HOUSE CALENDAR
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SESSION OF 2015-2016

HOUSE CONVENES AT 11:00 A.M. E.D.S.T.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015

Bill
No.
Print.
No.
TITLE OF BILL ACTION
SECOND CONSIDERATION
CONSUMER AFFAIRS BILLS
HOUSE
48
1884
An Act amending Title 27 (Environmental Resources) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in conservation and natural resources, providing for water well construction standards.(Representatives GODSHALL, KILLION, READSHAW and others)--Rules, July 22, 2015
1

This bill amends Title 27 in conservation and natural resources, providing for water well construction standards.

HOUSE
1098
1414
An Act amending the act of March 28, 1984 (P.L.150, No.28), known as the Automobile Lemon Law, further providing for the definition of "new motor vehicle."(Representatives SNYDER, KOTIK, DIAMOND and others)--Rules, July 22, 2015
1

This bill amends the Automobile Lemon Law, providing for the definition of "new motor vehicle."

HOUSE
1241
2013
An Act amending Title 66 (Public Utilities) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in general provisions, further providing for the definition of public utility.(Representatives R. BROWN, ELLIS, GODSHALL and others)--Rules, July 22, 2015
1

This bill amends Title 66, provides for the definition of public utility.

SECOND CONSIDERATION
EDUCATION BILL
HOUSE
512
568
An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in transfers of credits between institutions of higher education, further providing for definitions, for duties of public institutions of higher education and for transfer and articulation oversight committee.(Representatives ROEBUCK, BISHOP, V. BROWN and others)--Education, June 22, 2015
13

This bill amends the Public School Code to provide for uniform standards for awarding college credit for prior learning at public institutions of higher education.

SECOND CONSIDERATION
ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY BILLS
HOUSE
471
516
An Act amending the act of July 10, 2008 (P.L.1009, No.78), known as the Biofuel Development and In-State Production Incentive Act, further providing for definitions, for cellulosic ethanol content in gasoline and for department authority and responsibility; and making editorial changes.(Representatives MARSHALL, PICKETT, GODSHALL and others)--Rules, July 22, 2015
1

This bill amends the Biofuel Development and In-State Production Incentive Act, providing for definitions, and for cellulosic ethanol content in gasoline.

SENATE
307
1138
An Act amending the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.177, No.175), known as The Administrative Code of 1929, in organization of departmental administrative boards and commissions and of advisory boards and commissions, further providing for the Environmental Quality Board.(Senators YUDICHAK, FONTANA, COSTA and others)--Environmental Resources & Energy, July 1, 2015
4

This bill amends The Administrative Code of 1929 to provide for the Environmental Quality Board.

SENATE
513
1139
An Act amending the act of July 7, 1980 (P.L.380, No.97), known as the Solid Waste Management Act, in residual waste, further providing for transportation of residual waste; and abrogating a regulation.(Senators McGARRIGLE, PILEGGI, YUDICHAK and others)--Environmental Resources & Energy, July 20, 2015
3

This bill amends the Solid Waste Management Act to provide for transportation of residual waste.

SENATE
875
1018
An Act providing for the use of treated mine water for oil and gas development.(Senators BARTOLOTTA, WHITE, VULAKOVICH and others)--Environmental Resources & Energy, July 1, 2015
4

This bill provides for the use of treated mine water for oil and gas development.

SECOND CONSIDERATION
FINANCE BILLS
HOUSE
283
282
An Act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, in tax for education, further providing for exclusions from sales and use tax.(Representatives F. KELLER, BARRAR, CUTLER and others)--Finance, July 22, 2015
1

This amends the Tax Reform Code of 1971 by providing a Sales and Use Tax exclusion on the retail purchase of gun locks and gun safes.

HOUSE
421
456
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.(Representatives SAMUELSON, HENNESSEY, BARBIN and others)--Finance, July 22, 2015
1

This bill increases the exemption for total death benefits from $5,000 to $10,000 when calculating income eligibility for the property tax/rent rebate program.

