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The information below is from Crisci Associates’ PA Capitol Digest

Session schedule

Senate

May 11, 12, 13

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

House

May 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

The following bills of interest saw action in the House or Senate this week–

House

Bail Bondsmen: House Bill 367 (Cutler-R-Lancaster) further regulating bail bondsmen was reported from the House Appropriations Committee and passed by the House.  A summary and House Fiscal Note are available.  The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

Child Custody: House Bill 410 (Hackett-R-Delaware (resigned)) child custody in the case of rape was removed from the Table, amended on the House Floor and referred into and out of the House Appropriations Committee and passed by the House.  A summary and House Fiscal Note are available.  The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

Protection From Abuse: House Bill 124 (Delozier-R-Cumberland) further providing for protection of child abuse was removed from the Table and referred into and out of the House Appropriations Committee and passed by the House.  A summary and House Fiscal Note are available.  The bill now goes to the Senate for action.

Confidential Information:  House Bill 824 (Petri-R-Bucks) providing for the confidentiality of information for public safety officials was amended, but held in the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee.

Senate

Law Enforcement Training: House Bill 221 (Caltagirone- D-Berks) providing for law enforcement training to recognize mental health conditions (summary and Senate Fiscal Note are available) was reported from the Senate Appropriations Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Child Support: Senate Bill 663 (Vulakovich-R-Allegheny)  further providing for child support considering a criminal rape conviction (sponsor summary) was amended and reported from the Senate Judiciary Committee and is on the Senate Calendar for action.

DNA Testing: Senate Bill 683 (Pileggi-R- Delaware) relating to the use of DNA in criminal cases (sponsor summary) was referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Medical Cannabis: Senate Bill 3 (Folmer-R-Lebanon) authorizing medical use of cannabis was amended and reported from the Senate Appropriations Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Public hearing

May 12– Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the collateral consequences of criminal convictions.  Hearing Room 1, North Office Building. 10 a.m.

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