Elections) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in uniform military and overseas voters, further providing for definitions, for duties and responsibilities of secretary and for registering to vote....

Prime sponsor: Patrick J. Stefano

Co-sponsors: Patrick M. Browne, John R. Gordner, Bob Mensch, Mike Folmer, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Randy Vulakovich, Camera Bartolotta, James R. Brewster, Christine M. Tartaglione, Kim L. Ward, Lawrence M. Farnese, John T. Yudichak, Wayne Langerholc, Ryan P. Aument, Scott E. Hutchinson, John P. Sabatina, Elder A. Vogel, Art Haywood, John C. Rafferty, Sharif Street, and John P. Blake

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 10-18-2017

Senate Bill 741

An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in facilities and supplies, further providing for deposits into account; and repealing provisions relating to expiration of chapter....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, Vincent J. Hughes, Jay Costa, John C. Rafferty, Lawrence M. Farnese, John T. Yudichak, Sharif Street, Guy Reschenthaler, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Rules

Record published: 10-18-2017

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 Bill 912

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 a medical assistance presumptive eligibility program for home care and home health services....

Prime sponsor: Michele Brooks

Co-sponsors: Sharif Street, Donald C. White, James R. Brewster, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Bob Mensch, Jay Costa, Art Haywood, Patrick M. Browne, Randy Vulakovich, Judith L. Schwank, Scott Martin, Lisa Baker, Vincent J. Hughes, Daylin Leach, Elder A. Vogel, Christine M. Tartaglione, Scott Wagner, Mike Regan, and Mario M. Scavello

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Health

Record published: 10-05-2017

Senate Bill 471

An Act amending Title 68 (Real and Personal Property) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in real property, providing for real estate foreclosure of vacant and abandoned property and for sheriff's commission and credit or attorney fees....

Prime sponsor: John P. Blake

Co-sponsors: David G. Argall, Camera Bartolotta, Wayne D. Fontana, John T. Yudichak, Art Haywood, Randy Vulakovich, John C. Rafferty, Jay Costa, Patrick M. Browne, Guy Reschenthaler, Judith L. Schwank, Scott Wagner, Daylin Leach, Bob Mensch, Kim L. Ward, Patrick J. Stefano, and James R. Brewster

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 09-20-2017

Senate Bill 868

An Act amending Title 65 (Public Officers) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in ethics standards and financial disclosure, further providing for statement of financial interests....

Prime sponsor: Lawrence M. Farnese

Co-sponsors: Judith L. Schwank, Art Haywood, and Jay Costa

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 09-11-2017

Senate Bill 869

An Act amending the act of May 17, 1921 (P.L.682, No.284), known as The Insurance Company Law of 1921, in casualty insurance, further providing for coverage for mammographic examinations....

Prime sponsor: Bob Mensch

Co-sponsors: Thomas J. McGarrigle, Lisa Baker, John C. Rafferty, Randy Vulakovich, James R. Brewster, Jay Costa, Wayne D. Fontana, John P. Sabatina, Lawrence M. Farnese, Art Haywood, Judith L. Schwank, Vincent J. Hughes, and Lisa M. Boscola

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Insurance

Record published: 09-06-2017

Senate Bill 855

An Act providing for uniformity of collateral consequences of conviction.

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Wayne D. Fontana, Judith L. Schwank, Anthony H. Williams, Donald C. White, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 08-29-2017

Senate Bill 280

An Act amending the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election Code, in qualifications of electors, further providing for qualifications of electors at primaries; in party organization, further providing for only enrolled electors to vote at primaries or hold party offices; in nomination of candidates, further providing for candidates to be nominated and party officers to be elected at primaries and providing for procedure for unenrolled electors to cast primary ballots and for form of declaration of party enrollment; and, in preparation for and conduct of primaries and elections, further providing for manner of applying to vote, persons entitled to vote, voter's certificates, entries to be made in district register, numbered lists of voters and challenges and for voting check list....

Prime sponsor: Lisa M. Boscola

Co-sponsors: Art Haywood, and John P. Blake

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 07-31-2017

Senate Bill 211

An Act providing for a grant program for a Statewide 2-1-1 system; and imposing duties on the Department of Human Services....

Prime sponsor: Patrick M. Browne

Co-sponsors: Lisa Baker, Judith L. Schwank, Jay Costa, Ryan P. Aument, Scott E. Hutchinson, Bob Mensch, Art Haywood, Guy Reschenthaler, Mario M. Scavello, Kim L. Ward, Wayne D. Fontana, Thomas H Killion, John P. Blake, and David G. Argall

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Health

Record published: 07-21-2017

Senate Resolution 96

A Resolution designating the month of April 2017 as "Child Abuse Prevention Month" in Pennsylvania.

Prime sponsor: Michele Brooks

Co-sponsors: Art Haywood, Sharif Street, John P. Sabatina, Christine M. Tartaglione, John P. Blake, Wayne D. Fontana, Camera Bartolotta, Guy Reschenthaler, Scott Martin, Ryan P. Aument, Jay Costa, Vincent J. Hughes, Patrick M. Browne, Stewart J. Greenleaf, David G. Argall, Mike Regan, Lawrence M. Farnese, Judith L. Schwank, John C. Rafferty, John T. Yudichak, Lisa Baker, Mike Folmer, Thomas H Killion, Bob Mensch, Elder A. Vogel, and Kim L. Ward

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 07-17-2017

Senate Bill 560

An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in wiretapping and electronic surveillance, further providing for definitions, for exceptions to prohibition of interception and disclosure of communications, for exceptions to prohibitions in possession, sale, distribution, manufacture or advertisement of electronic, mechanical or other devices and for expiration of chapter; and providing for recordings by law enforcement officers....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: James R. Brewster, Michele Brooks, Guy Reschenthaler, Randy Vulakovich, Judith L. Schwank, Jay Costa, Bob Mensch, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Art Haywood, John C. Rafferty, Patrick M. Browne, and Kim L. Ward

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 07-07-2017

Senate Bill 332

An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in miscellaneous provisions relating to operation of vehicles, providing for protection of children from second-hand smoke in vehicles; and imposing a penalty....

Prime sponsor: Gene Yaw

Co-sponsors: Art Haywood, James R. Brewster, Kim L. Ward, and Vincent J. Hughes

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-30-2017

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 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 Resolution 64

A Resolution designating March 29, 2017, as "Female Veterans Recognition Day" in Pennsylvania and encouraging all Pennsylvanians to join in recognizing, appreciating and saluting the service and sacrifices of more than 71,000 female veterans who live in Pennsylvania....

Prime sponsor: Judith L. Schwank

Co-sponsors: Andrew E. Dinniman, Michele Brooks, Wayne D. Fontana, John P. Sabatina, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Patrick M. Browne, James R. Brewster, Guy Reschenthaler, Art Haywood, Kim L. Ward, Scott E. Hutchinson, John C. Rafferty, Jay Costa, John T. Yudichak, Wayne Langerholc, Mike Folmer, Christine M. Tartaglione, Thomas H Killion, Randy Vulakovich, Vincent J. Hughes, Bob Mensch, Ryan P. Aument, Mario M. Scavello, and Sharif Street

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-27-2017

Senate Bill 334

An Act amending the act of April 8, 1949 (P.L.418, No.58), entitled, "An act to provide for and regulate the accumulation, investment, and expenditure of funds by cities, boroughs, incorporated towns and townships for preparing plans for sewage disposal systems, and for the construction, improvement or replacement of sewage disposal systems for which plans have been approved by the Sanitary Water Board of the Commonwealth," providing for short title; further providing for definitions, for creation of a Sewage Disposal System Fund and for expenditure of fund; providing for expenditure of public funds for private lateral sewer lines; and further providing for grants of moneys....

Prime sponsor: Wayne D. Fontana

Co-sponsors: James R. Brewster, Jay Costa, Christine M. Tartaglione, John T. Yudichak, Art Haywood, Vincent J. Hughes, Lisa M. Boscola, Anthony H. Williams, Daylin Leach, and Charles T. McIlhinney

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 06-20-2017

Senate Bill 768

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 imposition of tax, repealing provisions relating to computation of tax, providing for tax table and further providing for alternate imposition of tax and credits and for hotel occupancy tax imposition; in personal income tax, further providing for imposition of tax; providing for school district property tax and rent rebates; and establishing the School District Property Tax and Rent Rebate Fund....

