Tracking List: Misc.


HB33 (T) - An Act amending the act of February 2, 1966 (1965 P.L.1860, No.586), entitled "An act encouraging landowners to make land and water areas available to the public for recreational purposes by limiting liability in connection therewith, and repealing certain acts," further providing for definitions, for duty to keep premises safe and warning and for assurance of safe premises and duty of care and responsibility and liability.
Sponsor: Rep. James B. Struzzi (R)
Summary: (PN 23) Amends "An act encouraging landowners to make land and water areas available to the public for recreational purposes by limiting liability in connection therewith, and repealing certain acts," providing a definition for volunteer and volunteer organization to provide protections to volunteers, volunteer organizations and people invited by a landowner on their property. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 23 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/07/2023 
H - Introduced



HB83 (T) - An Act amending the act of February 2, 1966 (1965 P.L.1860, No.586), entitled "An act encouraging landowners to make land and water areas available to the public for recreational purposes by limiting liability in connection therewith, and repealing certain acts," further providing for definitions; and providing for recreational user's claim for property rights and for the substitution of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for a party in litigation.
Sponsor: Rep. Donna Oberlander (R)
Summary: (PN 72) Amends an act encouraging landowners to make land and water areas available to the public for recreational purposes by limiting liability in connection therewith, and repealing certain acts, further providing for definitions; and preludes a person or entity, other than a public entity from making a claim for a prescriptive easement for benefit of the public. Effective immediately.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 72 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/07/2023 
H - Introduced

03/07/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB139 (T) - An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in facilities and supplies, further providing for deposits into account.
Sponsor: Rep. Jason Ortitay (R)
Summary: (PN 123) Amends Title 42 (Judiciary), in facilities and supplies, further providing for deposits into account. Provides that beginning on the effective date of this paragraph, fines, fees or costs which are allocated by law or otherwise directed to the Department of Agriculture (PDA) under the Dog Law shall not be affected by this subchapter. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 123 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/08/2023 
H - Introduced

03/08/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB222 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, further providing for the offense of cruelty to animal.
Sponsor: Rep. Mary Isaacson (D)
Summary: (PN 181) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, further providing for the offense of cruelty to animal. Provides that if the violation causes bodily injury to the animal due to the cropping, trimming or cutting off the whole or part of the ear or ears of the animal by a person who is not a licensed veterinarian, an individual will be subject to a misdemeanor of the second degree for the first violation and a misdemeanor of the first degree for the second or subsequent violation. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 181 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/08/2023 
H - Introduced

03/08/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB385 (T) - An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in general provisions relating to civil actions and proceedings, further providing for comparative negligence.
Sponsor: Rep. Doyle Heffley (R)
Summary: (PN 352) Amends Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure), in general provisions relating to civil actions and proceedings, further providing for comparative negligence. Replaces "off-road vehicle riding" with "supporting and recreational activities." Removes the definition for "off-road vehicle." Adds a definition or "sporting and recreational activities." Makes technical adjustments. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 352 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/14/2023 
H - Introduced

03/14/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB449 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, providing for the offense of kidnapping of animals.
Sponsor: Rep. Brandon J. Markosek (D)
Summary: (PN 417) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, providing for the offense of kidnapping of animals. Defines intentionally, knowingly or recklessly taking, selling or purchasing any dog, cat equine animal, swine or cattle for resale to another, use in a laboratory or for animal fighting as an offense graded as a felony of the third degree and a second or subsequent offense as a felony of the second degree. Provides that intentionally, knowingly or recklessly taking or carrying away any dog, cat or equine animal without permission for a special or temporary purpose as a misdemeanor of the third degree and a second or subsequent offense as a misdemeanor of the second degree. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 417 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/16/2023 
H - Introduced

03/16/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB508 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, further providing for the offense of animal mutilation and related offenses.
Sponsor: Rep. Liz Hanbidge (D)
Summary: (PN 477) Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses), in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, providing for the offense of declawing cats which shall include any procedure to alter part or the entirety of a cat's foot, unless a licensed Doctor of Veterinary Medicine deems the procedure necessary for a therapeutic purpose. Inserts definitions for onychectomy, partial digital amputation, phalangectomy, tendonectomy and therapeutic purpose. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 477 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/17/2023 
H - Introduced

03/17/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB526 (T) - An Act amending the act of December 7, 1982 (P.L.784, No.225), known as the Dog Law, in licenses, tags and kennels, further providing for requirements for kennels.
Sponsor: Rep. Ed Neilson (D)
Summary: (PN 494) Amends Dog Law, in licenses, tags and kennels, further providing for requirements for kennels. Provides a dog offered for sale by a pet shop-kennel shall have the breed, age and date of birth of the dog, the state in which the breeder of the dog is located, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) license number of the breeder if required, the Department of Agriculture (PDA) license number of breeder if required and the documentation of all inoculations, worming treatments and other medical treatments posted conspicuously on the dog's cage. Further provides a dog offered for sale or adoption on behalf of a licensed nonprofit kennel by a pet shop-kennel shall have the aforementioned information posted conspicuously on the dog's cage to the extent the information is known. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 494 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/17/2023 
H - Introduced

03/17/2023 

HB529 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, providing for the offense of transporting dogs in external section of vehicle; and imposing penalties.
Sponsor: Rep. Jeanne McNeill (D)
Summary: (PN 500) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, providing for the offense of transporting dogs in the external section of vehicle. Prohibits carrying or causing or allowing a dog to be carried on the hood, roof, truck bed or any other external section of a vehicle on a public road in Pennsylvania. Upon conviction, a violation shall be a summary offense punishable by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $150 for a first violation, a fine of not less than $150 nor more than $300 for a second and a fine of not less than $300 nor more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both, for a third or subsequent violation. Provides for exceptions for dogs transported in a secured insulated cage or container which is designed to facilitate the safe transportation of a dog and will prevent the dog from being exposed to outside weather conditions and from falling, jumping or being thrown from the vehicle. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 500 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/17/2023 
H - Introduced

03/17/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB530 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, further providing for prohibition of ownership of certain animals.
Sponsor: Rep. Jeanne McNeill (D)
Summary: (PN 501) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, further providing for prohibition of ownership of certain animals. Provides an order issued under Subsection (a) shall require the defendant to attend and complete violence prevention counseling with attendance and competition proven to the authority imposing the sentence through a signed and dated written acknowledgment. Further provides the authority shall require further violence prevention counseling, which must be satisfactorily completed and documented each time and provided to the authority imposing the sentence for a second or subsequent violation. Establishes an individual commits an offense if they fail to attend and complete violence prevention counseling as ordered by the authority and possesses, owns, controls, has custody or is employed with the care of an animal while the order remains in effect. Grades a violation of an individual possessing, owning, controlling, having custody or being employed with the care of an animal while the order remains in effect as a misdemeanor of the third degree, which results in a prohibition extension of at least one year, a second violation as a misdemeanor of the second degree and, upon conviction, a prohibition extension of at least five years and a third of subsequent violation as a misdemeanor of the first degree and, upon conviction, a prohibition extension of at least 10 years. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 501 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/17/2023 
H - Introduced

03/17/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB549 (T) - An Act amending the act of December 7, 1982 (P.L.784, No.225), known as the Dog Law, in licenses, tags and kennels, further providing for requirements for kennels; and abrogating a regulation.
Sponsor: Rep. David H. Zimmerman (R)
Summary: (PN 549) Amends the Dog Law, in licenses, tags and kennels, providing that all kennels licensed in Pennsylvania are required to meet the standards for housing, care and well-being of dogs as are in place for commercial kennels; and establishing that the humidity requirement in kennels be at a heat index value of 85 or lower. Removes the requirements for veterinarian-approved exercise plans, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and sprinkler systems. Effective in 60 days (Previous printer's number: 522)
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 549 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 522 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/20/2023 
H - Introduced

03/20/2023 

03/20/2023 
H - Corrective Reprint, Printer's No. 549

03/20/2023 

HB567 (T) - An Act amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in permits relating to wildlife, further providing for definitions.
Sponsor: Rep. David H. Zimmerman (R)
Summary: (PN 539) Amends Title 34 (Game), in permits related to wildlife, further providing for definitions by defining exotic animal as all nonindigenous animals and any of the following: bears, coyotes, lions, tigers, leopards, jaguars, cheetahs, cougars, wolves and any crossbreed of these animals which have similar characteristics in appearance or features. Defines non-exotic animals to include any bird, any equine, any camel, alpaca, or llama, any bovine, any rat or mouse, any chinchilla, any rabbit or hare, any hedgehog or moonrat, any glider or striped possum, any domestic ferret or domestic guinea pig and any domestic animal. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 539 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/20/2023 
H - Introduced

