LEGISLATIVE NEWS
Bill Status Report
09-26-2016 - 18:38:26


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HB 37   Grell, Glen (Res. 4/30/15)
Amends the Right-to-Know Law, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions; and, in procedure, further providing for exceptions for public records.
Companions: HCO1582 (M)
Position: Opposed
Printer Number(s): P1159 
Bill History: 04-07-15 H Filed
04-10-15 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Government

HB 65   Godshall, Robert
Amends Title 20 (Decedents, Estates and Fiduciaries) providing for autopsies.
Companions: HCO 86 (M)
Printer Number(s): P0056  P1428 
Bill History: 05-12-15 H Third consideration
05-12-15 H Final Passage (Vote: Y:194/N: 0)
05-20-15 S Received in the Senate and referred to Senate Judiciary

HB 224   Christiana, Jim
Amends the Public School Code providing for the posting of annual financial information; for education of exceptional children; for reimbursements; for disruptive student programs; special education expenses; & block grants.
Companions: HCO 766 (M)
Printer Number(s): P0214  P2180 
Bill History: 09-29-15 G Vetoed by the Governor
09-29-15 G Bill, together with Governor's Veto Message, laid on the
table
09-27-16 H Set on the Tabled Calendar

HB 260   Baker, Matt
Amends Title 42 (Judiciary), in particular rights and immunities, providing for action for release of confidential birth information.
Companions: HCO 577 (M)
Position: Opposed
Printer Number(s): P0265 
Bill History: 01-28-15 H Filed
02-02-15 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary

HB 297   Evankovich, Eli
Act providing for release of information by coroners and medical examiners.
Companions: HB 2552 (Refiled from 13R Session)
HCO 126 (M)
Position: Opposed
Printer Number(s): P0296  P0481  P1049 
Bill History: 04-13-15 H Third consideration
04-13-15 H Final Passage (Vote: Y:196/N: 0)
05-13-15 S Received in the Senate and referred to Senate Local Government

HB 301   Cohen, Mark
Amends Title 54 (Names), in judicial change of name, further providing for court approval required for change of name and change by order of court.
Companions: HCO 113 (M)
Printer Number(s): P0299 
Bill History: 01-30-15 H Filed
02-02-15 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary

HB 318   Adolph, William
Amends the Right-to-Know Law, in preliminary provisions, further providing for defs.; in procedure, further providing for written requests; and, in judicial review, further providing for fee limitations.
Companions: HB 425 (Related)
HCO 947 (M)
Printer Number(s): P0339 
Bill History: 02-02-15 H Filed
02-04-15 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Government

HB 340   Saccone, Rick
Amends Title 65 (Public Officers), in open meetings, further providing for definitions, for executive sessions and for penalties.
Companions: HCO 461 (M)
Printer Number(s): P0362  P2947 
Bill History: 05-04-16 H Removed from the table
05-04-16 H Laid on the table
09-27-16 H Set on the Tabled Calendar

HB 617   Harhai, Ted
Amends State Lottery Law, in State Lottery, providing for confidentiality of prizewinners.
Companions: HB 1893 (Refiled from 13R Session)
HCO 798 (M)
Position: Opposed
Printer Number(s): P0719 
Bill History: 02-26-15 H Filed
02-26-15 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Finance

HB 672   Hanna, Mike
Amends the Right-to-Know Law, in procedure, further providing for exceptions for public records.
Companions: HB 640 (Related)
HCO1226 (M)
SB 508 (Related)
Printer Number(s): P0780 
Bill History: 03-02-15 H Filed
03-02-15 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Government

HB 824   Petri, Scott
Amends Title 35 (Health & Safety), in miscellaneous provisions, providing for confidentiality of personal information of public safety officials.
Companions: HB 143 (Related)
Position: Opposed
Printer Number(s): P0992  P1565  P2678 
Bill History: 12-18-15 H Third consideration
12-18-15 H Final Passage (Vote: Y:196/N: 0)
01-28-16 S Received in the Senate and referred to Senate State Government

HB 1119   Hill, Kristin (F)
Amends the Public School Code, in preliminary provisions, providing for waiver of public school mandates.
Companions: HCO1816 (M)
Position: Opposed
Printer Number(s): P1463  P1799 
Bill History: 02-08-16 H Set on the Tabled Calendar
02-08-16 H Laid on the table
09-27-16 H Set on the Tabled Calendar

HB 1155   Christiana, Jim
Amends Title 65 (Public Officers), in open meetings, further providing for public notice; and providing for notification of agency business required and exceptions.
Companions: HCO1723 (M)
Printer Number(s): P1468  P3656 
Bill History: 09-19-16 H Reported as committed from House Rules
09-19-16 H Laid on the table
09-27-16 H Set on the Tabled Calendar

