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General Acts 2012 1 through 19 Act ACT 1 Enact.

Date Bill Jan 27 HB 1458 Subject Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)

TIER 1 AGAINST LIBERTY ALL MEMBERS- UNANIMOUS VOTE HOUSE AND SENATE; all members will have 1 point added to grade. Additional regulations mean additional cost and misallocate resources from job creating, productive savings and investment; all costs of government are paid by productive people and profitable businesses. HOUSE FISCAL NOTE: Summary and Analysis and FISCAL IMPACT: The increased fine for a nonreciprocity violation carries the potential to generate new fine revenue to the Motor License Fund. It is impossible to predict the number of violations that would occur and be subject to this new fine threshold. According to PennDOT the cost to implement the necessary system changes required for the Federal CDL medical requirements is $2.2 million. These costs would be offset by $1.7 million in Federal grant funding; therefore, the net fiscal impact to the Motor License Fund would be $500,000. ^^^^^*****^^^^^ ACT 2 Feb 2 HB 169 Local Option Small Games of Chance Act

TIER 1 FOR LIBERTY - ALL MEMBERS There are valid reasons for a yea or nay vote. ALL MEMBERS will have 1 point added to grade. Gaming always has pro and con. HOUSE FISCAL NOTE: Summary, Analysis and Fiscal Impact- The bill permits clubs to raise funds for general operating expenses. Specifically, not less than 70% of the proceeds shall be used for public interest purposes; up to 30% may be used for general operating expenses. ^^^^^*****^^^^^ ACT 3 Feb 2 HB 170 Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.) - driving on right side of roadway, overtaking vehicle on the left, no-passing zones, required position and method of turning and minimum speed regulation TIER 0 No Impact on Liberty UNANIMOUS VOTE This bill makes administrative changes with little or no increase in cost of government. Act 3 of 2012 establishes minimum safe-passing distances and requires the operator of a motor vehicle to pass to the left of a bicyclist within not less than 4 feet at a careful rate of

speed. The new law also requires bicycle operators to use reasonable efforts so as not to impede the normal and reasonable flow of traffic and calls for them to operate on the far right side of the roadway when proceeding at less than the prevailing speed. Pennsylvania has now joined 18 other states in enacting such provisions. HOUSE FISCAL NOTE: Summary, Analysis and Fiscal Note ^^^^^*****^^^^^ ACT 4 Feb 2 HB 398 Appraisal Management Company Registration Act

TIER 1 AGAINST LIBERTY ALL MEMBERS. This was almost UNANIMOUS VOTE vote and there appear to be valid reasons for a yea or nay vote. ALL MEMBERS will have 1 point deducted from their grade. Micro managing businesses with regulations and more expense on productive, creating businesses inhibits growth and lowers the standard of living for all. HOUSE FISCAL NOTE Registration Requirements: AMCs that are not an exempt company are required to register with the State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers (Board) and to renew registration biennially. The registration and renewal fee is established at $1,000. Registration also requires the AMC to post a surety bond or a letter of credit in the amount of $20,000. AMCs that are owned by federally regulated financial institutions are exempted from state registration pursuant to the 2010 federal Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and under as an exempt company. ^^^^^*****^^^^^ ACT 5 Feb 2 HB 1630 Motor Vehicle Sales Finance Act

TIER 0 No Impact on Liberty UNANIMOUS VOTE No points added or subtracted from grade. This bill makes administrative changes with little or no increase in cost of government. HOUSE FISCAL NOTE Summary, Analysis and Fiscal Impact Act 186 of 2002 amended the Motor Vehicle Sales Finance Act providing a 100% mark-up cap on service contracts, warranties, and debt suspension or cancellation agreements until such time as the Department of Banking adopts guidelines for these aftermarket products. This bill removes the arbitrary mark-up cap of 100%. No other state imposes a mark-up cap on these products and removing the cap will allow the free market to determine what cost a consumer will pay for these products. ^^^^^*****^^^^^ ACT 6 Feb 2 Children Act SB 159 Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military

TIER 0 No Impact on Liberty UNANIMOUS VOTE No points added or subtracted from grade. This bill makes administrative changes with little or no increase in cost of government. HOUSE FISCAL NOTE Summary, Analysis and Fiscal Impact This legislation establishes a freestanding act authorizing the Commonwealth to join the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children to remove impediments to educational success experienced by children of military personnel due to frequent moves by their parents. ^^^^^*****^^^^^ ACT 7 Feb 2 SB 726 First Class Township Code

TIER 0 No Impact on Liberty UNANIMOUS VOTE No points added or subtracted from grade. This bill makes administrative changes with little or no increase in cost of government.