03/20/2023 
H - Referred to - House Game & Fisheries

HB607 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, providing for concurrent jurisdiction to prosecute.
Sponsor: Rep. Mary Isaacson (D)
Summary: (PN 571) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, providing for concurrent jurisdiction to prosecute. Provides the attorney general shall have the authority to investigate and institute criminal proceedings for a felony offense if the attorney general requests in writing to prosecute the federal offense under this subchapter in a criminal court or juvenile delinquency court. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 571 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/21/2023 
H - Introduced

03/21/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB791 (T) - An Act amending the act of October 9, 2008 (P.L.1408, No.113), known as the Scrap Material Theft Prevention Act, further providing for identification requirements for sale of scrap materials to scrap processors and recycling facility operators and for penalties; and imposing penalties.
Sponsor: Rep. Mary Isaacson (D)
Summary: (PN 1652) Amends the Scrap Material Theft Prevention Act, in for identification requirements for sale of scrap materials to scrap processors and recycling facility operators, providing a scrap processor and recycling facility operator shall collect additional information on transactions that include catalytic converters, including information on the year, make, model, and VIN of the vehicle the converter is from, a photo of the converter, and a photo of the seller. Provides if a transaction between a processor and operator includes a catalytic converter, the processor and operator shall withhold payment for 48 hours until the hold is lifted by law enforcement or a magisterial district judge and shall keep the converter intact and safe. Adds penalties for individuals in unlawful possession of a catalytic converter. Effective in 60 days (Prior Printer's Number: 751). (PN 751) Amends the Scrap Material Theft Prevention Act, in for identification requirements for sale of scrap materials to scrap processors and recycling facility operators, providing a scrap processor and recycling facility operator shall collect additional information on transactions that include catalytic converters, including information on the year, make, model, and VIN of the vehicle the converter is from, a photo of the converter, and a photo of the seller. Provides if a transaction between a processor and operator includes a catalytic converter, the processor and operator shall withhold payment for 48 hours until the hold is lifted by law enforcement or a magisterial district judge and shall keep the converter intact and safe. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 751 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 1754 -  HTML  PDF 
House Fiscal Note - Printer's No. 1754 -  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 1652 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/03/2023 
H - Introduced

04/03/2023 

06/21/2023 
H - First consideration

06/21/2023 
H - Re-committed to - House Rules

06/21/2023 

06/27/2023 
H - Re-reported as committed - House Rules

06/27/2023 
H - Second consideration, with amendments

06/27/2023 
H - Re-committed to - House Appropriations

06/28/2023 
H - Re-reported as committed - House Appropriations

06/28/2023 
H - Third consideration and final passage



HB794 (T) - An Act amending the act of December 19, 1990 (P.L.1200, No.202), known as the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act, further providing for definitions, for registration of charitable organizations, financial reports, fees and failure to file, for registration of professional solicitors, contract and disclosure requirements, bonds, records and books and for administrative enforcement and penalties.
Sponsor: Rep. Torren C. Ecker (R)
Summary: (PN 754) Amends the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act, amending the definition of "fundraising costs" and outlining the revenue funds of charities required to be audited under this legislation. Professional solicitors are required to file a financial report of any solicitation campaign or event within 90 days after the event with the Department of State. If the secretary finds the registration of a person is refused, suspended, or revoked, they may impose an administrative fine of up to $100 per violation, or up to $50 for each day a violation occurs. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 754 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/03/2023 
H - Introduced

04/03/2023 
H - Referred to - House State Government

HB840 (T) - An Act amending the act of November 10, 1999 (P.L.491, No.45), known as the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, providing for building permits and endangered and threatened species; and making an appropriation.
Sponsor: Rep. Kristine C. Howard (D)
Summary: (PN 813) Amends the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, providing for building permits and endangered and threatened species. Inserts definitions for the applicant, endangered or threatened species and proposed construction. Municipalities may not issue a building permit to an applicant unless they are eligible. Applicants shall submit information for a determination of any negative effect on endangered or threatened species. Details fees and processes for appeals and notifications. Appropriates $20,000,000 from the General Fund to entities for recruiting and training necessary staff to administer provisions. Amendments shall take effect immediately; the remainder of the act is effective in 180 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 813 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/04/2023 
H - Introduced

04/04/2023 

HB846 (T) - An Act amending the act of December 7, 1982 (P.L.784, No.225), known as the Dog Law, in short title and definitions, further providing for definitions; in licenses, tags and kennels, further providing for kennels; and imposing penalties.
Sponsor: Rep. Jeanne McNeill (D)
Summary: (PN 822) Amends the Dog Law, in short title and definitions, further providing for definitions; in licenses, tags and kennels, further providing for kennels; and imposing penalties. Provides that the Department of Agriculture (PDA) may not issue or renew a pet-shop kennel license after Dec. 31, 2024. Further provides that continuation to operate a pet-shop kennel will constitute a misdemeanor of the third degree. Effective in 365 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 822 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/10/2023 
H - Introduced

04/10/2023 

HB980 (T) - An Act amending Title 65 (Public Officers) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in lobbying disclosure, further providing for registration, for reporting, for exemption from registration and reporting and for administration; and making an editorial change.
Sponsor: Rep. Seth M. Grove (R)
Summary: (PN 1001) Amends Title 65 (Public Officers), in lobbying disclosure, to amend the definition of personnel expense. Further providing for registration, to provide a lobbyist, lobbying firm or a principal that is already registered shall be automatically registered for the next term, and those not registered must register within 10 days of acting in any capacity as a lobbyist, lobbying firm or a principal. Provides a lobbyist, lobbying firm or a principal may file a notice of termination at the conclusion of the relationship between the entities. Further providing for reporting to require reporting when total lobbying expenses exceed $1. Provides for additional reporting thresholds to be filed electronically when the economic consideration for campaign consulting exceeds $2,5000 for a registered campaign consultant. Exempts individuals whose economic consideration for campaign consulting does not exceed $2,500 in the aggregate during any reporting period from having to report expenses. In exemption from reporting, further provides for audit reports and findings, establishing that they shall be made public and imposing duties on the commission. Specifies nothing in audits shall limit the authority of the Department of Revenue to conduct audits to determine compliance with applicable tax laws. Effective in 180 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1001 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/24/2023 
H - Introduced

04/24/2023 
H - Referred to - House State Government

HB1052 (T) - An Act amending the act of December 7, 1982 (P.L.784, No.225), known as the Dog Law, in licenses, tags and kennels, further providing for service dogs and dogs used by municipal or State Police departments.
Sponsor: Rep. Steven R. Malagari (D)
Summary: (PN 1066) Amends the Dog Law adding an exemption of license fees for detection dogs and former detection dogs. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1066 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/28/2023 
H - Introduced

04/28/2023 

HB1057 (T) - An Act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, providing for shelter animal adoption tax credit.
Sponsor: Rep. Steven R. Malagari (D)
Summary: (PN 1071) Amends the Tax Reform Code providing for shelter animal adoption tax credit. Inserts definitions for department, shelter animal, tax credit and taxpayer. Establishes the Shelter Animal Adoption Tax Credit Program to encourage the adoption of shelter animals and allows taxpayers to claim a tax credit of $100 per adopted shelter animal and for a maximum of three shelter animals per taxable year. Taxpayers may apply the tax credits to taxes as Personal Income Tax. Taxpayers may not carry back, obtain a refund of, sell or assign an unused tax credit. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1071 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/28/2023 
H - Introduced

04/28/2023 
H - Referred to - House Finance

HB1089 (T) - An Act amending the act of December 19, 1988 (P.L.1262, No.156), known as the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act, providing for social card games and tournaments.
Sponsor: Rep. Sheryl M. Delozier (R)
Summary: (PN 1114) Amends the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act, providing for social card games and tournaments. Inserts definitions for nonbanking card game, nonbanking card game tournament or tournament, pyramid or build-up and social card game or card game. Authorizes social card games to be played at licensed premises of an eligible organization in accordance with the act. Details the limitations and expectations of social card games. Effective immediately.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1114 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/02/2023 
H - Introduced

05/02/2023 
H - Referred to - House Game & Fisheries

06/28/2023 
H - Reported with request to re-refer to - House Gaming Oversight

06/28/2023 
H - Re-referred to - House Gaming Oversight

HB1102 (T) - An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses), 30 (Fish), 34 (Game) and 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in other offenses, further providing for violation of rules regarding conduct on Commonwealth property; in protection of property and waters, further providing for the offense of littering; in protection of property and persons, further providing for the offense of littering and restrictions on vehicles; and, in size, weight and load, further providing for securing loads in vehicles.
Sponsor: Rep. Joe Ciresi (D)
Summary: (PN 1158) Amends Titles 18 (Crimes & Offenses), in other offenses, further providing for violation of rules regarding conduct on commonwealth property, Title 30 (Fish), in protection of property and waters, further providing for the offense of littering, Title 34 (Game), in protection of property and persons, further providing for the offense of littering and restrictions and vehicles, and Title 75 (Vehicles), in size, weight and load, further providing for securing loads in vehicles, to provide in addition to any other penalty that may be imposed, a person who violates any provision is guilty of a summary offense and may be required to pick up litter or illegally dumped trash, in addition to a $10 fine that may be imposed for each item of litter. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1158 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/05/2023 
H - Introduced