Prime sponsor: Jay Costa

Co-sponsors: Vincent J. Hughes, John P. Blake, Wayne D. Fontana, Christine M. Tartaglione, Lawrence M. Farnese, John T. Yudichak, Art Haywood, and James R. Brewster

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 06-15-2017

Senate Bill 746

An Act amending the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.177, No.175), known as The Administrative Code of 1929, establishing the Department of Health and Human Services; making related repeals; and making editorial changes....

Prime sponsor: Judith L. Schwank

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

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-13-2017

Senate Resolution 33

A Resolution establishing a task force on lead exposure and the hazards of lead poisoning; imposing duties on the Joint State Government Commission; and authorizing a study....

Prime sponsor: John T. Yudichak

Co-sponsors: James R. Brewster, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Thomas J. McGarrigle, John P. Blake, Wayne D. Fontana, Art Haywood, John P. Sabatina, Jay Costa, Vincent J. Hughes, Judith L. Schwank, Lawrence M. Farnese, Patrick M. Browne, Kim L. Ward, and Daylin Leach

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-09-2017

Senate Bill 434

An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in limitation of time, providing for ten year limitation, for mesne profits and for reimbursement and further providing for twenty-one year limitation....

Prime sponsor: David G. Argall

Co-sponsors: James R. Brewster, Scott Wagner, John C. Rafferty, Bob Mensch, John T. Yudichak, Christine M. Tartaglione, John P. Blake, Art Haywood, Camera Bartolotta, Thomas H Killion, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 06-07-2017

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 363

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, providing for prohibition against employment assistance....

Prime sponsor: Anthony H. Williams

Co-sponsors: Wayne D. Fontana, Guy Reschenthaler, Randy Vulakovich, Mike Folmer, Art Haywood, John C. Rafferty, Ryan P. Aument, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 05-23-2017

Senate Bill 727

An Act amending the act of February 19, 1980 (P.L.15, No.9), known as the Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act, in duties of licensees, further providing for mandatory provisions of sales contract....

Prime sponsor: Wayne D. Fontana

Co-sponsors: Stewart J. Greenleaf, Guy Reschenthaler, John T. Yudichak, Jay Costa, Vincent J. Hughes, Art Haywood, Patrick M. Browne, and Christine M. Tartaglione

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Professional Licensure

Record published: 05-19-2017

Senate Resolution 48

A Resolution honoring the United Way as it celebrates the 130th anniversary of its founding and honoring the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley as it celebrates its 100th anniversary....

Prime sponsor: Judith L. Schwank

Co-sponsors: Lisa M. Boscola, Patrick M. Browne, Andrew E. Dinniman, James R. Brewster, John P. Sabatina, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Bob Mensch, David G. Argall, Camera Bartolotta, Mario M. Scavello, Jay Costa, Christine M. Tartaglione, Guy Reschenthaler, Thomas H Killion, Randy Vulakovich, Vincent J. Hughes, John T. Yudichak, Lisa Baker, Ryan P. Aument, Scott E. Hutchinson, Donald C. White, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 05-19-2017

Senate Resolution 26

A Resolution designating the month of February 2017 as "Black History Month" in Pennsylvania.

Prime sponsor: Sharif Street

Co-sponsors: Andrew E. Dinniman, Judith L. Schwank, Daylin Leach, John P. Sabatina, Guy Reschenthaler, Mario M. Scavello, Wayne D. Fontana, Patrick M. Browne, Stewart J. Greenleaf, John C. Rafferty, Randy Vulakovich, Lawrence M. Farnese, Jay Costa, Ryan P. Aument, Vincent J. Hughes, Bob Mensch, Art Haywood, and John P. Blake

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 578

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....

Prime sponsor: Anthony H. Williams

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, Lawrence M. Farnese, Wayne D. Fontana, John T. Yudichak, James R. Brewster, Sharif Street, Art Haywood, Jay Costa, Judith L. Schwank, Vincent J. Hughes, Lisa M. Boscola, Patrick M. Browne, John P. Blake, Charles T. McIlhinney, and Thomas H Killion

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 05-18-2017

Senate Resolution 21

A Resolution designating the month of February 2017 as "USO Month" in Pennsylvania in recognition of the United Service Organizations and its mission to enhance the quality of life of military members and their families....

Prime sponsor: Randy Vulakovich

Co-sponsors: Jay Costa, Lisa M. Boscola, Patrick M. Browne, Andrew E. Dinniman, John H. Eichelberger, Wayne D. Fontana, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Vincent J. Hughes, Thomas H Killion, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Guy Reschenthaler, John P. Sabatina, John C. Rafferty, Lisa Baker, Bob Mensch, Elder A. Vogel, Lawrence M. Farnese, Ryan P. Aument, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 05-17-2017

Senate Bill 708

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 county boards of elections and membership....

Prime sponsor: Sharif Street

Co-sponsors: Lawrence M. Farnese, Christine M. Tartaglione, Art Haywood, Vincent J. Hughes, John P. Sabatina, Jay Costa, and Scott Martin

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 05-12-2017

Senate Bill 200

An Act amending the act of December 19, 1990 (P.L.1372, No.212), known as the Early Intervention Services System Act, further providing for the title of the act; in general provisions, further providing for definitions, for State interagency agreement, for other duties of State agencies and for council; and, in Statewide system for provision of early intervention services, further providing for requirements, for program regulations and standards, for administration by Department of Public Welfare, for administration by Department of Education and for child identification, assessment and tracking system....

Prime sponsor: Camera Bartolotta

Co-sponsors: Judith L. Schwank, John P. Sabatina, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Randy Vulakovich, Christine M. Tartaglione, Jay Costa, John T. Yudichak, John P. Blake, Art Haywood, John C. Rafferty, Elder A. Vogel, Vincent J. Hughes, Lisa M. Boscola, Daylin Leach, Bob Mensch, Ryan P. Aument, Patrick M. Browne, Kim L. Ward, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Wayne D. Fontana, Lawrence M. Farnese, Mario M. Scavello, and Thomas H Killion

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 05-10-2017

Senate Bill 703

An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, prohibiting use of the death penalty....

Prime sponsor: Daylin Leach

Co-sponsors: Art Haywood, Vincent J. Hughes, and John P. Blake

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 05-08-2017

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 Bill 608

An Act amending Title 25 (Elections) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions; in registration system, further providing for departmental responsibilities and for SURE system; in voter registration, further providing for methods of voter registration and for application with driver's license application, providing for Commonwealth agencies and other entities and further providing for time, for preparation and distribution of applications and for approval of registration applications; and providing for privacy and security standards for voter registration in this Commonwealth....

Prime sponsor: Vincent J. Hughes

Co-sponsors: Judith L. Schwank, John T. Yudichak, Wayne D. Fontana, Art Haywood, Lawrence M. Farnese, Daylin Leach, Jay Costa, and John P. Blake

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 05-02-2017

Senate Bill 95

An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in particular rights and immunities, providing for immunity for constitutionally protected communications....

Prime sponsor: Lawrence M. Farnese

Co-sponsors: Stewart J. Greenleaf, Lisa M. Boscola, Randy Vulakovich, John P. Blake, John T. Yudichak, James R. Brewster, Wayne D. Fontana, Jay Costa, Bob Mensch, Art Haywood, John C. Rafferty, Vincent J. Hughes, Patrick M. Browne, and Daylin Leach

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 04-26-2017

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 612

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, further providing for the offense of cruelty to animals....

Prime sponsor: Patrick M. Browne

Co-sponsors: Richard L. Alloway, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Jay Costa, John P. Sabatina, Vincent J. Hughes, Kim L. Ward, Mario M. Scavello, Thomas H Killion, Daylin Leach, John T. Yudichak, Christine M. Tartaglione, Andrew E. Dinniman, Lisa M. Boscola, John P. Blake, Lawrence M. Farnese, Wayne D. Fontana, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 04-13-2017

Senate Bill 588

An Act providing for museum preservation and for grant program; imposing duties on the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission; establishing the Pennsylvania Museum Preservation Fund; and making an appropriation....

