HOUSE CALENDAR
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SESSION OF 2017-2018

HOUSE CONVENES AT 11:00 A.M. E.D.S.T.
SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2017

Bill
No.
Print.
No.
TITLE OF BILL ACTION
SECOND CONSIDERATION
COMMERCE BILL
HOUSE
1213
1486
An Act amending Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in consolidated county assessment, further providing for short title and scope of chapter and for appeals by taxing districts and providing for standards of redress in appeals.(Representatives KAMPF, GODSHALL, McGINNIS and others)--Commerce, June 27, 2017
10

This bill provides for short title and scope of chapter and for appeals by taxing districts.

SECOND CONSIDERATION
CONSUMER AFFAIRS BILL
HOUSE
179
142
An Act amending Title 66 (Public Utilities) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in general provisions, further providing for definitions; in contract carrier by motor vehicle and broker, further providing for declaration of policy and definitions; and, in violations and penalties, further providing for unauthorized operation by carriers and brokers.(Representatives DAY, KNOWLES, D. COSTA and others)--Consumer Affairs, June 27, 2017
10

This bill amends Title 66 to increase penalties for unlicensed household goods movers operating in the Commonwealth.

SECOND CONSIDERATION
FINANCE BILL
HOUSE
332
356
An Act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, in personal income tax, further providing for classes of income.(Representatives GROVE, BLOOM, NELSON and others)--Finance, June 22, 2017
12

This bill provides for classes of income.

SECOND CONSIDERATION
INSURANCE BILLS
HOUSE
1286
1789
An Act amending the act of March 20, 2002 (P.L.154, No.13), known as the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (Mcare) Act, in medical professional liability, providing for punitive damages study.(Representatives MENTZER, ZIMMERMAN, HICKERNELL and others)--Insurance, June 30, 2017
7

This bill provides for punitive damages study.

HOUSE
1576
2064
An Act amending the act of May 17, 1921 (P.L.789, No.285), known as The Insurance Department Act of 1921, providing for limited lines travel insurance.(Representatives PICKETT AND DeLUCA)--Rules, June 21, 2017
13

This bill provides for limited lines travel insurance.

SECOND CONSIDERATION
JUDICIARY BILLS
HOUSE
111
1699
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.(Representatives CUTLER, DEAN, DRISCOLL and others)--Judiciary, June 27, 2017
10

This bill is a summary of proposed legislation and is prepared only as general information for use by the Republican Members and staff of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

HOUSE
274
1497
An Act amending Title 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in protection from abuse, further providing for relief.(Representatives MARSICO, READSHAW, KNOWLES and others)--Judiciary, June 22, 2017
12

This bill amends the Protection From Abuse Act to add another type of relief for the plaintiff by allowing the court to order the defendant to refrain from abusing the plaintiff's cat or dog.

SECOND CONSIDERATION
LOCAL GOVERNMENT BILLS
HOUSE
641
1712
An Act amending Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in assessments of persons and property, providing for senior property tax freeze.(Representatives GROVE, SCHWEYER, JAMES and others)--Local Government, July 8, 2017
5

This bill establishes an Optional Senior Property Tax Freeze program.

HOUSE
1142
1365
An Act amending the act of December 18, 1984 (P.L.1005, No.205), known as the Municipal Pension Plan Funding Standard and Recovery Act, in standards for municipal pension systems, further providing for definitions and providing for special procedures for certain professional services contracts.(Representatives BRIGGS AND GODSHALL)--Rules, July 9, 2017
4

This bill provides for definitions and providing for special procedures for certain professional services contracts.

THIRD CONSIDERATION
APPROPRIATION BILLS
SENATE
181
1086
An Act providing for performance-based budgeting and tax credit efficiency review; establishing the Performance-Based Budget Board and providing for its powers and duties; and conferring powers and imposing duties on the Independent Fiscal Office.(Senators MENSCH, BARTOLOTTA, GREENLEAF and others)--Appropriations, July 11, 2017 Fiscal-Note Attached
2

This bill establishes the Performance-Based Budget Board and providing for its powers and duties.

SENATE
651
1089
An Act providing for the capital budget for fiscal year 2017-2018; itemizing public improvement projects, furniture and equipment projects, transportation assistance projects, redevelopment assistance, flood control projects, Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund projects, Environmental Stewardship Fund projects, State forestry bridge projects, park and forest management projects, State ATV/Snowmobile Fund projects, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission projects, Oil and Gas Lease Fund projects and Motor License Fund projects to be constructed, acquired or assisted by the Department of General Services, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Transportation or the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, together with their estimated financial costs; authorizing the incurring of debt without the approval of the electors for the purpose of financing the projects to be constructed, acquired or assisted by the Department of General Services, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Transportation or the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission; authorizing the use of current revenue for the purpose of financing the projects to be constructed, acquired or assisted by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources or the Department of Transportation stating the estimated useful life of the projects; and making appropriations.(Senators BROWNE AND HUGHES)--Appropriations, July 11, 2017 Fiscal-Note Attached
2

This bill provides for the Capital Budget Project Itemization Act of Fiscal Year 2017-2018.

