Meeting to consider HB 2420

Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 10:30 a.m.

Main Capitol, Room 461

Agenda

Meeting to consider HB 2420

Schedule

HB2420 (Quinn):  Amends Supplementary Act, Pilotage Rates (Act 210 of 1889) to increase fees paid for Delaware River and Bay pilot services.

Meeting to consider nominations

Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee

May 24, 2022 | 12:45 p.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B


Agenda

Meeting to consider nominations

Schedule

Nomination for Small Business Advocate:  NazAarah Sabree

Nomination for Consumer Advocate:  Patrick Cicero

Meeting to consider HB889, HB 1801 and HB 1868

Senate Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure Committee

Tuesday, January 25, 2021 | 11:30 a.m.

Main Capitol, Room 461

Agenda

Meeting to consider HB889, HB 1801 and HB 1868

Schedule

  • HB 889 (B. Miller): Amends the Professional Nursing Law to provide for licensure examinations.
  • HB 1801 (Zimmerman): Amends the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law to provide for updates to the practice of engineering, engineer interns and distance education.
    • Amendment #03524
  • HB 1868 (Mako): Amends Title 63 (Professions and Occupations (State Licensed)) to provide for alternative licensure pathways for servicemembers, veterans and military spouses.
    • Amendment #03525

 

Senate Republicans Introduce Bills to Limit Influence of Lobbyists, Political Consultants

HARRISBURG – A package of bills introduced by Senate Republicans today would subject lobbyists and political consultants to new transparency and ethical standards to limit their level of influence in state government.

The bills were introduced by Senator Bob Mensch (R-Montgomery), Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), Senator Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne) and Senator Tommy Tomlinson (R-Bucks).

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte) made the lobbyist reform package a top priority this legislative session and is a cosponsor of all five bills.

“It is important to draw a bright line between legislators, lobbyists and political consultants,” Corman said. “Adding the necessary layers of transparency and separation between all of these entities will help prevent conflicts of interest and ensure lobbyists and political consultants cannot play an inappropriate role in the legislative process.”

Senate Bill 801, sponsored by Mensch, would require lobbyists to register any clients seeking state financial assistance or grants and prohibit kick-backs and inducements for referrals or performance bonuses for a successful application for taxpayer-funded grants.

Senate Bill 802, sponsored by Phillips-Hill, would prohibit any state entity from hiring an outside lobbyist or political consultant to lobby any branch of government. The bill would also prohibit former lobbyists who become employees of the General Assembly from being lobbied by their previous colleagues for one year after separation from employment. This would prevent the revolving door of individuals leaving a lobbying firm to join the legislature and immediately being influenced by their former coworkers.

Senate Bill 803, sponsored by Baker, would prevent lobbyists from also being registered as political consultants and prohibits a political consultant from lobbying a state official who was a client for the remainder of the term for which consulting services were provided.

Senate Bill 804, sponsored by Tomlinson, would require all registered lobbyists to complete mandatory annual ethics training developed by the Department of State.

Another lobbying reform became law in July. Act 70 of 2021 requires lobbyists to disclose any equity they hold in any entity for which they are lobbying.

 

CONTACT: Jason Thompson

Meeting to consider HB 1849

Senate Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure Committee

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 10:30 a.m.

Main Capitol, Room 461


Meeting to consider HB 1849

House Bill 1849 (Polinchock): Amends the Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act to provide for distance education.

Meeting to consider SB 869 and HB 245

Senate Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure Committee

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 12:30 p.m.

Main Capitol, Room 461


Senate Bill 869 (Tomlinson): Amends Title 63 to provide for virtual state board meetings, quorums, continuing education and supervision.

House Bill 245 (Kaufer):  Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1985 to provide licensure for graduates of international medical schools.

        Amendment #A02237

Meeting to consider SB 25

Senate Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure Committee

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 10:30 a.m.

Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation


Meeting to consider SB 25

Senate Bill 25 (Bartolotta): Amends The Professional Nursing Law to provide for licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse-certified nurse practitioner (“APRN-CNP”).

Meeting to consider SB 397, SB 398, and SB 416

Senate Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure Committee

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 | 12:15 p.m.

Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation)


Senate Bill 397 (Pittman): Amends the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act to provide for physician assistants.

          Amendment  A01477

Senate Bill 398 (Pittman): Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1985 to provide for physician assistants.

        Amendment A01478

Senate Bill 416 (Gordner): Amends the Professional Nursing Law to provide for certified registered nurse anesthetist designation.

        Amendment A01437

Meeting to consider SB 597

Senate Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure Committee

Tuesday, May 26, 2021 | 10:30 a.m.

Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation


Senate Bill 597 (Stefano): (As Amended) Amends Title 66 (Public Utilities) to provide for water and wastewater asset management plans.

                    Amendment: A01131