LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY
Bill Status Report
07-22-2019 - 16:31:06


Track: Website Legislative Activity   

HB 12   Grove, Seth (PN 36) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 42 (Judiciary), in human trafficking. Increases the offense of trafficking in individuals from a felony of the second degree to a felony of the first degree. Expands the definition of the offense to include any individual who patronizes or advertises a victim of trafficking. Increases the penalties for the offense. Also increases the offense of patronizing a victim of sexual servitude from a felony of the second degree to a felony of the first degree and increases the fines for the offense. Further provides for additional fines for repeat offenders of patronizing prostitutes. Also provides that these additional fines shall be distributed equally to the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund and for grants under section 3031 (relating to grants). Effective in 60 days.
Companions: HCO 233 (M)
SB 60 (Identical)
Printer Number(s): P0036 
Position ): (Support)
Bill History: 01-17-19 H Filed
01-09-19 H Press conference held
01-28-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary

HB 33   Dunbar, George (PN 2182) Amends the Human Services Code to eliminate the general assistance cash benefit program. Makes definition changes in the Statewide Quality Care Assessment and extends the Philadelphia Hospital Assessment. Also continues the medical assistance day-one incentive payment for nonpublic nursing homes. The elimination of the general assistance cash benefit program shall take effect August 1, 2019 and the remainder of the act shall take effect July 1, 2019, or immediately, whichever is later. (Prior Printer Number: 47) HB 33 - (PN 47) Amends the Human Services Code, re-enacting the elimination of the general assistance cash benefit program. The amendment of section 442.1(a) (3) introductory paragraph and (i) of the act shall take effect July 1, 2019, the remainder of the act is effective immediately.
Companions: HCO 297 (M)
Printer Number(s): P0047  P2182 
Position ): (Oppose)
Bill History: 07-07-19 G Last day for Governor's action
06-28-19 G Approved by the Governor (Act: 12 )
07-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 249   Sappey, Christina (F) (PN 224) Amends Titles 18 (Crime and Offenses), 23 (Domestic Relations) and 42 (Judiciary), in assault, further providing for the offense of stalking; in wiretapping and electronic surveillance, further providing for definitions; in child custody, further providing for consideration of criminal conviction; in domestic and sexual violence victim address confidentiality, further providing for penalties; and, in sentencing, further providing for sentences for second and subsequent offenses. The bill adds strangulation to the list of offenses the court shall consider and determine that the party does not pose a threat of harm to the child before making any order of custody to that party. Effective in 60 days.
Companions: HB 854 (Related)
HCO 735 (M)
Printer Number(s): P0224 
Position ): (Support)
Bill History: 01-28-19 H Filed
01-29-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary

HB 276   Delozier, Sheryl (PN 284) Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, establishing rights of victims of crime, dubbed Marsy's Law. Constitutional amendments require approval in two consecutive legislative sessions and then approval by the voters through a referendum.
Companions: HCO 46 (M)
SB 149 (Identical)
Printer Number(s): P0284 
Position ): (Support)
Bill History: 06-20-19 H Filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
06-20-19 H Assigned Joint Resolution #JR-1 of 2019
06-20-19 H Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 1

HB 360   Topper, Jesse (PN 331) Amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations), in marriage license, stipulating that no marriage license shall be issued if either applicant is under age 18. Effective in 60 days.
Companions: HB 2542 (Refiled from 17R Session)
HCO 399 (M)
SB 81 (Related)
Printer Number(s): P0331 
Position ): (Support)
Bill History: 06-05-19 H Third consideration
06-05-19 H Final Passage (Vote: Y:195/N: 0)
06-06-19 S Received in the Senate and referred to Senate Judiciary

HB 426   Benninghoff, Kerry (PN 413) Amends the Human Services Code eliminating extended Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits beyond a five year time span. Establishes a cumulative 48-month lifetime limit of assistance. Also provides for exemptions. Effective in 60 days.
Companions: HB 1788 (Refiled from 17R Session)
HCO 831 (M)
Printer Number(s): P0413 
Position ): (Monitor)
Bill History: 02-06-19 H Filed
02-11-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Health

