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Happy Flag Day–June 14

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The information below is from Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest

Session schedule

Senate

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

House

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

Bills moving

Crime Victims: Senate Bill 1113 (Ward-R-Westmoreland) crime victims’ representation on Victims’ Services Advisory Committee (sponsor summary) was reported from the Senate Judiciary Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Firearms Regulation: House Bill 1496 (Stephens-R-Montgomery) increasing maximum penalties for felons possessing firearms (amended and referred to the House Rules Committee), House Bill 1497 (Stephens-R-Montgomery) increasing penalties for juvenile felons and juvenile drug dealers using firearms (amended and referred to the House Rules Committee), House Bill 1498 (Stephens-R-Montgomery) ensuring mental health disqualifications are sent to national firearms background check system (amended and referred to the House Rules Committee) were reported out of the House Judiciary Committee and re-referred to the House Rules Committee.

Background Checks: Senate Bill 1156 (Sabatina-R-Philadelphia) further providing for background checks for doctors and hospital personnel was amended on the House Floor and was referred into and out of the House Appropriations 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 out of the House Appropriations Committee and is now on the House Calendar for action.

Firearms Reciprocity Agreements: House Bill 1287 (Metcalfe-R-Butler) requiring reciprocity agreements to share firearm permittee information by law enforcement personnel was amended and reported out of the House State Government Committee and was referred to the House Rules Committee as all bills are this time of year.

Bill introduced

Juvenile Lifers Task Force: House Resolution 915 (Dawkins-D-Philadelphia) establishing a Task Force On Juvenile Life Sentences (sponsor summary).

Public hearings

June 13– Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the constitutional issues pertinent to House Bill 1947 (Marsico-R- Dauphin) amends the statute of limitations in cases of child sexual abuse (House Fiscal Note and summary). Hearing Room 1, North Office Building. 10 a.m.

June 14–  House Judiciary Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 533 (Eichelberger-R- Blair) further providing for the disposition of abandoned contraband by Board of Probation and Parole (Senate Fiscal Note and summary).  Room 140 Main Capitol. 10 a.m.

 

Happy Army Day–June 14

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