HOUSE FISCAL NOTE: Summary, Analysis and Fiscal Impact Amends the First Class Township Code to eliminate references to the offices of elected township assessor and elected assistant township assessor. *****^^^^^***** ACT 8 Feb 2 SB 923 Housing Authorities Law

TIER 0 No Impact on Liberty UNANIMOUS VOTE No points added or subtracted from grade. This bill makes administrative changes with little or no increase in cost of government.

HOUSE FISCAL NOTE: Summary, Analysis and Fiscal Impact Housing authorities in second class counties may appoint police officers, who have the same rights, powers and duties as other police officers in the Commonwealth with respect to the property and to enforcing order on and adjacent to the grounds and building s of the authority. These police officers must complete the same course of instruction as is required for municipal police officers by the Municipal Police Education and Training Law.

*****^^^^^ ACT 9 Feb 2 SB 995 Health and Safety Well Drilling Regulations

Tier 1 AGAINST LIBERTY UNANIMOUS VOTE with one dissent ALL MEMBERS This was almost UNANIMOUS VOTE and there appear to be valid reasons for a yea or a nay vote. ALL MEMBERS will have 1 point deducted from their grade. SENATE FISCAL NOTE: Summary, Analysis, Fiscal Impact Senate Bill 995 amends Title 35 (Health and Safety) to require operators of unconventional oil and gas wells within Pennsylvania to register unique addresses for their wells, develop and submit emergency response plans, and post signs. Micro managing businesses with regulations and more expense on productive, job creating businesses inhibits growth and lowers the standard of living for all. *****^^^^^ ACT 10 Feb 9 SB 1375 Health and Safety UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

TIER 2 AGAINST LIBERTY This was almost UNANIMOUS VOTE and there appear to be valid reasons for a yea or nay vote. ALL MEMBERS will have 25 points deducted from the grade. It is more significant for what it did not do (did not reform UC program that is heavily in debt). What it did do was make PA eligible for federal benefits. While still bad (PA residents pay federal taxes, and the federal benefits represent deficit spending), if they didnt make the changes, PA taxpayers would still be paying for the federal UC benefits for other states. HOUSE FISCAL NOTE The 17,000 impacted claimants would collect an estimated $30,000,000 in federally-funded extended benefits over the five week period. Extending unemployment benefits imposes costs and misallocates resources away from job creating, productive businesses. It may sound harsh to some but the impact of forcing people who do work to pay those who dont is anti-growth lowering the standard of living for all and depriving those who want to be productive from resources.

^^^^^*****^^^^^ Act 11 Feb 14 HB 1-294 Public Utility Code

TIER 2 AGAINST LIBERTY This was almost UNANIMOUS VOTE and there appear to be valid reasons for a yea or nay vote. ALL MEMBERS will have 25 points deducted from the grade. HOUSE FISCAL NOTE This legislation adds a new Subchapter B providing for a distribution system improvement charge (DSIC) for water, wastewater, natural gas and electric. The DSIC will be capped at 5% of the amount billed to customers under applicable rates for wastewater, natural gas and electric utilities. A DSIC for a water utility is capped at 7.5%. Additional regulations mean additional cost and misallocate resources from job creating, productive savings and investment; all costs of government are paid by productive people and profitable businesses. The Legislature and Governor have little or no business experience or expertise with managing businesses; more regulations without any measurement of efficacy or success is unlikely to be effective and likely to be counterproductive inhibiting job creation and businesses growth lowering the standard of living for all. ^^^^^*****^^^^^ Act 12 Feb 14 HB 1582 General Local Government Code - purposes and powers of municipal authorities TIER 0 No Impact on Liberty UNANIMOUS VOTE No points added or subtracted from grade. This bill makes administrative changes with little or no increase in cost of government. HOUSE FISCAL NOTE: ANALYSIS: Amends Chapter 56 of Title 53 (Municipalities Generally), known as the Municipality Authority Act, regarding assessments imposed by business improvement districts. FISCAL IMPACT: This legislation would have no adverse impact on Commonwealth funds. This legislation would have no adverse impact on municipal authority funds as it just changes the way assessments are calculated and not the aggregate amount of assessments receivable.

