Senate Bills 163, 1159 & 1227 and House Bills 59, 147, 264, 414 & 1436

Senate Appropriations Committee Meeting

May 17, 2016

Off the Floor in the Rules Room

Senate Bill 163 (Senator Greenleaf): Clarifies that parental rights may not be terminated solely because a parent is incarcerated and addresses services available to those children.

Senate Bill 1159 (Senator Dinniman): Provides for legislative review of the State plan required under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

Senate Bill 1227 (Senator Blake): Repeals the Public Employee Retirement Commission Act and transfers responsibilities of PERC regarding pension legislation to the IFO and Auditor General.

House Bill 59 (Representative Baker): Requires health care providers to offer Hepatitis C testing to persons born between 1946 and 1964.

House Bill 147 (Representative Maloney): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the PA Constitution to extend the General Assembly’s authority to grant homestead exclusions.

House Bill 264 (Representative Mustio): Establishes the Care Facility Carbon Monoxide Alarms Standards Act.

House Bill 414 (Representative Briggs): Exempts municipal pension plans with less than 100 members from procurement requirements of the Municipal Pension Plan Funding Standard and Recovery Act and adds a new chapter providing for pension stabilization and future pension designs.

House Bill 1436 (Representative Godshall): Amends Title 66 to require that a public utility’s federal income tax expense must be calculated separate from any gains or losses of annual regulated affiliate in rate cases before the PUC.