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

HOUSE CONVENES AT 1:00 P.M. E.D.S.T.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 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
3

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
3

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

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
15

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 BILL
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
6

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

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
3

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
3

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
3

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
11

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

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
7

This bill amends Title 42 providing 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
15

This bill Establishes the Correctional Officers Investigation Procurement Act.

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
11

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
12

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

SECOND CONSIDERATION
TRANSPORTATION BILLS
SENATE
748
1186
An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in general provisions relating to operation of vehicles, further providing for obedience to authorized persons directing traffic; and providing for drivers of certified escort vehicles; in other required equipment, further providing for identification of certain vehicles; and, in size, weight and load, further providing for scope and application of chapter, for conditions of permits and security for damages and for permit for movement during course of manufacture.(Senators ARGALL, SCAVELLO, BOSCOLA and others)--Transportation, September 21, 2015
1

This bill eliminates the mandatory escort of super-sized loads by the PA State Police and replaces them with certified pilot escorts.

SENATE
897
1087
An Act authorizing the Department of Transportation, with the approval of the Governor, to grant and convey to Center Square Commons, L.P., certain lands situate in the Township of Whitpain, Montgomery County.(Senators RAFFERTY, LEACH, AND WAGNER)--Transportation, September 21, 2015
1

This bill authorizes the Dept. of Transportation, to grant and convey to Center Square Commons, L.P. certain lands situate in the Township of Whitpain, Montgomery County.

SECOND CONSIDERATION
VETERANS AFFAIRS & EMERGENCY PREP. BILL
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
9

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
3

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
3

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
11

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
7

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
5

HOUSE
389
1782
A Resolution appointing a committee and empowering it to make investigation.(Representatives CUTLER, GREINER, DIAMOND and others)--Judiciary, June 24, 2015
13

HOUSE
437
2100
A Resolution urging the Congress of the United States and the Department of Defense to expeditiously address the safety and protection of United States Armed Forces personnel within the borders of the United States.(Representatives WHITE, PYLE, READSHAW and others)--Veterans Affairs & Emergency Prep., September 21, 2015
1

RESOLUTIONS
PURSUANT TO RULE 35
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
428
2065
A Resolution designating the month of October 2015 as "Bullying Prevention Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania to help Pennsylvanians work to recognize bullying, stop bullying and gain the tools needed to appropriately deal with situations involving bullies.(Representatives KINSEY, BOBACK, DONATUCCI and others)--August 25, 2015

HOUSE
433
2082
A Resolution honoring community health centers for providing quality and affordable primary and preventive health care services for 50 years.(Representatives BAKER, KINSEY, BISHOP and others)--September 21, 2015

HOUSE
436
2085
A Resolution commemorating September 2, 2015, as "V-J Day" in Pennsylvania.(Representatives GILLEN, BARRAR, BAKER and others)--September 21, 2015

HOUSE
439
2103
A Resolution recognizing the 150th anniversary of the Salvation Army.(Representatives MALONEY, BENNINGHOFF, SACCONE and others)--September 21, 2015

HOUSE
442
2116
A Resolution commemorating the 250th anniversary of the founding of Linglestown, Dauphin County.(Representatives MARSICO, MILLARD, THOMAS and others)--September 21, 2015

HOUSE
444
2118
A Resolution recognizing August 26, 2015, as "Women's Equality Day" in Pennsylvania.(Representatives DONATUCCI, KINSEY, COHEN and others)--September 21, 2015

HOUSE
452
2136
A Resolution recognizing the 75th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the Turnpike's impact on this Commonwealth and on America's Interstate Highway System.(Representatives TAYLOR, W. KELLER, QUIGLEY and others)--September 21, 2015

VETO OVERRIDE
HOUSE
1192
1959
An Act to provide from the General Fund for the expenses of the Executive and Judicial Departments, the State Government Support Agencies and the General Assembly of the Commonwealth, the public debt and the public schools for the fiscal year July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016, for certain institutions and organizations, and for the payment of bills incurred and remaining unpaid at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015; to provide appropriations from the State Lottery Fund, the Tobacco Settlement Fund, the Aviation Restricted Account, the Hazardous Material Response Fund, The State Stores Fund, the Milk Marketing Fund, the Home Investment Trust Fund, the Emergency Medical Services Operating Fund, the Tuition Account Guaranteed Savings Program Fund, the Banking Fund, the Firearm Records Check Fund, the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority Fund, the Oil and Gas Lease Fund, the Home Improvement Account, the Cigarette Fire Safety and Firefighter Protection Act Enforcement Fund, the Insurance Regulation and Oversight Fund, the Pennsylvania Racehorse Development Restricted Receipt Account, the Justice Reinvestment Fund and the Multimodal Transportation Fund to the Executive Department; to provide appropriations from the Judicial Computer System Augmentation Account to the Judicial Department for the fiscal year July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016; to provide appropriations from the Motor License Fund for the fiscal year July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016, for the proper operation of several departments of the Commonwealth and the Pennsylvania State Police authorized to spend Motor License Fund money; to provide for the appropriation of Federal funds to the Executive Department of the Commonwealth and for the payment of bills remaining unpaid at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015; and to provide for the additional appropriation of Federal and State funds from the General Fund and the State Lottery Fund for the Executive Department of the Commonwealth for the fiscal year July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015, and for the payment of bills incurred and remaining unpaid at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015.(Representatives ADOLPH, TURZAI, REED and others)--September 21, 2015