^^^^^*****^^^^^ Act 13 Feb 14 HB 1950 Oil and Gas (58 Pa.C.S )

TIER 3 AGAINST LIBERTY this was a near UNANIMOUS VOTE and there appear to be valid reasons for a yea or nay vote. ALL MEMBERS will have 50 point deducted from the grade. Although as Sen. Folmer says, this might have been best political compromise, it was not the best economic decision. The Impact Fee is, in reality, a tax, that is, the money generated was not intended to be used to address externalities, impacts on people and property external to the actual drilling location, but to raise revenues. Mikes Memo February 13th 2012: Marcellus Shale Bill Sent to Governor Shale law Act 13 means new money, more regulations April 15, 2012 By Laura Olson / Pipeline: Your source for Marcellus Shale coverage and Act 13 facts By Laura Olson / Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau HARRISBURG -- When oil and gas drillers in Pennsylvania wake up on Monday, they'll be under new rules on how they deal with officials, where they can locate their operations and the price tag attached to wells. Drillers will have to ante up fees based on their number of wells and the price of natural gas. Regulators will push those wells farther from buildings and streams, and have a greater authority to penalize operators or withhold future permits. Those living within the Marcellus Shale region and beyond will be able to access more information about what's going on at drilling sites. Step one has been for local officials in the 37 counties eligible to receive funds to authorize the impact fee. One-sentence ordinances noting their support of the assessment have been approved in 36 counties -- only Luzerne County has not voted on a fee ordinance, though officials could still do so by Monday's deadline. Authorizing the impact fee could mean more than $5 million next year for Washington County and its 550 wells, which are poised to generate more than $23 million for state and local programs. Allegheny County will be looking at a check in the ballpark of $86,000 after

payments of $50,000 for each of its eight horizontal wells and $10,000 for its sole highproducing vertical well are collected in September. The county gets only a portion of that total. Getting those dollars, which drillers will pay to the state Public Utility Commission, will require new paperwork that the commission is still putting together. The burden is on operators to fill out reports indicating which wells are where and how much they're producing. Meanwhile, town officials must notify the commission regarding the size of their budgets, due to a related cap on how much they can receive from the impact fee. For more, see Commonwealth Foundation (January 18, 2012) Impact Fee: Compromise on Details, Not Principles Marcellus Shale Impact Fee HOUSE FISCAL NOTE $107 million first year and $168 million dollars second year and so on. After more than three years of discussion, the Senate (31 19) and House (101-90) passed and sent to the governor House Bill 1950, legislation that would impose an impact fee on gas drillers, strengthen environmental safeguards, and regulate the Marcellus Shale industry in Pennsylvania. I supported this measure because I believed it was the best compromise for addressing the many issues surrounding drilling. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the County Commissioners Association, and the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors were among the many diverse groups supporting this measure. Failure to act on the bill would have continued the gridlock on this important issue, which few wanted ALLEGHENY INSTITUTE 19 APRIL 2012 COUNTIES TO VOTE ON IMPACT FEE Since all counties with Marcellus wells have taken advantage of Act 13, all wells in the state will be charged the $50,000 fee. However, because of provisions in the statute, the counties will not get back all of the fees collected from wells within their borders. The revenues, once collected, will be placed into the "Unconventional Gas Well Fund" where it will be distributed according to a formula established by the Act. Before the counties see any money the Act calls for the state to take a share off the top. ALLEGHENY INSTITUTE 24 FEBRUARY 2012 ASSESSING MARCELLUS WELL IMPACT FEE The impact fee will be imposed on wells with output beyond 90,000 cubic feet per day and will be graduated based on the average annual price of natural gas. The Act defines this as the arithmetic mean of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) settled price for the near-month contract, as reported by the Wall Street Journal for the last trading day of each month of a calendar year for the 12-month period ending December 31. In 2011 the mean was $4.08. Based on the fee schedule below, each qualified well would have an impact fee of $50,000 for 2011 (payable by September 2012.)

EPA New Regulations Track the Compounds and Emissions Video 19 April 2012

^^^^^*****^^^^^ Act 14 Feb 14 SB 894 Second Class Township Code - compensation of supervisors

TIER 0 No Impact on Liberty ALL MEMBERS UNANIMOUS VOTE No points added or subtracted from grade. This bill makes administrative changes with little or no increase in cost of government. This Act gives Townships of the Second Class the option to purchase supplemental Medicare insurance coverage for eligible supervisors, dependents, and employees (instead of higherpriced health insurance plans); ^^^^^*****^^^^^ Act 15 Feb 14 SB 1043 Trooper Gary Rosenberger Memorial Bridge

TIER 0 No Impact on Liberty UNANIMOUS VOTE No points added or subtracted from grade

