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2019-2020 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: 191 # of Senate Bills: 88
Bill Sponsor Memo
House Bill 12
Rep. GROVE
The Buyer Beware Act: Combatting Human Trafficking in the Commonwealth
House Bill 47
Rep. WHITE
House Bill 82 Theft of Insurance Check Legislation
House Bill 88 Aggravated Assault – Government Officials
House Bill 97
Rep. RAPP
Sale of "Vaping" Products to Minors - (Prior House Bill 2226)
House Bill 126 Eliminating Three-Strike Felonies for Retail Theft
House Bill 135
Rep. DAWKINS
Parole Eligibility Expansion for Life Sentences (HB135 from 2017-2018)
House Bill 159
Rep. QUINN
Background Checks for Firearms for Gun Shows (Former HB 1400)
House Bill 161
Rep. JOZWIAK
Increasing Grading for Trafficking of Infants
House Bill 162
Rep. ZABEL
Co-Sponsorship: ZABEL - Firearms: One Purchase a Month
House Bill 165 Voluntary No Firearm Purchase List
House Bill 186
Rep. CRUZ
Increase Penalties for Providing Alcohol to Minors (Former HB 619)
House Bill 199
Rep. CRUZ
Unmanned Aircraft Surveillance
House Bill 201
Rep. CRUZ
Expungement of Mistaken Identity Arrest Records
House Bill 202
Rep. CRUZ
Statewide Gun Buyback Program
House Bill 203
Rep. CRUZ
Penalties for Murdering an Unborn Child
House Bill 204
Rep. CRUZ
Sale of Toy or Imitation Firearms
House Bill 234
Rep. GROVE
Duty to Rescue
House Bill 249
Rep. SAPPEY
Strangulation
House Bill 251
Rep. GABLER
Firearms transfers during PICS Outtages - prior HB420
House Bill 256
Rep. METZGAR
State Correctional Institutions Safety Reform
House Bill 257
Rep. METZGAR
State Correctional Institutions Safety Reform
House Bill 261
Rep. METZGAR
State Correctional Institutions Safety Reform
House Bill 288
Rep. SIMMONS
Concealing Death of Child (Caylee's Law)
House Bill 303
Rep. NELSON
Firearms Legislation
House Bill 307
Rep. GAINEY
Assault Weapons Ban
House Bill 315
Rep. MURT
Criminalization of Female Genital Mutilation (Prior HB 2460/2526)
House Bill 321
Rep. KLUNK
Down Syndrome Protection Legislation
House Bill 326
Rep. WARREN
No-Fly List Gun Sale Prohibition
House Bill 336
Rep. CRUZ
Prohibiting Firearms in the Capitol Complex
House Bill 337
Rep. CRUZ
Animal Abuse Registry
House Bill 338
Rep. CRUZ
Cell Site Simulator Devices
House Bill 344
Rep. CRUZ
Firearm Rental at Shooting Ranges
House Bill 353
Rep. KORTZ
Animal Fighting
House Bill 365
Rep. WHITE
House Bill 372
Rep. MURT
Aggravated Assault of Municipal Code Enforcement Officials (Prior HB 766)
House Bill 377 Destroying Confiscated or Recovered Firearms
House Bill 378 Prohibiting the Mentally Ill from Possessing Firearms
House Bill 399 Elder Abuse Package
House Bill 400
Rep. KLUNK
Elder Abuse Package
House Bill 440 Expungement Upon Pardon or Full Acquittal
House Bill 451
Rep. CRUZ
Use of Wireless Communication Devices While Dispensing Fuel
House Bill 453
Rep. CRUZ
Strengthened Consumer Protections
House Bill 456
Rep. SCHEMEL
Updating the Sheriff’s Fee Act
House Bill 459
Rep. CRUZ
Mental Health Reporting Requirements
House Bill 465
Rep. CRUZ
Summary Offense for Unsolicited Materials on Property within a City of the First Class
House Bill 467
Rep. CRUZ
Firearm Eligibility License