05/05/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB1103 (T) - An Act amending the act of November 21, 1990 (P.L.539, No.133), known as the Cave Protection Act, further providing for penalties.
Sponsor: Rep. Joe Ciresi (D)
Summary: (PN 1159) Amends the Cave Protection Act, further providing for penalties to include community service in addition to other penalties imposed under the act. Establishes a person convicted of a violation of the act may be required to pick up litter or illegally dumped trash. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1159 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/05/2023 
H - Introduced

05/05/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB1112 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, further providing for the offense of cruelty to animal.
Sponsor: Rep. Melissa L. Shusterman (D)
Summary: (PN 1167) Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses), in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, further providing for the offense of cruelty to animal to include the action of utilizing an animal to draw, push or pull a carriage in the course of business or for monetary gain within the limits of a municipality located in Pennsylvania with a population of 100,000 or greater, based on the most recent federal decennial census. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1167 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/05/2023 
H - Introduced

05/05/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB1114 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in offenses against public order and decency, further providing for the offense of transporting animals in cruel manner.
Sponsor: Rep. Melissa L. Shusterman (D)
Summary: (PN 1169) Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses), in offenses against public order and decency, further providing for the offense of transporting animals in cruel manner to include the act of transporting a performance in a mobile or traveling house facility for the purposes of participating in a traveling animal act. Provides definitions for mobile or traveling house facility, performance, performance animal and traveling animal act. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1169 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/05/2023 
H - Introduced

05/05/2023 

HB1115 (T) - An Act amending Title 65 (Public Officers) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in lobbying disclosure, further providing for definitions, for reporting and for penalties.
Sponsor: Rep. Melissa L. Shusterman (D)
Summary: (PN 1170) Amends Title 65 (Public Officers), in lobbying disclosure, further providing for definitions to provide definitions for client, high-level individual, reportable business relationship, reportable business relationship form and requisite involvement in an entity and to amend the definition of state official or employee. Provides reportable business relationships shall be disclosed by each lobbyist and lobbyists shall make and certify the correctness of a full annual report to the State Ethics Commission. Outlines the various types of reportable business relationships that must be reported. Effective in 120 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1170 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/05/2023 
H - Introduced

05/05/2023 
H - Referred to - House State Government

HB1210 (T) - An Act amending Title 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in protection from abuse, further providing for relief, for emergency relief by minor judiciary and for arrest for violation of order.
Sponsor: Rep. Christina D. Sappey (D)
Summary: (PN 1283) Amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations), in protection from abuse, further providing for relief, for emergency relief by minor judiciary and for arrest for violation of order to include companion animal. Provides for the granting temporary ownership rights over a companion animal and directs defendants to refrain from possessing, contacting, attempting to contact, transferring or relocating the companion animal or contacting or entering the property of any person sheltering the companion animal. Provides a definition for companion animal. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1283 -  HTML  PDF 
House Fiscal Note - Printer's No. 1283 -  PDF 
Bill History:
05/19/2023 
H - Introduced

05/19/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

06/14/2023 
H - Reported as committed - House Judiciary

06/14/2023 
H - First consideration

06/14/2023 
H - Re-committed to - House Rules

06/29/2023 
H - Re-reported as committed - House Rules

06/29/2023 
H - Second consideration

06/29/2023 
H - Re-committed to - House Appropriations

07/06/2023 
H - Re-reported as committed - House Appropriations

07/06/2023 
H - Third consideration and final passage

07/17/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

HB1217 (T) - An Act amending the act of November 26, 1997 (P.L.508, No.55), known as the Institutions of Purely Public Charity Act, further providing for criteria for institutions of purely public charity.
Sponsor: Rep. Ed Neilson (D)
Summary: (PN 1308) Amends the Fiscal Code providing for certain fraternal organizations as institutions of purely public charity. The bill provides that fraternal beneficiary societies, orders or associations operating under the lodge system qualify for an exemption from taxation if the organization has been operating in the commonwealth for not less than 100 years, qualifies under section 501(c)(8) or (10) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and has not been issued a license under the Liquor Code. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1308 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/24/2023 
H - Introduced

05/24/2023 
H - Referred to - House Finance


HB1268 (T) - An Act amending the act of December 19, 1988 (P.L.1262, No.156), known as the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act, in games of chance, providing for games of chance operations.
Sponsor: Rep. Ryan Warner (R)
Summary: (PN 1377) Amends the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act, in games of chance, providing for games of chance operations. Provides for raffles and drawings, specifically the conduct of virtual sales of games of chance. Establishes verification requirements of an eligible organization to use a mobile payment service for the conduct or operation of the game of chance. Defines internet-based conferencing software application and mobile payment service. Effective immediately.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1377 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/30/2023 
H - Introduced

05/30/2023 
H - Referred to - House Gaming Oversight

HB1318 (T) - An Act providing for prohibition on sale of dogs and cats bred by certain persons, for duty of persons, kennels and animal testing facilities to offer dogs and cats for adoption and for whistleblower protection; and imposing penalties.
Sponsor: Rep. Ryan A. Bizzarro (D)
Summary: (PN 1449) The Beagle Freedom Act provides for prohibition on sale of dogs and cats bred by certain persons, for duty of persons, kennels and animal testing facilities to offer dogs and cats for adoption and for whistleblower protection; and imposes penalties, stating a violation of this act shall constitute a misdemeanor of the third degree. Specifies definitions. Provides that notwithstanding the provisions of section 908 of the Dog Law, a dealer or kennel may not sell or offer for sale a dog or cat bred by a person who has received any of the following from the U.S. Department of Agriculture: a citation for a direct or critical violation or citations for three or more indirect or noncritical violations during the two-year period before the procurement of the dog or cat and/or two consecutive citations for no access to a housing facility before the procurement of the dog or cat. Provides for the duty of persons, kennels and animal testing facilities to offer dogs and cats for adoption. Establishes recordkeeping requirements for persons and kennels engaged in the raising of dogs or cats for research purposes. Provides for whistleblower protection. Establishes that the department shall submit a report summarizing the information collected under this act and complaints, enforcement activities and penalties authorized under this act no later than July 1, 2024. Provides who shall receive the annual report. Provides that the department may promulgate regulations as necessary to implement this act. Effective in 120 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1449 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
06/05/2023 
H - Introduced

06/05/2023 

HB1319 (T) - An Act amending the act of December 7, 1982 (P.L.784, No.225), known as the Dog Law, in licenses, tags and kennels, further providing for revocation or refusal of kennel licenses and providing for prohibition on sale of dogs bred by certain persons; and, in enforcement and penalties, providing for whistleblower protection.
Sponsor: Rep. Ryan A. Bizzarro (D)
Summary: (PN 1450) Amends the Dog Law, in licenses, tags and kennels, further providing for revocation or refusal of kennel licenses and providing for prohibition on sale of dogs bred by certain persons; and, in enforcement and penalties, providing for whistleblower protection. Provides that notwithstanding the provisions of section 908 of the Dog Law, a dealer or kennel may not sell or offer for sale a dog bred by a person who has received any of the following from the U.S. Department of Agriculture: a citation for a direct or critical violation or citations for three or more indirect or noncritical violations during the two-year period before the procurement of the dog and/or two consecutive citations for no access to a housing facility before the procurement of the dog. Effective in 180 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1450 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
06/05/2023 
H - Introduced

06/05/2023 

HB1320 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, providing for whistleblower protection and further providing for nonapplicability of subchapter.
Sponsor: Rep. Ryan A. Bizzarro (D)
Summary: (PN 1451) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses, in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, providing for whistleblower protection. Further providing for nonapplicability of subchapter, adding language to provide for the conduct to animals actively involved in a bona fide scientific or medical research that is lawful under the laws of the U.S. or this commonwealth relating to activities undertaken by a specified research facility. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1451 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
06/05/2023 
H - Introduced

