Friday, December 07, 2007

weekly legislative update

This is a list of bills that passed the Pennsylvania House or Senate this week, and mention of any noteworthy resolutions. Standard caveats apply (resolutions not generally included, list of sponsors deleted if it was too long - three lines in the originally formatting).

Our accountant friends at PICPA don't have an update this week.

Other updates this week:

PA GOP Senate
PA Democratic Senate
PA GOP House
PA Democratic House


HR 522 A Resolution recognizing the patriotic, cultural, historic and artistic aspects of stamp collecting and related documents.


Special Session

SB 25 By Senators WAUGH, PUNT, GREENLEAF, MUSTO, COSTA, M. WHITE, WOZNIAK, STOUT, MELLOW, ARMSTRONG, FOLMER, MADIGAN, ROBBINS, SCARNATI, VANCE, REGOLA and RHOADES. Prior Printer's No. 16.Printer's No. 39. An Act amending the act of November 30, 2004 (P.L.1672, No.213), known as the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act, further defining "alternative energy sources" and "Tier II alternative energy source"; and further providing for alternative energy portfolio standards.

General Session


HB 1308 By Representatives CALTAGIRONE, BELFANTI, CREIGHTON, DALEY, GEIST, HENNESSEY, JAMES, KIRKLAND, KORTZ, MURT, YOUNGBLOOD, SIPTROTH, HORNAMAN and THOMAS. Prior Printer's Nos. 1613, 1841.Printer's No. 2915. An Act amending the act of June 23, 1931 (P.L.932, No.317), known as The Third Class City Code, providing for a probationary period for police officers and firefighters.

HB 1408 By Representative D. EVANS. Prior Printer's No. 1788.Printer's No. 2106. An Act amending the act of February 9, 1999 (P.L.1, No.1), known as the Capital Facilities Debt Enabling Act, further providing for appropriation for and limitation on redevelopment assistance capital projects.

HB 260 Prior Printer's No. 292.Printer's No. 2771. An Act requiring executive agencies to prepare and submit strategic plans, performance plans and performance reports; and imposing additional powers and duties on the Office of the Budget.

HB 306 Prior Printer's No. 347.Printer's No. 2831. An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, repealing provisions relating to certain appeals from the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board.

HB 1250 Prior Printer's Nos. 1538, 2227, 2801.Printer's No. 2874. An Act amending the act of September 27, 1961 (P.L.1700, No.699), known as the Pharmacy Act, further providing for definitions; providing for registration and permits for pharmacy technicians; further providing for multiple licensure, for refusal to grant revocation and suspension, for State Board of Pharmacy, for hearings and suspensions, for reinstatement, for drug therapy protocols and for penalties; and providing for collaborative drug therapy management.

HB 1664 Printer's No. 2199. An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for theft of leased property.


HB 1604 An Act designating a portion of State Route 145 in Northampton County as the Battle of the Bulge Veterans Memorial Highway.

HB 296 By Representatives R. STEVENSON, BOYD, CALTAGIRONE, DENLINGER, GINGRICH, HUTCHINSON, M. KELLER, KOTIK, MILLARD, O'NEILL, PHILLIPS, PICKETT, PYLE, REICHLEY, GEIST, SIPTROTH and WANSACZ. Prior Printer's No. 338.Printer's No. 2873. An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for costs imposed following conviction for passing bad checks and for the offense of debt pooling.

SB 778 By Senators ARMSTRONG, ORIE, RAFFERTY, FERLO, COSTA, EARLL, RHOADES, WAUGH, MADIGAN, STOUT, WONDERLING, STACK and BRUBAKER. Prior Printer's No. 901.Printer's No. 1581. An Act providing for long-term care patient access to pharmaceuticals; and conferring powers and duties on the State Board of Pharmacy.

SB 826 By Senators ARMSTRONG, MUSTO, MELLOW, FONTANA, CORMAN, ERICKSON, BRUBAKER, FUMO, GORDNER, O'PAKE, WONDERLING, ROBBINS, VANCE, SCARNATI, D. WHITE, PILEGGI, BROWNE, BAKER and REGOLA. Prior Printer's No. 1009.Printer's No. 1609. An Act amending Titles 24 (Education) and 71 (State Government) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for actuarial cost method.

SB 1000 By Senators WONDERLING, C. WILLIAMS, CORMAN, ORIE, GREENLEAF, ERICKSON, RAFFERTY, FUMO, PICCOLA, FOLMER, KITCHEN, BROWNE, MELLOW, O'PAKE, FONTANA, WASHINGTON, MADIGAN, McILHINNEY, COSTA and HUGHES. Prior Printer's No. 1346.Printer's No. 1490. An Act prohibiting the regulation of voice-over-Internet protocol and other Internet protocol-enabled products and services; and providing for preservation of consumer protection, for fees and rates and for preservation of cable franchise authority.

SB 1125 By Senators ORIE, SCARNATI, PILEGGI, PUNT, FONTANA, COSTA, RAFFERTY, LOGAN, ROBBINS, MUSTO, ERICKSON, BAKER, GREENLEAF, ARMSTRONG, CORMAN, KITCHEN, DINNIMAN, WAUGH, PIPPY, STACK, BROWNE, BOSCOLA and WASHINGTON. Prior Printer's No. 1505.Printer's No. 1573. An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, prohibiting the use of name, portrait or picture of a soldier in certain cases.

SB 1147 By Senators WASHINGTON, FONTANA, HUGHES, MELLOW, C. WILLIAMS, KITCHEN, MUSTO, WOZNIAK and STACK. Prior Printer's No. 1529.Printer's No. 1575. An Act amending Title 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for information relating to prospective child-care personnel.

SB 1156 By Senators FOLMER, PILEGGI and BOSCOLA. Prior Printer's No. 1536.Printer's No. 1576. An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for notice and hearing and for disposition of dependent child.

SB 1159 By Senators RHOADES, MADIGAN, BAKER, STOUT, PUNT, MUSTO, RAFFERTY, ORIE, COSTA, WONDERLING, WAUGH, O'PAKE, DINNIMAN, BROWNE and ARMSTRONG. Printer's No. 1548. An Act designating Long Pond Road in Tunkhannock Township, Monroe County, from the intersection with SR 115 eastward to the intersection with Stony Hollow Road, as Dr. Joseph Mattioli and Dr. Rose Mattioli Drive.

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