SECOND CONSIDERATION
HEALTH BILLS
HOUSE
46
1839
An Act providing for unannounced inspections of certain facilities and persons that provide child day care; conferring powers and duties on the Department of Human Services; repealing provisions of the Public Welfare Code relating to registration provisions; and abrogating a regulation.(Representatives GODSHALL, KINSEY, KOTIK and others)--Rules, July 22, 2015
1

This bill provides for unannounced inspections of certain facilities and persons that provide child day care.

HOUSE
222
1587
An Act amending the act of June 13, 1967 (P.L.31, No.21), known as the Public Welfare Code, in public assistance, prohibiting eligibility for individuals convicted of drug distribution.(Representatives REGAN, SACCONE, BAKER and others)--Health, June 26, 2015
9

This bill amends the Public Welfare Code to prohibit benefits eligibility for individuals convicted of drug distribution.

SECOND CONSIDERATION
HUMAN SERVICES BILL
HOUSE
133
1753
An Act establishing a bill of rights for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; and conferring powers and duties on the Department of Human Services.(Representatives MURT, ACOSTA, BARRAR and others)--Rules, July 21, 2015
2

This bill establishes a bill of rights for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

SECOND CONSIDERATION
JUDICIARY BILL
SENATE
210
121
An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in juries and jurors, further providing for exemptions from jury duty.(Senators GREENLEAF, FONTANA, BREWSTER and others)--Judiciary, June 30, 2015
5

This bill amends Title 42 (Judicial Code) in order to further provide for exemptions to jury duty.

SECOND CONSIDERATION
LABOR AND INDUSTRY BILL
HOUSE
478
1421
An Act establishing guidelines and procedures governing certain investigations and interrogations of correctional officers by the Department of Corrections; authorizing certain civil suits by correctional officers; and providing for impact of collective bargaining agreements and for summary suspensions.(Representatives BOBACK, MATZIE, D. COSTA and others)--Labor & Industry, June 22, 2015
13

This bill Establishes the Correctional Officers Investigation Procurement Act.

SECOND CONSIDERATION
LOCAL GOVERNMENT BILL
HOUSE
1296
1889
An Act amending the act of July 25, 1973 (P.L.217, No.53), entitled "An act authorizing cities of the first class and second class to invest all funds received and deposited with the city treasurer in certain commercial paper under certain terms and conditions," providing for investment of public corporation or authority funds.(Representatives HARPER, JAMES, MURT and others)--Rules, July 22, 2015
1

This bill provides for cities of the first class and second class to invest all funds received and deposited with the city treasurer in certain commercial paper under certain terms and conditions.

SECOND CONSIDERATION
STATE GOVERNMENT BILLS
HOUSE
727
1555
An Act amending Titles 24 (Education), 51 (Military Affairs) and 71 (State Government) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in Title 24, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions and construction and providing for references; in retirement membership, contributions and benefits, further providing for mandatory and optional membership, for credited school service, for waiver of adjustments and for classes of service, for elections, for eligibility points, for eligibility for annuities, for eligibility for refunds, for pickup contributions, for member contributions, for contributions for purchase of credit, for annual compensation limit, for contributions by Commonwealth, for payments by employers, for actuarial cost method, for appropriations by Commonwealth, for return of accumulated deductions, for single life annuity, for disability annuities, for termination of annuities and payment of benefits; providing for school employees' defined contribution plan; in administrative and miscellaneous provisions, further providing for the Public School Employees' Retirement Board, for administrative duties of board, for health insurance, for advisory and reporting duties, for application and election duties, for duties of employers, for rights and duties of school employees and members, for management of fund and accounts, for Public School Employees' Retirement Fund, for State accumulation account, for annuity reserve account, for State guarantee, for taxation, for attachment and assignment of funds, for approval of domestic relations orders, for irrevocable survivor annuitant and for amendment of approved domestic relations orders; providing for irrevocable successor payee; further providing for fraud and adjustment of errors and for payments to school entities by Commonwealth; providing for payments to school entities by Commonwealth commencing with the 2015-2016 school year; in health insurance for retired school employees, further providing for definitions; in Title 51, in employment preferences and pensions, further providing for military leaves of absence; in Title 71, in retirement for State employees and officers, further providing for definitions, for preliminary provisions and for membership, credited service, classes of service, and eligibility benefits, providing for State Employees' Defined Contribution Plan, further providing for contributions, for benefits and for administration, funds and accounts; and making editorial changes.(Representatives KAMPF, ROSS, TURZAI and others)--State Government, June 26, 2015
9