THIRD CONSIDERATION
NON-PREFERRED APPROPRIATION BILLS
SENATE
325
1021
An Act making appropriations to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.(Senator HUGHES)--Appropriations, July 9, 2017 Fiscal-Note Attached
4

This bill makes an appropriation to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

SENATE
326
1059
A Supplement to the act of April 1, 1863 (P.L.213, No.227), entitled "An act to accept the grant of Public Lands, by the United States, to the several states, for the endowment of Agricultural Colleges," making appropriations for carrying the same into effect; providing for a basis for payments of such appropriations, for a method of accounting for the funds appropriated and for certain fiscal information disclosure; and making an appropriation from a restricted account within the Agricultural College Land Scrip Fund.(Senator HUGHES)--Appropriations, July 9, 2017 Fiscal-Note Attached
4

This bill makes an appropriation to Pennsylvania State University.

SENATE
327
1060
A Supplement to the act of July 28, 1966 (3rd Sp.Sess., P.L.87, No.3), known as the University of Pittsburgh--Commonwealth Act, making appropriations for carrying the same into effect; and providing for a basis for payments of such appropriations, for a method of accounting for the funds appropriated and for certain fiscal information disclosure.(Senator HUGHES)--Appropriations, July 9, 2017 Fiscal-Note Attached
4

This bill makes an appropriation to the University of Pittsburgh.

SENATE
328
522
A Supplement to the act of November 30, 1965 (P.L.843, No.355), entitled "An act providing for the establishment and operation of Temple University as an instrumentality of the Commonwealth to serve as a State-related university in the higher education system of the Commonwealth; providing for change of name; providing for the composition of the board of trustees; terms of trustees, and the power and duties of such trustees; providing for preference to Pennsylvania residents in tuition; providing for public support and capital improvements; authorizing appropriations in amounts to be fixed annually by the General Assembly; providing for the auditing of accounts of expenditures from said appropriations; authorizing the issuance of bonds exempt from taxation within the Commonwealth; requiring the President to make an annual report of the operations of Temple University," making an appropriation for carrying the same into effect; providing for a basis for payments of such appropriation; and providing a method of accounting for the funds appropriated and for certain fiscal information disclosure.(Senator HUGHES)--Appropriations, July 9, 2017 Fiscal-Note Attached
4

This bill makes an appropriation to Temple University.

SENATE
329
523
A Supplement to the act of July 7, 1972 (P.L.743, No.176), entitled "An act providing for the establishment and operation of Lincoln University as an instrumentality of the Commonwealth to serve as a State-related institution in the higher education system of the Commonwealth; providing for change of name; providing for the composition of the board of trustees; terms of trustees, and the power and duties of such trustees; providing for preference to Pennsylvania residents in tuition; authorizing appropriations in amounts to be fixed annually by the General Assembly; providing for the auditing of accounts of expenditures from said appropriations; providing for public support and capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of bonds exempt from taxation within the Commonwealth; requiring the President to make an annual report of the operations of Lincoln University," making an appropriation for carrying the same into effect; providing for a basis for payments of the appropriation; and providing a method of accounting for the funds appropriated and for certain fiscal information disclosure.(Senator HUGHES)--Appropriations, July 9, 2017 Fiscal-Note Attached
4

This bill makes an appropriation to Lincoln University.

THIRD CONSIDERATION
EDUCATION BILL
SENATE
227
1087
An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in preliminary provisions, further providing for Keystone Exams and providing for Every Student Succeeds Act State plan review; in school directors, providing for school director training programs; in school, district financial recovery, further providing for additional criteria and providing for financial administrator in financial watch school district; in grounds and buildings, further providing for limitation on new applications for Department of Education approval of public school building projects; in district superintendents and assistant district superintendents, further providing for reports, for manner of election or approval and for term and salary of assistants; in professional employees, further providing for causes for suspension, for persons to be suspended and for appeals to Superintendent of Public Instruction; in certification of teachers, further providing for granting provisional college certificates and for evaluation of applicants for certification; in pupils and attendance, further providing for nonprofit school food program; in drug and alcohol recovery high school pilot program, further providing for establishment of drug and alcohol recovery high school pilot program, for scope of program and selection of students, for establishment and payment of tuition, for term of drug and alcohol recovery high school pilot program and for reporting; in terms and courses of study, further providing for alcohol, chemical and tobacco abuse program and for agricultural education and providing for Commission for Agricultural Education Excellence; in community colleges, further providing for financial program and reimbursement of payments and repealing provisions relating to annual report; in rural regional college for underserved counties, further providing for establishment; in educational tax credits, further providing for limitations; in transfers of credits between institutions of higher education, further providing for definitions, for duties of public institutions of higher education and for Transfer and Articulation Oversight Committee; in funding for public libraries, providing for State aid for fiscal year 2017-2018; in reimbursements by Commonwealth and between school districts, further providing for student-weighted basic education funding, for payments to intermediate units, for assistance to school districts declared to be in financial recovery status or identified for financial watch status and for Ready-to-Learn Block Grant; in the State Board of Education, further providing for powers and duties of the board; further providing for the applicability of Act 2016-138; and making related repeals.(Senators EICHELBERGER, VULAKOVICH, SCAVELLO and others)--Appropriations, July 11, 2017 Fiscal-Note Attached
2