HB 435   Tobash, Mike (PN 422) Amends the Human Services Code, in general powers and duties, providing for work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by establishing the department may not apply for, accept, or renew a waiver of requirements established under section 5 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 without prior approval of the General Assembly and requiring adult recipients to comply with and submit proof of compliance with various work requirements as a condition of participation and continuing eligibility for food assistance. The work requirements shall only apply to able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs). Requires the Department of Human Services to provide notice to adult recipients on the date of annual renewal that eligibility will be terminated if the recipient fails to meet the requirements and locations where assistance to meet the requirements is available. Also requires the department to provide a form notice to county assistance offices that eligibility for SNAP shall be terminated three months after the notice if the recipient fails to comply with the work, community service or education requirements. Effective in 60 days.
Companions: HCO 754 (M)
Printer Number(s): P0422 
Position ): (Oppose)
Bill History: 02-06-19 H Filed
02-11-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Health

HB 485   Boback, Karen (PN 473) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in forgery and fraudulent practices, establishing the offense of false caller identification information display; and imposing penalties. Effective in 60 days.
Companions: HB 979 (Refiled from 17R Session)
HCO 249 (M)
Printer Number(s): P0473 
Position ): (Support)
Bill History: 02-08-19 H Filed
02-12-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary

HB 489   Boback, Karen (PN 477) Amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations), in protection from abuse, providing for waiver of fees for corrected or duplicate state documents from the Department of Transportation and Department of Health. The departments shall adopt a statement of policy to that end and make the statement available on their websites. Effective in 60 days.
Companions: HB 1211 (Refiled from 17R Session)
HCO 489 (M)
Remarks: Supported bill last session.
Printer Number(s): P0477 
Position ): (Support)
Bill History: 02-08-19 H Filed
02-12-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary

HB 502   Hershey, Johnathan (F) (PN 490) Amends the Crime Victims Act adding language providing victims of crime have the right not to be excluded from any criminal proceeding unless the court, based on the record before it, determines that testimony would be materially altered if the victim heard other testimony at the proceeding. Effective in 60 days.
Companions: HB 1974 (Refiled from 17R Session)
HCO1069 (M)
SB 425 (Related)
Printer Number(s): P0490 
Position ): (Support)
Bill History: 06-30-19 G Last day for Governor's action
06-28-19 G Approved by the Governor (Act: 23 )
08-27-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 503   Everett, Garth (PN 862) Amends Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure), in depositions and witnesses, adding a subchapter providing for procedures to protect victims and witnesses with intellectual disabilities or autism. The intent of the bill is to provide procedures which will protect material witnesses or victims of crime with intellectual disabilities or autism during their involvement with the criminal justice system. The bill outlines when an out-of-court statement made by an individual with an intellectual disability or autism who is a victim or witness describing enumerated offenses would be admissible in evidence. Enumerated offenses include homicide, assault, kidnapping, human trafficking, sexual offenses, burglary, robbery, incest, and corruption of minors. Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number: 491) HB 503 - (PN 491) Amends Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure), in depositions and witnesses, adding a subchapter providing for procedures to protect victims and witnesses with intellectual disabilities or autism. The intent of the bill is to provide procedures which will protect material witnesses or victims of crime with intellectual disabilities or autism during their involvement with the criminal justice system. The bill outlines when an out-of-court statement made by an individual with an intellectual disability or autism who is a victim or witness describing enumerated offenses would be admissible in evidence. Enumerated offenses include homicide, assault, kidnapping, human trafficking, sexual offenses, burglary, robbery, incest, and corruption of minors. Effective in 60 days.
Companions: HCO1069 (M)
SB 469 (Related)
Printer Number(s): P0491  P0862 
Position ): (Support)
Bill History: 04-09-19 H Third consideration
04-09-19 H Final Passage (Vote: Y:186/N: 11)
04-22-19 S Received in the Senate and referred to Senate Judiciary