House Bill 480
Rep. GROVE
Sale of Confiscated Firearms to Improve Funding for Sheriff Departments (Former House Bill 1260)
House Bill 485
Rep. BOBACK
Caller ID Spoofing
House Bill 486
Rep. BOBACK
Failure to Report Missing Child
House Bill 504
Rep. MIHALEK
Helping Those Who Are Victimized to Confront Their Abusers
House Bill 525
Rep. BRIGGS
Protecting Children from Accidental Gun Injuries and Deaths
House Bill 532
Rep. WARREN
Safe Storage of Firearms
House Bill 536
Rep. FLYNN
Increasing the Minimum Age of Legal Access to Tobacco Products
House Bill 540
Rep. FLYNN
Inciting Violence Against a Law Enforcement Officer
House Bill 545
Rep. NEILSON
Aggravated Assault of Local Code Enforcement Officials
House Bill 546
Rep. NEILSON
Public Removal of Trespassers
House Bill 585
Rep. KORTZ
Taser/Stun Gun Possession
House Bill 603 Concealed Firearms License Fee Waiver (prior House Bill 2717 – 17-18 Session)
House Bill 635
Rep. BOYLE
Hate Crimes Expansion (Re-Introduction)
House Bill 652
Rep. MOUL
Assault by knocking out another
House Bill 657
Rep. MURT
Underage Gambling Penalties (Prior HB 839)
House Bill 659
Rep. MURT
Increased Penalties for "Upskirting" (Prior HB 903)
House Bill 673
Rep. WARREN
Background Checks for Firearms
House Bill 697 Increasing the Age to Purchase Vaping Products to 21 Years
House Bill 699 3D-Printed Firearms
House Bill 700 Prohibiting Undetectable Firearms
House Bill 724
Rep. DeLUCA
NRA Approved Training Required Prior to Conceal Carry Permit
House Bill 727
Rep. DeLUCA
Penalizing Those Employing Undocumented Workers
House Bill 737
Rep. McNEILL
Animal Cruelty: Transporting Dogs
House Bill 738 Identification for Ammunition Purchases
House Bill 740 Firearms: Toy Purchases
House Bill 788
Rep. HEFFLEY
Impersonating a public servant
House Bill 789
Rep. HEFFLEY
Benefit Transfer Device Fraud
House Bill 805
Rep. TOEPEL
Funeral Protest Legislation
House Bill 812
Rep. WARREN
Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition - Expungement
House Bill 841
Rep. MURT
Automatic Expungement after Pardon (Prior HB 2447)
House Bill 854
Rep. ECKER
Strangulation Bill
House Bill 861
Rep. BARRAR
Prosecution of Felons Attempting to Purchase Firearms
House Bill 866
Rep. ROEBUCK
Expungement of Record of the Wrongfully Convicted
House Bill 931
Rep. NEILSON
Defining the term “slot machine” in Title 18
House Bill 938
Rep. DeLUCA
Cyber Harassment Training for Parents
House Bill 948 Clarifying the Penalty for Aggravated Assault against Public Transportation Employees
House Bill 996 Ban traveling animal acts in Pennsylvania
House Bill 1018 Prohibiting Patient Brokering
House Bill 1028 Firearm Restraining Orders
House Bill 1066 Preemption Legislation
House Bill 1071
Rep. FARRY
"Cash’s Law”- Sentence Enhancement for Killing or Maiming Victim’s Animal in the Course of a Burglary (Former HB 1040)
House Bill 1075 Extreme Risk Protective Orders- Providing Due Process for Gun Owners and Reducing Firearms Deaths by Temporarily Disarming People in Crisis
House Bill 1162 Banning the sale or possession of Assault Weapons for Individuals under the age of 21
House Bill 1192
Rep. BULLOCK
Increased Fines for Littering and Dumping
