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Bills voted on Third Consideration
SB 973 (PENNYCUICK) Amends Title 51 (Military Affairs) extending the same rights, benefits, recognition and
privileges as afforded to the U.S. military veterans to eligible veterans of the Korean Armed Forces who are duly
naturalized citizens of the U.S. and have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as discharged
members of allied forces. PASSED 48-0.

SB 1139 (MASTRIANO) Amends Title 51 (Military Affairs) requiring licensed funeral directors, funeral entities or
cemetery companies to notify the county director of veterans affairs within 96 hours of the receipt of the remains of
a deceased serviceperson having legal residence in the county at the time of death. Requires them also to provide
the families of deceased servicepeople with the contact information for the county director of veterans affairs.
PASSED 48-0.

Bills amended on Third Consideration
SB 1132 (BROWN) Amends the First Class Township Code allowing a board of commissioners to adopt, for any
calendar year, a resolution waiving the 50% limitation on the use of EMS tax revenue for the payment of salaries,
benefits or other compensation of emergency service employees. OVER AS AMENDED.

     A04289 (FARRY) Allows boards of commissioners to waive the annual appropriation limitation on the use of
     fire service revenue for the payment of salaries, benefits or other compensation of fire service employees.
     AGREED TO.

SB 1133 (BROWN) Amends the Second Class Township Code allowing boards of supervisors to adopt, for any
calendar year, a resolution waiving the 50% limitation on the use of EMS tax revenue for the payment of salaries,
benefits or other compensation of emergency service employees. OVER AS AMENDED.

     A04236 (FARRY) Allows boards of supervisors to waive the annual appropriation limitation on the use of fire
     service revenue for the payment of salaries, benefits or other compensation of fire service employees.
     AGREED TO.

SB 1134 (BROWN) Amends Title 8 (Boroughs and Incorporated Towns) allowing a borough council to adopt, for any
calendar year, a resolution waiving the 50% limitation on the use of EMS tax revenue for the payment of salaries,
benefits or other compensation of emergency service employees. OVER AS AMENDED.

     A04288 (FARRY) Allows borough councils to waive the annual appropriation limitation on the use of fire
     service revenue for the payment of salaries, benefits or other compensation of fire service employees.
     AGREED TO.

Executive Nominations
Pennsylvania Parole Board, Elizabeth Bolton Penna Confirmed 48-0.

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Bills voted on Third Consideration
SB 1132 (BROWN) Amends The First Class Township Code allowing boards of commissioners to adopt, for any
calendar year, a resolution waiving the 50% limitation on EMS and fire services tax revenue that may be used for the
payment of salaries, benefits or other compensation of emergency service employees. PASSED 50-0.

SB 1133 (BROWN) Amends The Second Class Township Code allowing boards of supervisors to adopt, for any
calendar year, a resolution waiving the 50% limitation on EMS and fire services tax revenue that may be used for the
payment of salaries, benefits or other compensation of emergency service employees. PASSED 50-0.

SB 1134 (BROWN) Amends Title 8 (Boroughs and Incorporated Towns) allowing borough councils to adopt, for any
calendar year, a resolution waiving the 50% limitation on EMS and fire services tax revenue that may be used for the
payment of salaries, benefits or other compensation of emergency service employees. PASSED 50-0.

HB 1419 (PIELLI) Amends Title 15 (Corporations and Unincorporated Associations) revising the date from January 3,
2026 to January 4, 2027 for the transition period by which the state may commence dissolution proceedings for
foreign entities which fail to file certain annual reports. PASSED WITHOUT SENATE AMENDMENTS 50-0.

Bill voted on Concurrence
SB 37 (BROWN) Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) making it a summary offense to use a handheld interactive mobile device
while driving, with limited exceptions. Requires anyone under 18 to view distracted driving educational materials
prior to being issued a junior driver’s license; requires one question regarding distracted driving on the driver’s
license exam; provides for sentencing enhancements for certain offenses related to distracted driving; and requires
law enforcement to collect certain data for traffic stops. CONCURRED IN HOUSE AMENDMENTS, AS AMENDED BY
THE SENATE 37-13.

Bills voted on Supplemental
SB 920 (LANGERHOLC) Amends the Sexual Assault Testing and Evidence Collection Act requiring the Pennsylvania
Commission on Crime and Delinquency, in coordination with the State Police, to establish a statewide tracking
system for evidence collected under the sexual assault evidence collection program. PASSED 50-0.

SB 1017 (BOSCOLA) Amends Title 66 (Public Utilities) amending and permanently reauthorizing the Responsible
Utility Consumer Protection Act. Changes include adding water and sewer authorities in cities of the second class;
extending the length of payment arrangements by one year, or six months in the case of a six-month payment
arrangement; increasing the timeframe for when a public utility must provide written termination notification from
10 to 14 days; increasing the duration of a medical certificate from 30 days to up to 60 days and allowing for its
renewal if the customer has met the obligation to make payment on all current undisputed charges and provides
payment towards any undisputed outstanding balance. PASSED 42-8.

SB 269 (GEBHARD) Amends the Tax Reform Code reducing the personal income tax from 3.07% to 2.80%,
eliminating the gross receipts tax on utilities, and providing for a volunteer certified emergency medical technician
tax credit. PASSED 36-14.

Bill amended on Supplemental
SB 739 (VOGEL) Creates the Telemedicine Act requiring health insurance policies to provide coverage for medically
necessary health care services provided through telemedicine and delivered by a participating network provider
consistent with the insurer’s medical policies, unless the telemedicine-enabling device, technology or service fails to
comply with applicable law and regulatory guidance. Requires health care providers providing care through
telemedicine to be subject to the same standard of care that would apply to in-person care. OVER AS AMENDED.

     A04347 (VOGEL) Guts bill and amends Title 40 (Insurance) requiring health insurance policies to provide
     coverage for medically necessary health care services provided through telemedicine and delivered by a
     participating network provider consistent with the insurer’s medical policies, unless the telemedicine-enabling
     device, technology or service fails to comply with applicable law and regulatory guidance. Requires health
     care providers providing care through telemedicine to be subject to the same standard of care that would
     apply to in-person care. ADOPTED 50-0.

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Bills voted on Third Consideration
SB 739 (VOGEL) Amends Title 40 (Insurance) requiring health insurance policies to provide coverage for medically
necessary health care services provided through telemedicine and delivered by a participating network provider
consistent with the insurer’s medical policies, unless the telemedicine-enabling device, technology or service fails to
comply with applicable law and regulatory guidance. Requires health care providers providing care through
telemedicine to be subject to the same standard of care that would apply to in-person care. PASSED 47-1.

SB 916 (LANGERHOLC) Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) requiring the Department of Transportation, in consultation with
the Game Commission (PGC) and the Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), to design a Pennsylvania Sportsman
registration plate for passenger vehicles. Establishes a $40 fee for the plate, with $14 to be deposited into the new
Youth Hunting and Fishing Restricted Account. Requires money from the account to be allocated evenly to the PGC
and the PFBC to promote youth hunting and fishing activities. PASSED 48-0.

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