HB 1268   Schreiber, Kevin
Amends Title 45 (Legal Notices) providing for electronic publication of legal notices.
Companions: HCO1928 (M)
Position: Opposed
Printer Number(s): P1670 
Bill History: 05-29-15 H Filed
06-01-15 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary

HB 1310   Donatucci, Maria
Amends Title 35 (Health & Safety), in emergency telephone service, providing for prohibited release of information.
Companions: HB 756 (Identical)
HCO1852 (M)
Position: Opposed
Printer Number(s): P1774  P3320 
Bill History: 05-17-16 S Signed in the Senate
05-18-16 G In the hands of the Governor
05-24-16 G Approved by the Governor (Act: 30 )

HB 1425   Harris, Jordan
Amends Titles 18 (Crimes & Offenses) & 42 (Judiciary), in criminal history record information, further providing for general regulations & providing for order for limited access; & for petition for expungement.
Companions: HCO2044 (M)
SB 938 (Identical)
Position: Opposed
Printer Number(s): P1982 
Bill History: 06-27-15 H Filed
06-28-15 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary

HB 1538   White, Martina (F)
Amends Title 44 (Law and Justice) adding provisions for law enforcement activities by providing for release of law enforcement officer information when firearm discharged or use of force.
Companions: HCO2220 (M)
Position: Opposed
Printer Number(s): P2173  P2509 
Bill History: 11-17-15 H House Thomas motion to table HB 1538
11-17-15 H Final Passage (Vote: Y:162/N: 38)
11-30-15 S Received in the Senate and referred to Senate Law and Justice

HB 1626   Benninghoff, Kerry
Amends Title 42 (Judiciary), in juries and jurors, further providing for selection of jurors for service.
Companions: HCO2298 (M)
Position: Opposed
Printer Number(s): P2351 
Bill History: 11-23-15 H Third consideration
11-23-15 H Final Passage (Vote: Y:196/N: 0)
12-04-15 S Received in the Senate and referred to Senate Judiciary

HB 1651   Krieger, Tim (Resign. 1/3/16)
Amends Title 65 (Public Officers), in open meetings, further providing for public participation.
Companions: HB 376 (Refiled from 13R Session)
HCO 543 (M)
Printer Number(s): P2403 
Bill History: 10-20-15 H Discussed in informational meeting House State Government
11-10-15 H Informational meeting set for 10:00 a.m., R...House State Government
11-10-15 H Informational meeting held House State Government

HB 1682   Knowles, Jerry
Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses), in obstructing governmental operations, providing for unlawful use of an audio or video device in court.
Companions: HCO2469 (M)
Position: Opposed
Printer Number(s): P2494 
Bill History: 11-17-15 H Third consideration
11-17-15 H Final Passage (Vote: Y:200/N: 0)
11-20-15 S Received in the Senate and referred to Senate Judiciary

HB 1789   Brown, Rosemary
Amends Public School Code, in school directors, providing for publication of e-mail addresses for school directors.
Companions: HCO2564 (M)
Printer Number(s): P2735 
Bill History: 01-14-16 H Filed
01-21-16 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Education

HB 1914   Miller, Brett (F)
Amends the Right-to-Know Law, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions; and, in procedure, further providing for exceptions for public records.
Companions: HCO2805 (M)
Printer Number(s): P3010 
Bill History: 03-21-16 H Filed
03-22-16 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Government

HB 1984   Delozier, Sheryl
Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses), in criminal history record information, regulations & order for limited access, clean slate for convictions of certain offenses, nonconvictions & juvenile records, effects of expunged offenses.
Companions: HCO2948 (M)
Printer Number(s): P3202 
Bill History: 04-13-16 H Filed
04-13-16 H Press conference held
04-14-16 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary

HB 2164   Gabler, Matt
Amends The Second Class Township Code, in elections of officers and vacancies in office, further providing for vacancies in general.
Companions: HCO3308 (M)
Printer Number(s): P3527 
Bill History: 09-19-16 H Reported as committed from House Rules
09-19-16 H Laid on the table
09-27-16 H Set on the Tabled Calendar

HB 2264   Benninghoff, Kerry
Amends Title 42 (Judiciary), in courts of common pleas, providing for information on filling vacancies in elected public office.
Companions: HCO2899 (M)
Position: Support
Printer Number(s): P3736 
Bill History: 07-13-16 H Filed
07-18-16 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary

