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Pennsylvania State Capitol building. Source: http://editions.lib.umn.edu

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 continued this past weekend; votes on a spending plan and related code bills are anticipated early this week.

Anticipated votes and committee meetings are listed 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. 

Interested to watch a live web stream of a House session and the majority of committee meetings? Live streams are available at PAHouseGOP.com. Important information and events is also available here: Facebook.com/PAHouseGOP. 

Today's Schedule, 6/25/29

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.

Committee Meetings/Hearings:

Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, 9 a.m.

  • Public hearing on SR 20, which directs the committee to conduct an analysis of the impact proposed medical malpractice venue rule change.

SESSION:

Begins 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 installation 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): (Rep. Jared Soloman, D-Philadelphia): Would create a grant program for apprenticeship programs.

  • HB 1105 (Nelson): Would incentivize businesses to remediate Commonwealth lands that pose a current or future risk to the health and safety of residents.

  • HB 1633 (Boback): Would amend the Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) to provide for additional background check requirements and to restrict provisional employment arrangements.

  • SB 48 (Gordner): See above

  • SB 698 (Gordner): See above

  • SB 699 (Gordner): See above

  • SB 701 (Browne): See above