26 Year Old Trooper Gary Rosenberger was shot nine times and killed while performing an undercover narcotics investigation. Rosenberger was shot and killed Dec. 12, 1970, while performing an undercover narcotics investigation in the township. Rosenberger was just 26 and had served with the state police less than two years. His body was found in a stream in Old Lycoming Township. One suspect was arrested and charged with his murder. READ MORE ^^^^^*****^^^^^ Act 16 Feb 14 SB 1237 Keystone Opportunity Zone and Shell Cracker Facility

TIER 3 AGAINST LIBERTY This was a near UNANIMOUS VOTE, only Sen. John Eichelberger voted Nay in the General Assembly and there appear to be valid reasons for a yea or nay vote. ALL MEMBERS will have 50 points subtracted from the grade.. Politicizing economic decisions corrupts both politics and business. Senate Bill 1237 (Act 16) - legislation to add new Keystone Opportunity Zones (KOZ), tax free areas designed to promote economic development; HOUSE FISCAL NOTE describes Act in detail . SB 1237 appears to be special legislation to benefit one company and one project. Is Corporate Welfare for Shell Cracker Good for PA? Commonwealth Foundation March 19, 2012 by Elizabeth Stelle Astute readers may remember that last month Pennsylvania earned the dubious distinction of the highest taxes for mature businesses and the second highest taxes for new businesses. So how did Pennsylvania just beat out Ohio and West Virginia for the Shell Oil Co. cracker plant that is estimated to create more than 10,000 construction and 10,000 permanent jobs? The Post Gazette has the answer, "Gov. Tom Corbett and his closest advisers spent months wooing the company." In other words, corporate welfare. Pennsylvania's corporate taxes are so awful that the Corbett administration had to wine and dine company officials and hand over special tax exemptions and subsidies to seal the deal. The concept of Keystone Opportunity Zones is that lower taxes promote productive growth. KOZs are problematic in that it is difficult to measure whether the intended purpose has been achieved. ^^^^^*****^^^^^ Act 17 Mar 14 Counselors Act HB 816 Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional

TIER 1 FOR LIBERTY ALL MEMBER UNANIMOUS VOTE will have 1 point added to grade.

While I think professions and business are highly over-regulated, this makes it easier to become a licensed social worker. There is a moral argument against licensing but I think experience and common sense tell us that a traffic cop is necessary to prevent fraud. Many of the licensing laws are designed to protect innocent citizens from fraud and misrepresentation and that is legitimate. In my opinion, however, businesses and professions are too regulated, though, with adverse moral and economic consequences. This bill relaxes some requirements, micro managing businesses or professional people with regulations and more expense on productive, job creating businesses inhibits growth and lowers the standard of living for all. There is no measurement of efficacy or cost effectiveness for this new licensing regulation. ^^^^^*****^^^^^

Act18

Mar 14

HB 934 Pennsylvania Election Code Voter ID

TIER 3 FOR LIBERTY - Major Impact on Liberty -- A yea vote will add 50 points to the grade and a nay vote will subtract 50 points from the grade.

This bill has been a long time in coming and is opposed by all Democrats and Big City, particularly Philadelphia, Democratic organizations. ^^^^^*****^^^^^ Act 19 Mar 14 HB 1355 Jarrid L. King Memorial Bridge

TIER 0 No Impact on Liberty This bill does not have any direct impact on individual liberty; it is a reminder of those who gave the last full measure of devotion so that we have American Freedom.

20 Years Old (Nov. 6, 1990 to Jan. 12, 2011) U.S. Army Specialist Jarrid L. King, of Harborcreek Township near Erie, died in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, after enemy forces attacked his unit with an explosive device on Wednesday, the Department of Defense said. He was 20. (The Army on Friday awarded Mr. King a posthumous promotion to corporal.) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Jan. 12, 2011 READ MORE: Military Wall of Honor Facebook House Appropriations Committee (R) FISCAL IMPACT: According to PennDOT, installation of 2 signs, 1 in each direction, dedicating a bridge or highway costs $500.That cost would be absorbed in currently allocated funds.

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Act 20

Mar 14 HB 1886 General Carl E. Vuono Bridge -

TIER 0 No Impact on Liberty This bill does not have any direct impact on individual liberty; it is a reminder of those who served in defense of our country and because of whom, we have our Exceptional American Freedom.

