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Williams
  • Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D)

  • Representing district 8 of Pennsylvania since 1999

  • Term expires: 2018

  • Delaware County (Part), Philadelphia County (Part)

Committee Assignments / Leadership

  • Minority Whip

  • Education

  • Environmental Resources & Energy

  • Intergovernmental Operations, Minority Chair

  • Law & Justice

  • Rules & Executive Nominations

  • State Government, Minority Chair

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Legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Anthony H. Williams

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 Resolution 255

A Resolution encouraging equitable and diverse gender representation on the boards and in senior management of companies in Pennsylvania.

Prime sponsor: Judith L. Schwank

Co-sponsors: Jay Costa, Andrew E. Dinniman, Wayne D. Fontana, Daylin Leach, James R. Brewster, Christine M. Tartaglione, John P. Sabatina, John C. Rafferty, Patrick M. Browne, John T. Yudichak, Vincent J. Hughes, Lawrence M. Farnese, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 07-25-2018

Senate Bill 1037

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

Prime sponsor: Mike Folmer

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

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-28-2018

Senate Bill 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 653

An Act amending the act of December 31, 1965 (P.L.1257, No.511), known as The Local Tax Enabling Act, in local taxes, further providing for collection; in consolidated collection of local income taxes, further providing for tax collection committees and for powers and duties of tax officer; in collection of delinquent taxes, further providing for costs of collection; and making a related editorial change....

Prime sponsor: Patrick M. Browne

Co-sponsors: Lisa M. Boscola, Mike Folmer, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Camera Bartolotta, Mario M. Scavello, Mike Regan, John H. Eichelberger, Anthony H. Williams, Daniel Laughlin, Scott Martin, Scott Wagner, and Judith L. Schwank

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-22-2018

Senate Bill 1217

An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in general provisions, providing for certain limitations in cities of the first class....

Prime sponsor: Sharif Street

Co-sponsors: Christine M. Tartaglione, Anthony H. Williams, and Jay Costa

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Transportation

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 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 1036

An Act amending Titles 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) and 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in sentencing, further providing for payment of court costs, restitution and fines, for fine and for failure to pay fine; in licensing of drivers, further providing for suspension of operating privilege for failure to respond to citation; and, in penalties and disposition of fines, further providing for inability to pay fine and costs....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, Wayne D. Fontana, Camera Bartolotta, Bob Mensch, Jay Costa, Guy Reschenthaler, Vincent J. Hughes, James R. Brewster, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-13-2018

Senate Resolution 280

A Resolution recognizing 2018 as the bicentennial anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass and honoring the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass and his contributions to the United States of America....

Prime sponsor: Scott Martin

Co-sponsors: Andrew E. Dinniman, Wayne D. Fontana, David G. Argall, Anthony H. Williams, Patrick M. Browne, Lawrence M. Farnese, Mike Folmer, John P. Sabatina, James R. Brewster, John T. Yudichak, John R. Gordner, Ryan P. Aument, Scott E. Hutchinson, Lisa Baker, John C. Rafferty, Randy Vulakovich, Bob Mensch, Vincent J. Hughes, and Lisa M. Boscola

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-11-2018

Senate Bill 1089

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 Human Services and its departmental administrative and advisory boards and commissions, further providing for medical assistance payments and for admissions to drug and alcohol facilities....

Prime sponsor: Patrick J. Stefano

Co-sponsors: Bob Mensch, Kim L. Ward, David G. Argall, Camera Bartolotta, James R. Brewster, John H. Eichelberger, Mike Folmer, Thomas H Killion, Thomas J. McGarrigle, John C. Rafferty, Guy Reschenthaler, Mario M. Scavello, Anthony H. Williams, John T. Yudichak, and Scott Wagner

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 06-05-2018

Senate Resolution 362

A Resolution designating the week of May 21 through 25, 2018, as "No Place for Hate Week" in Pennsylvania.

Prime sponsor: Patrick M. Browne

Co-sponsors: John P. Sabatina, James R. Brewster, Wayne D. Fontana, Andrew E. Dinniman, John P. Blake, John C. Rafferty, Stewart J. Greenleaf, David G. Argall, Anthony H. Williams, Mike Regan, Christine M. Tartaglione, Mike Folmer, Judith L. Schwank, Camera Bartolotta, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Vincent J. Hughes, Thomas H Killion, Scott Wagner, Bob Mensch, and Ryan P. Aument

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 05-22-2018

Senate Bill 1033

An Act providing for disclosure requirements for broadband Internet access service providers, for prohibitions and for contracts, grants and tax credits; and imposing civil penalties....

