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

HOUSE CONVENES AT 1:00 P.M. E.D.S.T.
MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015

Bill
No.
Print.
No.
TITLE OF BILL ACTION
SECOND CONSIDERATION
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS BILL
HOUSE
806
1429
An Act amending the act of December 19, 1974 (P.L.973, No.319), known as the Pennsylvania Farmland and Forest Land Assessment Act of 1974, further providing for responsibilities of department and for responsibilities of county assessor in establishing use values.(Representatives CAUSER, SABATINA, MILLARD and others)--Agriculture & Rural Affairs, May 14, 2015
2

This bill amends the Clean and Green Act to prohibit the applications of use values that result in assessments higher than fair market value.

SECOND CONSIDERATION
APPROPRIATION BILL
HOUSE
1192
1550
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 and the Pennsylvania Racehorse Development Restricted Receipt Account, 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 moneys; 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.(Representatives ADOLPH, TURZAI, REED and others)--Appropriations, May 14, 2015 Fiscal-Note Attached
2

This bill is the General Appropriations Bill for Fiscal-Year 2015-2016.

SECOND CONSIDERATION
CONSUMER AFFAIRS
HOUSE
579
1449
An Act amending the act of February 24, 1984 (P.L.92, No.17), referred to as the Precious Metal Sale Regulation Law, further providing for definitions, for license required, for records of transactions, for dealer's retention of precious metal and availability for inspection, for purchases from minors and for penalty.(Representatives SACCONE, V. BROWN, GODSHALL and others)--Consumer Affairs, May 14, 2015
2

This bill amends Precious Metal Sales Law to copy proof of identification with any purchase, to photograph items purchased and establish a 10 day hold period for all purchases.

SECOND CONSIDERATION
EDUCATION BILLS
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, May 11, 2015
6

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.

HOUSE
805
1424
An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in professional employees, further providing for temporary professional employees, for contracts, execution and form, for causes for suspension and for persons to be suspended and to receive tenure, for collective bargaining agreements and for timing of appeal of suspension; and making editorial changes.(Representatives BLOOM, METCALFE, CUTLER and others)--Education, May 6, 2015
7

This bill amends the Public School Code to provide for tenure after five years of service.

SECOND CONSIDERATION
ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY BILL
HOUSE
1099
1415
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.(Representatives MAHER, BLOOM, CAUSER and others)--Environmental Resources & Energy, May 14, 2015
2

This bill establishes legal counsel for the Environmental Quality Board and its members that is free of conflicts of interest.

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, May 4, 2015
9

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, May 4, 2015
9

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
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, May 14, 2015
2

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

HOUSE
1038
1314
An Act amending the act of June 13, 1967 (P.L.31, No.21), known as the Public Welfare Code, in public assistance, further providing for prohibited use of public assistance funds and for violation and penalty.(Representatives REESE, BAKER, BARRAR and others)--Health, May 14, 2015
2

This bill amends the Public Welfare Code to prohibit the purchase of liquor, alcohol, and tobacco paraphernalia with EBT cards.

SECOND CONSIDERATION
INSURANCE BILL
SENATE
293
888
An Act regulating navigators and assisters in the education and promotion of health insurance exchanges.(Senators EICHELBERGER, FOLMER, GORDNER and others)--Insurance, May 13, 2015
3

This bill establishes the Navigator and Exchange Assister Accessibility and Regulation Act.

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, May 7, 2015
6

This bill Establishes the Correctional Officers Investigation Procurement Act.

SECOND CONSIDERATION
STATE GOVERNMENT BILL
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, May 14, 2015
2

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.

SECOND CONSIDERATION
URBAN AFFAIRS BILL
HOUSE
792
938
An Act amending the act of December 3, 1959 (P.L.1688, No.621), known as the Housing Finance Agency Law, further providing for the Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund.(Representatives KILLION, THOMAS, FREEMAN and others)--Urban Affairs, May 14, 2015
2

This bill amends the Housing Finance Agency Law providing for the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund.

SECOND CONSIDERATION
VETERANS AFFAIRS & EMERGENCY PREP BILL
HOUSE
175
151
An Act amending the act of April 26, 2006 (P.L.91, No.29), known as the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans' Benefit Act, further providing for application for compensation and for Commonwealth indebtedness.(Representatives GOODMAN, GAINEY, MACKENZIE and others)--Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness, May 14, 2015
2

This bill extends the application period for the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War Bonus Program for three years.

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, May 14, 2015
2

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, April 15, 2015
13

HOUSE
305
1398
A Resolution urging the Commonwealth to adopt and utilize person-first language with respect to people with disabilities.(Representatives DiGIROLAMO, CRUZ, READSHAW and others)--Human Services, May 13, 2015
3

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
HOUSE
212
1472
A Concurrent Resolution establishing a task force to examine issues related to the management and funding of municipal retirement programs.(Representatives ROSS, HARPER, GINGRICH and others)--Local Government, May 7, 2015
6

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

D.R.
1
House Discharge Resolution 
In the House May 12, 2015
Discharging the Committee on Judiciary, from further consideration of House Bill No. 655, Printer's No. 754. (BISHOP, BROWN, DELISSIO, MCCARTER, SNYDER, DALEY, FREEMAN, KIM, WATERS, BROWNLEE, DAVIDSON, PASHINSKI, DEAN, GAINEY, ROZZI, FLYNN, CLAY, DAWKINS, PARKER, ACOSTA, DRISCOLL, SIMS, HARRIS, OBRIEN, MAHONEY, MURT,) May 12, 2015

S.S.H.E.R.
1
State System of Higher Education Property Request  No. 1 of 2015
RESOLUTION A
In the House, May 5, 2015
Resolved, That State System of Higher Education Property Request No. 1 of 2015, transmitted by the State System of Higher Education under the Public School Code of 1949 to the General Assembly under date of April 30, 2015, which is incorporated herein by reference, be approved.
(Editorial Note: Final action on this request must occur within 30 calendar days following its date of transmittal to the General Assembly excluding days on which either house is not in session because of an adjournment of more than ten days to a day certain.)
S.S.H.E.R.
1

RESOLUTION B
In the House, May 5, 2015
Resolved, That State System of Higher Education Property Request No. 1 of 2015, transmitted by the State System of Higher Education under the Public School Code of 1949 to the General Assembly under date of April 30, 2015, which is incorporated herein by reference, be disapproved.
(Editorial Note: Final action on this request must occur within 30 calendar days following its date of transmittal to the General Assembly excluding days on which either house is not in session because of an adjournment of more than ten days to a day certain.)
NINTH DAY