This bill changes the deadline for a school board to make contract renewal decisions for a superintendent or assistant superintendent from 150 days to 90 prior to expiration of the contract.

THIRD CONSIDERATION
ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY BILL
SENATE
646
1052
An Act amending the act of July 28, 1988 (P.L.556, No.101), known as the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act, in recycling fee, further providing for recycling fee for municipal waste landfills and resource recovery facilities and for Recycling Fund.(Senators KILLION, FONTANA, GREENLEAF and others)--Appropriations, July 11, 2017 Fiscal-Note Attached
2

This bill provides for recycling fee for municipal waste landfills and resource recovery facilities and for Recycling Fund.

THIRD CONSIDERATION
HUMAN SERVICES BILL
SENATE
446
1088
An Act amending the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.177, No.175), known as The Administrative Code of 1929, further providing for title of act; implementing the 2017-2018 Commonwealth budget and instituting future budget implementation; in administrative organization, providing for employees with access to Federal tax information; in organization of independent administrative boards and commissions, providing for Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency; in Commonwealth agency fees, providing for Higher Education Regulatory Restricted Account, further providing for Department of Health to collect fees, for Department of Labor and Industry to collect fees and for Pennsylvania State Police; in powers and duties of Office of Attorney General and its departmental administrative boards, providing for collections by Attorney General; in powers and duties of Department of Corrections, providing for notice of public hearing for State correctional institution closure; providing for Joint Underwriting Association; in powers and duties of Department of Environmental Protection, its officers and departmental advisory boards and commissions, further providing for Environmental Quality Board and for municipal recycling grants and providing for water treatment facilities; providing for powers and duties of Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; in Department of Aging, providing for older adult daily living centers; in powers and duties of Department of Human Services and its departmental administrative and advisory boards and commissions, providing for child protective services fees; in powers and duties of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, providing for drug and alcohol recovery houses; in powers and duties of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, providing for alternative energy portfolio standards; providing for judicial administration; making editorial changes; and making related repeals.(Senators McGARRIGLE, YAW, SCARNATI and others)--Appropriations, July 11, 2017 Fiscal-Note Attached
2

This bill amends the Administrative Code to require the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs to license or certify drug and alcohol recovery houses which receive public funding.

THIRD CONSIDERATION
LOCAL GOVERNMENT BILLS
HOUSE
1362
1691
An Act amending Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in home rule and optional plan government, further providing for procedure for amendment of charter or optional plan.(Representatives KAMPF, HARPER, JAMES and others)--Appropriations, July 11, 2017 Fiscal-Note Attached
2

This bill creates a system to establish wards in a home rule/optional municipality that does not have a mayor.

HOUSE
1573
2051
An Act amending Titles 8 (Boroughs and Incorporated Towns) and 11 (Cities) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in powers and duties of elected officials, further providing for completion, filing and publication of auditor's report and financial statement; and, in accounts and finances, further providing for annual reports, publication, filing report with Department of Community and Economic Development and penalty.(Representatives HARPER, KAMPF, JAMES and others)--Appropriations, July 11, 2017 Fiscal-Note Attached
2

This bill amends the Borough Code and the Third Class City Code to allow for concise publication of annual financial reports.

HOUSE
1574
2052
An Act amending the act of June 24, 1931 (P.L.1206, No.331), known as The First Class Township Code, in auditors, further providing for surcharges, auditors' report and publication of financial statements.(Representatives HARPER, KAMPF, JAMES and others)--Appropriations, July 11, 2017 Fiscal-Note Attached
2

This bill amends the First Class Township Code to allow for concise publication of annual financial reports.