06/05/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB1322 (T) - An Act amending the act of December 7, 1982 (P.L.784, No.225), known as the Dog Law, in short title and definitions, further providing for definitions; in licenses, tags and kennels, further providing for issuance of dog licenses, compensation, proof required, deposit of funds, records, license sales, rules and regulations, failure to comply, unlawful acts and penalty, for applications for dog licenses, fees and penalties, for kennels, for requirements for kennels, for revocation or refusal of kennel licenses, for dogs temporarily in the Commonwealth and for health certificates for importation; in offenses of dogs, further providing for dog bites and detentions and isolation of dogs; in dangerous dogs, further providing for court proceedings, certificate of registration and disposition, for requirements, for public safety and penalties and for construction of article; in injury to dogs, further providing for selling, bartering or trading dogs; in enforcement and penalties, further providing for enforcement of this act by the secretary and provisions for inspections and for enforcement and penalties; in sterilization of dogs and cats, further providing for definitions; and imposing penalties.
Sponsor: Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski (D)
Summary: (PN 1453) Amends the Dog Law, in licenses, tags and kennels, further providing for issuance of dog licenses, compensation, proof required, deposit of funds, records, license sales, rules and regulations, failure to comply, unlawful acts and penalty. Further provides for definitions. Provides that the secretary shall establish, operate and maintain, through a vendor or otherwise, a single statewide dog licensing website capable of selling dog licenses online in each county. Removes language throughout providing for certain fees to be replaced with language providing for updated fees. Provides for proof of licensure, department-issued dog license application and department-issued letter regarding dog licensing. Increases the penalty to not less than $100 nor more than $500 for each unlicensed dog. Further provides for increase of fees, including publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Provides for applications, kennel license classifications and fees. Removes language providing for nonprofit kennels and adds language providing for rescue network kennels. Provides for requirements of kennels. Provides for humane societies or associations for the prevention of cruelty to animals, for the display of information by pet shop kennels and kennels offering dogs directly to the public, for display of kennel license, and for isolation plan for imported dogs. Adds language to the general powers of the secretary. Establishes a general rule and applicability for dogs temporarily in the commonwealth. Provides for requirements, vaccinations, and boarding kennels in health certificates for importation. Further provides for dog bites; detention and isolation of dogs. Establishes a new summary offense of harboring a dangerous dog and effect of conviction in court proceedings, certificate of registration and disposition. Details that the registration fee for a dangerous dog certificate shall be $1,000 per calendar year for the life of a dog. Provides for a seizure and destruction order for subsequent violations, attacks by dangerous dog, and attacks causing severe injury or death. Provides for the appeal of seizure and destruction order. Specifies the department shall not be liable for any costs of kenneling, quarantine or destruction of the dangerous dog. Replaces language in selling, bartering or trading dogs to provide for human society or association for the prevention of cruelty to animals. Effective in 90 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1453 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
06/05/2023 
H - Introduced

06/05/2023 

HB1361 (T) - An Act amending the act of December 19, 1990 (P.L.1200, No.202), known as the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act, further providing for registration of charitable organizations, financial reports, fees and failure to file, for exemptions from registration and for short form registration.
Sponsor: Rep. Paul Schemel (R)
Summary: (PN 1506) Amends the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act, further providing for registration of charitable organizations, financial reports, fees and failure to file, further providing for exemptions from registration and further providing for short term registration to specify provisions apply to charitable organizations that receive or do not receive contributions exceeding $50,000. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1506 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
06/09/2023 
H - Introduced

06/09/2023 
H - Referred to - House State Government

HB1452 (T) - An Act amending the act of December 19, 1988 (P.L.1262, No.156), known as the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act, in games of chance, providing for payment and for online raffle sales; and abrogating a regulation.
Sponsor: Rep. Anita Astorino Kulik (D)
Summary: (PN 1636) Amends the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act, in games of chance, providing for payment and for online raffle sales; and abrogating a regulation. Provides for electronic methods of payment and establishes eligibility for a licensed eligible organization to accept electronic payments. Provides definitions. Provides for raffle winner publication on publicly accessible Internet websites, social media platforms and mobile applications. Provides exceptions for online raffle sales. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1636 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
06/20/2023 
H - Introduced

06/20/2023 
H - Referred to - House Gaming Oversight

HB1502 (T) - An Act amending Title 35 (Health and Safety) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in miscellaneous provisions relating to emergency management services, providing for emergency preparedness for owned animals.
Sponsor: Rep. Melissa L. Shusterman (D)
Summary: (PN 1709) Amends Title 35 (Health and Safety), in miscellaneous provisions relating to emergency management services, providing for the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency to establish an animal response team for the planning, developing and maintenance of animal response and rescue services for owned animals affected by disasters. Provides for the allocation of $250,000 annually in funding. Provides requirements for recordkeeping and audit procedures for the animal response team. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1709 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
06/23/2023 
H - Introduced

06/23/2023 

HB1606 (T) - An Act amending the act of December 19, 1990 (P.L.1200, No.202), known as the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act, further providing for definitions.
Sponsor: Rep. Lisa A. Borowski (D)
Summary: (PN 1887) Amends the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act to amend the definition for contribution. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1887 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
08/07/2023 
H - Introduced

08/07/2023 
H - Referred to - House State Government

HB1797 (T) - An Act amending the act of December 19, 1988 (P.L.1262, No.156), known as the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act, in games of chance, further providing for prize limits, providing for raffle prize limits and further providing for licensing of eligible organizations and for special permits; and, in club licensees, further providing for distribution of proceeds.
Sponsor: Rep. Marci Mustello (R)
Summary: (PN 2214) Amends the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act, in games of chance, further providing for prize limits, providing for raffle prize limits and further providing for licensing of eligible organizations and for special permits. Increases maximum individual chance game prize limits to $3,000 and maximum licensed eligible organizations' chance game awards during any seven-day period to $50,000. Sets a maximum raffle prize limit of $5,000 and a maximum monthly raffle prize limit of $30,000. Provides an exception for licensed eligible organizations' raffles to provide prizes valued in excess of $5,000. Provides an exception for volunteer fire, ambulance, rescue or conservation organization to award up to $500,000 without subjectivity to subsection (a) in addition to the total under subsection (c)(4). Provides for auxiliary groups. Provides for club licensees to conduct small games of chance in the county where the license is issued at a premises which is the operating site of the club licensee or at a premises or other location not prohibited by local ordinance. Decreases the percentage of games of chance proceeds received by a club licensee to be paid for public interest purposes from 60 percent to 40 percent. Increases the percentage of games of chance proceeds to be retained by a club licensee from 40 percent to 60 percent. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 2214 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
10/27/2023 
H - Introduced

10/27/2023 
H - Referred to - House Gaming Oversight

HB1824 (T) - An Act amending the act of December 19, 1990 (P.L.1200, No.202), known as the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act, further providing for registration of charitable organizations, financial reports, fees and failure to file.
Sponsor: Rep. Abigail Salisbury (D)
Summary: (PN 2261) Amends the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act, further provides for charitable organizations with annual contributions of more than $150,000 to be audited by an independent certified public accountant or public accountant and charitable organizations with less than $150,000 to have an audit performed in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. Effective immediately.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 2261 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
11/03/2023 
H - Introduced

11/08/2023 
H - Referred to - House State Government

HB1981 (T) - An Act amending the act of August 9, 1955 (P.L.323, No.130), known as The County Code, in special powers and duties of counties, providing for county humane officers.
Sponsor: Rep. Scott Conklin (D)
Summary: (PN 2516) Amends the County Code, in special powers and duties of counties, adding a subdivision to provide for county humane officers. Asserts that the county commissioners may employ a county humane officer who shall be authorized to enforce dog control as defined in the Dog Law and animal cruelty laws of this commonwealth. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 2516 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
01/25/2024 
H - Introduced

01/31/2024 

HB2076 (T) - An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles, further providing for designation of snowmobile and ATV roads.
Sponsor: Rep. Ryan Warner (R)
Summary: (PN 2652) Amends Title 75 (Vehicles), in snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles, adding a subsection to further provide for the designation of snowmobile and ATV roads. Makes editorial changes. Provides for the authority of local authorities. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 2652 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
02/29/2024 
H - Introduced

