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Governor Corbett Signs House Bills, Senate Bills

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Nov. 27, 2013

Governor Corbett Signs House Bills, Senate Bills

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today signed into law the following bills:

House Bill 27 (P.N. 2064) Amends Title 18 (Crimes) increasing the grading by one degree for the offense of harassment where the offender has previously violated a Protection From Abuse Order involving the same victim or the victim’s family or household member.

House Bill 290 (P.N. 2651)Amends Local Option Small Games of Chance Act allowing eligible organizations to conduct new small games of chance known as “pools” and “race night games” and to use the proceeds to fulfill promotion of public interest purposes.

House Bill 388 (P.N. 1794)Amends Municipal Claim & Tax Lien Law permitting a municipality to place a lien in the amount of the tax due on a property or other properties owned by a delinquent property taxpayer.

House Bill 390 (P.N. 401)Amends First & Second Class County Property Tax Relief Act providing that, upon a determination to provide property tax relief, first class counties shall consider eligibility based upon the age and/or financial need of a long-term owner occupant beginning with the tax year 2014.

House Bill 668 (P.N. 756) – Amends The Second Class Township Code, providing that certain contracts or purchases of used equipment, articles, apparatus, appliances, vehicles or parts purchased from a municipal corporation, county, school district, municipal authority, council of government or federal or state government shall not require advertising, bidding or price quotations.

House Bill 669 (P.N. 757) – Amends the First Class Township Code, providing that certain contracts or purchases of used equipment, articles, apparatus, appliances, vehicles or parts purchased from a municipal corporation, county, school district, municipal authority, council of government or federal or state government shall not require advertising, bidding or price quotations.

House Bill 714 (P.N. 805) Amends Title 18 (Crimes) increasing the grading by one degree for the offense of identity theft when the victim is under the age of 18.

House Bill 1098 (P.N. 2639) – Amends the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act to allow for the purchase of retail licenses for the purpose of hosting tavern games and tavern raffles.  Eligible entities would be a for-profit hotel, restaurant, privately owned public course, brew pub or microbrewery eating place licensed to sell liquor under the Liquor Code.

House Bill 1128 (P.N. 1377) – Amends Title 12 (Commerce and Trade), 7 (Banks and Banking) and 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) codifying provisions of the Motor Vehicle Sales Finance Act and the Goods and Services Installment Sales Act to conform the laws with industry practices and federal statutes.

House Bill 1193 (P.N. 2695)Amends the First Class Township Code providing for the removal, suspension or reduction in rank of a police officer engaging in enumerated improper activity while on duty or in uniform or while using any township property. The bill also permits a police officer to serve as a school board member of a school district situated within a county of the second class and prohibits a police officer serving as a school board member from also serving as school police officer.

House Bill 1348 (P.N. 2680)Amends the Medical Practice Act addressing the level of supervision physicians must provide to physician assistants by requiring more extensive review of patient records for less experienced physician assistants.

House Bill 1351 (P.N. 2681)Amends the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act addressing the level of supervision physicians must provide to physician assistants by requiring more extensive review of patient records for less experienced physician assistants.

House Bill 1356 (P.N. 1751) Amends Title 18 (Crimes) extending the sunset provision contained in the current Wiretap Act to December 21, 2018.

Senate Bill 763 (P.N. 782)Amends Title 34 (Game) eliminating roster requirements previously imposed upon groups of persons that hunt big game together.

Senate Bill 802 (P.N. 1751)Amends the Boiler & Unfired Pressure Vessel Law adding definitions to clarify the scope of the law, updating the law to current national standards and prohibiting the operation of boilers and unfired pressure vessels unless inspected and certified by the Department of Labor and Industry.

To read the full text of these bills, visit the General Assembly’s website at www.legis.state.pa.us.

For more information about Governor Corbett, visit www.governor.pa.gov.

Media contact: Governor’s Press Office, 717-783-1116

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