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2015-2016 Legislation Amending Title 18

These bills amend Title 18 (Crimes And Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes. To view a list of all statutes that amend this act, visit the Chronological History.

# of House Bills: 168 # of Senate Bills: 105
Bill Sponsor Memo
House Bill 15
Rep. GOODMAN
The Frackville 15: Enhancing Penalties for Animal Cruelty
House Bill 20
Rep. MILNE
CRY Legislation: Climate of Respect for You (CRY) at Bereavement Services
House Bill 35
Rep. REGAN
Criminal Diversion of Medical Marijuana
House Bill 45
Rep. SACCONE
Disparity of Force Legislation, former HB 1860 of 2011 Session
House Bill 51
Rep. PAYNE
Parking at Capitol Complex - former HB 2500 of 2013-14 Session
House Bill 74 Endangering a Child
House Bill 78
Rep. TALLMAN
Reciprocity for Concealed Carry Permits between States
House Bill 80 Concealed Carry Permit Reciprocity (Former HB 829)
House Bill 91
Rep. HARPER
Making False Compartment with Intent to Commit a Criminal Offense
House Bill 113 Animal Cruelty Violations - Angel’s Law
House Bill 119 Contraband in Correctional Facilities
House Bill 120 Aggravated Assault of Crossing Guards, Volunteer Firefighters, and Public Utility Workers
House Bill 130
Rep. TALLMAN
Handgun Registry
House Bill 135
Rep. MURT
Establishing the Offense of Female Mutilation (Prior HB 1658)
House Bill 146
Rep. GROVE
Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) Of the PA Consolidated Statutes , providing for Independent Counsel (Formerly HB2193)
House Bill 164 Animal Fighting Paraphernalia
House Bill 181
Rep. GROVE
Individual Firearm Rights (Former House Bill 775)
House Bill 185
Rep. JOZWIAK
Increasing Grading for Trafficking of Infants (Former HB 2088)
House Bill 215 Proposed Legislation – Neglect/Abuse of Care Dependent Persons
House Bill 217
Rep. REGAN
Committing Robbery while concealing your Identity
House Bill 218
Rep. BOYLE
Hate Crimes Expansion
House Bill 219
Rep. REGAN
Flaws in Crime Code Retaliation Statute
House Bill 229
Rep. MARSICO
Cyber Harassment of a Child - Previous HB 1163
House Bill 230
Rep. SACCONE
Constitutional Carry of a Firearm, former HB 671
House Bill 234
Rep. HEFFLEY
ACCESS card fraud - Heffley
House Bill 235
Rep. HEFFLEY
Impersonating a public servant - Heffley
House Bill 255
Rep. BAKER
Funishing Alcohol to Minors
House Bill 259
Rep. BAKER
Identity Theft Verification Passport
House Bill 279 Legislation to Clarify the Penalty for Aggravated Assaults Committed Against Employees of Public Transportation
House Bill 281
Rep. SAINATO
Co-Sponsorship of Animal Cruelty Legislation (Former HB 2046)
House Bill 285
Rep. THOMAS
Firearms and mental illness
House Bill 322 Self-Exclusion Violation
House Bill 379
Rep. BURNS
Amending Title 18 prohibiting the retail sale and distribution of novelty lighters
House Bill 391
Rep. BOBACK
Legislation - Caller ID Spoofing
House Bill 392
Rep. BOBACK
Co-sponsorship of Legislation – Failure to Report Missing Child
House Bill 409
Rep. CRUZ
Drone Legislation (Former HB 961)
House Bill 415
Rep. BRIGGS
Child Access Prevention
House Bill 418 Shooting Range Legislation
House Bill 419 Expungement of Criminal Records (Former House Bill 1595)
House Bill 420 Police Body Cameras Legislation
House Bill 424
Rep. SIMMONS