House Bill 1218 Substance Abuse and Demand Reduction Fund
House Bill 1233
Rep. MULLERY
Prohibition of Nicotine Products in Schools
House Bill 1244
Rep. ORTITAY
Repealing and Replacing Pennsylvania’s Gun Background Check System and Improving the Reporting of PFA’s
House Bill 1278 Human Branding (former HB 581)
House Bill 1288
Rep. SANCHEZ
Reporting Lost or Stolen Firearms
House Bill 1289
Rep. SANCHEZ
Ban on Multi-burst Trigger Activators
House Bill 1301
Rep. FARRY
Tampering with Food Legislation (Prior HB 1861)
House Bill 1312
Rep. MURT
Expungement of Criminal Records (Prior HB 942)
House Bill 1325
Rep. ORTITAY
Problem Gambling Evaluation for Trespassing While on a Gaming Self-Exclusion List
House Bill 1343
Rep. MOUL
Offense for Drug Trafficking sentencing and Penalties
House Bill 1344
Rep. HOWARD
Co-Sponsorship: Hate Crimes Against the Disabled
House Bill 1402
Rep. NESBIT
Sexual Extortion Legislation
House Bill 1407
Rep. HAHN
Title 18 Amendment
House Bill 1411 Improving firearm background checks by ensuring records of those disqualified from purchasing firearms due to mental health reasons in PA are sent to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)
House Bill 1412 Constitutional Carry of a Firearm
House Bill 1416 Firearm Registry Ban
House Bill 1431 Pardons: Automatic Expungement of Criminal and Driving Records
House Bill 1456 Co-sponsorship-Increasing Penalties for Straw Purchases of Firearms
House Bill 1492
Rep. COX
Law and Justice Code Consolidation
House Bill 1494
Rep. SIMS
Background Checks for Ammunition Sales
House Bill 1505 Fair Criminal Record Screening Act
House Bill 1527
Rep. ZABEL
Banning “Ghost Gun” Parts
House Bill 1540
Rep. HARRIS
House Bill 1551
Rep. DAWKINS
PTSD Evaluations for Law Enforcement Officers (re-introduction of HB 1804 from 2017-2018)
House Bill 1614
House Bill 1618
Rep. WHITE
House Bill 1650
Rep. KORTZ
Adding Cell Phones to the Contraband List in Prisons and Streghthen the Penalities
House Bill 1655 The Animal Welfare Cooperation Act
House Bill 1658
Rep. DeLUCA
School Violence Legislation
House Bill 1664
Rep. LEE
Law Enforcement Deadly Use of Force
House Bill 1725
Rep. DALEY
Prohibiting Firearms at Polling Places
House Bill 1747
Rep. DOWLING
Legislation to ensure the protection of Second Amendment Rights during declarations of emergency
House Bill 1748 Serial Numbers for Untraceable Firearms
House Bill 1753
Rep. ULLMAN
Firearms Safety Training Package
House Bill 1762
Rep. BOYLE
Large Capacity Ammunition Magazines (Re-Introduction)
House Bill 1764
Rep. BULLOCK
Weapons in Public Parks
House Bill 1772
Rep. KEEFER
Criminal Trespass Legislation
House Bill 1785
Rep. KEEFER
Aiding Suicide
House Bill 1793 Sky Lantern Fire Safety
House Bill 1805
Rep. DOWLING
Electronic Incapacitation Devices for Self-Defense
House Bill 1807
Rep. RABB
No Consent in Custody
House Bill 1818
Rep. COX
Occupational License Reform
House Bill 1823
Rep. ROTHMAN
Tobacco 21 Legislation
House Bill 1827
Rep. KEEFER
Aiding Suicide - Shawn's Law
House Bill 1828 Clean Slate for Veterans
House Bill 1835
House Bill 1837
Rep. MIHALEK
House Bill 1847
Rep. MURT
Gun Show Loophole
House Bill 1857 Raising the Age to Purchase a Semi-Automatic Assault Rifle to 21