HB 504   Mihalek, Natalie (F) (PN 492) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) adding language amending section 3104 relating to evidence of victim's sexual conduct. Requires a defendant who proposes to offer evidence of the alleged victim's past sexual victimization, allegations of past sexual victimization, opinion evidence of the alleged victim's past sexual conduct and reputation evidence of the alleged victim's past sexual conduct to file a written motion and offer proof at the time of trial. Also expands the number of crimes subject to the protections under the rape shield law. Effective in 60 days.
Companions: HCO1069 (M)
SB 431 (Identical)
Printer Number(s): P0492 
Position ): (Support)
Bill History: 06-30-19 G Last day for Governor's action
06-28-19 G Approved by the Governor (Act: 24 )
08-27-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 505   Kauffman, Rob (PN 493) Amends Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure), in depositions and witnesses, expanding the number of serious crimes under the tender years exception. Effective in 60 days.
Companions: HB 2321 (Refiled from 17R Session)
HCO1069 (M)
SB 479 (Identical)
Printer Number(s): P0493 
Position ): (Support)
Bill History: 04-09-19 H Third consideration
04-09-19 H Final Passage (Vote: Y:193/N: 4)
04-22-19 S Received in the Senate and referred to Senate Judiciary

HB 790   Saylor, Stanley (PN 2215) The General Appropriation Act of 2019 provides appropriations from the General Fund for the expenses of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Departments of the commonwealth, the public debt and the public schools for the fiscal year July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020, and for the payment of bills incurred and remaining unpaid at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019; provides appropriations from special funds and accounts to the Executive and Judicial Departments for the fiscal year July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020, and for the payment of bills remaining unpaid at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019; and providing for the appropriation of federal funds to the Executive and Judicial Departments for the fiscal year July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020, and for the payment of bills remaining unpaid at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. Effective July 1, 2019, or immediately, whichever is later. (Prior Printer Number: 870) HB 790 - (PN 870) The General Appropriation Act of 2019provides appropriations from the General Fund for the expenses of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Departments of the Commonwealth, the public debt and the public schools for the fiscal year July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020, and for the payment of bills incurred and remaining unpaid at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019; providing appropriations from special funds and accounts to the Executive and Judicial Departments for the fiscal year July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020, and for the payment of bills remaining unpaid at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019; and providing for the appropriation of Federal funds to the Executive and Judicial Departments for the fiscal year July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020, and for the payment of bills remaining unpaid at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. Effective July 1, 2019, or immediately, whichever is later.
Printer Number(s): P0870  P2215 
Position ): (Monitor)
Bill History: 07-07-19 G Last day for Governor's action
06-28-19 G Approved by the Governor (Act: 1A)
06-28-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 850   Sims, Brian (PN 1146) Amends the Equal Pay Law further providing for definitions, for wage rates and for collection of unpaid wages. The bill extends protections against wage discrimination. Effective in 30 days.
Companions: HCO1499 (M)
SB 504 (Related)
Printer Number(s): P1146 
Position ): (Support)
Bill History: 03-27-19 H Filed
04-02-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Labor and Industry
04-08-19 H Press conference held

HB 854   Ecker, Torren (F) (PN 968) Amends Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses), 23 (Domestic Relations) and 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure), in assault, further providing for the offense of stalking; in wiretapping and electronic surveillance, further providing for definitions; in child custody, further providing for consideration of criminal conviction; in domestic and sexual violence victim address confidentiality, further providing for penalties; and, in sentencing, further providing for sentences for second and subsequent offenses. The bill incorporates the offense of strangulation into the various laws. Effective in 60 days.
Companions: HB 249 (Related)
HCO 926 (M)
Printer Number(s): P0968 
Position ): (Support)
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Third consideration
04-15-19 H Final Passage (Vote: Y:188/N: 10)
04-22-19 S Received in the Senate and referred to Senate Judiciary