HCO 543   Krieger, Tim (Resign. 1/3/16)
Gives residents & taxpayers of political subdivision to comment before the board of council at each advertised regular meeting & special meeting without requiring registration before the meeting.
Companions: HB 1651 (M)
Bill History: 01-08-15 H Filed
10-20-15 H Superseded by - see HB 1651

HCO 547   Davis, Tina
Requires the Pennsylvania Department of General Services (DGS) to hold a public hearing 90 days prior to the purchase of land by DGS for the purpose of preserving or mitigating wetlands as required by federal law.
Companions: HB 333 (M)
Bill History: 01-08-15 H Filed
06-10-15 H Superseded by - see HB 333

HCO 558   Moul, Dan
Empowers courts to order restitution for all reasonable expenses incurred by a victim when a defendant is found guilty of the crime of Tampering With or Fabricating Physical Evidence or Tampering With Public Records or Information.
Companions: HB 1938 (M)
Bill History: 01-08-15 H Filed
04-01-16 H Superseded by - see HB 1938

HCO 947   Adolph, William
Allows agencies and local governments to assess search and review fees for public records requested for a commercial purpose.
Companions: HB 318 (M)
Bill History: 01-27-15 H Filed
02-04-15 H Superseded by - see HB 318

HCO 957   Fee, Mindy
Exempts agency discussions of security and emergency preparedness from open meeting requirements.
Companions: HB 1263 (M)
Bill History: 01-28-15 H Filed
06-01-15 H Superseded by - see HB 1263

HCO1620   Miller, Daniel
Requires any state or local agency to circulate an agenda prior to the commencement of a public meeting or an executive session.
Companions: HB 1080 (M)
Bill History: 03-27-15 H Filed
04-28-15 H Superseded by - see HB 1080

HCO1852   Donatucci, Maria
Prohibits the release of all or part of a public record that contains a 9-1-1 caller's name, telephone number, address or location.
Companions: HB 1310 (M)
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 05-05-15 H Filed
06-10-15 H Superseded by - see HB 1310

HCO2899   Benninghoff, Kerry
Requires a judicial agency to release any such records, upon request, subject to other requirements of and procedures in the Right to Know Law.
Companions: HB 2264 (M)
Bill History: 03-03-16 H Filed
07-18-16 H Superseded by - see HB 2264

HR 717   Matzie, Robert
Resolution designating the week of March 13 through 19, 2016 as "Sunshine Week" in Pennsylvania.
Companions: HCO2754 (M)
Printer Number(s): P2910 
Bill History: 03-04-16 H Filed
03-10-16 H Introduced as noncontroversial resolution
03-14-16 H Adopted (Vote: Y:192/N: 0)

SB 95   Farnese, Lawrence
Amends Title 42 (Judiciary), in particular rights and immunities, providing for immunity for constitutionally protected communications.
Companions: SCO 665 (M)
Printer Number(s): P0654  P1152 
Bill History: 06-30-15 S Third consideration
06-30-15 S Final Passage (Vote: Y: 48/N: 1)
07-06-15 H Received in the House and referred to House Judiciary

SB 202   Schwank, Judy
Amends the Uniform Crime Reporting Act, in higher education security information, further providing for crime and statistics and security policies and procedures; and providing for Pennsylvania safe campuses.
Companions: HB 1173 (Related)
SCO 196 (M)
Printer Number(s): P0169 
Bill History: 06-28-15 S Set on the Senate Calendar
06-28-15 S Laid on the table
06-08-16 S Press conference held

SB 411   Pileggi, Dominic (Res. 1/3/16)
Amends Right-to-Know Law, in prelim. provisions, for defs.; for PIAA; for open-records officer, for regs & policies & requests & inmate access; procedures; appeal & officers; agencies, fee limitations, OOR; reporting, contracts.
Companions: SCO 636 (M)
Position: Amend-Opposed
Printer Number(s): P0332  P1154  P1325  P1335 
Bill History: 03-22-16 H Hearing set for 9:00 a.m., Room G-50, Irvis...House State Government
03-22-16 H Public hearing held in committee House State Government
05-18-16 H Informational meeting held House State Government

SB 412   Blake, John
Amends the Right-to-Know Law, in State-related institutions, further providing for reporting, for contents of report and for copies and posting, and providing for contracts.
Companions: SCO 635 (M)
Printer Number(s): P0333 
Bill History: 02-05-15 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Government
02-23-15 S Discussed at PA Press Club Luncheon
03-24-15 S Discussed in Budget Hearing - State-Related...Senate Appropriations

SB 526   Gordner, John
Amends the Second Class Township Code, in auditors & accountants, further providing for completion, filing and publication of annual township report and financial statement.
Companions: SCO 681 (M)
Position: Amend-Monitor
Printer Number(s): P0484  P1295  P1628 
Bill History: 04-06-16 H Signed in the House
04-07-16 G In the hands of the Governor
04-14-16 G Approved by the Governor (Act: 14 )

