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Session Schedule

Senate

November 23, 24, 25

December 7, 8, 9

House

November 23, 24; 25 (Non-Voting)

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

Bills Moving

House

Use Of Firearms: Law Enforcement Officer Use Of Firearms: House Bill 1538 (White-R- Philadelphia) relating to the release of law enforcement officer information when a firearm is discharged was passed by the House.  AHouse Fiscal Note and summary is available.  The bill now goes to the Senate for action.

 

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

Community Service: Senate Bill 130 (Gordner-R-Columbia) further providing for the sentence of community service (sponsor summary) was reported from the House Judiciary Committee and was referred to the House Appropriations Committee.

Jury Member Addresses: House Bill 1626 (Benninghoff-R-Mifflin) exempting jury members from public access (sponsor summary) was reported from the House Judiciary Committee and was referred to the House Appropriations Committee.

Senate

Retirement Ages For Judges: House Bill 89 (Harper-R-Montgomery) and House Bill 90 (Harper-R-Montgomery) increasing the retirement age for judges from 70 to 75 were passed by the Senate without amendment. There will be a referendum in the April 2016 primary election whether to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to raise the retirement age for judges to 75 years of age.

Voters Will Decide Whether Judges May Serve Until 75

Voters: Is 70+ Too Old For A Judge?

 

Hunting Weapons: House Bill 263 (Gabler-R- Clearfield) removing the restrictions against hunting with air or gas powered weapons (House Fiscal Note and summary) was amended on the Senate Floor and remains on the Senate Calendar for action.

 

Agency Consolidation: Senate Bill 859 (Greenleaf-R- Montgomery) consolidation of Corrections and Parole (sponsor summary) was reported from the Senate Appropriations Committee, amended on the Floor and remains on the Senate Calendar for action.

 

 

Human Trafficking: Senate Bill 851 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) providing further penalties for human trafficking and prostitution was referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Public Hearings

November 23– NEW. House Appropriations Committee meets to consider House Bill 1626 (Benninghoff-R-Mifflin) exempting jury members from public access (sponsor summary) ,  Senate Bill 130 (Gordner-R-Columbia) further providing for the sentence of community service (sponsor summary). Room 140.  Off the Floor.

November 24– NEW. Senate Law and Justice Committee meets to consider the nomination of Tyree Blocker as State Police Commission.  Room 461. 10:30 a.m.

(Source:  Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest)

 

 

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