Concealing Death of Child
House Bill 463
Rep. ROEBUCK
Trafficking Drugs to Minors Penalties
House Bill 468 Terroristic Threats Involving Educational Facilities
House Bill 473
Rep. ROEBUCK
Expungement of Record for the Wrongfully Convicted
House Bill 481 Cruelty To Animals-Dog Tethering
House Bill 486
Rep. DAWKINS
Drug Free School Zone Law Include Libraries
House Bill 505
Rep. GABLER
Re-introduction of Legislation – Providing for firearms transfers during PICS outages (Former HB 1166 of 2013)
House Bill 508
Rep. COX
Civil Asset Forfeiture
House Bill 515
Rep. DEAN
Child Abuse Clearance Fee Waivers for Volunteers
House Bill 535
Rep. CRUZ
Prohibiting the Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Despensing Fuel (Former HB 948)
House Bill 540
Rep. CRUZ
Penalties for murdering an unborn child (Former HB 953)
House Bill 543
Rep. CRUZ
Prohibiting Firearms in the Capitol Complex (Former HB 954)
House Bill 552
Rep. CRUZ
Prohibiting the sale of expired baby and infant food, and over-the-counter drugs and establishing protocol for the sale of certain expired goods in Pennsylvania
House Bill 563 Restriction of Prior Offense Questions in Employment
House Bill 587 Prohibiting the Sale of Alternative Nicotine Products to Minors
House Bill 609
Rep. BAKER
Impersonating a physician
House Bill 615 Providing a Fresh Start for Individuals that have Turned their Life Around After Conviction for Minor Crimes
House Bill 623 ARD for Sex Offenses Against Children
House Bill 628 Aggravated Assault – Government Officials (Re-Introduction)
House Bill 646
Rep. HARHAI
Co-sponsorship: Elder Abuse Bills
House Bill 656
Rep. WATSON
Online Impersonation - previously HB 764
House Bill 715
Rep. DIAMOND
Right to Carry (former HB 1303)
House Bill 718
Rep. KRIEGER
Request for Cosponsorship - Right to Transport Firearms (Prior HB718)
House Bill 722
Rep. CRUZ
Expungement of mistaken identity arrest records
House Bill 733
Rep. MAHONEY
Sheriffs' Legislation
House Bill 748
Rep. DeLUCA
Subject: Employment of illegal aliens (HB 235 of 2013)
House Bill 760 Veterinarian Immunity Bill
House Bill 780
Rep. PAYNE
Co-sponsorship - Anti-Pornography on Commonwealth Provided Technology
House Bill 783
Rep. KRIEGER
Request for Cosponsorship - Prohibition on Maintenance of Firearms Registry (prior HB1430)
House Bill 788
Rep. WATERS
Expungement of Record for Wrongfully Convicted
House Bill 793
Rep. ROZZI
Co-Sponsorship - Confidential Informant Protection
House Bill 827 Human Branding - former HB55
House Bill 851 Missing Persons (former HB1286)
House Bill 868 Increasing Underage Gambling and Misrepresentation of Age Penalties
House Bill 869 Legislation Amending Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses) Cruelty to Animals
House Bill 874
Rep. MARSICO
Union Intimidation Legislation
House Bill 877
Rep. SIMMONS
Minimum Eligibility Requirements for Clemency Applicants
House Bill 891
Rep. MATZIE
Crime Labs and DNA evidence
House Bill 892
Rep. MATZIE
Sentence Reductions for Juvenile Offenders
House Bill 921
Rep. TURZAI
Reintroducing (Prior HB921) - Eliminate Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS) and Use the National Instant Check System (NICS) - REVISED
House Bill 953
Rep. GREINER
Legislation increasing penalties associated with animal cruelty offenses.
