PA House Agenda For Wednesday
Aging and older adult services will be discussed.
Here's this week's schedule for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Information and commentary has been supplied by the office of Rep. Mike Turzai, Republican Majority Leader.
Wednesday, June 6
AGING AND OLDER ADULT SERVICES, 9:30 a.m., Room 205, Ryan Office Building
- HB 273 (Rep. Dick Hess, R-Bedford/Fulton/Huntingdon): Authorizes school districts to create a tax reduction incentive for senior citizens age 60 and older who volunteer in the schools.
- HB 528 (Rep. Karen Boback, R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming): Requires long-term care facilities, licensing agencies and local area agencies on aging (AAAs) to coordinate efforts and share information when relocating a senior citizen consumer.
- HB 2196 (Rep. Larry Curry, D-Montgomery/Philadelphia): Amends the Older Adult Protective Services Act to outline requirements of physician disclosure to a facility resident or prospective resident, responsible family member or legal representative when a physician holds financial ownership or interest in a facility. The bill also defines in the act “chronic dementia” and “cognitive impairment.”
- HB 2407 (Rep. Joe Hackett, R-Delaware): Allows the Department of Aging to use electronic fingerprinting systems for criminal background checks of prospective staff.
HEALTH, 9:30 a.m., Room 60, East Wing
- HB 1570 (former Rep. Doug Reichley): Simplifies the inspection and certification process for health care facilities in Pennsylvania by granting “deemed status” licensure to facilities accredited by the federal government or the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations or the American Association of Osteopathic Hospitals.
- HB 1991 (Rep. Bryan Cutler): Requires state departments with oversight of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Weatherization Assistance Program to verify the income eligibility of program applicants. It also requires employees, contractors, applicants and program recipients to report suspected cases of fraud to the Office of Inspector General.
TRANSPORTATION, 9:30 a.m., Hearing Room 1, North Office Building
- Joint House and Senate public hearing on Act 44 and the sustainability of the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s finances.
COMMERCE, 10 a.m., Room 39, East Wing
- House Bill 2421 (Rep. Dan Truitt): Allows nonprofit corporations to send written notice by electronic mail.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH, 10:15 a.m., Room G-50, Irvis Office Building
- SB 449 (Sen. Pat Vance): Requires the Department of Public Welfare, in consultation with the Department of Education, to establish a child abuse recognition and reporting training program.
On Wednesday, the House will meet at 11 a.m. for legislative business.
Votes on Third Consideration
HB 645 (Rep. Tony DeLuca)
HB 955 (Rep. Stephen Barrar)
HB 1539 (Rep. Stan Saylor)
HB 1820 (Rep. Sheryl Delozier)
HB 2015 (Rep. Paul Costa)
HB 2135 (Rep. Marguerite Quinn)
HB 2203 (Rep. Lynda Culver)
HB 2371 (Rep. John Maher)
HB 2372 (Rep. David Hickernell)
HB 2373 (Rep. Michele Brooks)
HB 2374 (Rep. Jim Marshall)
HB 2375 (Rep. Mark Keller)
HB 2366 (Rep. Ryan Mackenzie)
SB 388 (Sen. Pat Vance)
SB 1049 (Sen. Richard Kasunic)
SB 1351 (Sen. Pat Vance)
SB 1406 (Sen. Mike Folmer)
SB 1433 (Sen. John Gordner)