House Bill 1858 Semi-Automatic Assault Rifle Training & Certification
House Bill 1859
Rep. DELLOSO
Failure to Report a Dead Body
House Bill 1867
Rep. BOBACK
Unregulated Adoptions (Re-Homing)
House Bill 1872
Rep. BROOKS
Expungement of Criminal Records - Marijuana
House Bill 1879 Aggravated Assault of a Health Care Practitioner
House Bill 1952 Compensating victims and providing uniform standards for collecting fines and costs
House Bill 1968
Rep. McNEILL
Animal Cruelty – Restrictions on Ownership
House Bill 1974 Electronic Transmission of Sexually Explicit Images
House Bill 1977 Heartbeat Bill
House Bill 1994 Banning Flavored E-Cigarettes
House Bill 2005
Rep. ORTITAY
Special Funds Bill Package
House Bill 2013
Rep. FRANKEL
Hate Crimes Legislation Package
House Bill 2016
Rep. SCHMITT
Harassment of Law Enforcement Officer
House Bill 2029 Fertility Fraud and Deception
House Bill 2053
Rep. MULLINS
Severe Bullying: New Crime, New Penalties
House Bill 2056
Rep. STRUZZI
Cody’s Law to Protect Those That Cannot Protect Themselves
House Bill 2076 Concealed Carry Permit Information on Driver's Licenses and Photo Identification Cards
House Bill 2077 Safe Storage of Firearms
House Bill 2078 Semi-Automatic Assault Rifle: 72 Hour Waiting Period
House Bill 2104 Co-sponsorship: Extreme Weather Protection for Dogs
House Bill 2125
Rep. MURT
Female Genital Mutilation Part II
House Bill 2145
Rep. HOWARD
Co-Sponsorship: Prohibiting Concealed Carry While Intoxicated
House Bill 2150 Disclosure of Cameras in Residences Used for Short-Term Lodging
House Bill 2170 Eliminating recidivism penalties for non-violent crimes of prostitution
House Bill 2174
Rep. MIHALEK
Human Trafficking Package
House Bill 2176 Human Trafficking Package
House Bill 2207 Animal Kidnapping
House Bill 2211
Rep. RABB
Death Penalty Repeal
House Bill 2216
Rep. BURGOS
Toy Gun Legislation
House Bill 2220
Rep. DeLUCA
Aggravated Assault - Vulnerable Individuals
House Bill 2239
Rep. ROZZI
Resisting Arrest
House Bill 2241
Rep. ROZZI
Prohibited Acts in Connection with Child-Like Sex Dolls
House Bill 2266
Rep. NEILSON
Protecting School Crossing Guards
House Bill 2291
Rep. COMITTA
Local Regulation of Firearms
House Bill 2294
Rep. QUINN
Juvenile Records and Firearm Background Checks
House Bill 2297
Rep. MURT
House Bill 2333 “Gay and Trans Panic” defense prohibition
House Bill 2343
Rep. MURT
Addressing Gun Violence and Enhancing Public Health and Safety
House Bill 2344
Rep. PRIME SPONSOR WITHDREW
Addressing Gun Violence and Enhancing Public Health and Safety
House Bill 2346
Rep. MURT
Addressing Gun Violence and Enhancing Public Health and Safety
House Bill 2365 Co-Sponsorship request- Animal Abuse: Ear Cropping
House Bill 2453
Rep. ULLMAN
Upskirting: Justice for Children Victimized in Schools and Elsewhere
House Bill 2590
Rep. RABB
Providing protection against predatory rent-to-own companies
House Bill 2595
Rep. THOMAS
Theft of Mail
House Bill 2655 Sexual Assault in Police Custody
House Bill 2701
Rep. MURT
New Crime - Domestic Violence Committed in the Presence of a Child
House Bill 2702
Rep. SANCHEZ
Establishing a 72-Hour Waiting Period for All Firearm Transfers