House Bill 954
Rep. RAPP
Sale of "Vaping" Products to Minors
House Bill 968
Rep. SAINATO
Co-Sponsorship of Legislation: Increase Penalties for Militray fraud
House Bill 969
Rep. NEUMAN
Prohibiting Acts of “Phishing” (former H.B. 2374 of 2014)
House Bill 988
Rep. MURT
Drug Trafficking Offenses (Prior HB 1105)
House Bill 1010 Background Checks for Firearms and 48-hour Checks for Gun Shows
House Bill 1013
Rep. MURT
Banning Internet Gambling in PA (Prior HB 1404)
House Bill 1016
Rep. MURT
Pre-arrest Breath Tests
House Bill 1020
Rep. DEAN
Reporting Lost or Stolen Firearms (Former House Bill 1515)
House Bill 1030
Rep. DEAN
Firearm Restraining Order
House Bill 1081
Rep. DAVIS
Revised Co-sponsorship Memo - Fee Waivers for Volunteer and Paid Firefighters and EMS Providers
House Bill 1118
Rep. VEREB
LEGISLATION - Reestablishment of Pennsylvania's Independent Counsel Statute
House Bill 1174
Rep. FLYNN
Animal Cruelty - Domestic Animals
House Bill 1175
Rep. MURT
Expungement of Criminal Records
House Bill 1181
Rep. BARRAR
Prosecution of Felons Attempting to Purchase Firearms
House Bill 1189
Rep. MULLERY
Prohibition of Nicotine Products in Schools
House Bill 1217
Rep. CRUZ
Firearm rental at shooting ranges
House Bill 1219
Rep. WARD
Co-sponsorship of Legislation -- Assault of a Health Care Practitioner
House Bill 1236
Rep. BRIGGS
Prohibiting the carrying of firearms in casinos
House Bill 1244
Rep. KINSEY
Amending Title 18 of PA consolidating statues, in forgery and fraudulent practice, providing for academic fraud.
House Bill 1287 Reciprocity & Recognition Legislation
House Bill 1301
Rep. MOUL
Assault by knocking out another.
House Bill 1303
Rep. MOUL
Body Cameras for Sheriffs and Deputies
House Bill 1339
Rep. PYLE
Proposed Legislation – Surveillance while trespassing in a private place
House Bill 1368
Rep. BOYLE
Large Capacity Ammunition Magazines
House Bill 1396
Rep. CRUZ
Summary offense for depositing unsolicited materials on property city of the first class
House Bill 1425 Expungement: Limited Access of Certain Criminal Records
House Bill 1463
Rep. HARHART
Aggravated Assault of Municipal Code Enforcement Officials
House Bill 1467
Rep. ACOSTA
Subject: Fair Hiring Legislation (similar to former HB 935)
House Bill 1469
Rep. HARHAI
Cosponsorship: Animal Fighting Penalties
House Bill 1496 Taking Aim at Violent Criminals (Bill 2) -- Increasing the maximum available penalties for felons who illegally possess firearms
House Bill 1497 Taking Aim at Violent Criminals (Bill 3)—Juvenile Felons and Juvenile Drug Dealers
House Bill 1498 Ensuring Mental Health Disqualifications Are Sent to the National Firearms Background Check System (NICS)
House Bill 1509 Gay Panic Defense
House Bill 1516
Rep. FARRY
Legislation – Motor Vehicle Extreme Heat Protection Act
House Bill 1519 Duty to Report Lost and Stolen Weapons to a Student's School
House Bill 1537
Rep. VEREB
Cosponsor Request: Legislation prohibiting the import, sale, purchase, barter of ivory or rhinoceros horn
House Bill 1545
Rep. CRUZ
Sale of Toy or Imitation Firearms
House Bill 1567 Theft of Secondary Metals
House Bill 1581
Rep. CORBIN
Strangulation Legislation
House Bill 1601
Rep. VEREB
LEGISLATION: Restoring Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Violent Crimes
House Bill 1617
Rep. GIBBONS
Increased Penalties for False Alarms to Public Safety Agencies
House Bill 1621 Underage Gambling Legislation
House Bill 1627
Rep. KOTIK
Sports Betting in Casinos
House Bill 1628
House Bill 1679
Rep. GREINER
House Bill 1681
Rep. MENTZER
Crimes Package Legislation
House Bill 1682
Rep. KNOWLES