Carl Edward Vuono (born October 18, 1934) is a retired United States Army General who served as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1987 to 1991. He was born on 18 October 1934 in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. He is of Italian and Finnish ancestry. He began his career as a field artillery officer after graduating from the United States Military Academy, in West Point, New York. READ MORE WIKIPEDIA

West Point 2003 Distinguished Graduate The Vuono Family Endowment for Italian Culture and Literature MAN IN THE NEWS; A RARITY FOR ARMY'S TOP POST: CARL EDWARD VUONO By RICHARD HALLORAN, Special to the New York Times April 02, 1987 Gen. Carl E. Vuono, who has been nominated by President Reagan to be the Army Chief of Staff, is something of a rarity. At the age of 52 he is the Army's youngest four-star general. And he has been a full general for less than a year; only one of the Army's top 11 generals, James J. Lindsay, who heads the Readiness Command in Tampa, Fla., has held that rank for less time. READ MORE NYTIMES 1987 April 2 HOUSE FISCAL IMPACT NOTE: According to PennDOT, installation of 2 signs, 1 in each direction, dedicating a bridge or highway costs $500.That cost would be absorbed in currently allocated funds. ^^^^^*****^^^^^ Act 21 Apr 3 HB 424 Public Adjuster Licensing Law

TIER 1 AGAINST LIBERTY Unanimous Vote -All Members will have 1 point subtracted from grade.

While I think professions and business are highly over-regulated as it is, this makes it more difficult to engage in ones profession as Public Adjuster. There is a moral argument against licensing but I think experience and common sense tell us that a traffic cop is necessary to prevent fraud. Many of the licensing laws are designed to protect innocent citizens from fraud and misrepresentation and that is legitimate. In my opinion, however, businesses and professions are too regulated, though, with adverse moral and economic consequences. This bill adds some requirements, micro managing businesses or professional people with regulations and more expense on productive, job creating businesses inhibits growth and lowers the standard of living for all. There is no measurement of efficacy or cost effectiveness for this new licensing regulation. HOUSE FISCAL NOTE ANALYSIS: This legislation creates a stricter licensing process for public adjusters in the Commonwealth by adding requirements such as the provision that applicants submit fingerprints so the Insurance Department can perform a criminal history check. The licensing period is extended from one year to two, and the standard fee is increased from

$100 to $200. Disclosures are also added for contracts between public adjusters and an insured. This bill also increases the severity of the crime for those who willfully violate certain provisions of the law. In those cases, violators will be guilty of a third degree felony, as opposed to a misdemeanor in all other cases. In addition, the Attorney General may bring an action to impose a civil penalty for violations of this act. Additional grounds for fines, suspensions, or revocations of a public adjuster license have been added as well. FISCAL IMPACT: According to the Insurance Department, any costs for complying with the additional requirements in this bill will be minimal and can be absorbed within the Departments current operating budget. The increase in the licensing fee will be revenue neutral to the Commonwealth since licensing renewals would only be required every two years instead of annually. Increasing the penalties for certain violations of the Public Adjuster Licensing Law to those for a third degree felony, which carries a maximum sentence of seven years, should have a minimal impact on Commonwealth finances. According to the Insurance Department, approximately 18 to 20 investigations under Act 72 of 1983 are conducted every year, and only eight to ten of those are referred for criminal prosecution. Reliable data do not exist to determine how many future cases referred for criminal prosecution might ultimately result in third degree felony convictions under this legislation. However, given the small number of historical cases, any increase in costs to the Department of Corrections resulting from increased prison sentences would have a minimal impact on Department expenditures, and could be handled within current and projected budget amounts. ^^^^^*****^^^^^***** Act 22 Apr 3 SB 818 Judicial Code

TIER 0 No Impact on Liberty UNANIMOUS VOTE No points added or subtracted from grade. This bill makes administrative changes with little or no increase in cost of government. ANALYSIS: This legislation, in amending the Judicial Code related to the disposition of a delinquent child, requires the court to state its disposition and the reasons for its disposition on the record in open court, together with the goals, terms, and conditions of that disposition. If the child is to be committed to out-of-home placement, the court shall also state the name of the specific facility, or type of facility, to which the child will be committed and its findings and conclusions of law that formed the basis of its decision, including the reasons why commitment to that type of facility is consistent with the protection of the public and in the best interests of the child.

FISCAL IMPACT: Enactment of this legislation will have no adverse impact on Commonwealth funds. ^^^^^*****^^^^^ Act 21 Apr 3 HB 424 Public Adjuster Licensing Law

TIER 1 AGAINST LIBERTY Unanimous Vote -All Members will have 1 point subtracted from grade.

