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HB 409   
Evankovich, Eli(R) Amends the PA Construction Code Act, in preliminary provisions, further providing for defs. & for UCC Review & Advisory Council & providing for review of sections; for changes in UCC; for education, training & applicability.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 2155) Amends the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions and for Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council and providing for review of updated sections and adoption of updated sections into Uniform Construction Code; requires council members to be Pennsylvania residents; regulations promulgated as a result of council decisions shall remain in effect until September 30, 2018, and afterwards supersede any previous inconsistent council decisions or departmental regulations; in Uniform Construction Code, further providing for revised or successor codes; in adoption and enforcement by municipalities, further providing for administration and enforcement; in training and certification of inspectors, further providing for education and training programs by establishing a $4 fee on each construction or building permit issued, with 47.5 percent of the fee going to both the Municipal Code Official Training Account and Construction Contractor Training Account, and five percent to the Review and Advisory Council Administration Account; no money from the fee shall be transmitted to the Department of Community and Economic Development for administrative expenses; and, in exemptions, applicability and penalties, further providing for applicability to certain buildings. Members of industry and interest groups associated with code development and enforcement shall be permitted to participate in the technical advisory committee. Provides for timeline of regulations. The amendment of section 703 of the act is effective July 1, 2017, or immediately, whichever is later. The amendment of section 902(c) is effective in 60 days. The remainder is effective immediately. (Prior Printer Number: 416, 1235)
Companions: HCO 907 (Co-sponsor Memo)
SB 269 (Related)
Last Action: 10-25-17 G Earliest effective date
HB 530   
Warren, Perry (F)(D) Act establishing the Flood Insurance Premium Assistance Task Force.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 556) The Flood Insurance Premium Assistance Task Force Act establishes the Flood Insurance Premium Assistance Task Force to review and analyze the law, procedures, practices, processes and rules relating to the administration of flood insurance; to hold public hearings for the taking of testimony and the requesting of documents; to administer oaths and affirmations to witnesses appearing before the task force; to accept and review written comments from individuals and organizations; and to make a final report to the Governor, the Senate and the House of Representatives which shall include recommendations regarding potential programs that provide premium discounts, potential programs that create incentives for local governments to undertake or continue flood mitigation efforts, and the implementation of necessary changes in State statutes and practices, policies and procedures relating to the administration of flood insurance. Effective in 60 days.
Companions: HB 1299 (Refiled from 15R Session)
HCO1035 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 2-23-17 H Discussed during budget hearing - Auditor General, House Appropriations
HB 544   
Moul, Dan(R) Amends Act further providing for liability for landowners to recreational users.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 2193) Amends the act entitled "An act encouraging landowners to make land and water areas available to the public for recreational purposes by limiting liability in connection therewith, and repealing certain acts," further providing for liability for landowners to recreational users. The bill encourages landowners to make land and water areas available to the public for recreational purposes by limiting their liability to recreational users and persons or property, based on acts of omission by landowners or acts or acts of omission by recreational users. Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number: 710)
Companions: HCO 2 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 12- 8-17 S Received in the Senate and referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy
HB 695   
Matzie, Robert(D) Act providing for certain nonnatural earthquake insurance coverage; conferring powers and imposing duties on the Insurance Department; and providing for enforcement and penalties.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 746) The Nonnatural Earthquake Insurance Coverage Act provides for certain nonnatural earthquake insurance coverage; confers powers and imposes duties on the Insurance Department; and provides for enforcement and penalties. The bill states that no insurance policy or any endorsement to an insurance policy covering owner-occupied private residential property located in the Commonwealth may, for the purpose of payment of a claim or any other benefit in the policy or endorsement, distinguish between earthquakes occurring naturally and earthquakes caused by nonnatural or human activity, and establishes violations as a violation of the Unfair Insurance Practices Act. Effective immediately.
Companions: HCO1260 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 3- 3-17 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Insurance
HB 767   
Murt, Thomas(R) Amends Title 40 (Insurance), establishing the Flood Insurance Premium Assistance Program to provide premium assistance to eligible residents and businesses of this Commonwealth purchasing flood insurance; & imposing duties on Insurance Dept.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 844) Amends Title 40 (Insurance), establishing the Flood Insurance Premium Assistance Program to provide premium assistance in the amount of 15 percent to eligible residents and businesses of this Commonwealth purchasing flood insurance; and imposing powers and duties on the Insurance Department. Effective in 90 days.
Companions: HCO 319 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 3- 9-17 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Insurance
HB 1380   
Harkins, Patrick(D) Amends the PA Construction Code Act, in prelimin. provisions, further providing for definitions and for Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council; and, in Uniform Construction Code, further providing for revised or successor codes.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 1742) Amends the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definition of "commercial building" and for Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council by adding residential buildings, establishing a commercial construction code review process, and allowing the council to recommend that a new or amended provision contained in a triennial code is not consistent with the intent and purpose of the act or otherwise inappropriate for inclusion; and, in Uniform Construction Code, further providing for revised or successor codes by permitting the department to promulgate final-omitted regulations under the act to adopt the ICC triennial code revisions for commercial buildings within three months of the receipt of the written recommendation by the council or by December 31 of the year of issuance of the new code. Effective immediately.
Companions: HCO1188 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 5-18-17 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Labor and Industry
HB 1732   
Hanna, Mike(D) Amends the Dog Law, in dangerous dogs, further providing for court proceedings, certificate of registration and disposition.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 2317) Amends the Dog Law, in dangerous dogs, further providing for court proceedings, certificate of registration and disposition. The bill establishes no owner or keeper of a dog may be held liable for injuries or damages caused by the dog, nor shall the owner or keeper be required to register the dog as a dangerous dog, if the owner or keeper took the following precautionary measures: installed a secure fence around the perimeter of the property in which the dog is confined that prevents the dog from escaping and deters children and other individuals from encroaching on the property; and posted a sign on the fence warning children and other individuals to beware of the dog. Effective in 60 days.
Last Action: 8-18-17 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Agriculture and Rural Affairs
SB 269   
Baker, Lisa(R) Amends the PA Construction Code Act, further providing for definitions and for Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council and providing for review of updated sections and adoption of updated sections into UCC.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 874) Amends the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions; the composition of the Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council requiring its members to be legal residents of the Commonwealth; requiring the council to also gather information from construction trades and consumer representatives; repealing provisions providing for review; reconstituting the membership of the council and providing for removal of members; requiring members to participate in person, via teleconference, or via video conference; establishing technical advisory committees; providing for review of updated sections and adoption of updated sections into Uniform Construction Code; in Uniform Construction Code, further providing for revised or successor codes; in adoption and enforcement by municipalities, further providing for administration and enforcement; in training and certification of inspectors, further providing for education and training programs; and, in exemptions, applicability and penalties, further providing for applicability to certain buildings. Additionally, the fee collected shall be allocated as follows: 44 percent in the Construction Contractor Training Account, and 12 percent in the Review and Advisory Council Administration Account. Requires the Department of Community and Economic Development to file an annual report detailing expenditures for the most recently completed fiscal year to the chairmen and minority chairmen of the Senate and House Labor and Industry Committees. Provisions regarding uncertified buildings over which the department does not have jurisdiction are effective in 60 days; provisions regarding education and training programs shall take effect July 1, 2017, or immediately, whichever is later; and the remainder is effective immediately. (Prior Printer Number: 256, 755, 874)
Companions: HB 409 (Related)
SCO 346 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 5-25-17 H Received in the House and referred to House Labor and Industry
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