Eye on the Capitol: How Bernstine, Sainato, Wentling, Vogel voted last week | Local News

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HB 146. Amends the state law regarding the parole powers of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, stipulating the terms of release for those convicted of a violent offense or obstruction of justice while incarcerated. Adopt the Senate amendment, 133-69. Presented to the governor.

State Representative Aaron Bernstine (R-10): Yes

State Representative Chris Sainato (D-9): Yes

State Representative Parke Wentling (R-17): Yes

HB 1419. Amends the Prisons and Parole Code to codify many best practices relating to the incarceration of women, including those who are pregnant or postpartum. Pass House, 202-0. Go to the Senate.

Bernstine: Yes

Sanato: Yes

Wentling: Yes

HB 2499. Amends the Insurance Act regarding data security and the adoption of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Assessment Manual Exemption Standards. Pass House, 202-0. Go to the Senate.

Bernstine: Yes

Sanato: Yes

Wentling: Yes

SB 1237. Extends the expiration date by three years to give the State Horse Racing Commission the authority to issue temporary regulations to comply with provisions required under a new federal Passes House law, 202-0. Presented to the governor.

Bernstine: Yes

Sanato: Yes

Wentling: Yes

HB 2800. Amends the Medical Practice Act regarding the licensing of prosthetists, orthotists, orthotists and orthotists. Pass House, 202-0. Go to the Senate.

Bernstine: Yes

Sanato: Yes

Wentling: Yes

HB 391. Repeals state law prohibiting Sunday baseball or football games before 2 p.m. or after 6 p.m. under certain circumstances. Pass House, 200-2. Go to the Senate.

Bernstine: Yes

Sanato: Yes

Wentling: Yes

HB 2806. Require the Department of Social Services to create a public awareness campaign about programs and services available to first responders, healthcare workers, other frontline workers and their families dealing with mental health issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pass House, 201-0. Go to the Senate.

Bernstine: Yes

Sanato: Yes

Wentling: Yes

HB 143. Amends the election code to establish a process for updating state voters lists using various sources of information and to provide a process for removing voters from voters lists. Pass House, 201-0. Go to the Senate.

Bernstine: Yes

Sanato: Yes

Wentling: Yes

HB 2484. Extends financial disclosure filing requirements to candidates in writing nominated or elected to public office. Pass House, 201-0. Go to the Senate.

Bernstine: Yes

Sanato: Yes

Wentling: Yes

HB 1178. Allocates funds transferred from the consumer fireworks tax to be used for firefighting and EMS activities, allows fire companies and merged EMS companies to continue to receive grant amounts combined and creates the Active Volunteer Tuition and Loan Assistance Program. Pass House, 202-0. Go to the Senate.

Bernstine: Yes

Sanato: Yes

Wentling: Yes

HOUR 226. Concurrent resolution recognizing September 2022 as “UD Strong Month,” honoring the Upper Dublin community in Montgomery County which experienced a deadly and destructive tornado in September 2021. Passes House, 202-0. Go to the Senate.

Bernstine: Yes

Sanato: Yes

Wentling: Yes

HOUR 130. Simple resolution directing the Legislative Committee on Budget and Finance to conduct a study and issue a report comparing PennDOT’s practices in maintaining and delivering infrastructure projects to other similar states. Pass House, 202-0.

Bernstine: Yes

Sanato: Yes

Wentling: Yes

HB 2425. Establishes the Communication of Older Adult Abuse Act regarding the reporting of allegations of abuse to residents of long-term care facilities. Pass House, 202-0. Go to the Senate.

Bernstine: Yes

Sanato: Yes

Wentling: Yes

HB 2538. Amends lottery law to extend Pennsylvania Lottery’s 20% minimum markup from 2024 to 2029. Passes House, 202-0. Go to the Senate.

Bernstine: Yes

Sanato: Yes

Wentling: Yes

HB 2682. Provides that a veteran-owned business should be considered a diversified small business. Pass House, 189-13. Go to the Senate.

Bernstine: Yes

Sanato: Yes

Wentling: Yes

HB 2783. Provides capital investment and loan repayment under Pennsylvania’s Industrial Development Program. Pass House, 202-0. Go to the Senate.

Bernstine: Yes

Sanato: Yes

Wentling: Yes

HB 34. Establishes ballot security procedures that county election commissions must observe when transporting, storing, and delivering ballots cast in an election. Pass House, 202-0. Go to the Senate.

Bernstine: Yes

Sanato: Yes

Wentling: Yes

HB 1671. Establishes further duties of the Public School Employees Retirement System and the State Employees Retirement System regarding transparency and reporting requirements. Pass House, 195-7. Go to the Senate.

Bernstine: Yes

Sanato: Yes

Wentling: Yes

HB 2287. Creates the Uniform Deployed Parent Custody and Visitation Act regarding procedures and arrangements for the custody of children during and after military deployments. Pass House, 202-0. Go to the Senate.

Bernstine: Yes

Sanato: Yes

Wentling: Yes

SB 129. Enacts the Day Care Centers Carbon Monoxide Alarm Standards Act, which requires the installation, maintenance, repair or replacement of carbon monoxide detectors in day care centers that use heaters or appliances fossil fuel, fireplaces or in installations attached to garages. Passes to the Senate, 50-0. Go to the House.

State Senator Elder Vogel (R-47): Yes

SB 431. Allows the Pennsylvania Game Commission or authorized licensing agents to issue antlerless deer licenses. County treasurers will continue to be authorized licensing officers. Passes to the Senate, 45-5. Go to the House.

Vogel: Yes

SB 488. Amends Right to Know Act by making changes to required information to be provided by state-related universities Passes Senate, 38-12. Go to the House.

Vogel: Yes

SB 1255. Amends the Bituminous Coal Mining Safety Act to change required maintenance of mining equipment, allowing waivers to be granted by the Department of Environmental Protection for required maintenance of motor oil and replacing the oil filter of diesel-powered equipment. Passes to the Senate, 50-0. Go to the House.

Vogel: Yes

SB 1035. Senate Bill 1035 amends estate law by adding numerous definitions applicable to trusts generally and replacing references to “the instrument of trust” with “the terms of a trust” and adding a new sub- chapter known as the Directed Trust Act. Passes to the Senate, 49-0. Go to the House.

Vogel: Yes

SB 1203. Establishes the Restriction on Associations with Russia and Belarus Act to prevent the Commonwealth from entering into contracts or giving grants or tax credits with persons associated with Russia and Belarus. Passes to the Senate, 47-2. Go to the House.

Vogel: Yes

HB 1571. Authorizes PennDOT to issue a special license plate for Air Medal recipients. Passes to the Senate, 49-0. Go to the governor.

Vogel: Yes

HB 1823. Amends the History Code to clarify the operation and functions of Washington Crossing Historic Park by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Passes to the Senate, 48-1. Go to the governor.

Vogel: Yes

SB 1037. Restructures the Coroners Education and Training Council and moves it from the Attorney General’s Office to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Passes to the Senate, 31-19. Go to the House.

Vogel: Yes

HB 2426. Moves provisions of two stand-alone statutes relating to resource (or foster) families to a new chapter in Title 67. Passes Senate, 50-0. Go to the governor.

Vogel: Yes

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