While I think professions and business are highly over-regulated as it is, this makes it more difficult to engage in ones profession as Public Adjuster. There is a moral argument against licensing but I think experience and common sense tell us that a traffic cop is necessary to prevent fraud. Many of the licensing laws are designed to protect innocent citizens from fraud and misrepresentation and that is legitimate. In my opinion, however, businesses and professions are too regulated, though, with adverse moral and economic consequences. This bill adds some requirements, micro managing businesses or professional people with regulations and more expense on productive, job creating businesses inhibits growth and lowers the standard of living for all. There is no measurement of efficacy or cost effectiveness for this new licensing regulation. HOUSE FISCAL NOTE ANALYSIS: This legislation creates a stricter licensing process for public adjusters in the Commonwealth by adding requirements such as the provision that applicants submit fingerprints so the Insurance Department can perform a criminal history check. The licensing period is extended from one year to two, and the standard fee is increased from $100 to $200. Disclosures are also added for contracts between public adjusters and an insured. This bill also increases the severity of the crime for those who willfully violate certain provisions of the law. In those cases, violators will be guilty of a third degree felony, as opposed to a misdemeanor in all other cases. In addition, the Attorney General may bring an action to impose a civil penalty for violations of this act. Additional grounds for fines, suspensions, or revocations of a public adjuster license have been added as well. FISCAL IMPACT: According to the Insurance Department, any costs for complying with the additional requirements in this bill will be minimal and can be absorbed within the Departments current operating budget. The increase in the licensing fee will be revenue

neutral to the Commonwealth since licensing renewals would only be required every two years instead of annually. Increasing the penalties for certain violations of the Public Adjuster Licensing Law to those for a third degree felony, which carries a maximum sentence of seven years, should have a minimal impact on Commonwealth finances. According to the Insurance Department, approximately 18 to 20 investigations under Act 72 of 1983 are conducted every year, and only eight to ten of those are referred for criminal prosecution. Reliable data do not exist to determine how many future cases referred for criminal prosecution might ultimately result in third degree felony convictions under this legislation. However, given the small number of historical cases, any increase in costs to the Department of Corrections resulting from increased prison sentences would have a minimal impact on Department expenditures, and could be handled within current and projected budget amounts. ^^^^^*****^^^^^ Act 22 Apr 3 SB 818 Judicial Code

TIER 0 No Impact on Liberty UNANIMOUS VOTE No points added or subtracted from grade. This bill makes administrative changes with little or no increase in cost of government. ANALYSIS: This legislation, in amending the Judicial Code related to the disposition of a delinquent child, requires the court to state its disposition and the reasons for its disposition on the record in open court, together with the goals, terms, and conditions of that disposition. If the child is to be committed to out-of-home placement, the court shall also state the name of the specific facility, or type of facility, to which the child will be committed and its findings and conclusions of law that formed the basis of its decision, including the reasons why commitment to that type of facility is consistent with the protection of the public and in the best interests of the child. FISCAL IMPACT: Enactment of this legislation will have no adverse impact on Commonwealth funds. ^^^^^*****^^^^^

ACT 23 Apr 9 SB 815 Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.) - right to counsel for children in dependency and delinquency proceedings

TIER 1 AGAINST LIBERTY ALL MEMBERS UNANIMOUS VOTE and there appear to be valid reasons for a yea or nay vote. ALL MEMBERS will have 1 point deducted from their grade.

HOUSE FISCAL NOTE ANALYSIS: This legislation deletes language in current statute that permits the waiver of counsel for a child by a parent or guardian. It also adds a section 6337.1 to the Judicial Code concerning the right to counsel for children in dependency and delinquency proceedings. It states that a child shall be presumed indigent in any delinquency proceeding. This presumption holds unless the court ascertains that the child has the financial resources to retain counsel at the childs own expense. In addition, the court may not consider the financial resources of the childs parent, guardian or custodian when determining the childs financial resources. This legislation also allows a child 14 years of age or older to waive the right to counsel if the court determines that the waiver is knowingly, intelligently and voluntarily made after having conducted a colloquy with the child on the record. Such waiver is not allowed for certain hearings enumerated in the bill. ^^^^*****^^^^^ ACT 24 Apr 12 HB 1054 Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law TIER 1 AGAINST LIBERTY ALL MEMBERS. This was almost UNANIMOUS VOTE vote and there appear to be valid reasons for a yea or nay vote. ALL MEMBERS will have 1 point deducted from their grade. Micro managing businesses with regulations and more expense on productive, creating businesses inhibits growth and lowers the standard of living for all. HOUSE FISCAL NOTE SUMMARY: Allows retired professional engineers, land surveyors and geologists to obtain a retired-status license, and thereby continue to identify themselves by the title PE, PLS or PG, Retired. This legislation would take effect in 60 days. ^^^^^*****^^^^^ ACT 25 Apr 12 HB 1203 Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.) - antique, classic and collectible plates TIER 0 No Impact on Liberty UNANIMOUS VOTE No points added or subtracted from grade. This bill makes administrative changes with little or no increase in cost of government. HOUSE FISCAL NOTE SUMMARY: Amends the Vehicle Code to permit owners of antique or classic vehicles to display vintage Pennsylvania license plates from the year of the manufacture of the vehicle as their official plate.

