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Session schedule

The Governor’s budget address is scheduled for March 3.

Senate

March 2, 3 (Budget Address), 4

April 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22

May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13

June 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30

House

March 2, 3 (Budget Address), 4, 30, 31

April 1, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22

May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13

June 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Bills moving

Sexual Offenders: House Bill 446 (Marsico-R-Dauphin) further providing for probation for certain sexual offenders (sponsor summary) was reported from the House Judiciary Committee and referred to the House Appropriations Committee.

Proof of citizenship: Senate Bill 9 (Stefano-R-Fayette) requiring proof of citizenship to access public services was reported from the Senate Appropriations Committee and was passed by the Senate.  The bill now goes to the House for action.  A summary and Senate Fiscal Note are available.

Criminal record expungement: Senate Bill 166 (Greenleaf-R- Montgomery) further providing for the expungement of criminal history records (Senate Fiscal Note) was passed by the Senate and now goes to the House for consideration.

Public hearings

March 2– House Appropriations Committee meets to consider House Bill 446 (Marsico-R-Dauphin) further providing for probation for certain sexual offenders (sponsor summary).  Room 140.  Off the Floor.

March 2– House Children and Youth Committee informational meeting on family court system and its relationship to children and youth services.  Room 60 East Wing.  11 a.m.

March 3 — Governor’s Budget Address.

March 3– Senate Judiciary Committee meets to consider House Bill 221 (Caltagirone-D- Berks) law enforcement training to recognize individuals suffering mental health problems (House Fiscal Note).

March 17– Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing: 9:30 a.m. Attorney General.  Hearing Room 1 North Office Building.

March 17– House Appropriations Committee budget hearing: 2 p.m.- Departments of Health, Drug & Alcohol Programs.   Room 140 Main Capitol.

March 18– Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing: 9:30 a.m.- Judiciary, 1 p.m.- State Police, Homeland Security, 3 p.m.- Dept. of Drug and Alcohol Programs. Hearing Room 1 North Office Building.

March 18– House Appropriations Committee budget hearing: 9:30 a.m.- State Police/ Homeland Security, 11 a.m.- Dept. Corrections/Board of Probation & Parole, 1:30 p.m.- State Court System.  Room 140 Main Capitol.

March 25– Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing: 1 p.m.- Dept. of Corrections, Office of Probation and Parole. Hearing Room 1 North Office Building.

Sentencing Commission meets March 18-19

Commission On Sentencing meeting.  PA Judicial Center.  (formal notice and detailed schedule)

(Source:  Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest)

PA Supreme Court to operate with two vacancies through 2015

Click for report from pennlive.com

House Bill 18 would broaden crimes for which public officials would forfeit state pensions

Click for report from triblive.com

Click for House Bill 18

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