HB 1051   Stephens, Todd (PN 1457) Amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations), in child protective services, further providing for penalties for failure to report suspected child abuse by mandated reporters. Increases the offense of willfully failing to report suspected child abuse by a mandate reporter when it is a "continuing course of action" from a misdemeanor of the first degree to a felony of the third degree. Further provides if the child abuse constitutes a felony of the first degree or higher, the person commits a felony of the second degree. Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number: 1214) HB 1051 - (PN 1214) Amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations), in child protective services, stipulating that if a person's willful failure continues while the person knows or has reasonable cause to believe the child is being subjected to child abuse or if the person knows or has reasonable cause to believe the person who committed the child abuse is likely to commit additional acts of child abuse, the person commits a felony of the third degree, except that if the child abuse constitutes a felony of the first degree or higher, the person commits a felony of the second degree. Effective in 60 days.
Companions: HB 2641 (Refiled from 17R Session)
HCO1086 (M)
SB 683 (Related)
Printer Number(s): P1214  P1457 
Position ): (Oppose)
Bill History: 04-17-19 H Third consideration
04-17-19 H Final Passage (Vote: Y:168/N: 22)
04-30-19 S Received in the Senate and referred to Senate Aging and Youth

HB 1215   Kim, Patty (PN 1086) Amends the Minimum Wage Act further providing for definitions and for minimum wages; providing for gratuities; further providing for enforcement and rules and regulations, for penalties and for civil actions; repealing provisions relating to preemption; and providing for taxpayer savings and reinvestment. The bill increases the minimum wage incrementally to $15/hour in 2025, to be adjusted for inflation thereafter. The bill also provides for tips and tipped wages. Further, the Secretary of Human Services shall publish savings, which shall be used to provide increases to childcare providers, direct-care workers and for home and community-based services. Effective immediately.
Companions: HCO 979 (M)
SB 12 (Identical)
Printer Number(s): P1086 
Position ): (Support)
Bill History: 03-22-19 H Filed
03-21-19 H Press conference held
03-25-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Labor and Industry

HB 1709   Kenyatta, Malcolm (F) (PN 2302) Amends the Human Services Code, in preliminary provisions, providing for emergency relief of cash assistance for certain veterans; caretakers of those veterans; a child who is under eighteen or an individual who is between eighteen and twenty and attends a secondary or equivalent vocational or technical school full-time and may reasonably be expected to complete the program before reaching age twenty-one; persons who are parents residing in a two-parent household with their child who is under thirteen or who is thirteen or older and has a verified disability; a person who has been assessed by a physician, psychiatrist or psychologist as having a disability or behavioral health disorder that temporarily or permanently precludes the person from obtaining or retaining gainful employment; a person who is a non-parental caretaker of a child under thirteen or a caretaker of another person because of illness or disability; a person who is currently undergoing active treatment for a substance use disorder, in a drug and alcohol program licensed or approved by the Department of Health or the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs or administered by a federal agency; a pregnant woman; or a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking who is receiving protective services as defined by the Department of Human Services. Effective immediately.
Companions: HCO2314 (M)
Printer Number(s): P2302 
Position ): (Support)
Bill History: 07-09-19 H Filed
07-16-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Health

SB 12   Tartaglione, Christine (PN 475) Amends The Minimum Wage Act further providing for definitions and for minimum wages; providing for gratuities; further providing for enforcement and rules and regulations, for penalties and for civil actions; repealing provisions relating to preemption; and providing for savings and reinvestment. The bill establishes a minimum wage schedule in the amount of $12.00 per hour effective July 1, 2019, $12.50 per hour effective July 1, 2020, $13.00 per hour effective July 1, 2021, $13.50 per hour effective July 1, 2022, $14.00 per hour effective July 1, 2023, $14.50 per hour effective July 1, 2024, and $15.00 per hour effective July 1, 2025, with each succeeding year thereafter increased by an annual cost-of-living adjustment calculated by the Consumer Price Index. Effective immediately.
Companions: HB 1215 (Identical)
SCO 549 (M)
Printer Number(s): P0475 
Position ): (Support)
Bill History: 03-22-19 S Filed
03-22-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Labor and Industry

