The House is back in session this week and expected to vote on the 2019-20 Pennsylvania budget. Meetings and discussions between the House, Senate and Administration will continue through the weekend with a vote on a spending plan and related code bills anticipated the first few days of the week. House Republicans remain committed to growing the Rainy Day Fund, successfully funding our legislative priorities this session and ensuring any increase in education funding is noticed in the classrooms. You will find an outline of anticipated votes and committee meetings below. Appropriations Committee meetings are not listed but are anticipated at the call of the chair each day. Daily calendars and committee schedules are very much subject to change as budget plans come together. Calendar and budget-related updates will arrive in your email.
The Weekly Schedule
Identified by bill number, the sponsors and summaries for votes scheduled in committee or on the House floor are posted below. More information regarding these votes can be found at PAHouseGOP.com by clicking on the “House Business” tab.
Monday, June 24, 2019
Judiciary, 10 a.m., G-50 Irvis Office Building
- Public hearing on HB 1397, which would promote equality among parents in custody determinations.
Transportation, 11:30 a.m., B-31 Main Capitol
- Public hearing on HB 916, which would authorize courts to require an alcohol monitoring device as a condition of bail for repeat DUI offenders.
On Monday, session will begin at 1 p.m.
Votes on Second Consideration:
- HB 796 (Rep. Jared Soloman, D-Philadelphia): Would create a grant program for apprenticeship programs.
- HB 1069 (Rep. Aaron Bernstine, R-Lawrence/Beaver/Butler): Would require the posting of agendas by state agencies prior to public meetings wherein official business is conducted.
- HB 1105 (Rep. Eric Nelson, R-Westmoreland): Would incentivize businesses to remediate Commonwealth lands that pose a current or future risk to the health and safety of residents.
- HB 1633 (Rep. Karen Boback, R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming): Would amend the Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) to provide for additional background check requirements and to restrict provisional employment arrangements.
- SB 130 (Sen. John Gordner, R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder): Would authorize the release of agricultural land use restrictions on a parcel of land in the Borough of Danville and the Township of Mahoning, Montour County.
- SB 698 (Sen. John Gordner, R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder): Would allow a physician to appoint a designee to assist with the input of information relating to written agreements into the Department of State’s new online PALS licensing system as it relates to the medical practice act.
- SB 699 (Sen. John Gordner, R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder): Would allow a physician to appoint a designee to assist with the input of information relating to written agreements into the Department of State’s new online PALS licensing system as it relates to the Osteopathic Medical Act.
- SB 701 (Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh): Would allow for land conveyance for former Allentown State Hospital grounds.
- HR 231 (Rep. Stephen Barrar, R-Delaware/Chester): Would urge the federal government to make the resiliency of the United States’ infrastructure a priority.
Votes on Third Consideration:
- HB 427 (Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre/Mifflin): Would prohibit health plans covering treatments for Stage IV, metastatic cancers from excluding or limiting drugs for patients if the drugs are FDA approved and consistent with best practices for Stage IV, metastatic cancer treatment.
- HB 1441 (Rep. Carl Metzgar, R-Somerset/Bedford): Would designate a bridge along U.S. Route 219, over Walters Mill Road, in Somerset County as the Mark J. Baserman Memorial Bridge.
- HB 1511 (Rep. Chris Quinn, R-Delaware): Would codify the Public Utility Commission’s 60-day approval for unprotested telecommunication applications.
- HB 1534 (Rep. Robert Matzie, D-Beaver/Allegheny): Would update and clarify the existing anti-pyramid scheme law.
- HB 1578 (Rep. Sue Helm, R-Dauphin/Lebanon): Would amend portions of Real and Personal Property law, within the Uniform Condominium Act, the Real Estate Cooperative Act and the Uniform Planned Community Act.
- HB 1634 (Rep. Karen Boback, R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming): Would increase the fee assessed to recipients of child support from $25 annually to $35 annually in order to remain in federal compliance.
- SB 89 (Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia/Montgomery): Would update the school code to replace references to “vocational technical schools” with “career and technical schools” and update other obsolete terms and add provisions related to career and technical education.
