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Session Schedule

The Pennsylvania Constitution requires that the General Assembly pass a budget by June 30.

Senate

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

House

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

Bills Moving

House

Confidential Information:  House Bill 824 (Petri-R-Bucks) providing for the confidentiality of information for public safety officials was removed from the Table and is now on the House Calendar for action.

Tobacco In Schools: House Bill 1189 (Mullery-D-Luzerne) expanding the offense of use of tobacco and nicotine products in schools was amended and reported out of the House Judiciary Committee and referred to the House Rules Committee as all bills are this time of year.

Vaping In Schools: House Bill 954 (Rapp-R-Forest) further providing for the offense of selling “vaping” tobacco products to minors was amended and reported out of the House Judiciary Committee and referred to the House Rules Committee as all bills are this time of year.

Senate

Nominations: The nomination of John Wetzel as Secretary of Corrections was reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee with a favorable recommendation.

Electronic Cigarette Use In Schools: Senate Bill 751 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) prohibit sale of electronic cigarettes to minors (sponsor summary) was reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Public Hearings

June 10– House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee informational meeting on House Bill 142(Hickernell-R-Lancaster) relating to elder abuse (sponsor summary), House Bill 647 (Harhai-D-Westmoreland) relating to elder abuse (sponsor summary), House Bill 1210 (Deasy-D-Allegheny) preventing elder abuse via power of attorney (sponsor summary).  Room 39 East Wing. 9:30 a.m.

June 11– House Judiciary Committee hearing on Pennsylvania’s death penalty moratorium.  Room 140. 9 a.m.

(Source:  Crisci Associates, PA Capitol Digest)

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