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Pending Legislation

Current Pennsylvania legislation impacting psychologists that PPA is monitoring:


THE BILL BOX

Selected Bills in the Pennsylvania General Assembly of Interest to Psychologists

As of January 29, 2018

Bill No.

Description and Prime Sponsor

 PPA

Position

 

Senate Action

 

House Action

 

Governor's Action

 SB 134

Provides for Commonwealth support for a Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Staff Member Loan Forgiveness Program and an Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor Loan Forgiveness Program.
- Sen. Mario Scavello (R-Monroe)

For

In Education Committee

N/A

                N/A

SB 383

Amends the Public School Code, in duties and powers of boards of school directors, providing for protection and defense of pupils.
-Sen. Don White (R-Indiana)

Against

Passed Senate 28-22 on 6/28/2017

In Education Committee

                N/A

SB 554

Safe Harbor bill for child victims of human trafficking. 
-Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R-Montgomery)

For

Passed Senate 50-0 on 4/25/2017

In Judiciary Committee

                N/A 

SB 599

Provides for Assisted Outpatient Treatment programs in the Mental Health 
Procedures Act. 
- Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R-Montgomery)

Against

In Health & Human Services Committee

N/A

                      N/A

SB 780

Act providing for telepsychology and for insurance coverage.
-Sen. Elder Vogel, Jr. (R-Beaver)

 For In Banking & Insurance Committee N/A                 N/A 

HB 414

Act establishing a bill of rights for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; and conferring powers and duties on the Department of Human Services.
- Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery)

For

N/A

In Human Services Committee

                    N/A

HB 440

Requires insurers to make their behavioral health benefit no more restrictive than their physical health benefit.
-Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery)

For  N/A In Insurance Committee                 N/A
HB 525  Safe Harbor bill for child victims of human trafficking. 
-Rep. Mark Rozzi (D-Berks)
For  N/A  In Judiciary Committee   N/A

HB 762

Amends Public School Code, in preliminary provisions, providing for study of secondary school start times.
- Rep. Tim Briggs (D-Montgomery)

For N/A In Education Committee  N/A

HB 1648

 Act providing for telepsychology and for insurance coverage.
-Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R-Bucks)
 For N/A In Insurance Committee N/A
HB 1912 Amends Public School Code, in preliminary provisions, providing for study of secondary school start times.
- Rep. Alex Charlton (R-Delaware) 
 For N/A In Education Committee N/A
**HCO 130 Authorizes licensing boards to expunge disciplinary records for certain technical violations after four years. 
- Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery)
 For N/A N/A N/A
   **HCO denotes House Co-Sponsor Memo. Legislators who have ideas for bills before they are introduced circulate co-sponsor memos. Each memo includes broad strokes about the contents of the bill and seeks to build support for the legislation.        

Information on any bill can be obtained by clicking the bill number or by visiting www.legis.state.pa.us and typing the bill number into the search box.

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