Prime sponsor: Lawrence M. Farnese

Co-sponsors: John P. Blake, Judith L. Schwank, Christine M. Tartaglione, Jay Costa, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 05-02-2018

Senate Bill 384

An Act amending the act of April 16, 1992 (P.L.155, No.28), known as the Assessors Certification Act, repealing provisions relating to nonapplicability; and providing for assessors in counties of the first class....

Prime sponsor: Lawrence M. Farnese

Co-sponsors: Jay Costa, John C. Rafferty, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Professional Licensure

Record published: 04-27-2018

Senate Resolution 327

A Concurrent Resolution establishing the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Harassment.

Prime sponsor: John P. Blake

Co-sponsors: Wayne D. Fontana, Lawrence M. Farnese, John P. Sabatina, Lisa M. Boscola, Vincent J. Hughes, Judith L. Schwank, Jay Costa, John T. Yudichak, Christine M. Tartaglione, Bob Mensch, James R. Brewster, Anthony H. Williams, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 04-24-2018

Senate Bill 1150

An Act amending the act of December 12, 1986 (P.L.1559, No.169), known as the Whistleblower Law, further providing for remedies and for enforcement....

Prime sponsor: Art Haywood

Co-sponsors: Wayne D. Fontana, Lawrence M. Farnese, Vincent J. Hughes, Judith L. Schwank, Jay Costa, James R. Brewster, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 04-24-2018

Senate Bill 1148

An Act amending the act of October 27, 1955 (P.L.744, No.222), known as the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, further providing for definitions and for unlawful discriminatory practices....

Prime sponsor: Christine M. Tartaglione

Co-sponsors: Wayne D. Fontana, Lawrence M. Farnese, Vincent J. Hughes, Judith L. Schwank, Jay Costa, James R. Brewster, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 04-24-2018

Senate Bill 1147

An Act amending the act of October 27, 1955 (P.L.744, No.222), known as the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, further providing for powers and duties of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission; providing for training; and further providing for procedure....

Prime sponsor: Wayne D. Fontana

Co-sponsors: Lawrence M. Farnese, Lisa M. Boscola, Vincent J. Hughes, Jay Costa, Christine M. Tartaglione, James R. Brewster, John P. Blake, Anthony H. Williams, and Patrick M. Browne

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 04-24-2018

Senate Bill 1146

An Act amending the act of October 27, 1955 (P.L.744, No.222), known as the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, further providing for definitions, for procedure and for construction and exclusiveness of remedy....

Prime sponsor: Lawrence M. Farnese

Co-sponsors: Wayne D. Fontana, Vincent J. Hughes, Jay Costa, Christine M. Tartaglione, Bob Mensch, James R. Brewster, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 04-24-2018

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 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 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 239

A Resolution recognizing November 14, 2017, as "World Diabetes Day" in Pennsylvania.

Prime sponsor: Scott Martin

Co-sponsors: Ryan P. Aument, Andrew E. Dinniman, John P. Sabatina, Guy Reschenthaler, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Lawrence M. Farnese, Lisa M. Boscola, James R. Brewster, Christine M. Tartaglione, Scott Wagner, Vincent J. Hughes, John C. Rafferty, Patrick M. Browne, Lisa Baker, Bob Mensch, Thomas H Killion, Jay Costa, John T. Yudichak, Mike Folmer, Kim L. Ward, Camera Bartolotta, Anthony H. Williams, and John P. Blake

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 02-13-2018

Senate Bill 1030

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons....

Prime sponsor: Patrick M. Browne

Co-sponsors: Thomas J. McGarrigle, Thomas H Killion, John C. Rafferty, Jay Costa, Vincent J. Hughes, John P. Blake, Wayne D. Fontana, Anthony H. Williams, Christine M. Tartaglione, Judith L. Schwank, and Daylin Leach

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 01-26-2018

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 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 969

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons....

