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Session schedule

The House and Senate return to session on April 28.

Governor signs four bills on child abuse

Child Protection Training: House Bill 431 (Gingrich-R-Lebanon)  further providing for child protection education and training.  A summary and House Fiscal Note are available. The bill was signed into law as Act 31.

Child Abuse Reporting: House Bill 436 (Stephens-R-Montgomery) further providing for the reporting of suspected child abuse.  A summary and House Fiscal Note are available. The bill was signed into law as Act 32.

Child Abuse Reporting: Senate Bill 21 (Ward-R-Westmoreland) further providing for child abuse reporting.  A summary and House Fiscal Note are available.  The bill was signed into law as Act 33.

Child Abuse: Senate Bill 33 (Mensch-R-Lehigh) further providing for persons required to report suspected child abuse.  A summary and House Fiscal Note are available. The bill was signed into law as Act 34.

Public hearings

April 24– Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on Senate Bill 1095 (Farnese-D- Philadelphia) amending the anti-SLAPP lawsuit provisions– sponsor summary.  Philadelphia Bar Association Office, 1101 Market-Frankford Line, Philadelphia.  9:30.

April 29– Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on Senate Bill 1215 (White-R- Indiana) transferring Clerks of Court and Prothonotaries to the Judicial System– sponsor summary.  Hearing Room 1, North Office Building. 10:30.

May 5– House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on a presentation on the Restitution Task Force.  Room 205 Ryan Building.  10:00.

Attorney General issues report for 2013

In an effort to provide taxpayers and the General Assembly with a firsthand look at the Office of Attorney General’s efforts over the previous year, Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane Thursday released a detailed “Year in Review” report for 2013.  Click Here to read a copy.

Source for legislative news:  Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest

Supreme Court eliminates for parallel citations in appellate briefs

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