The bill will limit the vintage plates to those issued between 1906 and 1975. The plate must be provided by the owner and be legible from a reasonable distance, and PennDOT may deny a request for cause. ^^^^^*****^^^^^ ACT 26 Apr 12 SB 110 Transportation (74 Pa.C.S.) - authority of department and logging of certain aircraft flights TIER 1 AGAINST LIBERTY ALL MEMBERS- UNANIMOUS VOTE HOUSE AND SENATE; all members will have 1 point added to grade. Additional regulations mean additional cost and misallocate resources from job creating, productive savings and investment; all costs of government are paid by productive people and profitable businesses. HOUSE FISCAL NOTE ANALYSIS: This legislation amends Title 74 (Transportation), Section 5301 (authority of department) to add to the list of specific powers the oversight of flight operations of all aircraft purchased or leased and maintained by PennDOT for official Commonwealth use. The legislation also amends Title 74, Section 5302 (aircraft for official use) to add a new subsection requiring that a detailed flight log for all flights on aircraft authorized for official Commonwealth use be established, maintained and made public by PennDOT. This flight log shall be publicly accessible on PennDOT's internet website and shall be updated monthly ^^^^^*****^^^^^ ACT 27 Apr 12 plans SB 304 Air Pollution Control Act - public review of State implementation

TIER 1 FOR LIBERTY ALL MEMBER UNANIMOUS VOTE will have 1 point added to grade. This bill allows more citizen access to government plans and actions. HOUSE FISCAL NOTE SUMMARY: Senate Bill 304 amends the Air Pollution Control Act to provide for additional public review of State implementation plans ^^^^^****^^^^^ ACT 28 Apr 12 SB 473 Fish and Boat Code (30 Pa.C.S.) - license fee for deployed Pennsylvania National Guard members, resident license and fee exemptions TIER 0 No Impact on Liberty UNANIMOUS VOTE No points added or subtracted from grade. This bill makes administrative changes with little or no increase in cost of government.

HOUSE FISCAL NOTE SUMMARY: SB 473 amends Title 30 (Fish and Boat Code) to change the eligibility requirements which allow certain members of the Armed Forces to receive a fishing license at a reduced fee. ANALYSIS: This legislation amends Title 30 (Fish and Boat Code) by reducing the 180 day requirement to 60 consecutive days of overseas deployment to qualify for a $1 fishing license. This provision will apply to members of the PA Army National Guard, Air National Guard or reserve component of the U.S. armed forces. FISCAL IMPACT: The Fish Commission has sold approximately 717 reduced fee fishing licenses so far this fiscal year under the current 180-day active deployment eligibility. The sale of these licenses has resulted in a revenue loss of $14,340.

ACT 29 Apr 12

SB 560 State Military College Legislative Appointment Initiative Program Act

TIER 1 AGAINST LIBERTY - Minimal Impact on Liberty: A yea will subtract 1 point to the grade and a nay vote will add 1 point from the grade SUMMARY: Senate Bill 560 is a free-standing piece of legislation that would establish the State Military College Legislative Appointment Initiative Program Act. The bill is scheduled to take effect immediately and is scheduled to sunset June 30, 2016 unless reenacted sooner. ANALYSIS: This legislation provides that each member of the General Assembly may establish a State Military College selection committee to annually appoint, for guaranteed enrollment in the college, a student who is a resident of the members legislative district. To be eligible for appointment a student must have a high school diploma or general education development diploma, maintain domicile within the Commonwealth during the term of the appointment and comply with the admission requirements of the college and the Early Commissioning Program of the United States Army. The bill requires the State Ethics Commission to develop guidelines governing the selection committees to ensure that they comply with the Legislative Code of Ethics. Each member that establishes a selection committee must file an annual report with the State Ethics Commission including the names of the members of the selection committee, the names and addresses of the applicants and the name of the applicant who is appointed. The bill also requires the college to notify legislators when an appointee terminates enrollment and provides that nothing in the act shall be construed to establish a scholarship granted or funded by the Commonwealth. FISCAL IMPACT: The enactment of Senate Bill 560 will have no adverse fiscal impact on Commonwealth funds. Costs associated with members of the General Assembly establishing and operating selection committees should be minor and can be accomplished within their

