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Senator Mike Folmer

Welcome to “Mike’s Memo,” an update on what’s happening in the 48th Legislative District, the State Capitol, and the progress of my legislative priorities. If you haven’t done so already, please take a few moments to visit my website atwww.senatorfolmer.com to learn more about issues that may affect you and your family.

Week of July 17, 2017

Bills Pass Senate, Go to House for Further Consideration
All bills passed unanimously unless otherwise noted.
Senate Bill 6 – (40-9) changes welfare benefit eligibility (Public Assistance Integrity Act);
Senate Bill 172 – (45-3) allows a PennDOT pilot program for speed cameras in active work zones on certain highways;
Senate Bill 403 – changes to the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission;
Senate Bill 431 – increases littering fines;
Senate Bill 449 – allows Magisterial District Judges to use a risk assessment tool in cases of domestic violence (Tierne’s Law);
Senate Bill 590 – increases merchant service charge caps for bad checks;
Senate Bill 677 – allows tax exempt savings in the PA ABLE program (PA ABLE Savings Program Tax Exemption Act);
Senate Bill 697 – authorizes $1,615,000,000 in borrowing for capital projects;
House Bill 59 – allows parents who adopt a child to appeal to the PA Department of Human Services for adoption subsidies by local authorities;
House Bill 97 – (26-23) charter school changes;
House Bill 176 – exempts roadside produce stands from the Uniform Construction Code;
House Bill 290 – changes to the Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Board;
House Bill 785 – reduces the maximum amount of outstanding capital project obligations.

Bills Pass Senate, Go to Governor for Further Action
All bills passed unanimously unless otherwise noted.

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