Cameras in Courtrooms
House Bill 1684
Rep. GAINEY
Legislation Prohibiting Drones from Flying over Stadiums during Sporting Events
House Bill 1721
Rep. JOZWIAK
Title 18 Amendment
House Bill 1770 No-Fly List Gun Sale Prohibition
House Bill 1892
Rep. SCHEMEL
Updating the Sheriff's Fee Act
House Bill 1905 Co-Sponsorship: Automatic expungement after acquittal
House Bill 1948
Rep. RAPP
Pain Capable/Dismemberment Pro-Life Legislation
House Bill 1951
Rep. DEAN
House Bill 1962
Rep. ACOSTA
Firearms: Safe Storage for Gun Safety Package
House Bill 1963
Rep. ACOSTA
Firearms: Safe Storage for Gun Safety Package
House Bill 1964
Rep. ACOSTA
Firearms: Safe Storage for Gun Safety Package
House Bill 1965
Rep. ACOSTA
Firearms: Safe Storage for Gun Safety Package
House Bill 1984 Sealing: Clean Slate for Minor Criminal Records
House Bill 2007 Co-sponsorship PETRARCA - Child and Animal Abuse Cross Reporting
House Bill 2018
Rep. WHITE
Co-Sponsorship: WHITE--Home Invasion Burglary
House Bill 2045
Rep. CRUZ
Increase Penalties for Providing Alcohol to Minors
House Bill 2046
Rep. CRUZ
Cell Site Simulator Devices
House Bill 2047
Rep. ENGLISH
Legislation to Address Underage Drinking
House Bill 2050
Rep. SACCONE
Stolen Valor Act
House Bill 2063
Rep. FLYNN
Inciting Violence Against a Law Enforcement Officer
House Bill 2068
Rep. GAINEY
Expungement for Non-Violent Felony Convictions
House Bill 2073 Underage Drinking (Ava's Law)
House Bill 2074 Prohibiting the Possession and Sale of Exploding Targets
House Bill 2090 Co-Sponsorship: Prostitution Recidivism (Memo Re-Circulation)
House Bill 2094
Rep. KORTZ
Adding Visitor and Staff Cell Phones to the Contraband List and Strengthening the Contraband Penalties (Former HB 1131)
House Bill 2135
Rep. DAWKINS
Parole Eligibility Expansion for Life Sentences
House Bill 2149
Rep. HARHAI
Cosponsorship: Animal Cruelty Penalties Increase
House Bill 2209
Rep. TOEPEL
Toepel- Funeral Protest Legislation Former HB 646
House Bill 2229
Rep. GAINEY
Assault Weapons Ban
House Bill 2237
Rep. FARRY
“Cash’s Law”- Sentence Enhancement for Killing or Maiming Victim’s Animal in the Course of a Burglary
House Bill 2258 Premption Bill
House Bill 2261
Rep. BURNS
Blue Lives Matter
House Bill 2268 Ethnic Intimidation Statute - Expansion to Include Police, Fire and EMS Personnel
House Bill 2280 Rep. Cook-Artis Co-Sponsor Memo - Firearms Eligibility License
House Bill 2351
Rep. BOYLE
Background Check for Persons Selling Firearms
House Bill 2378
Rep. DEAN
Prohibiting Individuals with a Concealed Carry Permit to Carry While Under the Influence of Alcohol
House Bill 2383 Animal Abuse Statute Overhaul
House Bill 2397 Libre's Law - Increased Penalties for Animal Abuse
House Bill 2407 Off-Duty Police - Carry Concealed Firearm on School Property
House Bill 2422
Rep. MURT
Increased Penalties for "Upskirting"
House Bill 2429 Voluntary No Firearm Purchase List
Senate Bill 32 Parent Accountability
Senate Bill 43 Pennsylvania Stolen Valor Act
Senate Bill 74
Sen. ALLOWAY
Application for a License to Carry a Firearm from County Sherrifs or Sheriffs of Contiguous Counties
Senate Bill 96
Sen. FARNESE
Reestablishing the Hate Crimes Statute
Senate Bill 98
Sen. FARNESE
Mandatory minimum for illegal carry of a firearm in Philadelphia
Senate Bill 162 Prison contraband
Senate Bill 166 Expungement
Senate Bill 168
Sen. BOSCOLA
School Administration Drug Penalties
Senate Bill 171
Sen. BOSCOLA
Residency Restrictions for Registered Sex Offenders for Offense of a Minor
Senate Bill 191
Sen. TEPLITZ
Legislation: Bribery of Legislators
Senate Bill 212 Common law courts