Prime sponsor: Patrick M. Browne

Co-sponsors: Jay Costa, Ryan P. Aument, Charles T. McIlhinney, Vincent J. Hughes, Camera Bartolotta, James R. Brewster, Thomas H Killion, Bob Mensch, Randy Vulakovich, Lisa Baker, Art Haywood, John P. Sabatina, John T. Yudichak, Christine M. Tartaglione, Elder A. Vogel, Lawrence M. Farnese, and Judith L. Schwank

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 04-07-2017

Senate Bill 582

An Act establishing the Council on Jazz Education and Preservation and providing for its powers and duties; and establishing the Jazz Legacy Fund....

Prime sponsor: Vincent J. Hughes

Co-sponsors: Guy Reschenthaler, Judith L. Schwank, John C. Rafferty, Art Haywood, Bob Mensch, and Jay Costa

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 04-06-2017

Senate Bill 580

An Act providing for workplace health and safety standards for public employees and for powers and duties of the Secretary of Labor and Industry, establishing the Pennsylvania Occupational Safety and Health Review Board, providing for workplace inspections and imposing penalties....

Prime sponsor: Christine M. Tartaglione

Co-sponsors: Wayne D. Fontana, John P. Sabatina, Jay Costa, John T. Yudichak, Judith L. Schwank, Vincent J. Hughes, Art Haywood, and Randy Vulakovich

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 04-05-2017

Senate Bill 566

An Act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, providing for a natural gas severance tax; and repealing expiration provision relating to unconventional gas well fees....

Prime sponsor: Robert M. Tomlinson

Co-sponsors: Stewart J. Greenleaf, Bob Mensch, John C. Rafferty, Jay Costa, John P. Sabatina, Art Haywood, and Daylin Leach

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 04-05-2017

Senate Bill 285

An Act amending the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election Code, in dates of elections and primaries and special elections, further providing for special elections for Senator and Representative in the General Assembly....

Prime sponsor: Lisa M. Boscola

Co-sponsors: Jay Costa, Wayne D. Fontana, Lawrence M. Farnese, Judith L. Schwank, James R. Brewster, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 04-05-2017

Senate Bill 281

An Act amending the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election Code, in preliminary provisions, providing for voter's bill of rights; and, in election districts and polling places, further providing for public buildings to be used where possible and portable polling places....

Prime sponsor: Lisa M. Boscola

Co-sponsors: Jay Costa, Vincent J. Hughes, Wayne D. Fontana, Lawrence M. Farnese, Judith L. Schwank, James R. Brewster, Art Haywood, and John P. Blake

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 04-05-2017

Senate Resolution 16

A Resolution recognizing the month of January 2017 as "National Blood Donor Month" in Pennsylvania.

Prime sponsor: Lisa M. Boscola

Co-sponsors: Patrick M. Browne, Lawrence M. Farnese, James R. Brewster, Lisa Baker, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Daylin Leach, John H. Eichelberger, John P. Sabatina, Guy Reschenthaler, Scott Martin, Wayne D. Fontana, Vincent J. Hughes, Kim L. Ward, Andrew E. Dinniman, Art Haywood, John T. Yudichak, John C. Rafferty, Christine M. Tartaglione, Thomas H Killion, Mario M. Scavello, Ryan P. Aument, Sharif Street, Randy Vulakovich, and Jay Costa

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 03-30-2017

Senate Bill 221

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in minors, providing for the offense of selling or furnishing dextromethorphan to minors and imposing a penalty....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Randy Vulakovich, Jay Costa, John T. Yudichak, Art Haywood, and John C. Rafferty

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 03-29-2017

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 405

An Act establishing the Lead Remediation and Abatement Superfund.

Prime sponsor: Vincent J. Hughes

Co-sponsors: John P. Blake, Daylin Leach, Wayne D. Fontana, Christine M. Tartaglione, Art Haywood, John T. Yudichak, James R. Brewster, Jay Costa, Patrick M. Browne, and Lisa M. Boscola

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 03-24-2017

Senate Bill 16

An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in driving after imbibing alcohol or utilizing drugs, providing for immediate suspension of operating privilege....

Prime sponsor: John P. Blake

Co-sponsors: Wayne D. Fontana, Jay Costa, Judith L. Schwank, Vincent J. Hughes, John C. Rafferty, Lisa M. Boscola, Kim L. Ward, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Transportation

Record published: 03-24-2017

Senate Resolution 57

A Resolution directing the Joint State Government Commission to establish an advisory committee on rape and sexual violence prevention education on postsecondary school campuses to conduct a comprehensive study of the issue of rape and sexual assault on postsecondary school campuses and environs and to report its findings and recommendations to the Senate....

Prime sponsor: Judith L. Schwank

Co-sponsors: Jay Costa, Vincent J. Hughes, John C. Rafferty, John P. Blake, Lawrence M. Farnese, Sharif Street, Patrick M. Browne, John P. Sabatina, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 03-24-2017

Senate Bill 549

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 Public Welfare and its departmental administrative and advisory boards and commissions, further providing for domestic violence and rape victims services; and making editorial changes....

Prime sponsor: Judith L. Schwank

Co-sponsors: Christine M. Tartaglione, John P. Sabatina, John T. Yudichak, Art Haywood, James R. Brewster, John C. Rafferty, Patrick M. Browne, and John P. Blake

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Health

Record published: 03-24-2017

Senate Bill 535

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 child opioid awareness education....

Prime sponsor: Andrew E. Dinniman

Co-sponsors: James R. Brewster, John T. Yudichak, Christine M. Tartaglione, Donald C. White, Kim L. Ward, John C. Rafferty, Bob Mensch, Jay Costa, Patrick M. Browne, Randy Vulakovich, Lawrence M. Farnese, Art Haywood, and Lisa M. Boscola

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 03-24-2017

Senate Bill 532

An Act amending Title 65 (Public Officers) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in lobbying disclosure, further providing for prohibited activities.

Prime sponsor: Jay Costa

Co-sponsors: James R. Brewster, John C. Rafferty, Wayne D. Fontana, Lisa Baker, Lawrence M. Farnese, Scott Wagner, Bob Mensch, John T. Yudichak, Andrew E. Dinniman, Christine M. Tartaglione, Randy Vulakovich, Vincent J. Hughes, Judith L. Schwank, Kim L. Ward, Art Haywood, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 03-24-2017

Senate Bill 62

An Act amending Titles 23 (Domestic Relations), 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) and 44 (Law and Justice) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in proceedings prior to petition to adopt, further providing for grounds for involuntary termination; in juvenile matters, further providing for disposition of dependent child; and adding provisions relating to certain arrest protocols....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: John P. Sabatina, Art Haywood, Vincent J. Hughes, Bob Mensch, and James R. Brewster

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 03-22-2017

Senate Resolution 45

A Resolution recognizing the week of February 26 through March 4, 2017, as "Eating Disorders Awareness Week" in Pennsylvania in conjunction with the observance of "National Eating Disorders Awareness Week."...

Prime sponsor: Patrick M. Browne

Co-sponsors: Andrew E. Dinniman, John P. Sabatina, John H. Eichelberger, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Ryan P. Aument, Daylin Leach, Guy Reschenthaler, Jay Costa, Mario M. Scavello, John C. Rafferty, Wayne D. Fontana, Christine M. Tartaglione, Thomas H Killion, James R. Brewster, Lisa M. Boscola, Randy Vulakovich, Lawrence M. Farnese, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 03-22-2017

Senate Bill 279

An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in rules of the road in general, further providing for speed timing devices; and, in powers of department and local authorities, further providing for specific powers of department and local authorities....

Prime sponsor: John C. Rafferty

Co-sponsors: Thomas J. McGarrigle, John P. Blake, Camera Bartolotta, Mario M. Scavello, Scott Martin, James R. Brewster, Ryan P. Aument, Art Haywood, Jay Costa, Judith L. Schwank, Patrick M. Browne, and Andrew E. Dinniman

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 03-21-2017

Senate Resolution 37

A Resolution establishing a task force on law enforcement practices and procedures used in response to large scale demonstrations, protests and other acts of civil disobedience....

Prime sponsor: Vincent J. Hughes

Co-sponsors: Art Haywood, Lisa M. Boscola, and Sharif Street

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 03-21-2017

Senate Bill 176

An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, further providing for the offense of cruelty to animals; and, in child protective services, further providing for persons required to report suspected child abuse....

