A blog of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section

SenateSession schedule

The House and Senate meet on October 6, 7, 8, 14, 15 and November 12.

Bills moving

House

Sexual Offender Probation: House Bill 2465 (Marsico-R-Dauphin) further providing for mandatory period of probation for certain sexual offenders- sponsor summary— was removed from the Table, referred into and out of House Appropriations Committee and is now on the House Calendar for action.  A summary andHouse Fiscal Note are available.

Victims Rights: House Bill 2464 (Hackett-R-Delaware) further providing for victims rights was removed from the Table, referred into and out of the House Appropriations Committee and is now on the House Calendar for action.  A summary and House Fiscal Note are available.

Senior Jury Duty Exemption: House Bill 2102 (Tobash-R-Berks) exempting persons 75 years of age and older from jury duty was amended on the House Floor, referred into and out of the House Appropriations Committee and is now on the House Calendar for action.  A summary and House Fiscal Note are available.

Sale Of Firearms: House Bill 1243 (Stephens-R- Montgomery) relating to the sale or transfer of firearms background checks related to mental illness was amended several times on the House Floor, referred into and out of the House Appropriations Committee and is now on the House Calendar for action.  A summary and House Fiscal Note are available.

Providing For Restitution: House Bill 2383 (Toepel-R-Montgomery) further providing for judgments and other liens related to sentencing was referred into  and out of the House Appropriations Committee and is now on the House Calendar for action.  A summary and House Fiscal Note are available.

Sharing Child Protection Information: Senate Bill 27 (Mensch-R-Montgomery) further providing for the exchange of information in children in protective services was amended, reported from the House Children and Youth Committee and Tabled.

Senate

Medical Marijuana: Senate Bill 1182 (Folmer-R-Lebanon) providing for the medical use of cannabis was amended and reported from the Senate Appropriations Committee and passed by the Senate.  A summary and Senate Fiscal Note are available.  The bill now goes to the House for consideration.

Sexual Predators: House Bill 1874 (Farry-R-Bucks) further providing for counseling of sexually violent predators- summary House Fiscal Note— was reported from the Senate Judiciary Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Providing For Autopsies: House Bill 207 (Godshall-R- Montgomery) providing for autopsies- summaryHouse Fiscal Note— was reported from the Senate Judiciary Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Community Service Sentence: Senate Bill 1367 (Gordner-R-Columbia) providing for sentence of community service- sponsor summary— was reported from the Senate Judiciary Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Bail Bondsman: Senate Bill 1441 (Alloway-R-Franklin) providing for the regulation of the bail bondsman industry was amended and reported out of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee and is on the Senate Calendar for action.

Public hearing

October 6– Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee meets to consider House Bill 435 (Moul-R-Adams) expanding the requirements for background checks for employees working with children- a summary and House Fiscal Note are available.  Room 461.  Noon.

(Source:  Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest)

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