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Session schedule

Senate

Budget Hearings: Feb. 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, March 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 (no session during hearings)

March 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23

April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13

May 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18

June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

House

Budget Hearings: Feb. 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, March 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 (no session during hearings)

March 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23

April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13

May 2, 3, 4, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25

June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

On the Governor’s desk

Senate Bill 166 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) started as an expungement bill.  In its latest version it provides for limited access to non criminal justice agencies where a conviction was for a misdemeanor of the second degree or lesser offense, and the individual has been arrest-fee for 10 years after the conclusion of his sentence.  This description sets out the general, but not specific terms.  The bill is complicated and you are urged to read it.  Click for text of final version.

Bills moving

House

Impeach Kane: House Resolution 659 (Everett-R-Lycoming) authorizing the impeachment of indicted Attorney General Kathleen Kane was adopted by the House 170 to 12 after just a few minutes of discussion.

Merit Selection Of Judges: House Bill 1336 (Cutler-R- Lancaster) providing for merit selection of judges; supplemental funding bills was Tabled.

DNA Testing: Senate Bill 683 (Pileggi-R- Delaware) use of DNA data and testing and use (sponsor summary) was referred to the House Appropriations Committee.

Senate

Wiretapping: Senate Bill 976 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) further providing for definitions and exemptions related to wiretapping and electronic surveillance related to police officer body cameras (sponsor summary) was Tabled.

Public hearings

February 23– Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10 a.m.- Judiciary. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

February 23– House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearing:  1 p.m.- Judiciary. Room 140 Main Capitol.

February 24– Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings:  1 p.m.- State Police/Homeland Security; 3 p.m.- Dept. of Drug & Alcohol Programs. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

February 29– Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10 a.m.- Dept. of Corrections/Board of Probation & Parole. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

February 29– House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearing:  3:30 p.m.- Attorney General. Room 140 Main Capitol.

March 1–  Change. House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearing: 1 p.m.- State Police/Homeland Security; 3:00– Dept. of Transportation. Room 140 Main Capitol.

March 3– House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearing: 9:30 a.m.- Dept. of Corrections/Board of Probation & Parole. Room 140 Main Capitol.

March 8– House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearing: 9:30 a.m.- Dept. of Health, Dept. of Drug & Alcohol Programs. Room 140 Main Capitol.

Sentencing Commission meets March 2-3                                                                     Commission on Sentencing. Harrisburg Hilton (dinner). PA Judicial Center, 601 Commonwealth Ave., Harrisburg (business). (formal notice)

(Source:  Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest)

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