House Bill 2709 Protecting victims of trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation from additional trauma by law enforcement
House Bill 2957
Rep. RABB
Reviving Our State Defense Force to Address Community Safety & Public Health
House Bill 2963 Increasing Penalties for Concealed Carrying a Firearm Without a License
House Bill 2977
Rep. WARREN
Lost and Stolen Firearms
Senate Bill 8
Sen. REGAN
Fentanyl Trafficking Sentencing and Penalties
Senate Bill 21
Sen. PRIME SPONSOR WITHDREW
Down Syndrome Protection Legislation
Senate Bill 44
Sen. KILLION
Pet Retail Sales (Victoria’s Law)
Senate Bill 60 The Buyer Beware Act: Combating Human Trafficking in Pennsylvania
Senate Bill 71
Sen. STREET
Updates to the Institutional Vandalism Statute
Senate Bill 86
Sen. BROOKS
Adding Urgent Care Centers to the Safe Haven Law
Senate Bill 88
Sen. HUGHES
Universal Background Checks for Firearms
Senate Bill 90
Sen. KILLION
Extreme Risk Protection Orders
Senate Bill 93 New Crime for Drug Delivery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury & Addition of Sentencing Enhancements
Senate Bill 96
Sen. FARNESE
Reenacting Pennsylvania's Hate Crime Statute
Senate Bill 98 Title 18 and 35 Revision
Senate Bill 106
Sen. MARTIN
Securing and Evaluating Juveniles Charged with Making Terroristic Threats
Senate Bill 107
Sen. MARTIN
Protecting Youth Shelter Workers
Senate Bill 135
Sen. STREET
Parole Eligibility for Life Sentences
Senate Bill 137 Safe Storage of Firearms
Senate Bill 138 Safe Storage of Firearms
Senate Bill 194
Sen. HUGHES
Mandatory Community Service for Convictions Relating to Underage Drinking
Senate Bill 195
Sen. HUGHES
Requiring a Firearms Safety or Training Course as a Condition of Obtaining a Concealed Carry Permit
Senate Bill 197
Sen. HUGHES
Imposing Strict Liability on Sales or Transfers of Firearms in Violation of the Uniformed Firearms Act
Senate Bill 198
Sen. HUGHES
Adding Additional Disqualifying Criminal Convictions to the Uniform Firearms Act
Senate Bill 212
Sen. FARNESE
"Gay and trans panic" homicide defense prohibition
Senate Bill 275
Sen. J. WARD
Strangulation Legislation
Senate Bill 290 Firearms Registry
Senate Bill 292
Sen. FONTANA
Assault Weapons Ban
Senate Bill 298
Sen. BAKER
Earmarking "Stolen Valor" fines to the Veterans' Trust Fund
Senate Bill 332
Sen. STEFANO
Revising the Service Charge Permitted for Collecting on a Bad Check
Senate Bill 337
Sen. SCHWANK
Sexual extortion
Senate Bill 344
Sen. HAYWOOD
Firearm Eligibility License
Senate Bill 349
Sen. BOSCOLA
Clarifying the Definition of Arson
Senate Bill 350
Sen. LEACH
Adult Use Cannabis
Senate Bill 351
Sen. J. WARD
Aggravated Assault of a Health Care Practitioner
Senate Bill 359
Sen. BOSCOLA
Decriminalizing Small Betting Pools
Senate Bill 364 Pet Cruelty in Domestic Violence Situations
Senate Bill 394
Sen. FARNESE
Increased Penalty for Straw Purchasers
Senate Bill 396
Sen. BAKER
Preventing Alternative Nicotine / Vaping Product Sales to Minors
Senate Bill 423 Hate Crimes Against Law Enforcement and First Responders
Senate Bill 431 Shielding Rape Victims from Irrelevant Cross Examination
Senate Bill 444
Sen. KILLION
Hate Crimes Against Disabled
Senate Bill 473 Tobacco 21 Legislation
