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Session schedule

Senate (Updated)

September 28, 29, 30

October 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28

November 16, 17, 18

December 7, 8, 9

House

September 21, 22 (Non-Voting), 24, 25, 28 (Non-Voting), 29, 30

October 5, 6, 7, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28

November 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 (Non-Voting)

December 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16

On the Governor’s desk

The following bill was given final approval by the Senate and House and are now on the Governor’s desk for action–

Child Custody: Senate Bill 663 (Vulakovich-R-Allegheny) relating to rape survivor child custody (summary and House Fiscal Note).

Bills moving

Senate

Nominations: Gov. Wolf recalled 17 nominations rather than have the Senate vote them down, but Andrew Place, nominated to the Public Utility Commission, will move to a full Senate vote in two weeks.

The recalled appointments include two to the Board of Probation and Parole, two to the Public Employee Retirement Commission, two to the State Board of Medicine and two to the State Board of Education, as well as three trustees to California University of Pennsylvania, four to the board of governors at the State System of Higher Education, one to the University of Pittsburgh board of trustees and a reappointment to the Temple University board of trustees.

Child Custody: Senate Bill 663 (Vulakovich-R-Allegheny) relating to rape survivor child custody and support was referred into and out of the Senate Rules Committee and was concurred in by the Senate (summary and House Fiscal Note).  The bill now goes to the Governor for his action.

Consolidation Of Corrections, Probation & Parole: Senate Bill 859 (Greenleaf-R- Montgomery) consolidating the Dept. of Corrections and Probation and Parole was referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Public hearing

September 25– House Judiciary Committee meets to consider House Bill 323 (Grove-R-York) creating a Commerce Division of the Superior Court (sponsor summary), House Bill 470 (Caltagirone-D-Berks) further providing for probation officer authority (sponsor summary), Senate Bill 283 (Pileggi-R-Delaware) eliminating the Philadelphia Traffic Court (summary, Senate Fiscal Note).  Room 205 Ryan Building. 9:00.

Happy equinox

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