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A03162
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
1838
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY CAUSER, BARRAR, SAINATO, CIRESI, SCHLEGEL CULVER,
GAYDOS, OWLETT, PICKETT, PYLE, SAPPEY, SNYDER, WARREN AND
ZIMMERMAN, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON VETERANS AFFAIRS AND EMERGENCY
PREPAREDNESS, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019
AN ACT
Amending Titles 35 (Health and Safety) and 75 (Vehicles) of the
Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in emergency medical
services system, further providing for support of emergency
medical services; in general provisions, further providing
for EMS costs; and, in driving after imbibing alcohol or
utilizing drugs, further providing for Accelerated
Rehabilitative Disposition.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 8153(c) of Title 35 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes is amended to read:
§ 8153. Support of emergency medical services.
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(c) Purpose of fund.--Except as provided under subsection
(d), 75% of the money from the Emergency Medical Services
Operating Fund shall be disbursed by the department [for only]
in the following [uses] manner:
(1) To [eligible] EMS agencies [for applicable purposes
stated under] in accordance with section 8112(c) (relating to
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contracts and grants)[, with at least 10% of these funds to
be allocated to provide additional financial assistance for
those EMS systems serving rural areas.] 30% of funds must be
allocated to specifically provide training to underserved
rural areas. Not less than 10% of funds shall be provided to
EMS agencies to assist with medical equipment purchases for
ambulances.
(2) To the board for the performance of duties imposed
upon it under this chapter.
(3) To regional EMS councils for the development,
maintenance and improvement of EMS systems, including
ambulance and communications equipment, and for training,
education and EMS agency licensure purposes.
(4) To other contractors and grantees as authorized
under section 8112(j).
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Section 2. Sections 3121 and 3807(b)(1)(ix) of Title 75 are
amended to read:
§ 3121. EMS costs.
In addition to any other costs that may be imposed under this
part for a traffic violation, except for a parking violation, a
cost of [$10] $20 shall be imposed. Moneys collected shall be
forwarded to the State Treasurer for deposit in the Emergency
Medical Services Operating Fund.
§ 3807. Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition.
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(b) Evaluation and treatment.--
(1) A defendant offered Accelerated Rehabilitative
Disposition for a violation of section 3802 is, as a
condition of participation in the program, subject to the
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following requirements in addition to any other conditions of
participation imposed by the court:
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(ix) The defendant shall pay a cost of [$25] $50
which shall be forwarded to the State Treasurer for
deposit in the Emergency Medical Services Operating Fund.
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Section 3. This act shall take effect in 60 120 days.
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