Prime sponsor: Guy Reschenthaler

Co-sponsors: Camera Bartolotta, Mike Folmer, John P. Sabatina, Randy Vulakovich, Elder A. Vogel, James R. Brewster, Jay Costa, Scott Wagner, Art Haywood, Thomas H Killion, Daniel Laughlin, John C. Rafferty, Richard L. Alloway, Lisa M. Boscola, and Daylin Leach

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 03-20-2017

Senate Bill 519

An Act amending the act of June 13, 2008 (P.L.182, No.27), known as the Clean Indoor Air Act, further providing for definitions; further prohibiting smoking in public places; repealing provisions relating to local ordinances; providing for effect on local rules and ordinances; and repealing certain provisions of the Fire and Panic Act....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Mario M. Scavello, Judith L. Schwank, Art Haywood, Jay Costa, James R. Brewster, John P. Blake, Gene Yaw, Daylin Leach, and Thomas H Killion

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Health

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 495

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: John C. Rafferty

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Mario M. Scavello, John T. Yudichak, James R. Brewster, Art Haywood, Jay Costa, and Judith L. Schwank

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 03-10-2017

Senate Bill 457

An Act amending Titles 53 (Municipalities Generally) and 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in employees, providing for the Municipal Police Recruitment and Retention Program and establishing the Municipal Police Recruitment and Retention Program Fund; and, in penalties and disposition of fines, providing for law enforcement enhancement surcharge....

Prime sponsor: James R. Brewster

Co-sponsors: John P. Blake, Jay Costa, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 03-03-2017

Senate Bill 270

An Act authorizing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to join the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote; and providing for the form of the agreement....

Prime sponsor: Daylin Leach

Co-sponsors: Judith L. Schwank, Wayne D. Fontana, Art Haywood, and Vincent J. Hughes

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 03-02-2017

Senate Bill 475

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

Prime sponsor: Lawrence M. Farnese

Co-sponsors: Wayne D. Fontana, Christine M. Tartaglione, Jay Costa, Vincent J. Hughes, John T. Yudichak, Judith L. Schwank, Art Haywood, and Patrick J. Stefano

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 03-01-2017

Senate Bill 470

An Act amending the act of December 3, 1959 (P.L.1688, No.621), known as the Housing Finance Agency Law, in Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Program, further providing for definitions and for fund....

Prime sponsor: John P. Blake

Co-sponsors: James R. Brewster, John P. Sabatina, Judith L. Schwank, Wayne D. Fontana, Jay Costa, John T. Yudichak, John R. Gordner, Art Haywood, Lawrence M. Farnese, Vincent J. Hughes, Lisa M. Boscola, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Urban Affairs

Record published: 03-01-2017

Senate Bill 464

A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in the legislature, further providing for the designation of legislative and congressional districts within this Commonwealth....

Prime sponsor: John P. Blake

Co-sponsors: John P. Sabatina, Daylin Leach, Judith L. Schwank, John T. Yudichak, Wayne D. Fontana, Art Haywood, Lawrence M. Farnese, and Lisa M. Boscola

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 03-01-2017

Senate Bill 463

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 definitions, for imposition of tax, for reports and payment of tax and for consolidated reports; providing for mandatory combined reporting; and, in general provisions, further providing for underpayment of estimated tax....

Prime sponsor: John P. Blake

Co-sponsors: Judith L. Schwank, Wayne D. Fontana, Jay Costa, Art Haywood, James R. Brewster, and Vincent J. Hughes

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 03-01-2017

Senate Bill 456

An Act establishing the Pennsylvania Low-Income Water and Wastewater Assistance Program and the Pennsylvania Low-Income Water and Wastewater Assistance Fund; and conferring powers and imposing duties on the Department of Human Services and the Auditor General relative to the administration of the program....

Prime sponsor: James R. Brewster

Co-sponsors: John P. Blake, Art Haywood, Jay Costa, and Vincent J. Hughes

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Health

Record published: 02-28-2017

Senate Bill 455

An Act amending the act of November 6, 1987 (P.L.381, No.79), known as the Older Adults Protective Services Act, providing for background checks for applicants and recipients....

Prime sponsor: James R. Brewster

Co-sponsors: Wayne D. Fontana, Jay Costa, John C. Rafferty, Randy Vulakovich, Patrick M. Browne, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-28-2017

Senate Bill 454

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in wiretapping and electronic surveillance, further providing for exceptions to prohibition of interception and disclosure of communications....

Prime sponsor: James R. Brewster

Co-sponsors: John P. Blake, Richard L. Alloway, Jay Costa, Guy Reschenthaler, Vincent J. Hughes, John C. Rafferty, Lisa M. Boscola, Randy Vulakovich, Anthony H. Williams, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 02-28-2017

Senate Bill 415

An Act requiring the design, construction and renovation of certain State-owned or State-leased buildings to comply with specified energy and environmental building standards; and providing for the powers and duties of the Department of General Services....

Prime sponsor: John C. Rafferty

Co-sponsors: John T. Yudichak, Judith L. Schwank, Vincent J. Hughes, Patrick M. Browne, Art Haywood, and Lisa M. Boscola

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-28-2017

Senate Bill 440

An Act amending the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election Code, providing for early voting in primaries and elections....

Prime sponsor: Wayne D. Fontana

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, John P. Blake, James R. Brewster, Jay Costa, Lawrence M. Farnese, John T. Yudichak, Judith L. Schwank, Art Haywood, Vincent J. Hughes, Lisa M. Boscola, Patrick M. Browne, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 02-27-2017

Senate Bill 438

An Act providing standards for carbon monoxide alarms in schools; and imposing penalties.

Prime sponsor: Wayne D. Fontana

Co-sponsors: James R. Brewster, Jay Costa, Art Haywood, Vincent J. Hughes, Patrick M. Browne, and Christine M. Tartaglione

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 02-27-2017

Senate Bill 437

An Act providing standards for carbon monoxide alarms in certain lodging establishments; and imposing penalties.

Prime sponsor: Wayne D. Fontana

Co-sponsors: James R. Brewster, Jay Costa, Art Haywood, Vincent J. Hughes, Patrick M. Browne, and Christine M. Tartaglione

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-27-2017

Senate Bill 436

An Act providing standards for carbon monoxide alarms in dormitories; and imposing penalties.

Prime sponsor: Wayne D. Fontana

Co-sponsors: James R. Brewster, Jay Costa, Christine M. Tartaglione, Art Haywood, Vincent J. Hughes, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 02-27-2017

Senate Bill 419

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 Department of Health and its departmental administrative and advisory boards, providing for drug overdose death reporting....

Prime sponsor: Gene Yaw

Co-sponsors: Thomas J. McGarrigle, Richard L. Alloway, David G. Argall, Camera Bartolotta, Judith L. Schwank, Guy Reschenthaler, Randy Vulakovich, Wayne Langerholc, Bob Mensch, Thomas H Killion, John C. Rafferty, Kim L. Ward, Patrick M. Browne, James R. Brewster, Patrick J. Stefano, Art Haywood, and Lisa M. Boscola

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Health

Record published: 02-27-2017

Senate Bill 404

An Act amending the act of November 30, 2004 (P.L.1672, No.213), known as the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act, further providing for portfolio requirements in other states....

Prime sponsor: Mario M. Scavello

Co-sponsors: David G. Argall, Patrick M. Browne, Jay Costa, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Daylin Leach, Stewart J. Greenleaf, John T. Yudichak, Thomas H Killion, Art Haywood, Daniel Laughlin, John C. Rafferty, Vincent J. Hughes, John P. Blake, Charles T. McIlhinney, Wayne D. Fontana, Guy Reschenthaler, and Sharif Street

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-27-2017

Senate Bill 398

An Act amending Title 44 (Law and Justice) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in DNA data and testing, further providing for policy, for definitions and for DNA sample required upon conviction, delinquency adjudication and certain ARD cases, providing for collection from persons accepted from other jurisdictions and further providing for procedures for withdrawal, collection and transmission of DNA samples and for expungement....

Prime sponsor: Lisa M. Boscola

Co-sponsors: Patrick M. Browne, James R. Brewster, Art Haywood, and Randy Vulakovich

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 02-27-2017

Senate Resolution 12

A Resolution recognizing the month of January 2017 as "Cervical Cancer Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania.