SB 643   Aument, Ryan (F)
Amends Title 65 (Public Officers), in open meetings, further providing for executive sessions.
Companions: HB 1263 (Related)
HB 2271 (Related)
SCO 783 (M)
Position: Monitor-Support
Printer Number(s): P0652 
Bill History: 06-09-15 S Removed from the table
06-15-15 S Set on the Senate Calendar
06-15-15 S Laid on the table

SB 645   Stefano, Patrick (F)
Act providing for notice and disclosure of proposed collective bargaining agreements and related documents and for open records.
Companions: SCO 887 (M)
Printer Number(s): P0759  P0842  P1090 
Bill History: 06-27-16 H Laid on the table
06-27-16 H Removed from the table
09-27-16 H Set on the House Calendar

SB 674   Schwank, Judy
Amends the PA Election Code, in preliminary provisions, providing for the definition of "credentialed media"; and, in preparation for and conduct of primaries and elections, further providing for regulations in force at polling places.
Companions: SCO 198 (M)
Printer Number(s): P0666 
Bill History: 03-31-15 S Filed
03-31-15 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Government

SB 759   Kitchen, Shirley
Amends Title 20 (Decedents, Estates and Fiduciaries) enabling uniform fiduciary access to digital assets; and providing for authority, compliance and immunity.
Companions: SCO 527 (M)
Printer Number(s): P0831 
Bill History: 05-01-15 S Filed
05-01-15 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Judiciary

SB 866   Boscola, Lisa
Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses), in offenses against public order and decency, providing for unlawful dissemination of residential information.
Companions: SCO 859 (M)
Printer Number(s): P1002 
Bill History: 06-02-15 S Filed
06-02-15 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Judiciary

SB 976   Greenleaf, Stewart
Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in wiretapping and electronic surveillance, further providing for definitions and for exceptions to prohibition of interception and disclosure of communications.
Companions: SCO 966 (M)
Position: Amend-Opposed
Printer Number(s): P1205  P1372 
Bill History: 12-07-15 S Removed from the table
02-08-16 S Set on the Senate Calendar
02-08-16 S Laid on the table (Pursuant to Senate Rule 9)

SB 998   Pileggi, Dominic (Res. 1/3/16)
Amends PA Election Code, in primary & election expenses, further providing for defs., reporting by candidate & political committees & other persons & late contributions & independent expenditures & electioneering communications.
Companions: HB 1695 (Related)
SB 1165 (Related)
SCO1109 (M)
Printer Number(s): P1228 
Bill History: 09-10-15 S Filed
09-10-15 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Government

SB 1026   Scavello, Mario (F)
Amends Title 45 (Legal Notices), in general provisions, further providing for definitions; and, in legal advertising, providing for use of community papers of mass dissemination.
Companions: SCO 456 (M)
Position: Opposed
Printer Number(s): P1451 
Bill History: 12-05-15 S Filed
12-05-15 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Local Government

SB 1061   Rafferty, John
Amends Title 44 (Law & Justice) adding provisions for law enforcement activities by providing for release of law enforcement officer information when firearm discharged or use of force; and prescribing a penalty.
Companions: SCO1201 (M)
Position: Opposed
Printer Number(s): P1448 
Bill History: 11-30-15 S Filed
11-30-15 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Law and Justice

SB 1137   Ward, Kim
Amends Title 65 (Public Officers), in open meetings, further providing for definitions, for open meetings and for public notice.
Companions: SCO1300 (M)
Printer Number(s): P1582 
Bill History: 03-07-16 S Filed
03-07-16 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Appropriations

SB 1178   Stefano, Patrick (F)
Amends Public School Code, in duties & powers of boards of school directors, providing for posting of offers of employment for certain administrators; &, in intermediate units, providing for posting of offers of employment for certain staff.
Companions: SCO1430 (M)
Printer Number(s): P1657 
Bill History: 03-29-16 S Filed
03-29-16 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Education

SCO 13   Teplitz, Rob
Prohibits the state legislature from holding votes in even-numbered years following a general election & the swearing in of the new legislature & bans votes during the period between a new legislature & the swearing-in of a new governor.
Companions: SB 186 (M)
Bill History: 12-01-14 S Filed
03-06-15 S Superseded by - see SB 186

SCO 859   Boscola, Lisa
Prohibits an individual from posting or disseminating information indicating the residence of law enforcement or armed forces personnel.
Companions: SB 866 (M)
Bill History: 03-27-15 S Filed
06-02-15 S Superseded by - see SB 866


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