Senate Bills 691, 837 & 1052 and House Bills 602, 944 & 1552

Senate Appropriations Committee Meeting

May 9, 2016

Off the Floor in the Rules Room


Senate Bill 691 (Senator Mensch) Increases a retailer’s presumptive minimum cost of administering the cigarette tax.

Re-reported as amended: 26-0

Senate Bill 837 (Senator Aument) Amends the Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors Act ensuring only those with a professional license are permitted to represent themselves as a marriage and family therapist in PA.

Re-reported as committed: 26-0

Senate Bill 1052 (Senator Stefano) Requires the PA Department of State to develop a secure online system for military-overseas voters to return their absentee ballot electronically.

Re-reported as amended: 26-0

House Bill 602 (Representative Barrar) Increases the active duty pay for National Guard personnel from $75 to $100 per day.

Re-reported as committed: 26-0

House Bill 944 (Representative Taylor) Amends the Community and Economic Improvement Act to improve the management of neighborhood improvement districts in Philadelphia.

Re-reported as committed: 26-0

House Bill 1552 (Representative Roae) Authorizes and requires the Secretary of Education to enter into and administer membership in a regional compact and an interstate reciprocity agreement governing higher education distance education programs.

Re-reported as committed: 26-0