03/05/2024 
H - Referred to - House Transportation

HB2354 (T) - An Act amending the act of December 7, 1982 (P.L.784, No.225), known as the Dog Law, in short title and definitions, further providing for definitions; in licenses, tags and kennels, further providing for revocation or refusal of kennel licenses and for health certificates for importation; and, in enforcement and penalties, further providing for rules and regulations.
Sponsor: Rep. Kate A. Klunk (R)
Summary: (PN 3197) Amends the Dog Law in short title and definitions, further providing for definitions; in licenses, tags and kennels, further providing for kennels, for requirements for kennels, for revocation or refusal of kennel licenses and for health certificates for importation; and, in enforcement and penalties, further providing for rules and regulations. Provides for the definitions of “certification of vaccination” and “commercial kennel” and adds definitions for “accredited veterinarian” and “service dog kennel.” Establishes a fee of $35 per year to keep or operate a service dog kennel. Stipulates what shall apply to a kennel that imports dogs from another state or country.  Makes technical updates throughout the act to ensure out-of-state dogs from adjacent states can be accepted for boarding care at a Pennsylvania kennel provided that the dog has a current rabies vaccination. Effective immediately.  (Prior Printer Number(s): 3187)   (PN 3187) Amends the Dog Law, in short title and definitions, further providing for the definition of “certificate of vaccination;” in licenses, tags and kennels, further providing for revocation or refusal of kennel licenses and for health certificates for importation; and, in enforcement and penalties, further providing for rules and regulations to add a section relating to adoption by reference. Makes technical updates throughout the act to ensure out-of-state dogs from adjacent states can be accepted for boarding care at a Pennsylvania kennel provided that the dog has a current rabies vaccination. Effective immediately.  
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 3187 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 3197 -  HTML  PDF 
06/03/2024 - House Democratic Caucus Summary -  PDF 
06/04/2024 - House Republican Caucus Summary -  PDF 
Bill History:
05/29/2024 
H - Introduced

05/29/2024 


06/03/2024 
H - Voted Favorably From Committee as Amended   - House Agriculture & Rural Affairs

06/03/2024 
H - Reported as amended - House Agriculture & Rural Affairs

06/03/2024 
H - First consideration

06/03/2024 
H - Laid on the table

06/04/2024 
H - Removed from table

06/05/2024 
H - Placed on HVS

06/05/2024 
H - Second consideration

06/05/2024 
H - Re-committed to - House Appropriations

HB2413 (T) - An Act amending the act of December 7, 1982 (P.L.784, No.225), known as the Dog Law, in short title and definitions, further providing for definitions; in licenses, tags and kennels, further providing for kennels, for requirements for kennels, for revocation or refusal of kennel licenses and for health certificates for importation; and, in enforcement and penalties, further providing for rules and regulations.
Sponsor: Rep. Tim Briggs (D)
Summary: (PN 3311) Amends the Dog Law, in short title and definitions, further providing for definitions; in licenses, tags and kennels, further providing for kennels, for requirements for kennels, for revocation or refusal of kennel licenses and for health certificates for importation; and, in enforcement and penalties, further providing for rules and regulations. Revises the definitions of “certificate of vaccination” and “commercial kennel” and defines “accredited veterinarian,” “commercial kennel” and “service dog kennel.” Imposes a fee of $35 per year to keep or operate a service dog kennel. Provides provisions for imported dogs, specifying what shall apply to a kennel that imports dogs from another state or country. Adds language to revocation or refusal of kennel licenses providing for if a licensee or a person is or has been convicted of a violation that causes bodily injury to the animal or places the animal at imminent risk of serious bodily injury. Makes editorial changes. Outlines the conditions in which an interstate certificate of veterinary inspection shall not be required. Provides for adoption by reference. Effective immediately.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 3311 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
06/12/2024 
H - Introduced

06/12/2024 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary


06/25/2024 
H - Placed on HVS

HB2419 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in trade and commerce, providing for the offense of fraudulent misrepresentation of a service animal.
Sponsor: Rep. Timothy J. O'Neal (R)
Summary: (PN 3332) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in trade and commerce, adding a section to provide for the offense of fraudulent misrepresentation of a service animal. Stipulates that a person is guilty of a summary offense if the person fraudulently misrepresents an animal as a service animal to bring the animal into a place of public accommodation or obtain other benefits. Defines “service animal.” Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 3332 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
06/13/2024 
H - Introduced

06/13/2024 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HCO3140 (T) - Prohibiting Trespassing with a Drone
Sponsor: Rep. Joe Ciresi (D)
Summary: Aims to explicitly prohibit trespassing with a drone.
Bill Text: 04/11/2024 - Text -
Bill History:
04/11/2024 
H - Cosponsor memo filed

HCO3299 (T) - Dog Law Update for Out-of-State Boarders
Sponsor: Rep. Kate A. Klunk (R)
Summary: Makes technical updates to the law, including ensuring out-of-state dogs (from adjacent states) can be accepted for boarding care at a Pennsylvania kennel provided that the dog has a current rabies vaccination.
Bill Text: 05/21/2024 - Text -
Bill History:
05/21/2024 
H - Cosponsor memo filed

05/29/2024 
H - Introduced HB2354

HCO3403 (T) - Small Games of Chance Drawings
Sponsor: Rep. Barry J. Jozwiak (R)
Summary: Expands the Small Games of Chance Act to allow for monthly drawings and change the fee from $1 to $10.
Bill Text: 06/17/2024 - Text -
Bill History:
06/17/2024 
H - Cosponsor memo filed

HR65 (T) - A Resolution directing the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a study on the current status of bat species located in this Commonwealth and management and conservation efforts that have been undertaken to protect and bolster bat populations and to issue a report of its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly.
Sponsor: Rep. Kristine C. Howard (D)
Summary: (PN 815) Resolution directing the Joint State Government Commission (JSGC) to conduct a study on the current status of bat species located in this commonwealth and management and conservation efforts that have been undertaken to protect and bolster bat populations.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 815 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/04/2023 
H - Introduced

04/04/2023 
H - Referred to - House Game & Fisheries

HR132 (T) - A Resolution designating the week of June 19 through 25, 2023, as "Pollinator Week" in Pennsylvania.
Sponsor: Rep. Robert F. Matzie (D)
Summary: (PN 1403) Resolution designating the week of June 19 through 25, 2023, as "Pollinator Week" in Pennsylvania.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1403 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/31/2023 
H - Introduced

05/31/2023 

06/20/2023 
H - Reported as committed - House Agriculture & Rural Affairs

06/22/2023 
H - Adopted

HR284 (T) - A Resolution directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct a study evaluating Pennsylvania's trespassing laws, including the enforcement of those laws, with the goal of effectively deterring trespassing on private property.
Sponsor: Rep. Perry A. Stambaugh (R)
Summary: (PN 2429) Resolution directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) to conduct a study evaluating Pennsylvania's trespassing laws, including the enforcement of those laws, with the goal of effectively deterring trespassing on private property.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 2429 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
12/12/2023 
H - Introduced

12/12/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

SB1 (T) - A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, further providing for courts to be open and suits against the Commonwealth.
Sponsor: Sen. Daniel Laughlin (R)
Summary: (PN 385) Joint Resolution that amends the state constitution, in courts to be open and suits against the commonwealth, providing an individual for whom a statutory limitations period has expired, or whose claim would otherwise be barred or limited by a statutory cap on damages, sovereign immunity, or by governmental or official immunity, shall have a period of two years from the time the resolution is effective to commence an action arising from childhood sexual abuse. Strikes provisions relating to action on concurrent orders and resolutions and the qualifications of electors. A Joint Resolution proposing integrated amendments to the Constitution of Pennsylvania. Constitutional amendments require approval in two consecutive legislative sessions and then approval by the voters through a referendum. (Prior Printer Number(s): 14, 22, 26) (PN 26) Joint Resolution that amends the state constitution, in courts to be open and suits against the commonwealth, providing an individual for whom a statutory limitations period has expired, or whose claim would otherwise be barred or limited by a statutory cap on damages, sovereign immunity, or by governmental or official immunity, shall have a period of two years from the time the resolution is effective to commence an action arising from childhood sexual abuse. In action on concurrent orders and resolutions, excepts a disapproval of a regulation from presentation to the Governor. In qualification of electors, requires qualified electors to provide valid identification before receiving a ballot to vote in-person and provide valid identification with a ballot when not voting in-person. If the qualified elector does not possess valid identification, the elector shall be furnished with a government-issued identification at no cost upon request and confirmation of identity. A Joint Resolution proposing integrated amendments to the Constitution of Pennsylvania Constitutional amendments require approval in two consecutive legislative sessions and then approval by the voters through a referendum. (Prior Printer Number(s): 14, 22) (PN 22) Joint Resolution that amends the state constitution, in action on concurrent orders and resolutions, excepting a disapproval of a regulation from presentation to the Governor. In qualification of electors, requires qualified electors to provide valid identification before receiving a ballot to vote in-person and provide valid identification with a ballot when not voting in-person. If the qualified elector does not possess valid identification, the elector shall be furnished with a government-issued identification at no cost upon request and confirmation of identity. A Joint Resolution proposing integrated amendments to the Constitution of Pennsylvania Constitutional amendments require approval in two consecutive legislative sessions and then approval by the voters through a referendum. (Prior Printer Number(s): 14) (PN 14) Joint Resolution that amends the state constitution to require qualified electors to provide valid identification before receiving a ballot to vote in-person and provide valid identification with a ballot when not voting in-person. If the qualified elector does not possess valid identification, the elector shall be furnished with a government-issued identification at no cost upon request and confirmation of identity. A Joint Resolution proposing integrated amendments to the Constitution of Pennsylvania Constitutional amendments require approval in two consecutive legislative sessions and then approval by the voters through a referendum.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 14 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 22 -  HTML  PDF 
Senate Fiscal Note - Printer's No. 26 -  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 26 -  HTML  PDF 
House Fiscal Note - Printer's No. 385 -  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 385 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
01/06/2023 
S - Introduced