SB 30   Killion, Thomas (PN 474) Amends the Tax Reform Code providing for Pennsylvania Housing Tax Credit. The bill establishes that on presentation to the department, a qualified taxpayer may claim a dollar for dollar tax credit against the qualified tax liability of the qualified taxpayer if a tax credit certificate, issued by the agency after a determination by the agency that the qualified low-income housing project for which the tax credit was allocated, has fully certified its costs and is in compliance with agency requirements. Effective in 60 days.
Companions: SCO 546 (M)
Remarks: Actively support.
Printer Number(s): P0474 
Position ): (Support)
Bill History: 04-08-19 S Set on the Senate Calendar
04-08-19 S Second consideration
04-08-19 S Rereferred to Senate Appropriations

SB 123   Sabatina, John (PN 504) Amends Title 61 (Prisons and Parole), in Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, further providing for parole procedure by establishing the board shall not be required to consider nor to dispose of an application by an inmate or an inmate's attorney in the case of an inmate determined to be a sexually violent predator if a parole decision has been issued by the board within three years of the date of the current application for parole. Provides for the offenses to be considered a sexually violent predator. Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number: 88) SB 123 - (PN 88) Amends Title 61 (Prisons and Parole), in Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, further providing for parole procedure by establishing the board shall not be required to consider nor to dispose of an application by an inmate or an inmate's attorney in the case of an inmate determined to be a sexually violent predator if a parole decision has been issued by the board within three years of the date of the current application for parole. Effective in 60 days.
Companions: SB 1023 (Refiled from 17R Session)
SCO 9 (M)
Printer Number(s): P0088  P0504  P1000 
Position ): (Support)
Bill History: 06-19-19 S Third consideration
06-19-19 S Final Passage (Vote: Y: 50/N: 0)
06-19-19 H Received in the House and referred to House Judiciary

SB 149   Sabatina, John (PN 127) Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, establishing rights of victims of crime, dubbed Marsy's Law. Constitutional amendments require approval in two consecutive legislative sessions and then approval by the voters through a referendum.
Companions: HB 276 (Identical)
SCO 13 (M)
Printer Number(s): P0127 
Position ): (Support)
Bill History: 06-03-19 S Removed from the table
06-17-19 S Set on the Senate Calendar
06-17-19 S Rereferred to Senate Appropriations

SB 275   Ward, Judy (F) (PN 694) Amends Titles 18 (Crimes & Offenses), 23 (Domestic Relations), & 42 (Judiciary), in assault, further providing for the offense of stalking; in wiretapping and electronic surveillance, further providing for definitions; in child custody, further providing for consideration of criminal conviction; in domestic and sexual violence victim address confidentiality, further providing for penalties; and, in sentencing, further providing for sentences for second and subsequent offenses. The bill establishes a second or subsequent offense under this section of a first offense under subsection (a) if the person has previously been convicted of a crime of violence involving the same victim, family or household member, including a violation relating to strangulation. Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number: 226) SB 275 - (PN 226) Amends Titles 18 (Crimes & Offenses), 23 (Domestic Relations), & 42 (Judiciary), in assault, further providing for the offense of stalking; in wiretapping and electronic surveillance, further providing for definitions; in child custody, further providing for consideration of criminal conviction; in domestic and sexual violence victim address confidentiality, further providing for penalties; and, in sentencing, further providing for sentences for second and subsequent offenses. The bill establishes that a second or subsequent offense under this section of a first offense under subsection a if the person have previously been convicted of a crime of violence involving the same victim, family or household member, including a violation relating to strangulation. Effective in 60 days.
Companions: SCO 483 (M)
Printer Number(s): P0226  P0694 
Position ): (Support)
Bill History: 06-03-19 S Third consideration
06-03-19 S Final Passage (Vote: Y: 48/N: 0)
06-04-19 H Received in the House and referred to House Judiciary

SB 511   Boscola, Lisa (PN 542) Amends Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) providing for registration of domestic violence predators, establishing the Domestic Violence Predator Assessment Board, and imposing powers and duties on the Pennsylvania State Police and on the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole. Effective in six months.
Companions: SCO 29 (M)
Printer Number(s): P0542 
Position ): (Oppose)
Bill History: 04-03-19 S Filed
04-03-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Judiciary


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