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Session Schedule

The House and Senate are in session Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

House Judiciary Committee

The House Judiciary Committee meets December 10 to consider Senate Bill 689 (Corman-R-Centre) providing for the prevention of child abductions– summarySenate Bill 1024 (Rafferty-R-Montgomery) providing additional penalties for arson– summary.

Senate Appropriations Committee

The Senate Appropriations Committee meets December 9 to consider Senate Bill 75 (Greenleaf-R- Montgomery) further prohibiting human trafficking;  House Bill 414 (O’Neill-R- Bucks) factors considered when awarding custody in child abuses cases; House Bill 726 (Petri-R-Bucks) further providing for a definition of child abuse;House Bill 1274 (Farry-R-Bucks) further providing for criminal laboratory user fees– summary;

Senate Judiciary Committee

The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a confirmation hearing December 10  for the nomination of The Honorable Patricia H. Jenkins for Judge Superior Court.

Bills Moving

Human Trafficking: Senate Bill 75 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) further prohibiting human trafficking was amended on the Floor and then referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee.  (It is now on the agenda of the Senate Appropriations Committee Monday.)

Child Protection: House Bill 433 (Aument-R-Lancaster) providing for additional procedures related to child abuse investigations; House Bill 436 (Stephens-R- Montgomery) further providing for reporting of child abuse;House Bill 726 (Petri-R-Bucks) further providing for a definition of child abuse were all amended and reported from the Senate Aging and Youth Committee.  House Bill 726 and 433 were then referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee and are on the Appropriations Committee agenda for Monday. House Bill 436 remains on the Senate Calendar for action.

NewsClip: Editorial: PA Senators Can Fix State Child Abuse Laws

Child Protection: House Bill 431 (Gingrich-R-Lebanon) further providing for child protection education and training– Senate Fiscal Note— was reported from the Senate Appropriations Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Child Custody/Abuse: House Bill 414 (O’Neill-R-Bucks) factors considered when awarding custody in child abuses cases was amended and reported from the Senate Judiciary Committee and was referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Source:  Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest.

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