01/06/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate State Government

01/09/2023 
S - Reported as amended - Senate State Government

01/09/2023 
S - First consideration

01/10/2023 
S - Second consideration

01/10/2023 

01/10/2023 
S - Re-reported as amended - Senate Rules & Executive Nominations

01/11/2023 
S - Re-referred to - Senate Appropriations

01/11/2023 
S - Re-reported as committed - Senate Appropriations

01/11/2023 
S - Third consideration and final passage 

03/01/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

03/01/2023 
H - Reported as amended - House Judiciary

03/01/2023 
H - First consideration

03/01/2023 
H - Laid on the table

03/02/2023 
H - Removed from table

03/13/2023 
H - Re-committed to - House Judiciary

04/21/2023 
H - Re-reported as committed - House Judiciary

05/03/2023 
H - Motion to revert to Prior Printer's No. 26, May 3

05/03/2023 
H - Second consideration

05/03/2023 
H - Re-referred to - House Appropriations

05/22/2023 
H - Re-reported as committed - House Appropriations

05/22/2023 
H - Third consideration and final passage

06/05/2023 

SB82 (T) - An Act amending the act of December 7, 1982 (P.L.784, No.225), known as the Dog Law, in licenses, tags and kennels, further providing for transfer of dog licenses or tags and other licensing requirements and for service dogs and dogs used by municipal or State Police departments.
Sponsor: Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R)
Summary: (PN 32) Amends Dog Law, in licenses, tags and kennels, further providing license fee exemptions to any person who uses a service dog for aid, any municipal or state police department or agency using a dog in the performance of the functions or duties of such a department or agency, further requires applications to waive license fees to include an official letter from a police chief, fire chief, sheriff or director or authorized agent of the department and evidence that the dog is a service dog. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 32 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
01/12/2023 
S - Introduced

01/12/2023 


SB100 (T) - An Act providing for patient access to diagnostics and treatments for Lyme disease and related tick-borne illnesses; and requiring health care policies to provide certain coverage.
Sponsor: Sen. Michele Brooks (R)
Summary: (PN 656) The Lyme Disease and Related Tick-Borne Illness Diagnosis and Treatment Act provides for patient access to diagnostics and treatments for Lyme disease and related tick-borne illnesses. Outlines legislative findings and declarations for the purpose of the act. Provides definitions for clinical diagnosis, covered person, department, enrollee, government program, health care practitioner, health insurance policy, insurer, Lyme disease, related tick-borne illness and surveillance criteria. Allows health care practitioners to order diagnostic testing and prescribe, administer or dispense antibiotic therapy, for the duration the practitioner deems appropriate, for the elimination or control of a patient's infection or symptoms upon diagnosis of Lyme disease or Offers Lyme Disease Testing Coverage that shall be covered by health insurance policies or government programs. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 656 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/27/2023 
S - Introduced

04/27/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Health & Human Services

05/02/2023 
S - First consideration

05/02/2023 
S - Reported as committed - Senate Health & Human Services

06/21/2023 
S - Laid on the table (Pursuant to Senate Rule 9)

SB507 (T) - An Act amending the act of February 2, 1966 (1965 P.L.1860, No.586), entitled "An act encouraging landowners to make land and water areas available to the public for recreational purposes by limiting liability in connection therewith, and repealing certain acts," further providing for definitions, for duty to keep premises safe and warning and for assurance of safe premises and duty of care and responsibility and liability.
Sponsor: Sen. Daniel Laughlin (R)
Summary: (PN 472) Amends "An act encouraging landowners to make land and water areas available to the public for recreational purposes by limiting liability in connection therewith, and repealing certain acts," providing for responsibility and liability. Provides for definitions of "volunteer" and "volunteer organization." Provides that except as specifically recognized or provided in Section 6 of this act, an owner of land, a volunteer or a volunteer organization owes no duty of care to keep the premises safe for entry or use by recreational users, or to give any warning of a dangerous condition, use, structure, or activity on such premises to recreational users. Further provides that except as specifically recognized by or provided in Section 6 of this act, an owner of land who either directly or indirectly invites or permits without charge any recreational user, volunteer or volunteer organization to use such property does not extend any assurance that the premises are safe for any purpose, confer upon such recreational user the legal status of an invitee or licensee to whom a duty of care is owed, assume responsibility for or incur liability for any injury to persons or property caused by an act of omission of a recreational user or landowner or assume responsibility for or incur liability for any injury to persons or property, wherever such persons or property are located, caused while hunting as defined in 34 Pa.C.S. 102 (relating to definitions). Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 472 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/14/2023 
S - Introduced


SB620 (T) - An Act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, in sales and use tax, further providing for exclusions from tax.
Sponsor: Sen. Michele Brooks (R)
Summary: (PN 649) Amends Tax Reform Code, in sales and use tax, further providing for exclusions from tax to exclude the sale at retail of products or services for a guide dog, hearing dog or service dog from tax. Provides definitions for guide dog, hearing dog, individual with a disability and service dog. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 649 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/25/2023 
S - Introduced

04/25/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Finance

SB624 (T) - An Act amending the act of December 7, 1982 (P.L.784, No.225), known as the Dog Law, in miscellaneous provisions, establishing the Pennsylvania Lost and Found Dog Registry.
Sponsor: Sen. Michele Brooks (R)
Summary: (PN 661) Amends the Dog Law, in miscellaneous provisions, establishing the Pennsylvania Lost and Found Dog Registry. Directs the Department of Agriculture (PDA) to establish and administer a registry on dogs reported by residents as lost dogs and found dogs. Outlines how to submit information to and access the registry. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 661 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/28/2023 
S - Introduced

04/28/2023 

SB658 (T) - An Act amending Title 35 (Health and Safety) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in public safety, prohibiting certain animal experimentation.
Sponsor: Sen. Doug Mastriano (R)
Summary: (PN 740) Amends Title 35 (Health and Safety), in public safety, prohibiting certain animal experimentation. Adds a chapter to provide for animal experimentation. Specifies definitions. Prohibits commonwealth funding for painful animal subject experimentation. Prohibits commonwealth funding for animal subject devocalization. Provides for animal testing facilities and adoption of animal subjects. Establishes disclosure requirements. Provides that a person has a duty under this chapter and fails to comply with the duty may not receive commonwealth funds for a period of one year from the date of noncompliance. Provides for an annual report by the state treasurer and an annual report by recipients of commonwealth funds. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 740 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/11/2023 
S - Introduced

05/11/2023 

SB667 (T) - An Act amending the act of December 19, 1988 (P.L.1262, No.156), known as the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act, in games of chance, providing for payment and for online raffle sales; and abrogating a regulation.
Sponsor: Sen. Devlin J. Robinson (R)
Summary: (PN 1279) Amends the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act, in games of chance, providing for payment, detailing payment methods, providing for operations, payments and applicability; and abrogating the provisions of 61 Pa. Code 901.506 insofar as they are inconsistent with the addition of section 301.2 of the act. Defines "mobile payment service" as a service in which a money payment is made electronically through a money transfer service such as Venmo, PayPal, CashApp or an equivalent money transfer service. Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number(s): 774)   (PN 774) Amends the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act, in games of chance, providing for payment, detailing payment methods, and for online raffle sales providing for operations, payments and applicability; and abrogating the provisions of 61 Pa. Code 901.506 insofar as they are inconsistent with the addition of section 301.2 of the act. Defines "mobile payment service" as a service in which a money payment is made electronically through a money transfer service such as Venmo, PayPal, Cash App or an equivalent money transfer service. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1279 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 774 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/22/2023 
S - Introduced



12/12/2023 

12/12/2023 
S - First consideration

03/18/2024 
S - Second consideration

03/20/2024 
S - Re-referred to - Senate Appropriations


04/08/2024 
S - Voted Favorably From Committee - Senate Appropriations

04/08/2024 
S - Re-reported as committed - Senate Appropriations

06/04/2024 
S - Laid on the table (Pursuant to Senate Rule 9)

SB669 (T) - An Act amending the act of December 19, 1988 (P.L.1262, No.156), known as the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act, in games of chance, providing for payment; and abrogating a regulation.
Sponsor: Sen. Michele Brooks (R)
Summary: (PN 775) Amends the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act, in games of chance, providing for payment; and abrogating the provisions of 61 Pa. Code 901.506 insofar as they are inconsistent with the addition of section 301.2 of the act. Provides that a licensed eligible organization must accept cash and may accept a debit card as a payment method for the playing of games of chance. Specifies that a licensed eligible organization may establish its own policies concerning acceptance of checks, money orders and debit cards as they shall not be required to accept a check, money order or debit card. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 775 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/22/2023 
S - Introduced


