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Session Schedule

The House will be in session on December 16, 17 and 18.  December 18 will be a non-voting day.

The Senate has recessed until January 7 for a non-voting day.

On the Governor’s Desk

The following bills were given final approval by the Senate and House and are now on the Governor’s desk for action–

Child Abuse: Senate Bill 1116 (Washington-D-Philadelphia) further providing for child abuse investigations– summary and House Fiscal NoteSenate Bill 28 (Browne-R-Lehigh) providing for the offense of intimidation or retaliation in child abuse cases– summary and House Fiscal NoteSenate Bill 23 (Baker-R-Luzerne) providing for expunction of information in child abuses cases for juveniles– summary and House Fiscal Note

Child Abuse: Senate Bill 30 (Erickson-R-Delaware) further providing for filing false claims of child abuse in private residential rehabilitative institutions.  A summary and House Fiscal Note are available.

Criminal Lab Fees: House Bill 1274 (Farry-R-Bucks) further providing for criminal laboratory user fees.  A summary and Senate Fiscal Note are available.

Depositions, Witnesses: House Bill 1201 (Barbin-D-Cambria) changes in post-trial reporting by district attorneys.  A summary and House Fiscal Note are available.

Bills Moving

House

Victims Of Violence: Senate Bill 681 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) providing for the protection of victims of sexual violence was removed from the Table and is now on the House Calendar for action.

Child Abductions: Senate Bill 689 (Corman-R-Centre) providing for the prevention of child abductions was reported from the House Judiciary Committee and is now on the House Calendar for action.

Arson Penalties: Senate Bill 1024 (Rafferty-R-Montgomery) providing additional penalties for arson was amended and reported from the House Judiciary Committee and is now on the House Calendar for action.

Child Abuse III: Senate Bill 24 (Vulakovich-R-Allegheny) establishing a statewide database of protective services (amended), Senate Bill 29 (Vance-R-Cumberland) further providing for the mandatory reporting of infants abandoned– Senate Fiscal NoteSenate Bill 33 (Mensch-R-Lehigh) further providing for whistleblower protection for reporting child abuse (amended) were reported from the House Children and Youth Committee and Tabled.

Child Support: House Bill 836 (Schlossberg-D-Lehigh) further providing for liability for child support in cases of rape– summary– was removed from the Table and Tabled.

Senate

Child Abuse: House Bill 414 (O’Neill-R- Bucks) factors considered when awarding custody in child abuses cases was amended and reported out of the Senate Appropriations Committee and passed by the Senate.  The bill returns to the House for a concurrence vote.

Child Abuse II: House Bill 726 (Petri-R-Bucks) further providing for a definition of child abuse (amended) were reported from the Senate Appropriations Committee, amended on the Senate Floor and passed by the Senate.  The bill returns to the House for a concurrence vote.

Human Trafficking: Senate Bill 75 (Greenleaf-R- Montgomery) further prohibiting human trafficking was reported from the Senate Appropriations Committee and passed by the Senate.  The bill now goes to the House for consideration.

Legislative information from Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest

News Links

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Report on Juvenile Court Dispositions

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2012 Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Dispositions – UPDATED

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