House of Representatives

Daily Session Update

Prepared by the Office of the Parliamentarian

January 1, 2019

 

Communications Received

 

As appointed by Article II, Section 4, of the Constitution of Pennsylvania for the meeting of the General Assembly the House of Representatives came to order at 12 noon.

Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation at the Pennsylvania Department of State, Mr. Michael Moser, presented the election returns for all candidates for membership in the House of Representatives.

The Oath of Office was administered to the Members by the Honorable D. Michael Fisher, Senior Judge, Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

In Accordance with the Provisions of Article II Section 9, of the Constitution of Pennsylvania, the House proceeded to elect a Speaker. Honorable Mike Turzai was elected Speaker.

The Oath of Office was then administered to the Speaker-Elect by the Honorable Joy Flowers Conti, Senior District Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania.

The Mace was placed on the Rostrum indicating that the House is in Session.

The Speaker appointed Clancy Myer as Parliamentarian of the House.

A Committee consisting of Representatives Hahn, Staats, and Innamorato were appointed to notify the Senate that the House of Representatives is organized.

A Committee consisting of Representatives Delozier, Ortitay, and Kenyatta were appointed to notify the Governor that the House and Senate are organized.

The House and Senate are required by statute to meet in Joint Session to certify election returns for the offices of Governor and Lieutenant Governor.

Resolution – Appointment of Teller in the House of Representatives, January 1, 2019.  Resolved, that the lady from Philadelphia, Ms. White be appointed teller on the part of the House of Representatives to open and compute the vote for Governor and Lt. Governor in a Joint Session of the Senate and House.

The House and Senate nominated Vincent DeLiberato, Jr., Director, Legislative Reference Bureau.

The Speaker acknowledged receipt of a resignation letter from Representative Vanessa Lowery Brown, effective December 11, 2018.

Communications Received From the Senate

The Clerk of the Senate being introduced, presented the following extract from the Journal of the Senate, which was read as follows, viz:

In the Senate

January 1, 2019

RESOLVED, (the House of Representatives concurring), That the Senate and House of Representatives meet in Joint Session on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, in the Hall of the House of Representatives for the purpose of witnessing the opening, counting and computing the official returns of the election for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in the several counties of the Commonwealth and to elect a Director of the Legislative Reference Bureau.

Ordered, That the Clerk present the same to the House of Representatives for its concurrence.

 

         Adopted Voice Vote


The Clerk of the Senate being introduced, presented the following extract from the Journal of the Senate, which was read as follows:

In the Senate
January 1, 2019

RESOLVED, (the House of Representatives concurring), Pursuant to Article II, Section 14 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, that when the Senate recesses this week, it reconvene on Tuesday, January 15, 2015, unless sooner recalled by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate; and be it further

RESOLVED, Pursuant to Article II, Section 14 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, that when the House of Representatives recesses this week, it reconvene on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, unless sooner recalled by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Ordered, That the Clerk present the same to the House of Representatives for its concurrence.

            Adopted Voice Vote

From the Senate

 

Voting Schedule

 

Concurrence

 

Bills on Second Consideration

 

Bills on Third Consideration

 

Bills Signed by the Speaker

 

Bills Referred

 

Bills Recommitted

 

Bills and Resolutions Reported from Committee

 

Bills Removed from the Table

 

Bills Placed on the Table

 

House Resolutions Adopted

 

HR 4

A Resolution providing for the adoption of a temporary rule relating to the consideration of a resolution providing for the Rules of the House of Representatives.

109 - 91 

Motion to Postpone HR 1 until Tuesday, January 15, 2019 (Samuelson)

 

110 – 90

HR 1

A Resolution adopting permanent rules for the House of Representatives, further providing for members' and employees' expenses, for order of business, for general appropriation bill and non-preferred bills, for consideration of bills, for third consideration and final passage bills, for bills amended by the Senate, for House and concurrent resolutions, for standing committees and subcommittees, for organization of standing committees and subcommittees and for powers and duties of standing committees and subcommittees; providing for Government Oversight Committee; further providing for status of members indicted or convicted of a crime, for members required to be present and vote, for financial interests in gaming entities, for suspending and changing rules, for Ethical Conduct Rules definitions and for conduct; providing for professional conduct; and further providing for Committee on Ethics.

142 - 58 

 

This is not an official record of the day’s legislative activity.

The House of Representatives adjourned

until Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 11 A. M.

unless sooner recalled by the Speaker.