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Session schedule

Senate

November 9 (non-voting), 16

House

November 14, 15

Bills on the Governor’s desk

Hunting Weapons: House Bill 263 (Gabler-R-Clearfield) removing the prohibition of air, chemical or gas cylinder powered, semi-automatic weapons for hunting.

Withholding Officer Names Involved In Shootings: House Bill 1538 (White-R- Philadelphia) further providing for the release of law enforcement officer information when a firearm is discharged or force is used (House Fiscal Note and summary).

Prescription Monitoring: Senate Bill 1202 (Yaw-R-Lycoming) amending the Achieving Better Care By Monitoring All Prescriptions Program to require all licensed dispensers or prescribers regulated by the state to receive training on prescribing opioids (House Fiscal Note and summary).  Signed into law as Act 124.

Opioid Prescriptions For Minors: Senate Bill 1367 (Yaw-R- Lycoming) putting limits on prescribing opioids (House Fiscal Note and summary).  Signed into law as Act 126.

Independent Counsel: House Bill 1118 (Vereb-R-Montgomery) authorize the appointment of an independent counsel to investigate wrongdoing by the Attorney General and others (House Fiscal Note and summary).  Signed into law as Act 131.

Firearm Use Penalty: House Bill 1496 (Stephens-R- Montgomery) increasing penalties for felons possessing firearms.  Signed into law as Act 134.

Drawing Blood In DUI Cases: House Bill 2058 (Farry-R-Bucks) authorizing blood draws by EMTs in DUI cases (House Fiscal Note and summary).  Signed into law as Act 142.

(Source:  Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest)

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