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Session schedule

The House and Senate meet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

On the Governor’s desk

House Bill 21 (Grell-R-Cumberland) further providing for licensed psychologists to perform mental incompetence criminal justice determinations– summary and House Fiscal Note

Bills moving

House

Sexual Assault Victims: Senate Bill 681 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) further providing for the protection of victims of sexual violence was amended and reported out of the House Appropriations Committee and passed by the House.  The bill was returned to the Senate for a concurrence vote.

Child Protection Database: Senate Bill 24 (Vulakovich-R-Allegheny) establishing a statewide database of protective services was amended and referred into and out of the House Appropriations Committee and is now on the House Calendar for action.

Child Protection: Senate Bill 31 (Fontana-D-Allegheny) further providing for reporting child abuse was amended and reported from the House Children and Youth Committee and Tabled.

Senate

Mental Incompetence: House Bill 21 (Grell-R-Cumberland) further providing for mental incompetence criminal justice determinations– summary and House Fiscal Note— was passed by the Senate without amendment and now goes to the Governor for his action.

Child Protection Training: House Bill 431 (Gingrich-R-Lebanon)  further providing for child protection education and training was removed from the Table and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Public hearings

March 17– Senate Rules Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 681 (Greenleaf-R- Montgomery) further protecting victims of sexual violence or intimidation on concurrence.  Rules Room.  Off the Floor.

March 18– House Judiciary Committee meets to consider House Bill 921 (Krieger-  relating to the licensing and transfer of firearms and background checks- sponsor summaryHouse Bill 1091 (Taylor-R-Philadelphia) relating to the offense of carrying firearms on public streets in Philadelphia- sponsor summaryHouse Bill 1243 (Stephens-R-Montgomery)  relating to the sale or transfer of firearms background checks related to mental illness- sponsor summaryHouse Bill 1498 (Stephens-R-Montgomery) relating to the sentences for offenses relating to felons using firearms- sponsor summary;House Bill 2011 (M.Keller-R-Perry) providing for limitations on the regulations of firearms and ammunition by local governments- sponsor summary.  Room 60 East Wing.  10:00.

March 19– House Education Committee meets to consider House Bill 2063 (Maloney-R-Berks) further providing for school employee background checks- sponsor summary.  Room 205 Ryan Building.  Off the Floor.

April 1– Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on Senate Bill 979 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) establishing the PA Center for Effective Indigent Defense Legal Representation– sponsor summary.  Hearing Room 1, North Office Building. 10:30.

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.

Source:  Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest

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