Prime sponsor: Judith L. Schwank

Co-sponsors: James R. Brewster, John P. Sabatina, Lisa Baker, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Scott Martin, Wayne D. Fontana, Kim L. Ward, Andrew E. Dinniman, Camera Bartolotta, Christine M. Tartaglione, John C. Rafferty, Thomas H Killion, Lisa M. Boscola, Scott E. Hutchinson, Ryan P. Aument, Sharif Street, Jay Costa, Vincent J. Hughes, Elder A. Vogel, Lawrence M. Farnese, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-23-2017

Senate Resolution 4

A Resolution designating the week of January 16 through 22, 2017, as "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Week" in Pennsylvania....

Prime sponsor: Sharif Street

Co-sponsors: John H. Eichelberger, Andrew E. Dinniman, Mario M. Scavello, James R. Brewster, John P. Sabatina, Wayne D. Fontana, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Art Haywood, Anthony H. Williams, Christine M. Tartaglione, Daylin Leach, Jay Costa, Lawrence M. Farnese, Judith L. Schwank, John P. Blake, Lisa M. Boscola, John T. Yudichak, Vincent J. Hughes, Camera Bartolotta, Randy Vulakovich, Elder A. Vogel, John C. Rafferty, Guy Reschenthaler, and Ryan P. Aument

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-23-2017

Senate Bill 392

An Act amending Title 58 (Oil and Gas) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in development, further providing for protection of water supplies, for transportation records regarding wastewater fluids, for inspection and production of materials, witnesses, depositions and rights of entry and for inspection reports....

Prime sponsor: John T. Yudichak

Co-sponsors: Lawrence M. Farnese, Jay Costa, Christine M. Tartaglione, James R. Brewster, Bob Mensch, Vincent J. Hughes, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-16-2017

Senate Bill 387

An Act amending Title 62 (Procurement) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in source selection and contract formation, providing for limitations on political contributions by contractors....

Prime sponsor: Lawrence M. Farnese

Co-sponsors: Stewart J. Greenleaf, John P. Blake, Mike Folmer, John T. Yudichak, Jay Costa, Art Haywood, and James R. Brewster

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 02-16-2017

Senate Bill 386

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in falsification and intimidation, further providing for the offense of unsworn falsification to authorities; and, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms, for licenses and for sale or transfer of firearms....

Prime sponsor: Lawrence M. Farnese

Co-sponsors: Vincent J. Hughes, Daylin Leach, Jay Costa, Art Haywood, Anthony H. Williams, and John P. Blake

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 02-16-2017

Senate Bill 385

An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in assault, providing for the offense of hindering access to clinic entrances; and, in particular rights and immunities, providing for freedom of access to clinic entrances....

Prime sponsor: Lawrence M. Farnese

Co-sponsors: Judith L. Schwank, Christine M. Tartaglione, Art Haywood, Vincent J. Hughes, Sharif Street, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 02-16-2017

Senate Bill 98

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for the offense of carrying firearms on public streets or public property in Philadelphia....

Prime sponsor: Lawrence M. Farnese

Co-sponsors: Art Haywood, Vincent J. Hughes, and John P. Sabatina

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 02-16-2017

Senate Bill 375

An Act amending Titles 53 (Municipalities Generally) and 66 (Public Utilities) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in transportation network companies, further providing for insurance requirements; in transportation network service, further providing for service standards, providing for gross receipts annual assessment, establishing the Second Class City Transportation Capital Improvement Fund, providing for additional gross receipts annual assessment and further providing for fines and penalties....

Prime sponsor: Jay Costa

Co-sponsors: Wayne D. Fontana, Randy Vulakovich, Judith L. Schwank, Vincent J. Hughes, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Professional Licensure

Record published: 02-15-2017

Senate Bill 360

An Act providing for the Jayanna Powell Hit-and-Run Direct Notification System and for definitions; requiring registration of motor vehicle repair facilities; and providing for penalties....

Prime sponsor: Anthony H. Williams

Co-sponsors: Christine M. Tartaglione, Art Haywood, James R. Brewster, Vincent J. Hughes, John C. Rafferty, Patrick M. Browne, Jay Costa, and Lisa M. Boscola

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Transportation

Record published: 02-15-2017

Senate Bill 359

An Act amending the act of November 24, 2004 (P.L.1270, No.153), referred to as the Pennsylvania Amber Alert System Law, further providing for Pennsylvania Amber Alert System and Missing Endangered Person Advisory System (MEPAS) established; and providing for use of Jay Alert System....

Prime sponsor: Anthony H. Williams

Co-sponsors: Christine M. Tartaglione, Art Haywood, James R. Brewster, Vincent J. Hughes, John C. Rafferty, Patrick M. Browne, Jay Costa, and Lisa M. Boscola

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-15-2017

Senate Bill 340

An Act providing for the tax sale of abandoned properties.

Prime sponsor: Patrick M. Browne

Co-sponsors: Stewart J. Greenleaf, Bob Mensch, David G. Argall, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Gene Yaw, Randy Vulakovich, Kim L. Ward, John C. Rafferty, Patrick J. Stefano, Mario M. Scavello, Jay Costa, John T. Yudichak, James R. Brewster, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Urban Affairs

Record published: 02-15-2017

Senate Bill 346

An Act amending the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election Code, in primary election expenses, further providing for reporting by candidate and political committees and other persons, for late contributions and independent expenditures and for additional powers and duties of the Secretary of the Commonwealth....

Prime sponsor: Patrick M. Browne

Co-sponsors: John R. Gordner, Bob Mensch, Lisa Baker, John H. Eichelberger, Gene Yaw, John C. Rafferty, Ryan P. Aument, Mike Folmer, Jay Costa, Wayne D. Fontana, Lisa M. Boscola, James R. Brewster, Judith L. Schwank, Vincent J. Hughes, Lawrence M. Farnese, Scott Wagner, Art Haywood, Daylin Leach, Donald C. White, Guy Reschenthaler, and Wayne Langerholc

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 02-15-2017

Senate Bill 336

An Act providing for the compilation of daily nursing staff reports by hospitals, for public posting of reports and for reporting to the Department of Health; and imposing duties on the Department of Health....

Prime sponsor: Wayne D. Fontana

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, John P. Sabatina, Jay Costa, John P. Blake, Wayne Langerholc, Art Haywood, James R. Brewster, Vincent J. Hughes, Patrick M. Browne, Bob Mensch, Mario M. Scavello, Andrew E. Dinniman, Charles T. McIlhinney, Christine M. Tartaglione, Elder A. Vogel, and Thomas J. McGarrigle

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Health

Record published: 02-15-2017

Senate Bill 335

An Act amending Title 58 (Oil and Gas) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in development, further providing for protection of water supplies....

Prime sponsor: Wayne D. Fontana

Co-sponsors: John P. Blake, James R. Brewster, John P. Sabatina, Jay Costa, Lawrence M. Farnese, John T. Yudichak, Judith L. Schwank, John C. Rafferty, Art Haywood, Vincent J. Hughes, Lisa M. Boscola, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-15-2017

Senate Bill 381

An Act providing for the exclusion of veterans' disability benefits as eligible income.

Prime sponsor: Jay Costa

Co-sponsors: John P. Blake, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Wayne D. Fontana, John P. Sabatina, Patrick J. Stefano, Daylin Leach, Lisa Baker, James R. Brewster, Judith L. Schwank, John T. Yudichak, Lawrence M. Farnese, Art Haywood, Randy Vulakovich, Ryan P. Aument, Kim L. Ward, Vincent J. Hughes, Bob Mensch, John C. Rafferty, Lisa M. Boscola, Patrick M. Browne, Michele Brooks, Anthony H. Williams, and Elder A. Vogel

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 02-15-2017

Senate Bill 314

An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for registration of domestic violence predators; establishing the Domestic Violence Predator Assessment Board; and imposing powers and duties on the Pennsylvania State Police and on the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole....

Prime sponsor: Lisa M. Boscola

Co-sponsors: Jay Costa, Anthony H. Williams, Wayne D. Fontana, James R. Brewster, Art Haywood, Lawrence M. Farnese, Vincent J. Hughes, Bob Mensch, and Daylin Leach

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 02-15-2017

Senate Bill 380

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: Jay Costa

Co-sponsors: Stewart J. Greenleaf, Wayne D. Fontana, James R. Brewster, Judith L. Schwank, Lawrence M. Farnese, Randy Vulakovich, Vincent J. Hughes, John C. Rafferty, Lisa M. Boscola, Anthony H. Williams, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 02-15-2017

Senate Bill 312

An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in sentencing, providing for sentencing for offenses involving violation of protection orders or consent agreements....

