Current Legislation- Fall 2013

Current House and Senate Bills that affect Corrections:

 

HB 23

Grell, Glen
Amends Title 42 (Judiciary) extensively revising the Uniform Arbitration Act; and making editorial changes.
Companions: HCO 189 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 9-30-13 H Set on the House Calendar

 

HB 50

Metcalfe, Daryl
Act providing that employment shall not be conditional upon membership or nonmembership in, nor upon the payment of money to, a labor organization; and providing for bargaining, penalties and remedies.
Companions: HB 54 (Related)
HCO 896 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 9-24-13 H Discussed in Employee Freedom Rally

 

HB 51

Metcalfe, Daryl
Amends Administrative Code further providing for the fair share fee for employees of public employers.
Companions: HCO 896 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 9-24-13 H Discussed in Employee Freedom Rally

 

HB 52

Metcalfe, Daryl
Amends the Administrative Code eliminating authority for the fair share fee for employees of Commonwealth entities; and relieving certain employee organizations of certain duties and obligations.
Companions: HCO 896 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 9-24-13 H Discussed in Employee Freedom Rally

 

HB 53

Metcalfe, Daryl
Act relieving certain employee organizations of certain duties and obligations; and repealing the Public Employee Fair Share Fee Law.
Companions: HCO 896 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 9-24-13 H Discussed in Employee Freedom Rally

 

HB 54

Metcalfe, Daryl
Act providing that employment shall not be conditional upon membership or nonmembership in, nor upon the payment or nonpayment of money to, a labor organization; and providing for bargaining, penalties and remedies.
Companions: HB 50 (Related)
HCO 896 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 9-24-13 H Discussed in Employee Freedom Rally

 

HB 250

Metcalfe, Daryl
Amends the Public Employee Relations Act further defining “maintenance of membership;” and further providing for employee rights and for scope of bargaining.
Companions: HCO 896 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 4-30-13 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Labor and Industry

 

HB 333
Thomas, Curtis
Amends Title 61 (Prisons & Parole), in miscellaneous provisions, establishing the Pennsylvania Interagency Council on Inmate Reentry.
Companions: HCO 448 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 1-24-13 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary

 

HB 418

Goodman, Neal
Amends Title 61 (Prisons & Parole), in general administration of correctional institutions, further providing for definitions and providing for salary of corrections managers.
Companions: HCO 9 (Co-sponsor Memo)
SB 966 (Identical)
Last Action: 1-29-13 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary

 

HB 976

Fleck, Michael
Act establishing a bill of rights for correctional officers during certain investigations by Dept. of Corrections; authorizing certain civil suits by correctional officers; & providing for impact of collective bargaining agreements.
Companions: HCO 475 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 6- 4-13 H Public hearing held in committee House Labor and Industry

 

HB 1011

Fleck, Michael
Amends the Administrative Code regulating appropriations to be Department of Corrections.
Companions: HB 1985 (Refiled from 11R Session)
HCO1625 (Co-sponsor Memo)
SB 1025 (Identical)
Last Action: 6-12-13 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary

 

HB 1352

Kampf, Warren
Amends Titles 24 (Education) & 51 (Military Affairs) further providing for defs.; retirement membership; contributions & benefits; PSERS retirement fund; health insurance; payments to school entities; & military leave.
Companions: HB 1353 (Related)
HCO1853 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 9-30-13 H Set on the Tabled Calendar

 

HB 1353

Kampf, Warren
Amends Titles 51 (Military Affairs) & 71 (State Government) further providing for military leaves of absence; providing for State Employees’ Defined Contribution Plan, further providing for contributions, benefits, service, & funds.
Companions: HB 1352 (Related)
Last Action: 9-30-13 H Set on the Tabled Calendar

 

HB 1507

Cutler, Bryan
Amends the Public Employe Relations Act defining “political contributions”; further providing for maintenance of membership; providing for membership dues; and making related repeals.
Companions: SB 1034 (Identical)
Last Action: 9-23-13 H Discussed at Press Club luncheon

 

HB 1581

Grove, Seth
Act providing for cash balance pension plans for certain municipal employees, for administration and for benefits.
Companions: HCO1514 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 6-25-13 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Finance

 

HB 1583

Harhart, Julie
Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses) further providing for duties of Pennsylvania State Police.
Companions: HB 758 (Refiled from 11R Session)
HCO1969 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 6-25-13 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary

 

HR 330

Waters, Ronald
Resolution urging the Department of Corrections to consider establishing the Fathers and Children Together (FACT) Program at every State Corrections Institution in PA.
Companions: HCO1865 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 5-17-13 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary

 

HR 337

Goodman, Neal
Resolution designating the month of June 2013 as “Corrections Officers and Employees Month” in Pennsylvania.
Companions: HCO1880 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 6- 5-13 H Adopted (Vote: Y:196/N: 0)

 

SB 2

Browne, Patrick
Amends Title 71 (State Government) providing for the unified retirement system for employees of the Commonwealth and school districts.
Companions: SB 1540 (Refiled from 11R Session)
SCO 248 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 2-20-13 S Discussed at Treasury Dept. budget hearing, Senate Appropriations

 

SB 95

Greenleaf, Stewart
Amends Title 61 (Prisons & Parole) establishing Prison Industry Enhancement Authority; providing for employment of prisoners by private industry & subcontracts; establishing guidelines; & providing for location of private industry.
Companions: SCO 85 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 1- 9-13 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Judiciary

 

SB 127

Greenleaf, Stewart
Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses), in obstructing governmental operations, further providing for the offenses of weapons or implements for escape and for contraband; & making a conforming amendment.
Companions: SB 29 (Refiled from 11R Session)
SCO 98 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 3-19-13 S Passed over in committee Senate Judiciary

 

SB 374

Baker, Lisa
Amends the Police Officer, Firefighter, Correction Employee & National Guard Member Child Beneficiary Education Act further providing for Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program.
Companions: SCO 398 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 5- 7-13 S Rereferred to Senate Appropriations

 

SB 476

Argall, David
Act establishing rights of correctional officers during certain investigations by the Dept. of Corrections; authorizing certain civil suits by correctional officers; & providing for impact of collective bargaining agreements & suspensions.
Companions: SB 1588 (Refiled from 11R Session)
SCO 496 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 6- 4-13 S Public hearing held in committee Senate Labor and Industry

 

SB 740

Eichelberger, John
Act prohibiting a public employer from deducting from a public employee’s salary or wages any funds which inure to the benefit of a private organization.
Companions: SB 1040 (Refiled from 11R Session)
SCO 522 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 3-26-13 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Labor and Industry

 

SB 887

Kasunic, Richard
Amends Titles 24 (Education) and 71 (State Government) providing for permanent cost-of-living increases for retirees.
Companions: SB 669 (Refiled from 11R Session)
SCO 444 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 4-26-13 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance

 

SB 888

Kasunic, Richard
Amends Titles 24 (Education) & 71 (State Government) providing for permanent biannual cost-of-living increases for retirees.
Companions: SB 670 (Refiled from 11R Session)
SCO 444 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 4-26-13 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance

 

SB 922

Brubaker, Michael
Amends Titles 24 (Education), 51 (Military Affairs), & 71 (State Government) extensively revising provisions: for PSERS, contributions & benefits; military leave of absence; for SERS, contributions & benefits, & liability.
Companions: HB 1350 (Identical)
SCO1025 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 6-27-13 S Meeting cancelled for 06/27/13, Senate Appropriations

 

SB 1025

Solobay, Timothy
Amends the Administrative Code regulating appropriations to the Department of Corrections.
Companions: HB 1011 (Identical)
SCO1112 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 6-24-13 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Judiciary

 

HCO 9
Goodman, Neal
Addresses pay and benefit disparity issues between corrections managers and lower-ranking officers in the state Department of Corrections.

Memo Bill: HB 418

Last Action: 12-10-12 H Filed

 

HCO 34
DeLuca, Anthony
Keeps violent repeat offenders in prison and not on parole.

Memo Bill: HB 236

Last Action: 12-11-12 H Filed

 

HCO 44
DeLuca, Anthony
Requires elected officials to resign their current position prior to running for another elected office.

Memo Bill: HB 362

Last Action: 12-12-12 H Filed

 

HCO 63
O’Neill, Bernie
Expands scope of “contraband” in state and county correctional facilities.

Memo Bill: HB 271

Last Action: 12-13-12 H Filed

 

 

HCO 141
Stephens, Todd
Imposes mandatory minimum sentence for felons who illegally possess firearms.

Memo Bill: HB 287, HB 1498

Last Action: 12-17-12 H Filed

 

 

HCO 189
Grell, Glen
Creates the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act.