Senate Bill 269 Co-Sponsorship of Legislation: Assault on Public Transportation Employees
Senate Bill 272 Co-Sponsorship of Legislation: Gun Violence
Senate Bill 273 Co-Sponsorship of Legislation: Gun Violence
Senate Bill 275 Mandatory minimum sentence exception
Senate Bill 294 Cruelty To Horses- “Cordelia’s Law”
Senate Bill 295
Sen. HUGHES
Cosponsor memo#15 – Mandatory Community Service for Convictions Relating to Underage Drinking
Senate Bill 296
Sen. HUGHES
Cosponsor memo #13 – Reintroduction of SB 671 (“Swatting”)
Senate Bill 298
Sen. HUGHES
Cosponsor memo #19 – Endangering Welfare of Children/ DUI with a Child in Vehicle
Senate Bill 309
Sen. HUGHES
Co-sponsor memo #21 – Uniform Firearms Act – Strict Liability
Senate Bill 310
Sen. HUGHES
Co-sponsor memo #20 – Uniform Firearms Act – Attempt, Conspiracy and Solicitation
Senate Bill 311
Sen. HUGHES
Uniform Firearms Act – Concealed Carry Permits/Firearms Safety Course
Senate Bill 312
Sen. HUGHES
Co-sponsor memo #24 – Uniform Firearms Act – Disqualifying Criminal Convictions
Senate Bill 328
Sen. FARNESE
Increased penalties for straw purchasing/criminal attempt to purchase a firearm
Senate Bill 330
Sen. WARD
Code Violations for Dilapitated Properties
Senate Bill 338
Sen. BOSCOLA
Small Office Betting Pools
Senate Bill 339
Sen. BOSCOLA
Animal Cruelty Penalty Increase for Cats and Dogs
Senate Bill 362 Exemption for youth soccer
Senate Bill 373
Sen. ALLOWAY
Anti-Tethering Legislation
Senate Bill 399
Sen. WHITE
Possession of a False Identification Card
Senate Bill 406 Endangering the Welfare of a Child
Senate Bill 410
Sen. BAKER
Dangerous Weapon in a Court Facility Definition
Senate Bill 428
Sen. WARD
Senate Bill: Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) – Additional Sentencing Option (Evaluation for Gambling Disorder) for Trespassers at PA Casino on Self-exclusion List
Senate Bill 445 Registration of Firearms
Senate Bill 483 Use of body cameras by police officers
Senate Bill 485 Impersonating a Physician
Senate Bill 493
Sen. LEACH
Repeal of the Death Penalty
Senate Bill 520 Waiver of Criminal History Fee
Senate Bill 527
Sen. FARNESE
Animal Abuse Registry
Senate Bill 539 Aggravated Assault by a Person in Custody
Senate Bill 579 Law and Justice Code codification
Senate Bill 594 Pet cruelty in domestic-violence situations
Senate Bill 632 Violence prevention initiatives
Senate Bill 690
Sen. BOSCOLA
Senate Bill 698
Sen. LEACH
A Ban on Traveling Animal Exhibitions
Senate Bill 701
Sen. HAYWOOD
Limit purchases of handguns to one per person per 30-day period, with exceptions
Senate Bill 702
Sen. HAYWOOD
Uniform Firearms Act – Homicide/Assault of Law Enforcement Officer
Senate Bill 706
Sen. SMITH
Manufacturer and Retailer Consumer Product Rebates Legislation
Senate Bill 715
Sen. BROWNE
TItle 18 amendment to the offense of Cruelty to Animals
Senate Bill 725 Elimination of PA Instant Check System (PICS) & Use of National Instant Check System (NICS)
Senate Bill 746
Sen. HUGHES
Co-sponsor memo #41-Outdated Title 18, Title 23, and Title 42 references
Senate Bill 751 Prohibition of sale of electronic cigarettes to minors
Senate Bill 752 Small Diverse Business Procurement Act
Senate Bill 764 Memo #11 - Police Officer Permitted Use of Body Cameras
Senate Bill 773
Sen. KITCHEN
Preventing Underage Palcohol Abuse
Senate Bill 774
Sen. KITCHEN
Provisions on Criminal Background Checks for Employees
Senate Bill 777
Sen. HUGHES
Co-sponsor memo #25 – Uniform Firearms Act – Universal Background Checks
Senate Bill 839
Sen. SMUCKER
DUI Penalty Enhancement Legislation
Senate Bill 851 Safe Harbor in Human Trafficking