Prime sponsor: Patrick M. Browne

Co-sponsors: Thomas J. McGarrigle, Thomas H Killion, John C. Rafferty, Jay Costa, Vincent J. Hughes, John P. Blake, Wayne D. Fontana, Anthony H. Williams, Christine M. Tartaglione, Judith L. Schwank, Andrew E. Dinniman, Daniel Laughlin, and Sharif Street

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 12-01-2017

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 867

An Act providing for a Constitutional Convention with limited powers, for a referendum on the question and for the selection, nomination and election of delegates; defining the powers, duties and operation of the Constitutional Convention; conferring powers and imposing duties on the Governor, the Secretary of the Commonwealth, officers of the General Assembly and county boards of elections; providing for a referendum on the Constitutional Convention's report; and making an appropriation....

Prime sponsor: John H. Eichelberger

Co-sponsors: Donald C. White, John T. Yudichak, John DiSanto, Mike Folmer, Patrick J. Stefano, John C. Rafferty, Camera Bartolotta, Mike Regan, Scott Wagner, James R. Brewster, Anthony H. Williams, Patrick M. Browne, Randy Vulakovich, Wayne Langerholc, and Charles T. McIlhinney

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: State Government

Record published: 10-17-2017

Senate Bill 911

An Act amending the act of November 24, 1998 (P.L.882, No.111), known as the Crime Victims Act, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions....

Prime sponsor: Art Haywood

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, Anthony H. Williams, Jay Costa, Judith L. Schwank, Patrick M. Browne, Vincent J. Hughes, and Christine M. Tartaglione

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 09-29-2017

Senate Bill 910

An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in assault, further providing for the offense of terroristic threats and for the offense of terrorism and providing for the offense of harboring or concealing terrorists; and, in limitation of time, further providing for no limitation applicable....

Prime sponsor: Art Haywood

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, Anthony H. Williams, Jay Costa, Judith L. Schwank, Patrick M. Browne, Vincent J. Hughes, and Christine M. Tartaglione

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 09-29-2017

Senate Resolution 147

A Resolution observing June 19, 2017, as "Juneteenth National Freedom Day" in Pennsylvania.

Prime sponsor: Sharif Street

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, Andrew E. Dinniman, Wayne D. Fontana, Lawrence M. Farnese, John H. Eichelberger, John C. Rafferty, Stewart J. Greenleaf, John T. Yudichak, Judith L. Schwank, Scott E. Hutchinson, Jay Costa, Anthony H. Williams, Ryan P. Aument, Vincent J. Hughes, Randy Vulakovich, and Christine M. Tartaglione

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 09-28-2017

Senate Resolution 201

A Resolution honoring Fannie Lou Hamer on the 100th anniversary of her birth, October 6, 2017, in recognition of her vast and valiant efforts to ensure the civil rights of minorities, women and low-income families....

Prime sponsor: Art Haywood

Co-sponsors: Christine M. Tartaglione, Lawrence M. Farnese, Vincent J. Hughes, John P. Sabatina, Sharif Street, Anthony H. Williams, James R. Brewster, Wayne D. Fontana, Daylin Leach, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Ryan P. Aument, Patrick M. Browne, Randy Vulakovich, and Bob Mensch

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 09-21-2017

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 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 Bill 721

An Act amending Title 12 (Commerce and Trade) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in economic development programs, providing for tourism promotion, establishing the Tourism Promotion Fund and imposing duties on the Department of Community and Economic Development....

Prime sponsor: Guy Reschenthaler

Co-sponsors: Lawrence M. Farnese, David G. Argall, Lisa Baker, Elder A. Vogel, Christine M. Tartaglione, John T. Yudichak, Thomas J. McGarrigle, Wayne D. Fontana, John R. Gordner, Richard L. Alloway, Thomas H Killion, Mario M. Scavello, Patrick J. Stefano, Anthony H. Williams, and Lisa M. Boscola

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 06-26-2017

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 665

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

Prime sponsor: Guy Reschenthaler

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

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 05-04-2017

Senate Bill 25

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

Prime sponsor: Camera Bartolotta

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

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Professional Licensure

Record published: 05-04-2017

Senate Bill 541

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 exceptional children, education and training....

Prime sponsor: Patrick M. Browne

Co-sponsors: Stewart J. Greenleaf, Jay Costa, Bob Mensch, James R. Brewster, John C. Rafferty, Thomas H Killion, Anthony H. Williams, and Daylin Leach

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 03-24-2017

Senate Bill 467

An Act establishing the Veterans' Housing Assistance Program; and making appropriations.

