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The following items are from Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest

Session schedule

Senate

May 16, 17, 18

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

House

May 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25

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

Bills moving

Background Checks: Senate Bill 1156 (Sabatina-D-Philadelphia) further providing for background checks of hospital employees and doctors was amended and reported out of the Senate Rules Committee and passed by the Senate.

Reciprocity For Distance Learning: House Bill 1552 (Roae-R-Crawford) authorizing reciprocity agreement for distance learning (House Fiscal Note and summary) was reported out of the Senate Appropriations Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Criminal Record Clean Slate: Senate Bill 1197 (Wagner-R-York) relating to expungement of criminal records “clean slate for minors” legislation was amended and reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Public hearings

May 17– House Judiciary Committee meets to consider House Bill 1799 (Hahn-R-Northampton) further providing for life imprisonment for third degree murder of an unborn child, where a defendant has a previous conviction for murder, voluntary manslaughter or murder or manslaughter of an unborn child.  (sponsor summary). Room 205 Ryan Building.  Off the Floor.

May 24– Senate Democratic Policy Committee holds a hearing on the benefits of Youth Courts.  Courtroom No. 253, Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia.  11 a.m.

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