A blog of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section

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Session Schedule

Senate

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

House

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

Ignition Interlock bill is signed into law

Senate Bill 290 (Rafferty-R-Montgomery) further providing for an ignition  interlock limited license.  A House Fiscal Note and summary is available.  The bill was signed into law as Act 33.

Bills moving

Life Imprisonment: House Bill 1799 (Hahn-R-Northampton) further providing for life imprisonment for homicide was referred into and out of the House Appropriations Committee and passed by the House.  A House Fiscal Noteand summary is available.  The bill now goes to the Senate for action.

Background Checks: Senate Bill 1156 (Sabatina-R-Philadelphia) further providing for background checks for doctors and hospital personnel was reported from the House Children and Youth Committee and is now on the House Calendar for action.

Laboratory User Fee: House Bill 2058 (Farry-R-Bucks) authorizing blood draws by paramedics in DUI cases was reported from the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, amended on the House Floor and referred to the House Appropriations Committee.

Public meetings

June 1– Commission on Sentencing meets.  Crowne Plaza Hotel, Harrisburg. 6:30 p.m.  (formal notice)

June 2– Commission on Sentencing meets.  Crowne Plaza Hotel, Harrisburg. 9 a.m.  (formal notice)

(Source:  Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest)

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Happy Memorial Day

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