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John P. Delaney, Jr., Esquire appointed to Criminal Procedural Rules Committee

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Courts launch mobile app for finding dockets

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(The information below is from Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest)

Session schedule

The House and Senate are in recess until June 1.   The following session days are scheduled:

Senate

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

House

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

Bills moving

House

GOP Property Tax Reform: House Bill 504 (Gabler-R-Clearfield) was amended to include Rep. Saylor’s version of property tax reform and was passed by the House.  A summary and House Fiscal Note are available.  The bill now goes to the Senate for action.  This bill raises the sales tax and personal income tax.  The bill does NOT impose a sales tax on legal services   Click for news report.

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

Senate

Medical Cannabis: Senate Bill 3 (Folmer-R-Lebanon) providing for medical use of cannabis was amended on the Senate Floor and was passed by the Senate 40 to 7.  The bill now goes to the House for action.

Child Custody: Senate Bill 663 (Vulakovich-R-Allegheny)  further providing for child support considering a criminal rape conviction (sponsor summary) was referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Public hearings and meetings

June 3-4– PA Commission on Sentencing meets for a hearing and policy discussion. PA Judicial Center, Harrisburg.  (formal notice)

June 11– House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on Pennsylvania’s death penalty moratorium.  Room 140. 10 a.m.

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