Monthly Archives: May 2015

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Historic Legislation Passed on May 29

 

1980

HB 2137: An Act amending the act of May 21, 1943 (P. L. 302, No. 140), entitled, as amended, “An act providing for the admission of children to, and their education and maintenance in, and their discharge from the Scotland School for Veterans’ Children; ***” providing for the admission of children of veterans who did not serve during a time of war or armed conflict.

Approved by Governor Dick Thornburgh

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2012

SB 817: An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in juvenile matters, providing for the use of restraints on children during court proceedings.

Approved by Governor Tom Corbett

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Historic Legislation Passed on May 28

 

1976

HB 1054: An Act amending “The Pennsylvania Plant Pest Act of 1937,” approved April 27, 1937 (P. L. 318, No. 90), by adding a Fruit Tree Improvement Program and providing for financing said program and further providing for certificates of inspection and dates of inspection.

Approved by Governor Milton Shapp

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1992

SB 14: An Act imposing restrictions and prohibitions on the distribution, sale and use of halogenated hydrocarbon chemicals and aromatic hydrocarbon chemicals as sewage system cleaners; requiring the disclosure of contents of sewage system cleaners; requiring the Department of Environmental Resources to administer and enforce certain provisions; providing for the powers and duties of the Environmental Quality Board; and imposing penalties.

Approved by Governor Robert Casey

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1995, Special Session 1

HB 3: An Act providing for DNA testing of certain offenders; establishing the State DNA Data Base and the State DNA Data Bank; further providing for duties of the Pennsylvania State Police; imposing costs on certain offenders; and establishing the DNA Detection Fund.

Approved by Governor Tom Ridge

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May 28, 2015

 

9:30 – Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness (Reading, PA)

Public hearing to be held pursuant to HR 102

 

10:00 – House Democratic Policy Committee (Philadelphia, PA)

Joint public hearing with the Senate Democratic Policy Committee on paid sick leave for Pennsylvanians, specifically HB 624

 

10:00 – Senate Democratic Policy Committee (Philadelphia, PA)

Joint public hearing with the House Democratic Policy Committee on paid sick leave for Pennsylvanians, specifically HB 624

 

10:00 – Independent Regulatory Review Commission

To consider the following regulations:

  • Reg. No. 3051 Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
    #16A-5212: Schedule of Civil Penalties – Optometrists (Deemed Approved)
  • Reg. No. 3086 PA Liquor Control Board #54-81: Economic Development
    Licenses
  • Reg. No. 3015 Dept. of Agriculture #2-159: Preferential Assessment of
    Farmland and Forest Land under the Clean and Green Act
  • Reg. No. 3046 State Board of Nursing #16A-5126: Continuing Education;
    Reporting of Crimes and Discipline
  • Reg. No. 3033 PA Public Utility Commission #57-296: Motor Carrier
    Vehicle List and Vehicle Age Requirements (Previously Disapproved)

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May 27, 2015

 

9:30 – House Republican Policy Committee (Youngwood, PA)

Hearing to discuss Pennsylvania’s economy and business climate

 

10:00 – House Democratic Policy Committee (Abington, PA)

Public hearing on education funding

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Historic Legislation Passed on May 22

 

1996 – Special Session 2

 

SB 2: An Act amending Title 35 (Health and Safety) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, increasing the amount of unexpended Commonwealth appropriations available for transfer for disaster assistance; and further providing for special powers of local agencies.

 

Approved by Governor Tom Ridge

 

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1996

 

HB 1940: An Act amending the act of May 31, 1945 (P.L.1198, No.418), known as the Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act, further providing for definitions, for operator’s license, for bonds, for health and safety and for remining of previously affected areas; authorizing removal of coal refuse; further providing for financial guarantees, for reclamation bond credits and for Remining Environmental Enhancement Fund; and providing for the Department of Environmental Protection’s authority for the awarding of grants.

 

Approved by Governor Tom Ridge

 

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May 21, 2015

 

10:00 – House Human Services (Philadelphia, PA)

Public hearing on services and issues for individuals with autism

 

 

2:00 – House Gaming Oversight (Washington, PA)

Public hearing on keeping PA’s casinos competitive

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Historic Legislation Passed on May 21

 

1976

 

HB 379: An Act amending the “Pennsylvania Farmland and Forest Land Assessment Act of 1974,” approved December 19, 1974 (No. 319), requiring the State Tax Equalization Board to consider preferential use assessments for school subsidy purposes.

 

Approved by Governor Milton Shapp

 

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1992

 

HB 79: An Act amending Title 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, adding a definition of “newborn child”; further providing for procedures and other matters relating to adoptions; and providing for certain investigations and reports.

 

Approved by Governor Robert Casey

 

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Historic Legislation Passed on May 20

 

1976

 

HB 501: An Act requiring the installation of ramps at crosswalks under certain conditions.

 

Approved by Governor Milton Shapp

 

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1983

 

HB 219: An Act amending the act of August 24, 1961 (P. L. 1135, No. 508), entitled “An act imposing a tax for general public school purposes in school districts of the first class A on salaries, wages, commissions and other compensation earned by residents thereof, and on the net profits earned from businesses, professions or other activities conducted by residents thereof; ***; conferring and imposing powers and duties on boards of public education and school treasurers in such districts; providing for the administration of the act and imposing penalties for violation thereof,” providing for the filing of annual returns.

 

Approved by Governor Dick Thornburgh

 

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Historic Legislation Passed on May 19

 

1995

 

SB 12: An Act providing grants for conducting assessments of industrial sites; establishing a fund; providing for funding; and imposing duties upon the Department of Commerce.

 

Approved by Governor Tom Ridge

 

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