This bill establishes the State Employees' Defined Contribution Plan for state employees who begin service on or after January 1, 2016 and the Public School Employees' Defined Contribution Plan for school employees who begin service on or after July 1, 2016.

SENATE
645
1090
An Act providing for notice and disclosure of proposed collective bargaining agreements and related documents and for open records.(Senators STEFANO, SCARNATI, CORMAN and others)--State Government, June 25, 2015
10

This bill requires that a public employer shall provide notice prior to signing a proposed collective bargaining agreement.

SECOND CONSIDERATION
TRANSPORTATION BILLS
HOUSE
813
2010
An Act amending the act of June 25, 1931 (P.L.1352, No.332), referred to as the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Compact, providing for veto power by the Governor over certain actions; further providing for audits; and providing the Governor of each state with power to ratify or veto certain actions taken by commissioners.(Representatives EMRICK, FREEMAN, COHEN and others)--Rules, July 22, 2015
1

This bill amends the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Compact, providing for veto power by the Governor over certain actions.

HOUSE
838
1006
An Act designating a bridge on that portion of Garrett Road over the Darby Creek, Upper Darby Township, Delaware County, as the Honorable Nicholas A. Micozzie Bridge.(Representatives SANTORA, BISHOP, CALTAGIRONE and others)--Rules, July 22, 2015
1

This bill designates a bridge on a portion of Garrett Road over the Darby Creek, Upper Darby Township, Delaware County, as the Honorable Nicholas A. Micozzie Bridge.

HOUSE
1087
1493
An Act amending the act of June 12, 1931 (P.L.575, No.200), entitled "An act providing for joint action by Pennsylvania and New Jersey in the development of the ports on the lower Delaware River, and the improvement of the facilities for transportation across the river; authorizing the Governor, for these purposes, to enter into an agreement with New Jersey; creating The Delaware River Joint Commission and specifying the powers and duties thereof, including the power to finance projects by the issuance of revenue bonds; transferring to the new commission all the powers of the Delaware River Bridge Joint Commission; and making an appropriation," providing for gubernatorial veto.(Representatives VEREB, BARRAR, BENNINGHOFF and others)--Rules, July 22, 2015
1

This bill provides for a joint action by Pennsylvania and New Jersey in the development of the ports on the lower Delaware River

HOUSE
1335
1817
An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in powers of department and local authorities, further providing for emergency telephones along Pennsylvania Turnpike.(Representatives LAWRENCE, DIAMOND, ENGLISH and others)--Rules, July 22, 2015
1

This bill amends Title 75, providing for emergency telephones along Pa. Turnpike.

HOUSE
1342
2012
An Act designating a portion of State Route 1008 in Fayetteville, Franklin County, as the James W. Cutchall Memorial Highway.(Representatives KAUFFMAN, BAKER, DiGIROLAMO and others)--Rules, July 22, 2015
1

This bill designates a portion of SR 1008 in Fayetteville, Franklin County, as the James W. Cutchall Memorial Highway.

SECOND CONSIDERATION
VETERANS AFFAIRS & EMERGENCY PREP. BILLS
HOUSE
62
1564
An Act amending Title 35 (Health and Safety) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in grants to fire companies and volunteer services, further providing for award of grants.(Representatives KNOWLES, BARRAR, BAKER and others)--Veterans Affairs & Emergency Prep., July 22, 2015
1

This bill amends Title 35, in grants to fire companies, providing for award of grants.