Prime sponsor: Lisa M. Boscola

Co-sponsors: Jay Costa, Vincent J. Hughes, Wayne D. Fontana, Lawrence M. Farnese, Judith L. Schwank, Patrick M. Browne, James R. Brewster, Christine M. Tartaglione, John C. Rafferty, Guy Reschenthaler, John P. Sabatina, Randy Vulakovich, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 02-15-2017

Senate Bill 379

An Act amending Title 65 (Public Officers) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in ethics standards and financial disclosure, further defining "candidate."...

Prime sponsor: Jay Costa

Co-sponsors: Thomas J. McGarrigle, Daylin Leach, John P. Blake, Wayne D. Fontana, Lisa Baker, Mike Folmer, James R. Brewster, Judith L. Schwank, John T. Yudichak, Lawrence M. Farnese, Randy Vulakovich, Ryan P. Aument, Camera Bartolotta, Kim L. Ward, Vincent J. Hughes, John C. Rafferty, Patrick J. Stefano, Lisa M. Boscola, Patrick M. Browne, Anthony H. Williams, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 02-15-2017

Senate Bill 378

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, providing for temporary lockout benefits and further providing for rate and amount of compensation....

Prime sponsor: Jay Costa

Co-sponsors: Wayne D. Fontana, James R. Brewster, John T. Yudichak, Art Haywood, Sharif Street, Judith L. Schwank, and Vincent J. Hughes

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-15-2017

Senate Bill 377

An Act amending the act of June 27, 2006 (1st Sp.Sess., P.L.1873, No.1), known as the Taxpayer Relief Act, in senior citizens property tax and rent rebate assistance, adding a prohibition relating to adding rent rebates....

Prime sponsor: Jay Costa

Co-sponsors: Wayne D. Fontana, Daylin Leach, Lisa Baker, James R. Brewster, Art Haywood, Vincent J. Hughes, Lisa M. Boscola, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 02-15-2017

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 361

A Joint Resolution proposing integrated amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, changing and adding provisions relating to selection of justices and judges....

Prime sponsor: Anthony H. Williams

Co-sponsors: Judith L. Schwank, Scott Wagner, Art Haywood, and Guy Reschenthaler

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 02-15-2017

Senate Resolution 31

A Resolution recognizing the week of March 5 through 12, 2017, as "Sleep Awareness Week" in Pennsylvania.

Prime sponsor: Thomas H Killion

Co-sponsors: Ryan P. Aument, James R. Brewster, Patrick M. Browne, Jay Costa, Andrew E. Dinniman, Wayne D. Fontana, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Scott Martin, Thomas J. McGarrigle, John C. Rafferty, John P. Sabatina, Mario M. Scavello, Randy Vulakovich, Donald C. White, Lawrence M. Farnese, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-09-2017

Senate Bill 146

An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in sentencing, providing for lottery winnings intercept....

Prime sponsor: Lisa M. Boscola

Co-sponsors: Jay Costa, John R. Gordner, Bob Mensch, Vincent J. Hughes, Lawrence M. Farnese, Judith L. Schwank, James R. Brewster, Art Haywood, Christine M. Tartaglione, John T. Yudichak, Mike Folmer, John C. Rafferty, Randy Vulakovich, Elder A. Vogel, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-06-2017

Senate Bill 296

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

Prime sponsor: Wayne D. Fontana

Co-sponsors: James R. Brewster, Christine M. Tartaglione, Art Haywood, Judith L. Schwank, Jay Costa, Vincent J. Hughes, Lawrence M. Farnese, Patrick M. Browne, Daylin Leach, Charles T. McIlhinney, and John T. Yudichak

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Urban Affairs

Record published: 02-06-2017

Senate Bill 291

An Act amending the act of November 30, 2004 (P.L.1672, No.213), known as the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act, further providing for alternative energy portfolio standards and for portfolio requirements in other states....

Prime sponsor: Daylin Leach

Co-sponsors: and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-06-2017

Senate Bill 290

An Act amending the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election Code, providing for alternative campaign financing option, administration and requirement; establishing the Clean Election Fund; providing for terms of participation, for the power of Department of State to adopt rules and for study report; imposing duties on the Department of State and a duty on the Department of Revenue; and imposing penalties....

Prime sponsor: Daylin Leach

Co-sponsors: and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 02-06-2017

Senate Bill 12

An Act amending the act of January 17, 1968 (P.L.11, No.5), known as The Minimum Wage Act of 1968, further providing for definitions, for rate of minimum wages, for Minimum Wage Advisory Board, for investigations, for duty of employer, for penalties and for civil actions; establishing the Wage Enforcement Fund; and further providing for preemption....

Prime sponsor: Christine M. Tartaglione

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, James R. Brewster, Wayne D. Fontana, Jay Costa, John T. Yudichak, Art Haywood, Judith L. Schwank, Vincent J. Hughes, Sharif Street, Patrick M. Browne, and Lawrence M. Farnese

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-06-2017

Senate Bill 69

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, further providing for the offense of cruelty to animals....

Prime sponsor: John H. Eichelberger

Co-sponsors: Randy Vulakovich, Elder A. Vogel, Mario M. Scavello, Guy Reschenthaler, Jay Costa, Scott Wagner, John T. Yudichak, Thomas H Killion, Art Haywood, John C. Rafferty, Lisa M. Boscola, Camera Bartolotta, Richard L. Alloway, Patrick M. Browne, Andrew E. Dinniman, Kim L. Ward, and James R. Brewster

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

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 218

An Act amending Title 20 (Decedents, Estates and Fiduciaries) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in health care, further providing for definitions, for legislative findings and intent, for when living will operative, for revocation and for authority of health care agent and providing for living will and other advance health care directives registry; and making editorial changes....

Prime sponsor: Daylin Leach

Co-sponsors: Wayne D. Fontana, Jay Costa, Judith L. Schwank, John C. Rafferty, Patrick M. Browne, John P. Sabatina, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 01-31-2017

Senate Bill 80

An Act establishing a Statewide program to support and guide public and private schools in this Commonwealth in the establishment of extended school day child-care programs for school-age children; defining eligibility; and providing for the powers and duties of the Department of Human Services....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Art Haywood, Judith L. Schwank, James R. Brewster, Anthony H. Williams, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

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 248

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, providing for the offense of use of live animals in traveling exhibitions....

Prime sponsor: Daylin Leach

Co-sponsors: and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 01-27-2017

Senate Bill 245

An Act amending the act of August 7, 1963 (P.L.549, No.290), referred to as the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency Act, establishing the Pay It Forward Pay It Back Pennsylvania Program; imposing a natural gas severance tax; and establishing the Pay It Forward Pay It Back Pennsylvania Program Fund....

Prime sponsor: Daylin Leach

Co-sponsors: Stewart J. Greenleaf, John T. Yudichak, James R. Brewster, Art Haywood, Judith L. Schwank, Vincent J. Hughes, and Jay Costa

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 01-27-2017

Senate Bill 244

An Act amending the act of May 17, 1921 (P.L.682, No.284), known as The Insurance Company Law of 1921, in casualty insurance, providing for coverage for eating disorder treatment....

Prime sponsor: Daylin Leach

Co-sponsors: Art Haywood, Jay Costa, Charles T. McIlhinney, and Lawrence M. Farnese

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Insurance

Record published: 01-27-2017

Senate Bill 235

An Act amending the act of October 27, 1955 (P.L.744, No.222), known as the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, further providing for findings and declaration of policy, for right to freedom from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation, for definitions and for unlawful discriminatory practices....

Prime sponsor: Daylin Leach

Co-sponsors: John P. Blake, John P. Sabatina, Wayne D. Fontana, Jay Costa, Judith L. Schwank, Vincent J. Hughes, Patrick M. Browne, Art Haywood, and Lawrence M. Farnese

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-26-2017

Senate Bill 233

An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in limitation of time, further providing for limitations on civil actions based on certain assaults....

