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Session Schedule

The House and Senate return to session on March 31.

Bills 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–

Mental Incompetence: House Bill 21 (Grell-R-Cumberland) further providing for mental incompetence criminal justice determinations– summary and House Fiscal Note.  The bill was signed into law as Act 21.

Sexual Violence: Senate Bill 681 (Greenleaf-R- Montgomery) further protecting victims of sexual violence or intimidation.

NewsClip: Lawmakers OK Protective Orders In Sex Cases

From Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest

Bills Moving

House

Child Abuse: Senate Bill 24 (Vulakovich-R-Allegheny) establishing a statewide database of protective services was passed by the House and returns to the Senate for a concurrence vote.  A summary andHouse Fiscal Note are available.

Firearms: House Bill 1091 (Taylor-R-Philadelphia) relating to the offense of carrying firearms on public streets in Philadelphia (amended); House Bill 1243 (Stephens-R-Montgomery) relating to the sale or transfer of firearms background checks related to mental illness (amended); House 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— were reported out of the House Judiciary Committee and are now on the House Calendar for action.

NewsClips:

Bill Gives Clout To Firearms Groups

Bill Lets NRA Sue Allentown Over Local Gun Law

Child Abuse: Senate Bill 31 (Fontana-D-Allegheny) further providing for prevention, investigation and treatment of those involved in child abuse was removed from the Table, amended on the House Floor and was referred into and out of the House Appropriations Committee and is now on the House Calendar for action.

Senate

Sexual Violence: Senate Bill 681 (Greenleaf-R- Montgomery) further protecting victims of sexual violence or intimidation was reported from the Senate Rules Committee and was concurred in by the Senate.  The bill now goes to the Governor for his action.

NewsClip: Lawmakers OK Protective Orders In Sex Cases

Child Protection Training: House Bill 431 (Gingrich-R-Lebanon)  further providing for child protection education and training was amended on the Senate Floor and remains on the Senate Calendar for action.

Ignition Interlocks: Senate Bill 1036 (Rafferty-R-Montgomery) further providing for ignition interlocks was referred to the Senate Transportation Committee.

From Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest

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