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: 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.
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