Prime sponsor: Lisa M. Boscola

Co-sponsors: Vincent J. Hughes, Wayne D. Fontana, Lawrence M. Farnese, Judith L. Schwank, James R. Brewster, Art Haywood, Christine M. Tartaglione, John T. Yudichak, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 01-26-2017

Senate Bill 232

An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in limitation of time, further providing for statutes of limitations for certain offenses....

Prime sponsor: Lisa M. Boscola

Co-sponsors: Vincent J. Hughes, Wayne D. Fontana, Lawrence M. Farnese, Judith L. Schwank, James R. Brewster, Art Haywood, Christine M. Tartaglione, John T. Yudichak, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 01-26-2017

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 223

An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in juvenile matters, further providing for short title and purposes of chapter, for definitions, for scope of chapter, for powers and duties of probation officers, for masters, for inspection of court files and records, for law enforcement records, for guardian ad litem for child in court proceedings, for commencement of proceedings, for transfer from criminal proceedings, for informal adjustment, for taking into custody, for release or delivery to court, for place of detention, for release from detention or commencement of proceedings, for petition, for release or holding of hearing, for conduct of hearings, for notice and hearing, for right to counsel for children in dependency and delinquency proceedings, for consent decree, for adjudication, for court-appointed special advocates, for disposition of dependent child, for disposition of delinquent child, for limitation on and change in place of commitment, for transfer to criminal proceedings, for disposition of mentally ill or mentally retarded child and for assessment of delinquent children by the State Sexual Offenders Assessment Board and providing for role of interstate compacts....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Art Haywood, John C. Rafferty, James R. Brewster, and Vincent J. Hughes

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 01-26-2017

Senate Bill 219

An Act establishing a lending program in Commonwealth libraries for electricity meters; creating a grant; and making an appropriation.

Prime sponsor: Daylin Leach

Co-sponsors: Lawrence M. Farnese, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 01-26-2017

Senate Bill 217

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 immunization required and penalty....

Prime sponsor: Daylin Leach

Co-sponsors: Lawrence M. Farnese, Vincent J. Hughes, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 01-26-2017

Senate Bill 216

An Act amending Title 25 (Elections) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in voting procedures, providing for early voting.

Prime sponsor: Daylin Leach

Co-sponsors: John P. Sabatina, Lawrence M. Farnese, Wayne D. Fontana, James R. Brewster, Art Haywood, Sharif Street, Jay Costa, Judith L. Schwank, Vincent J. Hughes, Patrick M. Browne, and John P. Blake

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 01-26-2017

Senate Bill 212

An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in grounds and buildings, further providing for referendum or public hearing required prior to construction or lease; and, in reimbursements by Commonwealth and between school districts, further providing for approved reimbursable rental for leases hereafter approved and approved reimbursable sinking fund charges on indebtedness....

Prime sponsor: Daylin Leach

Co-sponsors: Lawrence M. Farnese, Art Haywood, Jay Costa, and Judith L. Schwank

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 01-26-2017

Senate Bill 210

An Act amending the act of July 19, 1979 (P.L.130, No.48), known as the Health Care Facilities Act, in licensing of health care facilities, further providing for licensure....

Prime sponsor: Daylin Leach

Co-sponsors: Lawrence M. Farnese, Sharif Street, Judith L. Schwank, Vincent J. Hughes, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Health

Record published: 01-26-2017

Senate Bill 209

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms....

Prime sponsor: Vincent J. Hughes

Co-sponsors: Thomas J. McGarrigle, Daylin Leach, Christine M. Tartaglione, Art Haywood, Thomas H Killion, Jay Costa, Lawrence M. Farnese, Anthony H. Williams, Andrew E. Dinniman, Sharif Street, and John P. Blake

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 01-26-2017

Senate Bill 208

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....

Prime sponsor: Vincent J. Hughes

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, John P. Sabatina, Wayne D. Fontana, Christine M. Tartaglione, Jay Costa, Lawrence M. Farnese, Scott E. Hutchinson, and Art Haywood

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 01-26-2017

Senate Bill 207

An Act providing for mandatory Statewide employer-paid sick leave for employees and for civil penalties and remedies.

Prime sponsor: Vincent J. Hughes

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, Christine M. Tartaglione, Lawrence M. Farnese, Art Haywood, Sharif Street, and John P. Blake

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-26-2017

Senate Bill 204

An Act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, providing for a teacher tax credit....

Prime sponsor: Vincent J. Hughes

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, Stewart J. Greenleaf, John P. Sabatina, James R. Brewster, Mario M. Scavello, Wayne D. Fontana, Jay Costa, Christine M. Tartaglione, Lawrence M. Farnese, Judith L. Schwank, Art Haywood, John C. Rafferty, Kim L. Ward, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 01-26-2017

Senate Bill 199

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, further providing for distress in school districts of the first class....

Prime sponsor: Vincent J. Hughes

Co-sponsors: Jay Costa, Christine M. Tartaglione, Art Haywood, Sharif Street, and John P. Sabatina

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 01-26-2017

Senate Bill 197

An Act amending Titles 24 (Education) and 71 (State Government) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in membership, contributions and benefits, further providing for member's options, for death benefits and for payment of benefits; in administration and miscellaneous provisions, further providing for duties of board regarding applications and elections of members and for rights and duties of school employees and members; in benefits, further providing for member's options, for death benefits and for payment of benefits; and, in administration, funds, accounts, general provisions, further providing for duties of board regarding applications and elections of members and for rights and duties of State employees and members....

Prime sponsor: Vincent J. Hughes

Co-sponsors: Judith L. Schwank, James R. Brewster, Jay Costa, Art Haywood, Patrick M. Browne, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 01-26-2017

Senate Bill 191

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in minors, further providing for sale of tobacco and for use of tobacco in schools prohibited....

Prime sponsor: Thomas J. McGarrigle

Co-sponsors: Scott Martin, Kim L. Ward, Art Haywood, John C. Rafferty, Mike Folmer, Ryan P. Aument, Randy Vulakovich, James R. Brewster, Jay Costa, Bob Mensch, Guy Reschenthaler, Andrew E. Dinniman, Lawrence M. Farnese, and Thomas H Killion

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 01-26-2017

Senate Resolution 7

A Resolution honoring the contributions that African Americans have made in building our nation, acknowledging the wrongs of slavery and expressing Pennsylvania's profound regret for its role in slavery....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Elder A. Vogel, Mario M. Scavello, Lawrence M. Farnese, Jay Costa, Wayne D. Fontana, Sharif Street, Art Haywood, Ryan P. Aument, Judith L. Schwank, Vincent J. Hughes, and Lisa M. Boscola

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Rules

Record published: 01-24-2017

Senate Resolution 9

A Resolution designating the week of January 22 through 28, 2017, as "Nurse Anesthetists Week" in Pennsylvania.

Prime sponsor: John R. Gordner

Co-sponsors: John P. Blake, Andrew E. Dinniman, Lisa Baker, Stewart J. Greenleaf, John H. Eichelberger, Camera Bartolotta, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Wayne D. Fontana, Art Haywood, Elder A. Vogel, James R. Brewster, Vincent J. Hughes, Guy Reschenthaler, Judith L. Schwank, Gene Yaw, Scott E. Hutchinson, Lawrence M. Farnese, Patrick M. Browne, Randy Vulakovich, John T. Yudichak, Ryan P. Aument, John C. Rafferty, and Bob Mensch

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-24-2017

Senate Bill 164

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 definitions, for imposition of tax, for reports and payment of tax and for consolidated reports; and, in general provisions, further providing for underpayment of estimated tax....

Prime sponsor: Christine M. Tartaglione

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, Wayne D. Fontana, Judith L. Schwank, Jay Costa, James R. Brewster, John T. Yudichak, John P. Blake, Art Haywood, Lawrence M. Farnese, Vincent J. Hughes, John P. Sabatina, and Sharif Street

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 01-20-2017

Senate Bill 163

An Act amending the act of January 17, 1968 (P.L.11, No.5), known as The Minimum Wage Act of 1968, further providing for definitions and for rate of minimum wages; and providing for reporting by the department....

Prime sponsor: Christine M. Tartaglione

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, Wayne D. Fontana, Judith L. Schwank, Jay Costa, Art Haywood, Vincent J. Hughes, and Sharif Street

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-20-2017

Senate Bill 162

An Act amending the act of January 17, 1968 (P.L.11, No.5), known as The Minimum Wage Act of 1968, further providing for definitions....