Memo Bill: HB 23

Last Action: 12-19-12 H Filed

 

HCO 246
Costa, Dom
Doubles fines for all classes of offenses and creates harsher penalties for individuals who possess or deliver contraband materials to a correctional institution.

Memo Bill: HB 442

Last Action: 12-20-12 H Filed

 

HCO 448
Thomas, Curtis
Establishes the Pennsylvania Interagency Council on Inmate Reentry.

Memo Bill: HB 333

Last Action: 1- 7-13 H Filed

 

HCO 475
Fleck, Michael
Creates the Corrections Officers Bill of Rights.

Memo Bill: HB 976

Last Action: 1- 7-13 H Filed

 

HCO 542
Krieger, Tim
Converts members of the General Assembly from the present defined-benefit plan to a defined-contribution pension plan.

Memo Bill: HB 413

Last Action: 1- 9-13 H Filed

 

HCO 617
Goodman, Neal
Prohibits private companies from operating state correctional facilities in PA.

Memo Bill: HB 690

Last Action: 1-11-13 H Filed

 

HCO 650
Petri, Scott
Increases the PA Board of Probation and Parole’s power to revoke parole for persons testing positive for illegal drugs.

Memo Bill: HB 249

Last Action: 1-13-13 H Filed

 

HCO 699
Bishop, Louise
Provides for no statute of limitations to bring civil actions for serious criminal crimes.

Last Action: 1-14-13 H Filed

 

HCO 756
Kortz, Bill
Makes it unlawful for a visitor or staff member of a correctional institution to possess a telecommunications device without written permission.

Last Action: 1-15-13 H Filed

 

HCO 771
Gillespie, Keith
Imposes a mandatory minimum sentence of not less than 3 years, with consecutive three year terms imposed for each victim whose death is a result of violation of the DUI statute.

Memo Bill: HB 400

Last Action: 1-15-13 H Filed

 

HCO1020
Boyle, Kevin
Includes corrections officers to those who would be eligible to receive benefits under the Emergency and Law Enforcement Personnel Death Benefits Act.

Last Action: 8-26-13 H Memo has been removed

 

HCO1377
Cutler, Bryan
Expedites the process of cataloging the DNA of missing persons and improves law enforcement in PA.

Memo Bill: HB 1286

Last Action: 3- 1-13 H Filed

 

HCO1865
Waters, Ronald
Calls for the implementation of the FACT (Fathers And Children Together) program at state and county correctional institutions.

Memo Bill: HR 330

Last Action: 8-21-13 H Memo has been removed

 

HCO1880
Goodman, Neal
Declares June 2013 as Corrections Officers and Employees Month in PA.

Memo Bill: HR 337

Last Action: 5- 7-13 H Filed

 

SCO 98
Greenleaf, Stewart
Expands Crime Code to prohibit contraband in correctional institutions, youth development centers, and forensic units of state mental hospitals.

Memo Bill: SB 127

Last Action: 12- 5-12 S Filed

 

SCO 248
Browne, Patrick
Moves PA from a defined benefit pension plan to a defined contribution retirement plan for all new employees.

Memo Bill: SB 2

Last Action: 12-14-12 S Filed

 

SCO 445
Kasunic, Richard
Extends Enforcement Officer Disability Benefits Law to county correctional officers and applies OSHA standards to public employers & employees in PA.

Memo Bill: SB 781, SB 782

Last Action: 1-10-13 S Filed

 

SCO 496
Argall, David
Creates the Corrections Officers Bill of Rights.

Memo Bill: SB 476

Last Action: 1-15-13 S Filed

 

SCO 941
Argall, David
Ensures Corrections Officers receive a salary increase that matches pay raises earned by the highest-ranking corrections officer in a collective bargaining unit.

Memo Bill: SB 966

Last Action: 4- 5-13 S Filed

 

SCO1025
Brubaker, Michael
Provides for comprehensive reforms to public pension systems.

Memo Bill: SB 922

Last Action: 4-26-13 S Filed

 

SCO1112
Solobay, Timothy
Prohibits the outsourcing of psychological services provided within our state correctional facilities.

Memo Bill: SB 1025

Last Action: 5-28-13 S Filed

 

SCO1231
Kitchen, Shirley
Calls upon the Joint State Government Commission to review current practices of the criminal justice system within PA.

Last Action: 9-10-13 S Filed