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A00272
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
146
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY BROOKS, SCARNATI, GORDNER, BROWNE, ARGALL, REGAN,
ALLOWAY, AUMENT, FOLMER, HUTCHINSON, KILLION, MARTIN, MENSCH,
PHILLIPS-HILL, VOGEL, J. WARD, K. WARD, YAW, COSTA, DINNIMAN,
KEARNEY, SANTARSIERO, SCHWANK AND TARTAGLIONE,
JANUARY 31, 2019
REFERRED TO VETERANS AFFAIRS AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS,
JANUARY 31, 2019
AN ACT
Amending Title 35 (Health and Safety) of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes, in Commonwealth services, providing
for online training for firefighters.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Title 35 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes is amended by adding a section to read:
ยง 7388. Online training for firefighters.
(a) General rule.--Under section 2413 of the act of March 4,
1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, the
Office of the State Fire Commissioner shall establish guidelines
for the use of money deposited into the Online Training Educator
and Training Reimbursement Account and dedicated for the
purposes of developing, delivering and sustaining training
programs for firefighters. The guidelines shall provide that the
money be used for online training for volunteer and firefighters
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and, notwithstanding the deposit for only volunteer firefighters
under section 2413(a)(2) of the Tax Reform Code of 1971, career
firefighters and shall include, at a minimum, the following:
(1) Participation in the training shall be on a
voluntary basis.
(2) The training shall be offered free of charge.
(3) The training shall be incorporated into the Train PA
system.
(b) Prioritization.--In establishing online training
courses, the commissioner shall prioritize specific topics.
(c) Certificate of completion.--The commissioner shall
provide a certificate of completion to an individual who
successfully completes an online training program.
(d) Publication.--The Office of the State Fire Commissioner
shall post a complete listing of the available online training
courses on the office's publicly accessible Internet website.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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