Prime sponsor: Christine M. Tartaglione

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, Wayne D. Fontana, Jay Costa, Scott Wagner, John T. Yudichak, Judith L. Schwank, Art Haywood, James R. Brewster, John C. Rafferty, Vincent J. Hughes, Sharif Street, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-20-2017

Senate Bill 161

An Act amending the act of July 14, 1961 (P.L.637, No.329), known as the Wage Payment and Collection Law, further providing for definitions; providing for duty of department to report; further providing for civil remedies and penalties, for liquidated damages and for criminal penalties; providing for employer liability; and establishing the Wage Enforcement Fund....

Prime sponsor: Christine M. Tartaglione

Co-sponsors: Wayne D. Fontana, Jay Costa, Lawrence M. Farnese, John T. Yudichak, Art Haywood, Vincent J. Hughes, Sharif Street, and Daylin Leach

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-20-2017

Senate Bill 154

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 contributions by employers and employees, further providing for contributions by employees and for Service and Infrastructure Improvement Fund....

Prime sponsor: Christine M. Tartaglione

Co-sponsors: Wayne D. Fontana, Jay Costa, John T. Yudichak, Art Haywood, James R. Brewster, Vincent J. Hughes, Sharif Street, Andrew E. Dinniman, John P. Sabatina, and Daylin Leach

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-20-2017

Senate Bill 148

An Act amending the act of May 17, 1921 (P.L.682, No.284), known as The Insurance Company Law of 1921, in health and accident insurance, providing for coverage for infertility treatment....

Prime sponsor: Lisa M. Boscola

Co-sponsors: Vincent J. Hughes, Wayne D. Fontana, James R. Brewster, Art Haywood, Christine M. Tartaglione, Patrick M. Browne, Lawrence M. Farnese, and Daylin Leach

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Insurance

Record published: 01-20-2017

Senate Bill 119

An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in falsification and intimidation, further providing for false alarms to agencies of public safety; and, in sentencing, providing for sentencing for offenses involving false alarms to agencies of public safety....

Prime sponsor: Vincent J. Hughes

Co-sponsors: Judith L. Schwank, James R. Brewster, Lawrence M. Farnese, Wayne D. Fontana, Jay Costa, Lisa M. Boscola, Art Haywood, John C. Rafferty, Patrick M. Browne, Daylin Leach, and Andrew E. Dinniman

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 01-20-2017

Senate Bill 118

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for the offense of sale or transfer of firearms....

Prime sponsor: Vincent J. Hughes

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, Lawrence M. Farnese, Art Haywood, Sharif Street, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 01-20-2017

Senate Bill 117

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms....

Prime sponsor: Vincent J. Hughes

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, Lawrence M. Farnese, Art Haywood, Sharif Street, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 01-20-2017

Senate Bill 115

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms....

Prime sponsor: Vincent J. Hughes

Co-sponsors: Lawrence M. Farnese, Art Haywood, and Sharif Street

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 01-20-2017

Senate Bill 112

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions, for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms, for sale or transfer of firearms and for Pennsylvania State Police....

Prime sponsor: John P. Sabatina

Co-sponsors: Jay Costa, Art Haywood, Vincent J. Hughes, Lisa M. Boscola, Sharif Street, and John P. Blake

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 01-13-2017

Senate Bill 111

An Act amending Title 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in child protective services, further providing for definitions, for disposition and expunction of unfounded reports and general protective services reports, for employees having contact with children and adoptive and foster parents, for volunteers having contact with children and for recertification....

Prime sponsor: John P. Sabatina

Co-sponsors: Randy Vulakovich, Guy Reschenthaler, Camera Bartolotta, Judith L. Schwank, Mike Folmer, Wayne D. Fontana, James R. Brewster, Kim L. Ward, Jay Costa, Wayne Langerholc, Lisa M. Boscola, Art Haywood, Daniel Laughlin, John C. Rafferty, Vincent J. Hughes, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Health

Record published: 01-13-2017

Senate Bill 107

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 defining "income" to exclude certain veterans' disability payments....

Prime sponsor: Lisa M. Boscola

Co-sponsors: Art Haywood, Jay Costa, Vincent J. Hughes, Wayne D. Fontana, Lawrence M. Farnese, John P. Blake, Judith L. Schwank, James R. Brewster, John P. Sabatina, Christine M. Tartaglione, John T. Yudichak, Lisa Baker, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Scott E. Hutchinson, John C. Rafferty, Mario M. Scavello, Randy Vulakovich, Michele Brooks, Bob Mensch, and Kim L. Ward

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-13-2017

Senate Bill 105

An Act amending Title 51 (Military Affairs) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in educational gratuity program, further providing for definitions, for educational gratuity payments and for eligibility and qualification requirements....

Prime sponsor: Lisa M. Boscola

Co-sponsors: Jay Costa, Wayne D. Fontana, Vincent J. Hughes, John P. Blake, James R. Brewster, Art Haywood, Christine M. Tartaglione, John T. Yudichak, Scott E. Hutchinson, John C. Rafferty, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-13-2017

Senate Bill 103

An Act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, providing for a work-based learning tax credit....

Prime sponsor: Lisa M. Boscola

Co-sponsors: Jay Costa, Vincent J. Hughes, Lawrence M. Farnese, Judith L. Schwank, James R. Brewster, Art Haywood, John P. Sabatina, Christine M. Tartaglione, John T. Yudichak, Ryan P. Aument, Bob Mensch, John C. Rafferty, Wayne D. Fontana, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 01-13-2017

Senate Bill 102

An Act authorizing senior citizens to claim an exemption from tax increases as to certain real property; and providing for termination of the exemption....

Prime sponsor: Lisa M. Boscola

Co-sponsors: Scott E. Hutchinson, Jay Costa, Wayne D. Fontana, James R. Brewster, Art Haywood, John P. Sabatina, John T. Yudichak, Stewart J. Greenleaf, John C. Rafferty, Guy Reschenthaler, Elder A. Vogel, Richard L. Alloway, and Vincent J. Hughes

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 01-13-2017

Senate Bill 100

An Act providing for patient access to diagnostics and treatments for Lyme disease and related tick-borne illnesses; and requiring health care policies to provide certain coverage....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Mario M. Scavello, Lisa Baker, Scott E. Hutchinson, Judith L. Schwank, Lawrence M. Farnese, James R. Brewster, Jay Costa, Wayne Langerholc, Art Haywood, Lisa M. Boscola, John C. Rafferty, Richard L. Alloway, Andrew E. Dinniman, Ryan P. Aument, Michele Brooks, and Thomas J. McGarrigle

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Insurance

Record published: 01-13-2017

Senate Bill 94

An Act amending the act of March 28, 1984 (P.L.150, No.28), known as the Automobile Lemon Law, further providing for presumption of a reasonable number of attempts....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Christine M. Tartaglione, Jay Costa, Art Haywood, and John C. Rafferty

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Professional Licensure

Record published: 01-13-2017

Senate Bill 91

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 duties of employers....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Randy Vulakovich, Judith L. Schwank, Christine M. Tartaglione, Jay Costa, Art Haywood, Elder A. Vogel, Lawrence M. Farnese, James R. Brewster, Patrick M. Browne, and Kim L. Ward

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-13-2017

Senate Bill 77

An Act amending Title 58 (Oil and Gas) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in unconventional gas well fee, further providing for distribution of fee....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: John T. Yudichak, Daylin Leach, James R. Brewster, Lisa Baker, Jay Costa, Judith L. Schwank, Art Haywood, John C. Rafferty, and Lisa M. Boscola

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-13-2017

Senate Bill 61

An Act establishing the Pennsylvania Center for Effective Indigent Defense Legal Representation; providing for its duties and responsibilities; and making an appropriation....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, James R. Brewster, Lawrence M. Farnese, Lisa Baker, Art Haywood, Jay Costa, Vincent J. Hughes, Patrick M. Browne, Sharif Street, and Wayne D. Fontana

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

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 44

An Act prohibiting mental health professionals from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with an individual under 18 years of age....

Prime sponsor: Anthony H. Williams

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, Christine M. Tartaglione, Judith L. Schwank, Art Haywood, Sharif Street, Vincent J. Hughes, Jay Costa, Lawrence M. Farnese, and Wayne D. Fontana

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Professional Licensure

Record published: 01-12-2017