- SB 127 (Sen. Mike Regan, R-Cumberland/York): Would reauthorize the 911 statute.
- SB 128 (Sen. Mike Regan, R-Cumberland/York): Would authorize the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) to serve as a liaison for the Civil Air Patrol and provide support.
- SB 298 (Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming): Would earmark fines assessed for violations of the state’s Stolen Valor Act to the Veterans’ Trust Fund.
- SB 621 (Sen. Mike Regan, R-Cumberland/York): Would update requirements related to school police officers, school resource officers and school security guards.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, 9 a.m., 8E-B East Wing
- Public hearing on SR 20, which directs the committee to conduct an analysis of the impact proposed medical malpractice venue rule change.
On Tuesday, session will begin at 11 a.m.
Votes on Second Consideration:
- HB 342 (Rep. Angel Cruz, D-Philadelphia): Would increase fines relating to the disposal of waste tires in cities.
- HB 792 (Rep. David Maloney, R-Berks): Would make changes to vehicle parking regulations when parking in a curbside bike lane.
- HB 1444 (Rep. Justin Walsh, R-Westmoreland): Would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to allow the governing body of a local government unit to petition the Court of Common Pleas requesting the removal of a member of the governing body who attends fewer than 50% of all scheduled public meetings in a calendar year.
- SB 48 (Sen. John Gordner, R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder): Would prohibit the Commonwealth from decertifying voting systems in 50% or more of the state’s counties until the General Assembly is notified of the plan for replacing the voting systems and the estimated cost of replacement, and a legislative commission is established to review the plan, hold hearings and issue a report.
- HB 1563 (Rep. Dan Moul, R-Adams): Would amend the Municipal Authorities Act to allow owners of multiple properties or buildings with multiple units that are served by a single meter to request a rate study using a years’ worth of usage data to determine if an adjustment is needed in the amount that the property owner pays.
- SB 321 (Sen. Scott Martin, R-Lancaster: Would create a new chapter that will allow municipalities in certain sized counties to opt out of allowing the instillation of video gaming terminals within their municipal boundaries by passing a resolution.
- SB 235 (Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh): Would appropriate funds from the Professional Licensure Augmentation account to the Department of State for use by the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) in support of many professional licensure boards.
- SB 236 (Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh): Would make appropriations from the Workmen’s Compensation Administration Fund for the 2019-20 fiscal year.
- SB 237 (Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh): Would appropriate funds to the Office of Small Business Advocate (OSBA) for its utility-related operations for the 2019/20 fiscal year.
- SB 238 (Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh): Would make appropriations from a restricted revenue account in the General Fund to the Office of the Consumer Advocate (OCA) for the 2019-20 fiscal year.
- SB 239 (Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh): Would make appropriations from the Public School Employees’ Retirement Fund.
- SB 240 (Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh): Would make appropriations from the State Employees’ Retirement Fund.
- SB 241 (Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh): Would make appropriations from the Philadelphia Taxicab and Limousine Regulatory Fund and the Philadelphia Taxicab Medallion Fund to the Philadelphia Parking Authority.
- SB 242 (Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh): Would make appropriations from a restricted revenue account within the General Fund and from federal augmentation funds to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.
- SB 243 (Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh): Would make appropriations from restricted revenue accounts in the State Gaming Fund, Fantasy Contest Fund and the Video Gaming Fund.
- SB 634 (Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Bradford/Lycoming/Sullivan/Susquehanna/Union): Would create the Conservation Excellence Grant Program.
- SB 661 (Sen. Judy Ward, R-Blair/Cumberland/Franklin/Fulton/Huntingdon): Would establish a new chapter in the Agriculture Code to provide for grants to enhance the Federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.
Votes on Third Consideration:
- HB 796 (Soloman)
- HB 1105 (Nelson)
- HB 1633 (Boback)
- SB 48 (Gordner)
- SB 698 (Gordner)
- SB 699 (Gordner)
- SB 701 (Browne)
Wednesday, June 26
Thursday, June 27
Friday, June 28 2019
Committee Meetings and Agendas TBA
Session for each day is currently scheduled for 11 a.m.
Votes on Second Consideration and Third Consideration for all three days are TBA.