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Session schedule

The House and Senate are scheduled to meet June 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30.  The State budget must be passed by June 30.

Public hearings

June 9– House Appropriations Committee meets to consider House Bill 2107 (Murt-R-Adams) relating to the unlawful distribution of intimate images- sponsor summary. Room 140. Off the Floor.

June 10– House Judiciary Committee meets to consider House Bill 1848 (Cutler-R- Lancaster) requiring merit selection of certain judges- sponsor summarySenate Bill 75 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) further providing penalties for human trafficking.  Room 205 Ryan Building. 10:00.

June 10– NEW. Senate Judiciary Committee meets to consider House Bill 1090 (Youngblood- D-Philadelphia) further providing for protective custody of newborn children- House summaryHouse Bill 1429 (M.Keller-R-Franklin) further providing for power of attorney- House summary.  Room 8E-B East Wing. 11:30.

June 10– Senate Law and Justice Committee holds a hearing on an amendment to Senate Bill 1182 (Folmer-R-Lebanon) on legalization of medical marijuana. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building. 10:00.

House Bills moving

Scrap Metal Theft At Railroads: Senate Bill 1077 (Argall-R-Schuylkill) further providing for scrap material theft with respect to railroads- sponsor summary– was reported from the House Appropriations Committee and passed by the House and returns to the Senate for a concurrence vote.  A summary and House Fiscal Note are available.

Firearms: House Bill 1498 (Stephens-R-Montgomery) further providing for sentencing for crimes committed with firearms was amended and the House Floor and remains on the House Calendar for action.

Dissemination Of Intimate Images: House Bill 2107 (Murt-R-Adams) relating to the unlawful distribution of intimate images- sponsor summary– was removed from the Table and was referred to the House Appropriations Committee.

Personal Information Breach: House Bill 2167 (Swanger-R-Lebanon) setting further notification requirements in cases of personal information breaches was amended and reported out of the House Judiciary Committee and was then referred to the House Rules Committee as all bills are this time of year.

Exemptions From Jury Duty: House Bill 2102 (Tobash-R-Berks) further providing for exemptions from jury duty- sponsor summary– was reported from the House Judiciary Committee and was then referred to the House Rules Committee as all bills are this time of year.

Source:  Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest

News releases from Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts

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State courts caution against email hoax

PA courts financial data now interactive and more accessible in web-based format

June 23 is deadline to comment on proposed rule change on length of appellate briefs

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July 25 is deadline to comment on proposed juvenile rule on certifying expert forensic evidence

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July 25 is deadline to comment on proposed changes to non-criminal juvenile rules

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