HOUSE
824
1565
An Act amending Title 35 (Health and Safety) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in miscellaneous provisions, providing for confidentiality of personal information of public safety officials.(Representatives PETRI, KORTZ, FARRY and others)--Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness, June 28, 2015
7

This bill protects the confidential information of public safety officials.

THIRD CONSIDERATION
INSURANCE BILL
SENATE
494
442
An Act amending the act of July 11, 1996 (2nd Sp.Sess., P.L.1879, No.10), known as the Flood Insurance Education and Information Act, further providing for flood insurance education and information.(Senators WARD, EICHELBERGER, SCAVELLO and others)--Appropriations, July 22, 2015 Fiscal-Note Attached
1

This bill amends the Flood Insurance Education and Information Act, providing for flood insurance education and information.

THIRD CONSIDERATION
JUDICIARY BILL
SENATE
166
1155
An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in criminal history record information, further providing for general regulations and providing for order for limited access; and, in governance of the system, providing for petition for expungement or order for limited access fee.(Senators GREENLEAF, STACK, BREWSTER and others)--Appropriations, July 22, 2015 Fiscal-Note Attached
1

This bill amends Title 18, and 42, providing for general regulations and providing for order for limited access.

RESOLUTIONS
HOUSE
82
482
A Resolution honoring the life and contributions of John Patrick Stanton, humanitarian, activist and founder of the prolife movement in this Commonwealth, who died on January 31, 2014, at 86 years of age.(Representatives MURT, BAKER, BOBACK and others)--Health, June 26, 2015
9

HOUSE
140
790
A Resolution urging the Congress of the United States to defeat H.R. 707 and any other legislation which would prohibit states from authorizing and conducting Internet gaming.(Representatives PAYNE, KOTIK, D. COSTA and others)--Gaming Oversight, June 30, 2015
5

HOUSE
183
977
A Resolution directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct a comprehensive review of data maintained by the Department of Education and the Department of Human Services on the number of transition-age youth and young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.(Representatives D. MILLER, MURT, BISHOP and others)--Human Services, July 20, 2015
3

HOUSE
389
1782
A Resolution appointing a committee and empowering it to make investigation.(Representatives CUTLER, GREINER, DIAMOND and others)--Judiciary, June 24, 2015
11

RESOLUTIONS
PURSUANT TO RULE 35
HOUSE
107
665
A Resolution honoring the life and public service contributions of William F. Ross of Montgomery County and extending condolences to his family.(Representatives BRIGGS, KIRKLAND, BENNINGHOFF and others)--February 25, 2015

HOUSE
246
1204
A Resolution honoring Rocco Mediate for his outstanding career as a professional golfer.(Representatives KRIEGER, COHEN, READSHAW and others)--April 15, 2015

HOUSE
350
1624
A Resolution honoring the life and memory of the Honorable Thomas F. Lamb, former Senator of Pennsylvania and member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.(Representatives D. MILLER, TURZAI, P. COSTA and others)--June 2, 2015

HOUSE
358
1631
A Resolution designating the months of June, July and August 2015 as "Summer Reading Games Months 2015" in Pennsylvania.(Representatives V. BROWN, BISHOP, COHEN and others)--June 2, 2015

HOUSE
362
1653
A Resolution congratulating St. David's Episcopal Church in Radnor on its 300th anniversary.(Representatives KAMPF, ADOLPH, AND MILNE)--June 2, 2015

HOUSE
402
1865
A Resolution noting the timely and coordinated actions of emergency personnel and the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia following an Amtrak derailment in Port Richmond May 12, 2015, and praising the particular initiative of area residents and volunteers.(Representatives TAYLOR, DONATUCCI, SONNEY and others)--June 24, 2015

HOUSE
423
2045
A Resolution congratulating Pocono Raceway for its commitment to our veterans by placing a Chair of Honor within the raceway to recognize our American POW/MIAs.(Representatives RADER, EMRICK, BISHOP and others)--July 22, 2015