Monthly Archives: June 2014

Today on the Hill

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June 30, 2014

 

10:00 am – House Children and Youth

Informational meeting with a presentation on the Front Porch Project

 

Off the floor – House Appropriations

Agenda TBA

 

Off the floor – House Agriculture and Rural Affairs

To consider: HB 1759, HB 1996

A Daily Look at Historic Legislation

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Historic Legislation Passed on June 30th

 

2011

 

Honor and Remember Flag Act

 

HB 385: An Act adopting the Honor and Remember Flag as an official flag to recognize and honor fallen members of the armed forces; and imposing duties on the Department of General Services.

 

Approved by Governor Tom Corbett

 

For the full version of this piece of legislation click here.

 

2012

 

HB 1934: An Act amending the act of July 28, 1988 (P.L.556, No.101), known as the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act, in recycling and waste reduction, further providing for municipal implementation of recycling programs.

 

Approved by Governor Tom Corbett

 

For the full version of this piece of legislation click here.

A Daily Look at Historic Legislation

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Historic Legislation Passed on June 28th

 

1995

 

Conservation and Natural Resources Act

 

HB 1400: An Act creating the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources consisting of certain functions of the Department of Environmental Resources and the Department of Community Affairs; renaming the Department of Environmental Resources as the Department of Environmental Protection; defining the role of the Environmental Quality Board in the Department of Environmental Protection; making changes to responsibilities of the State Conservation Commission and the Department of Agriculture; transferring certain powers and duties to the Department of Health; and repealing inconsistent acts.

 

Approved by Governor Tom Ridge

 

For the full version of this piece of legislation click here.

 

2002

 

Interstate Adoption Compact Act

 

SB 1324: An Act authorizing the Department of Public Welfare to enter into interstate compacts relating to adoption assistance; and providing for terms and implementation of the interstate compacts, for medical assistance benefits and for false claims.

 

Approved by Governor Mark Schweiker

 

For the full version of this piece of legislation click here.

A Daily Look at Historic Legislation

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Historic Legislation Passed on June 27th

 

1996

 

Community and Economic Development Enhancement Act

 

SB 1353: An Act to enhance community and economic development in this Commonwealth by restructuring certain administrative functions and entities; changing the name of the Department of Commerce to the Department of Community and Economic Development; transferring functions of the Department of Community Affairs into the Department of Community and Economic Development and other agencies; providing for a Deputy Secretary for Community Development in the Department of Community and Economic Development; establishing the Center for Local Government Services and the Local Government Advisory Committee; establishing the Small Business Advocacy Council; conferring powers and duties on the Legislative Reference Bureau; and making repeals.

 

Approved by Governor Tom Ridge

 

For the full version of this piece of legislation click here.

 

2012

 

HB 1913: An Act authorizing abatement of real estate taxes because of destruction or damage of property by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee, or the refund of the amount of such taxes by certain political subdivisions; and authorizing reassessment of properties retroactive to August 1, 2011, and a limited moratorium on the increase of certain real estate taxes.

 

Approved by Governor Tom Corbett

 

For the full version of this piece of legislation click here.

Today on the Hill

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June 27, 2014

 

9:00 am – Senate Environmental Resources and Energy

Public hearing to solicit testimony regarding the energy effects of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

 

10:00 am – House Judiciary

To consider: HB 2382, HB 2383, HB 2384, HB 2385, HB 2386, HB 2134, SB 1197

 

10:00 am – House Professional Licensure

To consider: SB 1409

 

10:00 am – Public Employee Retirement Commission

Regular Meeting

 

10:00 am – Senate Urban Affairs and Housing

To consider: SB 1420, SB 1427, SB 1442

 

10:30 am – Senate State Government

To consider: HB 1236

 

Off the floor – House Appropriations

Agenda TBA

 

Off the floor – Senate Law and Justice

To consider: SB 1182

 

Off the floor – Senate Local Government

To consider: HB 1590

A Daily Look at Historic Legislation

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Historic Legislation Passed on June 26th

 

2001

 

Tobacco Settlement Act

 

HB 2: An Act establishing a special fund and account for money received by the Commonwealth from the Master Settlement Agreement with tobacco manufacturers; providing for home and community-based care, for tobacco use prevention and cessation efforts, for Commonwealth universal research enhancement, for hospital uncompensated care, for health investment insurance, for medical assistance for workers with disabilities, for regional biotechnology research centers, for the HealthLink Program, for community-based health care assistance programs, for PACE reinstatement and PACENET expansion, for medical education loan assistance and for percentage allocation and appropriation of moneys.

 

Approved by Governor Tom Ridge

 

For the full version of this piece of legislation click here.

Today on the Hill

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June 26, 2014

 

9:30 am – Senate Judiciary

To consider the following nominees: Hon. William F. Ward for Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County; A. Joseph Antanavage, Esq. for Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Delaware County; Hon. Anthony J. Rosini for Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Northumberland County; Michael Fanning, Esq., Abbe F. Fletman, Esq., Vincent N. Melchiorre, Esq., & Hon. Kenneth J. Powell, Jr. for Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County; Hon. Roger F. Gordon & Stephanie Sawyer, Esq. for Judge, Philadelphia Municipal Court; George W. Wheeler, Esq. for Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Tioga County; & David A. Regoli, Esq. & Harry F. Small, Jr., Esq. for Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Westmoreland County and a voting meeting to consider:

SB 671, HB 1163, HB 1750

 

 

10:00 am – House Health

To consider: HB 1760, HB 2061

 

10:30 am – Senate Game and Fisheries

To consider: HB 2178, HB 2199

 

Off the floor – House Appropriations

Agenda TBA

 

A Daily Look at Historic Legislation

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Historic Legislation Passed on June 25th

 

1982

 

Regulatory Review Act

 

SB 1: An Act providing for independent oversight and review of regulations, creating an Independent Regulatory Review Commission, providing for its powers and duties, making repeals and making an appropriation.

 

Approved by Governor Dick Thornburgh

 

For the full version of this piece of legislation click here.

Today on the Hill

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June 25, 2014

 

9:00 am – House Environmental Resources and Energy

To consider: HB 2354, HB 2350

 

9:30 am – House Aging and Older Adult Services

Informational meeting on: HB 2014

 

9:30 am – Senate Public Health and Welfare

To consider: SR 225, HB 278, HB 1298, HB 1654, HB 2111

 

10:00 am – House State Government

To consider: HB 2239

 

10:00 am – Senate Environmental Resources and Energy

To consider: SB 1310, SB 1378, SB 1443

 

10:15 am – House Local Government

To consider: HB 2194, HB 700, SB 1185, SB 1255, HB 1323, HB 1729

 

10:30 am – Senate Banking and Insurance

To consider: SB 1268, SB 1432

 

10:30 am – Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Prepared.

To consider: SB 1266, SB 1274, SB 1423, HB 2275

 

Off the floor – House Appropriations

Agenda TBA

 

Off the floor – House Human Services

To consider: HR 697, HR 903

 

Off the floor – House Insurance

To consider: HB 2353

 

Off the floor – House Labor and Industry

To consider: SB 145

 

Off the floor – Senate Appropriations

To consider: HB 2280, HB 2281, HB 2282, HB 2283, HB 2284, HB 2285, HB 2286, HB 2287, HB 2288, HB 2328