SB701 (T) - An Act providing for prohibition on sale of dogs and cats bred by certain persons, for duty of persons, kennels and animal testing facilities to offer dogs and cats for adoption and for whistleblower protection; and imposing penalties.
Sponsor: Sen. Carolyn T. Comitta (D)
Summary: (PN 762) The Dog and Cat Protection Act provides for the prohibition on the sale of dogs and cats bred by certain persons, for duty of persons, kennels and animal testing facilities to offer dogs and cats for adoption and for whistleblower protection; and imposing penalties. Effective in 120 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 762 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/15/2023 
S - Introduced

05/15/2023 

SB702 (T) - An Act amending the act of December 7, 1982 (P.L.784, No.225), known as the Dog Law, in licenses, tags and kennels, further providing for revocation or refusal of kennel licenses and providing for prohibition on sale of dogs bred by certain persons; and, in enforcement and penalties, providing for whistleblower protection.
Sponsor: Sen. Carolyn T. Comitta (D)
Summary: (PN 763) Amends the Dog Law, in licenses, tags and kennels, for revocation or refusal of kennel licenses and providing for prohibition on sale of dogs bred by individuals who have received a citation for a direct or critical violation or citation for three or more indirect or non-critical violations during the two-year period before the procurement of the dog, or two consecutive citations for no access to a chousing facility before the procurement of the dog; in enforcement and penalties, providing for whistleblower protection. Effective in 180 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 763 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/15/2023 
S - Introduced

05/15/2023 

SB719 (T) - An Act amending the act of December 19, 1988 (P.L.1262, No.156), known as the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act, in games of chance, providing for online raffles by fire companies.
Sponsor: Sen. Michele Brooks (R)
Summary: (PN 796) Amends the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act, in games of chance, providing for online raffles by fire companies. Allows a fire company that has a valid small games of chance license issues to conduct raffles over the internet and outlines the guidelines. Adds an expiration for the act on December 31, 2024. Effective immediately.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 796 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
06/01/2023 
S - Introduced


SB746 (Chapter 18) (T) - An Act amending the act of December 7, 1982 (P.L.784, No.225), known as the Dog Law, in short title and definitions, further providing for definitions; in licenses, tags and kennels, further providing for issuance of dog licenses, compensation, proof required, deposit of funds, records, license sales, rules and regulations, failure to comply, unlawful acts and penalty, for applications for dog licenses, fees and penalties, for kennels, for requirements for kennels, for revocation or refusal of kennel licenses, for dogs temporarily in the Commonwealth and for health certificates for importation; in offenses of dogs, further providing for dog bites and detentions and isolation of dogs; in dangerous dogs, further providing for court proceedings, certificate of registration and disposition, for requirements, for public safety and penalties and for construction of article; in injury to dogs, further providing for selling, bartering or trading dogs; in enforcement and penalties, further providing for enforcement of this act by the secretary and provisions for inspections and for enforcement and penalties; in sterilization of dogs and cats, further providing for definitions; and imposing penalties.
Sponsor: Sen. Elder A. Vogel (R)
Summary: (PN 835) Amends the Dog Law, , in short title and definitions, further providing for definitions; in licenses, tags and kennels, further providing for issuance of dog licenses, compensation, proof required, deposit of funds, records, license sales, rules and regulations, failure to comply, unlawful acts and penalty, for applications for dog licenses, fees and penalties, for kennels, for requirements for kennels, for revocation or refusal of kennel licenses, for dogs temporarily in the Commonwealth and for health certificates for importation; in offenses of dogs, further providing for dog bites and detentions and isolation of dogs; in dangerous dogs, further providing for court proceedings, certificate of registration and disposition, for requirements, for public safety and penalties and for construction of article; in injury to dogs, further providing for selling, bartering or trading dogs; in enforcement and penalties, further providing for enforcement of this act by the secretary and provisions for inspections and for enforcement and penalties; in sterilization of dogs and cats, further providing for definitions; and imposing penalties. Adds definitions and removes the definition for "nonprofit kennel" and strikes language for "humane society police officer." Establishes additional duties for the secretary to establish, operate and maintain as single statewide dog licensing internet website. Strikes language related to the individual neutering fees and adds a uniform fee for all male and female dogs at $7. Strikes language related to the individual licensing fees and establishes one fee at $49 for male and female dogs and $33 for dogs belonging to residents 65 years of age or older and to persons with disabilities. Adds subsections (b.1) and (b.2) concerning the proof of licensure and the application requirements for the new dog owner provided by the dog seller. Amends the fines to be no less than $100 and not more than $500 for each unlicensed dog. Allows the secretary to increase the fees and outlines the increase fee schedule. Requires a person operating a kennel to change the type of kennel they operate within seven days of the change and requires a person who did not operate a kennel in a previous year to apply for the type they expect to operate. Adds that the number of dogs determines if the kennel qualifies as a "commercial kennel." Increased the kennel class fees for each classification. Adds fees for a humane society or association for the prevention of cruelty to animals, for municipal holding pens, and rescue network kennels. Removes nonprofit kennels from the section. Adds a section on rescue network kennels and establishes licensing, application and operation requirements. Provides that a person required to file a kennel class C license has an additional 365 days to come into compliance with the additional requirements of a class C license and adds penalties of at least $1,000 to at most $5,000 for each day in violation. Provides that a person operating a kennel without a license commits a misdemeanor of the third degree. Increases civil penalties to no less than $1,000 and no more than $5,000. Replaces "nonprofit kennels" with "Humane societies or associations for the prevention of cruelty to animals." Outlines display requirements of information by pet shop kennels and kennels offering dogs directly to the public. Requires all kennels to have an isolation plan for imported dogs and outlines the plan requirements. Replaces language pertaining to the summary offense of harboring a dangerous dog. Adds the possibility of appeals of seizure and destruction orders. Makes editorial changes. Effective in 90 days (Prior Printer's Number: 792). (PN 792) Amends the Dog Law, in short title and definitions, further providing for definitions; in licenses, tags and kennels, further providing for issuance of dog licenses, compensation, proof required, deposit of funds, records, license sales, rules and regulations, failure to comply, unlawful acts and penalty, for applications for dog licenses, fees and penalties, for kennels, for requirements for kennels, for revocation or refusal of kennel licenses, for dogs temporarily in the Commonwealth and for health certificates for importation; in offenses of dogs, further providing for dog bites and detentions and isolation of dogs; in dangerous dogs, further providing for court proceedings, certificate of registration and disposition, for requirements, for public safety and penalties and for construction of article; in injury to dogs, further providing for selling, bartering or trading dogs; in enforcement and penalties, further providing for enforcement of this act by the secretary and provisions for inspections and for enforcement and penalties; in sterilization of dogs and cats, further providing for definitions; and imposing penalties. Adds definitions and removes the definition for "nonprofit kennel" and strikes language for "humane society police officer." Establishes additional duties for the secretary to establish, operate and maintain as single statewide dog licensing internet website. Strikes language related to the individual neutering fees and adds a uniform fee for all male and female dogs at $7. Strikes language related to the individual licensing fees and establishes one fee at $49 for male and female dogs and $33 for dogs belonging to residents 65 years of age or older and to persons with disabilities. Adds subsections (b.1) and (b.2) concerning the proof of licensure and the application requirements for the new dog owner provided by the dog seller. Amends the fines to be no less than $100 and not more than $500 for each unlicensed dog. Allows the secretary to increase the fees and outlines the increase fee schedule. Requires a person operating a kennel to change the type of kennel they operate within seven days of the change and requires a person who did not operate a kennel in a previous year to apply for the type they expect to operate. Adds that the number of dogs determines if the kennel qualifies as a "commercial kennel." Increased the kennel class fees for each classification. Adds fees for a humane society or association for the prevention of cruelty to animals, for municipal holding pens, and rescue network kennels. Removes nonprofit kennels from the section. Adds a section on rescue network kennels and establishes licensing, application and operation requirements. Provides that a person required to file a kennel class C license has an additional 365 days to come into compliance with the additional requirements of a class C license and adds penalties of at least $1,000 to at most $5,000 for each day in violation. Provides that a person operating a kennel without a license commits a misdemeanor of the third degree. Increases civil penalties to no less than $1,000 and no more than $5,000. Replaces "nonprofit kennels" with "Humane societies or associations for the prevention of cruelty to animals." Outlines display requirements of information by pet shop kennels and kennels offering dogs directly to the public. Requires all kennels to have an isolation plan for imported dogs and outlines the plan requirements. Replaces language pertaining to the summary offense of harboring a dangerous dog. Adds the possibility of appeals of seizure and destruction orders. Makes editorial changes. Effective in 90 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 915 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 835 -  HTML  PDF 
Senate Fiscal Note - Printer's No. 835 -  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 792 -  HTML  PDF 
House Fiscal Note - Printer's No. 915 -  PDF 
Bill History:
05/31/2023 
S - Introduced

