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Selected Bills in the Pennsylvania General Assembly of Interest to Psychologists

As of November 18, 2019

Bill No.

Description and Prime Sponsor

Introduced By


PPA Position


Movement in Senate


Movement in House

 SB 67

PSYPACT Legislation Senator Judy Ward Support 2nd Consideration Senate Floor


 SB 90

Adding a provision for Extreme Risk Protective Orders Senator Thomas Killion Support Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee                 N/A
SB 621 Training for those who carry guns in schools Senator Mike Reagan Support Enacted into Law Act 67

Passed Senate
Passed House

 SB 706

Loan Forgiveness Program for Graduates entering the Mental Health Intellectual Disability and Drug/Alcohol Treatment Professions Senator Scavello Support Referred to Senate Education Committee                       N/A
 SB 857 Act relating to telemedicine; authorizing the regulation of telemedicine by professional licensing boards; and providing for insurance coverage of telemedicine  Senator Vogel  Support Passed Senate moving to the House  
HB 672 An act enabling certain minors to consent to medical, dental and health services, declaring consent unnecessary under certain circumstances, further providing for mental health treatment and for release of medical records Representative Jason Ortitay Supports Referred to Senate Health & Human Services Committee Passed out of House with vote 195-0
HB 1075 Extreme Risk Protective Orders - Providing Due Process for Gun Owners and Reducing Firearms Deaths by Temporarily Disarming People in Crisis Representative Todd Stephens Supports N/A Referred to House Judiciary Committee
HB 1293 Bans Conversion Therapy for children under 18 Representative Brian Sims Support N/A Referred to House Health Committee
HB 1397 Presumption of Joint Custody Representative Susan Helm Oppose N/A Referred to House Judiciary Committee
HB 1415 Trauma Informed Education Initiative Representative Ryan MacKenzie Support N/A Referred to House Education Committee
HB 1500 Amends school code to include licensed social worder Representative Dan Miller Oppose N/A Referred to House Education Committee
HB 1525 Providing more access to mental health professionals in schools Representative Tarah Toohil Support N/A Referred to House Education Committee
HR 193 Shortage in Mental Health Workforce Representative Jeanne McNeill Support  

Adopted June 4, 2019


 HR 345 Assess ACES in Schools Representative Mike Sturla Support N/A Referred to House Education Committee

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