Prime sponsor: John P. Blake

Co-sponsors: John P. Sabatina, James R. Brewster, Judith L. Schwank, Wayne D. Fontana, Christine M. Tartaglione, Mario M. Scavello, Jay Costa, John T. Yudichak, Thomas J. McGarrigle, John C. Rafferty, Lawrence M. Farnese, Vincent J. Hughes, Lisa M. Boscola, Kim L. Ward, Gene Yaw, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Urban Affairs

Record published: 03-01-2017

Senate Bill 462

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

Prime sponsor: John P. Blake

Co-sponsors: Guy Reschenthaler, Wayne D. Fontana, Christine M. Tartaglione, Jay Costa, John C. Rafferty, Vincent J. Hughes, Patrick M. Browne, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 03-01-2017

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 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 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 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 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 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 96

An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in assault, further providing for the offense of ethnic intimidation; in particular rights and immunities, further providing for civil rights violations; and making an editorial change....

Prime sponsor: Lawrence M. Farnese

Co-sponsors: Anthony H. Williams, Judith L. Schwank, Wayne D. Fontana, Jay Costa, John T. Yudichak, James R. Brewster, Vincent J. Hughes, Sharif Street, Lisa M. Boscola, Thomas H Killion, Daylin Leach, and John P. Blake

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 02-15-2017

Senate Resolution 19

A Resolution amending Senate Rule 14.

Prime sponsor: Wayne D. Fontana

Co-sponsors: John P. Sabatina, James R. Brewster, Christine M. Tartaglione, Jay Costa, John P. Blake, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Rules

Record published: 02-06-2017

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 267

An Act amending the act of February 9, 1999 (P.L.1, No.1), known as the Capital Facilities Debt Enabling Act, in capital facilities, further providing for definitions and for appropriation for and limitation on redevelopment assistance capital projects....

Prime sponsor: Vincent J. Hughes

Co-sponsors: John P. Sabatina, John P. Blake, Judith L. Schwank, James R. Brewster, Wayne D. Fontana, Christine M. Tartaglione, Jay Costa, John T. Yudichak, John C. Rafferty, Patrick M. Browne, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Appropriations

Record published: 01-31-2017

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 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 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 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 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 101

An Act amending Title 4 (Amusements) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in table games, further providing for table game taxes.

Prime sponsor: Lisa M. Boscola

Co-sponsors: Mario M. Scavello, Lawrence M. Farnese, Vincent J. Hughes, Wayne D. Fontana, James R. Brewster, John T. Yudichak, Scott E. Hutchinson, John C. Rafferty, Guy Reschenthaler, Richard L. Alloway, Bob Mensch, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Record published: 01-13-2017

Senate Bill 65

An Act establishing the Child Welfare Workers Loan Forgiveness Program for Commonwealth residents who graduate from institutions of higher education and who apply their degrees to careers in child welfare work; and prescribing powers and duties of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: James R. Brewster, John T. Yudichak, Jay Costa, Sharif Street, Patrick M. Browne, Anthony H. Williams, Daylin Leach, and John P. Blake

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Education

Record published: 01-12-2017

Senate Bill 64

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, further providing for definitions....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Randy Vulakovich, Judith L. Schwank, James R. Brewster, John T. Yudichak, Jay Costa, Wayne Langerholc, Lisa M. Boscola, John C. Rafferty, Vincent J. Hughes, Bob Mensch, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Finance

Record published: 01-12-2017

Senate Bill 63

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in other offenses, further providing for drug trafficking sentencing and penalties....

Prime sponsor: Stewart J. Greenleaf

Co-sponsors: Daylin Leach, Vincent J. Hughes, Gene Yaw, Kim L. Ward, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 01-12-2017

Senate Bill 29

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 persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms....

Prime sponsor: Lawrence M. Farnese

Co-sponsors: Vincent J. Hughes, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 01-12-2017

Senate Bill 28

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: Lawrence M. Farnese

Co-sponsors: Vincent J. Hughes, and Anthony H. Williams

Passed House Passed Senate Enacted

Committee assignment: Judiciary

Record published: 01-12-2017