05/31/2023 

06/06/2023 
S - First consideration

06/06/2023 
S - Reported as amended - Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs

06/07/2023 
S - Second consideration

06/07/2023 
S - Re-referred to - Senate Appropriations

06/19/2023 
S - Re-reported as committed - Senate Appropriations

06/19/2023 
S - Amended on third consideration

06/20/2023 
S - Third consideration and final passage 

06/21/2023 

06/22/2023 
H - First consideration

06/22/2023 
H - Laid on the table

06/22/2023 
H - Reported as committed - House Agriculture & Rural Affairs

06/26/2023 
H - Removed from table

06/27/2023 
H - Second consideration

06/27/2023 
H - Re-referred to - House Appropriations

10/18/2023 
H - Re-reported as committed - House Appropriations

10/18/2023 
H - Third consideration and final passage

10/23/2023 
S - Signed in Senate

10/23/2023 
H - Signed in House

10/23/2023 
G - Presented to the Governor

10/23/2023 
G - Approved by the Governor - Act 18

02/22/2024 
H - Discussed during budget hearing with the Dept. of Agriculture - House Appropriations

SB759 (T) - An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in budget and finance, establishing the Animal Cruelty Investigation Fund.
Sponsor: Sen. John I. Kane (D)
Summary: (PN 862) Amends Title 42 (Judiciary & Judicial Procedure), in budget and finance, to establish the Animal Cruelty Investigation Fund (fund) within the State Treasury to be used for the purposes of animal cruelty investigations, including training, equipment, employment expenses of Humane Society police officers and food, shelter and veterinary costs for animals who are victims of animal cruelty. Provides that a $25 assessment shall be imposed in addition to costs imposed for violations of the act. Inserts a definition for fund. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 862 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
06/13/2023 
S - Introduced

06/13/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB785 (T) - An Act establishing the Animal Welfare Board; and providing for its powers and duties.
Sponsor: Sen. Gene Yaw (R)
Summary: (PN 881) The Animal Welfare Board Act establishes the Animal Welfare Board; and provides for its powers and duties. Adds definitions. Establishes the Animal Welfare Board and provides for the membership requirements, including chairperson and terms. Provides for the duties of the board to review existing laws and regulations related to the keeping and handling or animals and to report the findings on an at least biannual basis. Effective in 120 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 881 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
06/14/2023 
S - Introduced

06/14/2023 

SB1098 (T) - An Act amending Title 65 (Public Officers) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in lobbying disclosure, further providing for prohibited activities.
Sponsor: Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R)
Summary: (PN 1415) Amends Title 65 (Public Officers), in lobbying disclosure, further providing for prohibited activities. Establishes a commonwealth entity or agency may not hire a lobbyist, lobbying firm or political consultant to influence a decision-making process of another commonwealth entity or agency. Provides no language prohibits any member, officer or employee of a commonwealth entity or agency from being a member of an association. Provides regulations for lobby agreements for commonwealth entities and agencies. Provides the regulations do not apply to a person who is an employee of the commonwealth and directly employed by an agency for whom the person engages in the practice of lobbying as a part of their job description. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1415 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/11/2024 
S - Introduced

03/11/2024 
S - Referred to - Senate State Government

SB1105 (T) - An Act amending Title 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in protection from abuse, further providing for relief, for emergency relief by minor judiciary and for arrest for violation of order.
Sponsor: Sen. Daniel Laughlin (R)
Summary: (PN 1441) Amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations), in protection from abuse, further providing for relief, for emergency relief by minor judiciary and for arrest for violation of order. Provides for granting temporary ownership rights over a companion animal and directing the defendant to refrain from possessing, contacting, attempting to contact, transferring or relocating the companion animal or contacting or entering the property of any person sheltering the companion animal. Defines “companion animal.” Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1441 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/22/2024 
S - Introduced

03/22/2024 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB1178 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in cruelty to animals, further providing for animal mutilation and related offenses.
Sponsor: Sen. Carolyn T. Comitta (D)
Summary: (PN 1552) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in cruelty to animals, further providing for animal mutilation and related offenses. Adds the declawing of cats to animal mutilation and related offenses. Provides that a person committing the offense is deemed a summary offense punishable by a fine of not less than $50 and not more than $750 for the first offense, a fine of not less than $150 and not more than $1,000 for the second offense and by a fine of not less than $500 and not more than $1,500 for subsequent offenses. Adds definitions for “declawing” and “therapeutic purpose.” Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1552 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/22/2024 
S - Introduced

04/22/2024 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB1263 (T) - An Act amending the act of December 19, 1988 (P.L.1262, No.156), known as the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions; in games of chance, further providing for prize limits, for sales limited, for distributor licenses, for registration of manufacturers and for regulations of department; in club licensees, further providing for club licensee and for distribution of proceeds; in enforcement, further providing for revocation of licenses, for local option and for advertising; in tavern gaming, further providing for licenses, for application, for approval, for prize limits, for distribution of net revenue, for tavern games tax, for invoice, for reports and for enforcement.
Sponsor: Sen. Devlin J. Robinson (R)
Summary: (PN 1746) Amends the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions; in games of chance, further providing for prize limits, for sales limited, for distributor licenses, for registration of manufacturers and for regulations of department; in club licensees, further providing for club licensee and for distribution of proceeds; in enforcement, further providing for revocation of licenses, for local option and for advertising; in tavern gaming, further providing for licenses, for application, for approval, for prize limits, for distribution of net revenue, for tavern games tax, for invoice, for reports and for enforcement. Amends the definitions of “games of chance,” “passive selection device” and “tavern games.” Adds definitions for “electronic pull-tab” and “electronic pull-tab device.” Makes editorial changes to assert that there is no limit on prizes awarded from games of chance by a licensed eligible organization in any seven-day period and the prize limit of any individual raffle ticket shall be 500 times the amount of the purchase price of the ticket, with the maximum prize not exceed $5,000. Removes language stating general rule and providing for limitation in sales limited. Adds that a registered manufacturer may obtain a distributor license to license required. Revises ineligibility to add a firm, partnership or entity and a shareholder and person related by blood or through marriage. Replaces five years with 10 years. Adds an eligible organization or tavern and that a registered manufacturer may apply to be a licensed distributor to registration required. Outlines the requirements a software supplied by a manufacturer of electronic pull-tabs must meet. Provides provisions for ineligibility. Makes editorial changes to authorization relating to regulations of department and adds that the department shall promulgate regulations to require distributors and manufacturers of electronic pull-tabs to have the electronic pull-tab device and software tested under the standards used by a laboratory approved by the department. Provides for if a licensee offers the use of electronic pull-tabs. Changes 60 percent to 35 percent and 40 percent to 65 percent in distribution of proceeds. Repeals section 704 relating to advertising. Provides for reimbursements up to $250, for an application fee of $250, for an investigative fee of no more than $250 and for costs not to exceed $250. Provides for a license fee of $250 upon approval and an annual renewal fee of $2,000. Asserts that there shall be no maximum prize relating to individual prize limit and that there shall be no prize limit for prizes relating to aggregate prize limit. Replaces 60 percent with 45 percent and 35 percent with 50 percent in distribution of net revenue. Changes 60 percent to 45 percent in tavern games tax imposition. Provides for electronic pull-tabs relating to reports. Adds provisions for electronic pull-tabs in penalties and in criminal penalty. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1746 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
06/20/2024 
S - Introduced


SCO1347 (T) - Protection for Animals in Domestic Violence Situations
Sponsor: Sen. Daniel Laughlin (R)
Summary: Amends the Protection From Abuse Act to include protection for victims' pets in domestic violence situations. 
Bill Text: 01/08/2024 - Text -
Bill History:
01/08/2024 
S - Cosponsor memo filed

03/22/2024 
S - Introduced SB1105

SCO1410 (T) - Prohibiting State Agencies from Hiring Lobbyists
Sponsor: Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R)
Summary: Reintroduces sections of Senate Bill 802 from the 2021-22 session which prohibits state agencies from hiring a lobbyist, lobbying firm or political consultant to influence the decision-making process of another commonwealth entity or agency. 
Bill Text: 02/12/2024 - Text -
Bill History:
02/12/2024 
S - Cosponsor memo filed

03/11/2024 
S - Introduced SB1098