Senate Bill 854
Sen. COSTA
Unlawful use of tracking technology
Senate Bill 866
Sen. BOSCOLA
Residency protection for law enforcement and armed services personnel
Senate Bill 869
Sen. FOLMER
Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform
Senate Bill 882
Sen. BLAKE
Bullying - Definitions and Penalties
Senate Bill 888
Sen. BROOKS
Pain-Capable/Dismemberment Legislation
Senate Bill 904 Prevent alternative nicotine product sales to minors
Senate Bill 938
Senate Bill 943
Sen. AUMENT
Crimes Package Legislation
Senate Bill 944
Sen. AUMENT
Crimes Package Legislation
Senate Bill 969
Sen. HUGHES
Cosponsor memo #12 – Increasing Underage Gaming Penalties
Senate Bill 970
Sen. WARD
Failure to Report a Violent Offense by a Witness
Senate Bill 973 Increasing Litter Fines
Senate Bill 976 Body Cameras for Police Officers
Senate Bill 977
Sen. TEPLITZ
Legislation – Motor Vehicle Extreme Heat Protection Act
Senate Bill 1029
Sen. HAYWOOD
Firearm Eligibility License to Purchase a Handgun
Senate Bill 1031
Sen. GORDNER
Proposed Legislation Reestablishing the Independent Counsel Authorization Act
Senate Bill 1033 Title 18 and Title 35 Revision
Senate Bill 1049
Sen. HUGHES
Background Checks for Firearms and 48-hour Checks for Gun Shows
Senate Bill 1062 Home Invasion Burglaries- Increase Penalties
Senate Bill 1077
Sen. VOGEL
Removing the requirement of physical mailings for school districts regarding the use of audio on buses
Senate Bill 1098
Sen. FARNESE
Title 18 - Firearms-related Amendments
Senate Bill 1099
Sen. FARNESE
Title 18 - Firearms-related Amendments
Senate Bill 1100 Anti-Terrorism Legislation - FBI watch lists
Senate Bill 1101
Sen. FARNESE
Title 18 - Firearms-related Amendments
Senate Bill 1105
Sen. FARNESE
Freedom of Access to Reproductive Health Care Facilities
Senate Bill 1131
Sen. WARD
Unauthorized Possession of EBT Cards issued for Cash and Food Assistance Benefits
Senate Bill 1135 Use of criminal records by employers
Senate Bill 1138
Sen. LEACH
Removing Felony Murder From Pennsylvania Law
Senate Bill 1144 Prohibiting the sale of dextromethorphan to minors
Senate Bill 1147
Sen. KITCHEN
Juvenile Life Without Parole
Senate Bill 1160
Sen. ALLOWAY
Updating the Sheriff’s Fee Act
Senate Bill 1182
Sen. VANCE
Memo #22 Firearm Relinquishment in Cases of Protection From Abuse & Conviction of Misdemeanor Crimes of Domestic Violence
Senate Bill 1197
Sen. WAGNER
Sealing: Clean Slate for Minor Criminal Records
Senate Bill 1203
Sen. WARD
Failure to Disclose Employment Information to Law Enforcement
Senate Bill 1224 Legislation to Address Underage Drinking
Senate Bill 1230
Sen. STEFANO
Revising the service charge permitted for collecting on a bad check
Senate Bill 1231 Child and Animal Abuse Cross Reporting
Senate Bill 1310
Sen. SCHWANK
Stolen private images
Senate Bill 1323
Sen. ARGALL
Banning the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) over critical infrastructure in Pennsylvania
Senate Bill 1355
Sen. WHITE
Increased Penalties for Assault on Health Care Practitioners
Senate Bill 1361 New Crime for Drug Delivery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury
Senate Bill 1372
Sen. ALLOWAY
Libre's Law - Increased penalties for animal abuse
Senate Bill 1379 Legislation Based on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposals to create a Pennsylvania Financial Services Credit Ladder
Senate Bill 1383 Hate Crimes Against Law Enforcement
Senate Bill 1386
Sen. TEPLITZ
Creating a crime of intimidation or retaliation in protection from abuse cases
Senate Bill 1391
Sen. BROWNE
District Attorney Justice Fund