offices existing budgets. The advisory and administrative responsibilities placed upon the State Ethics Commission are routine to their operations and can be accomplished within its existing operating budget. ACT 30 Apr 12 SB 730 Second Class Township Code - real property, personal property and letting contracts TIER 0 No Impact on Liberty UNANIMOUS VOTE No points added or subtracted from grade. This bill makes administrative changes with little or no increase in cost of government SUMMARY: Amends the Second Class Township Code to permit the transfer of real or personal property to a council of government (COG) without advertising and competitive bidding. This legislation would take effect in 60 days. ANALYSIS: This legislation amends the Second Class Township Code to permit the sale or lease of real or personal property to a council of government (COG), consortium, cooperative or other similar entity without following the advertising and competitive bidding requirements of the Code. When real property is sold to a COG the township supervisors may elect to accept nominal consideration for the property. This bill also references an existing law (Act 78 of 1979) which sets forth the procedure to be followed when a township attempts to sell real and personal property and no bids are received. FISCAL IMPACT: This legislation will provide second class townships the opportunity to reduce expenses relating to advertising as well as preparing letting specifications for the sale of real or personal property to a council of government (COG), consortium, cooperative or other similar entity. This legislation will have no adverse fiscal impact on Commonwealth funds. ACT 31 Apr 12 SB 743 Public School Code of 1949 - teaching safe driving of motor vehicles

TIER 0 No Impact on Liberty UNANIMOUS VOTE No points added or subtracted from grade. This bill makes administrative changes with little or no increase in cost of government HOUSE FISCAL NOTE ANALYSIS: This legislation would allow a school district to contract with a private driver training instructor or private driver training school to teach theoretical driver education in the classroom, even if the instructor is not a professional educator certified by the Department of Education. However, in order to do so, the school district must first post the vacant position for a minimum of ten days on the districts website. If no qualified candidate certified by the Department of Education to teach driver and safety education applies to fill the position, the district may then fill the vacancy with an individual qualified to teach under the Private Driver Education or Training School Act. FISCAL IMPACT: Enactment of this legislation will have no adverse impact on Commonwealth funds.

^^^^^*****^^^^^ ACT 32 Apr 12 SB 1167 Domestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.) and Military and Veterans Code (51 Pa.C.S.) TIER 0 No Impact on Liberty UNANIMOUS VOTE No points added or subtracted from grade. This bill makes administrative changes with little or no increase in cost of government. HOUSE FISCAL NOTE SUMMARY: Senate Bill 1167 amends the Domestic Relations Code and the Military Code concerning child custody. It would take effect in 60 days. ANALYSIS: This legislation amends the Domestic Relations Code, section 5329 concerning consideration of criminal conviction in child custody. It eliminates the current contents of the subsection on initial evaluation and inserts the following language: At the initial in-person contact with the court, the judge, conference officer or other appointed individual shall perform an initial evaluation to determine whether the party or household member who committed an offense under subsection (a) poses a threat to the child and whether counseling is necessary. The initial evaluation shall not be conducted by a mental health professional. After the initial evaluation, the court may order further evaluation or counseling by a mental health professional if the court determines it is necessary. It also amends the Military Code concerning the assignment of child custody rights during military deployment. It allows a service member to temporarily assign child custody rights to a family member while the service member is deployed in active duty. In addition, it creates a new section providing for expedited or electronic hearings when the military duties of the service member have a material effect on the service member's ability, or anticipated ability, to appear in person at a regularly scheduled hearing. This legislation also adds relevant definitions. FISCAL IMPACT: Enactment of this legislation will have no adverse impact on Commonwealth funds.

ACT 33 Apr 12 SB 1228 Automobile Lemon Law TIER 0 No Impact on Liberty UNANIMOUS VOTE No points added or subtracted from grade. This bill makes administrative changes with little or no increase in cost of government. HOUSE FISCAL NOTE ANALYSIS: This legislation extends the time period by an additional 30 calendar days for a manufacturer, its agent or authorized dealer to complete repairs in the event that the repair cannot be completed by reason of war, act of terrorism, civil unrest, fire, flood or natural disaster within the initial 30 calendar day time period. Furthermore, the number of calendar days can be extended by not more than an additional 90 calendar days if the manufacturer files a sworn affidavit with the Office of Attorney General stating that the repair could not be completed because of one or more reasons listed above.

Both the 30 day and the 90 day extensions shall apply only if a vehicle is provided to the owner at no charge during the period of time that the owners vehicle is with the manufacturer, its agent or autho