Senate Bill 483 Lost and stolen guns
Senate Bill 496
Sen. HUGHES
3D-printed firearms
Senate Bill 508 Drug Prevention Recovery Enforcement Act
Senate Bill 515
Sen. BAKER
Dangerous Weapon in a Court Facility Definition
Senate Bill 524
Sen. BOSCOLA
Residency Restrictions for Registered Sex Offenders for Offense of a Minor
Senate Bill 547 Clarification in Law of Theft Relating to Leased Property & Rental Services
Senate Bill 551
Sen. K. WARD
Protecting Dogs in Extreme Weather Conditions
Senate Bill 564
Sen. BLAKE
Bullying - Definitions and Penalties
Senate Bill 598 "No-Fly, No-Buy" FBI Watchlists - Firearm Purchasing Legislation
Senate Bill 603 Misrepresentation as a Service Animal
Senate Bill 605
Sen. LEACH
Prohibiting Trafficking in Exotic Wildlife
Senate Bill 625
Sen. COLLETT
Local Regulation of Firearms
Senate Bill 632 Assault on Public Transportation Employees
Senate Bill 637
Sen. DiSANTO
Occupational Licensure Reform
Senate Bill 685 Adding School Crossing Guards Under the Protected Class for Aggravated Assault
Senate Bill 686 Aggravated Assault of Local Code Enforcement Officials
Senate Bill 710 Illegal Gambling Devices
Senate Bill 713 Prohibiting Patient Brokering
Senate Bill 732 Dangerous Grass Clippings on Roadways
Senate Bill 765 Establishing the Vapor Products Licensure & Regulatory Act
Senate Bill 787
Sen. BROWNE
Title 18 amendment - Offense of Cruelty to Animals
Senate Bill 817
Sen. LEACH
Collecting, Studying, and Publishing Data on Guns used in Crimes
Senate Bill 830 Mandatory Minimum for Carrying Illegal Firearm in Philadelphia
Senate Bill 834
Sen. FARNESE
Assault on a Media Professional
Senate Bill 839
Sen. HUGHES
Weapons in Public Parks
Senate Bill 848
Sen. LEACH
Repealing the Death Penalty
Senate Bill 851
Sen. MUTH
No Consent in Custody
Senate Bill 864
Sen. HUGHES
Senate Bill 865
Sen. MENSCH
Senate Bill 883 Automatic expungement of criminal history after a pardon
Senate Bill 887
Sen. REGAN
Critical Infrastructure Protection Act
Senate Bill 912 Heartbeat Bill - Protecting the Rights of the Unborn
Senate Bill 928
Sen. LEACH
Ban on Traveling Animal Exhibitions
Senate Bill 942
Sen. STREET
Parole Eligibility for Life Sentences
Senate Bill 947
Sen. FARNESE
Hate-Based Intimidation
Senate Bill 990
Sen. MUTH
Death Penalty Repeal
Senate Bill 1025 Repealing Pennsylvania's "Stand Your Ground" Law
Senate Bill 1044
Sen. LEACH
Eliminating the Felony Murder Doctrine
Senate Bill 1073
Sen. FARNESE
Concurrent jurisdiction for animal cruelty
Senate Bill 1075
Sen. ARNOLD
Enhancing the penalties for child pornography
Senate Bill 1085
Sen. BLAKE
Evading Arrest or Detention by Foot
Senate Bill 1196
Sen. HAYWOOD
Use of Force Amendments
Senate Bill 1198
Sen. HUGHES
False reports of "criminal activity" based on race or ethnicity
Senate Bill 1203 Enhancing Civil Forfeiture Protections
Senate Bill 1255 Firearms Safety Training
Senate Bill 1256
Sen. CORMAN
Regulation of Games of Skill
Senate Bill 1287
Sen. HAYWOOD
Fining Individuals Who Refuse to Wear a Face Mask in Public
Senate Bill 1321 Monument Protection Legislation
Senate Bill 1323
Sen. MUTH
Addressing Loopholes in the Post-Conviction Relief Act and Collateral Consequences of Conviction