HOUSE
1575
2053
An Act amending the act of April 18, 1929 (P.L.612, No.253), entitled "An act for the election of the mayor, members of town council, and auditors, in incorporated towns of the Commonwealth; regulating the manner of voting for such officers, and repealing inconsistent general, local and special laws," further providing for publication of audit report.(Representatives HARPER, KAMPF, JAMES and others)--Appropriations, July 11, 2017 Fiscal-Note Attached
2

This bill amends Act 253 of 1929 for the Town of Bloomsburg to allow for concise publication of annual financial reports.

RESOLUTIONS
HOUSE
17
20
A Resolution requesting the Congress of the United States to urge the Food and Drug Administration to reverse its directive allowing OxyContin to be prescribed to children 11 to 16 years of age.(Representatives BURNS, MURT, DiGIROLAMO and others)--Human Services, June 22, 2017
12

HOUSE
83
433
A Resolution directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to study vote-recording systems for the House of Representatives.(Representatives ROAE, ORTITAY, MACKENZIE and others)--State Government, July 22, 2017
1

HOUSE
284
1556
A Resolution urging the Congress of the United States to repeal the Environmental Protection Agency's MS4 program.(Representatives MOUL, KEEFER, SANKEY and others)--State Government, July 9, 2017
4

SENATE
154
1019
A Concurrent Resolution disapproving the part of the Real Property Disposition Plan No. 1 of 2013 that provided for the disposition of approximately 198 acres in Shenango Township, Lawrence County.(Senator VOGEL)--State Government, June 30, 2017
7

RESOLUTIONS
PURSUANT TO RULE 35
HOUSE
360
1845
A Resolution honoring the life and achievements of Alvin C. Bush and expressing condolences on his passing.(Representatives EVERETT, FREEMAN, CUTLER and others)--June 6, 2017

HOUSE
405
2027
A Resolution congratulating the Pittsburgh Penguins on winning the National Hockey League's 2017 Stanley Cup Finals.(Representatives WARNER, HENNESSEY, TOOHIL and others)--June 20, 2017

HOUSE
407
2029
A Resolution congratulating the National Hockey League champion Pittsburgh Penguins for winning the 2017 Stanley Cup.(Representatives WHEATLEY, DERMODY, DAY and others)--June 20, 2017

HOUSE
411
2073
A Resolution honoring the life and legacy of Henry L. Hillman and recognizing his exemplary contributions to Pennsylvania.(Representatives FRANKEL, CALTAGIRONE, P. COSTA and others)--June 21, 2017

HOUSE
433
2210
A Resolution recognizing the reality of food insecurity in Pennsylvania.(Representatives WHEATLEY, GAINEY, READSHAW and others)--July 9, 2017

D.R.
1
House Discharge Resolution 
In the House
July 7, 2017
Discharging the Committee on Environmental Resources and Energy, from further consideration of House Bill No. 557, Printer's No. 580. (EVERETT, SNYDER, PICKETT, WHEELAND, MILLARD, BAKER, FRITZ, VITALI, PASHINSKI, HANNA, HAGGERTY, MCCARTER, DRISCOLL, SAMUELSON, F. KELLER, HARPER, BOBACK, PEIFER, M. QUINN, SIMS, GODSHALL, FREEMAN, WATSON, DIGIROLAMO, KRUEGER-BRANEKY) --July 7, 2017

D.R.
2
House Discharge Resolution 
In the House
July 11, 2017
Discharging the Committee on Environmental Resources and Energy, from further consideration of House Bill No. 113, Printer's No. 89. (HANNA, KRUEGER-BRANKEY, FRANKEL, COSTA, PASHINSKI, GAINEY, DEAN, DALEY, ROZZI, HAGGERTY, KORTZ, STURLA, DEASY, KULIK, MCCARTER, RABB, DAVIDSON, BRIGGS, READSHAW, HILL-EVANS, MADDEN, YOUNGBLOOD, SCHWEYER, DELISSIO, WARREN) --July 11, 2017

D.R.
3
House Discharge Resolution 
In the House
July 22, 2017
Discharging the Committee on Labor and Industry, from further consideration of House Bill No. 1520, Printer's No. 1955. (RABB, FRANKEL, DEAN, THOMAS, STURLA, WHEATLEY, COMITTA, BRIGGS, KIM, MADDEN, HARRIS, DONATUCCI, SIMS, BOYLE, KELLER W., MCCLINTON, FLYNN, CEPHAS, BULLOCK, GAINEY, FITZGERALD, DELISSIO, CRUZ, FREEMAN, KRUEGER-BRANKEY) --July 22, 2017
FIRST DAY

VETO MESSAGE
HOUSE
1071
1270
An Act amending Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in other subjects of taxation, prohibiting bans, fees, surcharges and taxes on recyclable plastic bags.(Representatives FARRY, HANNA, A. HARRIS and others)--July 7, 2017