Bill Research Report 06-12-2018 - 10:01:41

 

  

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)
Printer Number(s): P0416  P1235  P2155 
Track Name(s): Homeowners(Monitor), Hot Bills(Monitor), Tracked Legislation(Monitor-Support)
Last Action: 10-25-17 G Earliest effective date
HB 544   
Moul, Dan(R) Amends Act further providing for liability for landowners to recreational users.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 3213) 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, 2193)
Companions: HCO 2 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Printer Number(s): P0710  P2193  P3213 
Track Name(s): Homeowners(Support), Hot Bills(Monitor), Tracked Legislation(Support)
Last Action: 6-12-18 S Set on the Senate Calendar
HB 1335   
Pickett, Tina(R) Amends Title 40 (Insurance), in preliminary provisions, providing for Insurance Regulation and Oversight Fund; and making a related repeal.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 1654) Amends Title 40 (Insurance) adding a new chapter relating to the Insurance Regulation and Oversight Fund in the State Treasury providing for the Insurance Department's regulation, management, development and oversight of the Commonwealth's insurance industry. Beginning July 1, 2013, and every fiscal year thereafter, the department's operating costs and expenses shall be paid from the fund. Further provides for limitations on use; deposit of money to fund and appropriation and expenditures of the fund; and retention. Requires the department to provide an annual report to the General Assembly and post the report on the department's website. Repeals the Insurance Regulation and Oversight Fund Act. Effective immediately.
Companions: HCO1601 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Printer Number(s): P1654 
Track Name(s): Financial Regulation(Monitor), Hot Bills(Monitor), Tracked Legislation(Our Package)
Last Action: 11- 1-17 S Received in the Senate and referred to Senate Banking and Insurance
HB 1576   
Pickett, Tina(R) Amends the Insurance Department Act providing for limited lines travel insurance.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 2064) Amends the Insurance Department Act adding an article providing for limited lines travel insurance. A limited lines travel insurance producer is required to hold a limited lines travel insurance license to sell, solicit or negotiate coverage under a policy of travel insurance. A limited lines license shall authorize a travel retailer registered under the license of the limited lines insurance producer, and each employee or authorized representative of the travel retailer, to: (1) Offer and disseminate coverage under a policy of travel insurance to a customer when the licensed limited lines travel insurance producer is physically present in the location where the travel retailer or authorized representative engages in travel insurance transactions; and (2) Receive compensation from the limited lines travel insurance producer for those activities. A fee of $400 shall accompany an application for a limited lines travel insurance producer license and a license renewal, which may be adjusted annually by the commissioner. Effective in 120 days. (Prior Printer Number: 2054)
Printer Number(s): P2054  P2064 
Track Name(s): Licensing(Monitor), Hot Bills(Monitor), Tracked Legislation(Neutral)
Last Action: 6-12-18 H Set on the House Calendar
HB 1840   
Kauffman, Rob(R) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act, in liability & compensation, further providing for schedule of compensation and for physical examination or expert interview.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 3595) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act allowing employers to request an Impairment Rating Evaluation after an employee has received total disability compensation for a period of 104 weeks. Requires the employee to submit to a medical evaluation which shall be requested by the insurer within 60 days upon the expiration of the 104 weeks to determine the degree of impairment due to compensable injury. Further provides for physical examination or expert interview. Effective immediately. (Prior Printer Number: 2513)
Companions: HCO2401 (Co-sponsor Memo)
SB 963 (Related)
Printer Number(s): P2513  P3595 
Track Name(s): Worker's Comp(Monitor), Hot Bills(Monitor), Tracked Legislation(Support)
Last Action: 6-12-18 H Set on the House Calendar
HB 1846   
Ellis, Brian(R) Amends the Breach of Personal Information Notification Act further providing for definitions, for notification of breach and for notice exemption.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 3128) Amends the Breach of Personal Information Notification Act further providing for definitions; for notification of breach; providing for notification; further and for notice exemption. The bill establishes notice of the breach of the security of the system shall be made to the affected residents of this Commonwealth, and the entity providing notice may include information about what the entity has done to protect affected individuals and offer advice on what steps affected individuals may take to protect their information and what steps the individual whose information has been breached may take to protect himself or herself. Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number: 2566, 2588)
Companions: HB 1847 (Related)
HCO2592 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Printer Number(s): P2566  P2588  P3128 
Track Name(s): Other(Monitor), Hot Bills(Monitor), Tracked Legislation(Monitor)
Last Action: 3-16-18 S Received in the Senate and referred to Senate Communications and Technology
HB 1848   
Pickett, Tina(R) Amends Title 40 (Insurance), in regulation of insurers and related persons generally, providing for corporate governance annual disclosure.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 2535) Amends Title 40 (Insurance), in regulation of insurers and related persons generally, providing for corporate governance annual disclosure. The bill establishes beginning January 1, 2018, a domestic insurer or an insurer that is a member of an insurance group of which this Commonwealth is the lead state shall submit to the department a CGAD no later than June 1 of each calendar year. If a domestic insurer is a member of an insurance group of which this Commonwealth is not the lead state, the insurer shall submit the report required by to the commissioner of the lead state for the insurance group in accordance with the laws of the lead state. Effective January 1, 2018.
Companions: HCO2506 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Printer Number(s): P2535 
Track Name(s): Financial Regulation(Monitor), Hot Bills(Monitor), Tracked Legislation(Neutral)
Last Action: 10-16-17 H Passed over in committee House Insurance
HB 1851   
Pickett, Tina(R) Amends the Insurance Department Act, in examinations, further providing for purpose & providing for scheduling conference, for budget estimate & revisions, for billing invoices and for annual examination & analysis report.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 2991) Amends the Insurance Department Act, in examinations, further providing for purpose and providing for scheduling conference, for budget estimate and revisions, for billing invoices and for annual examination and analysis report. The bill establishes no more than 30 days after the scheduling conference the department shall provide the company with a detailed written budget estimate for the examination. It also states within 30 days of the end of each fiscal year, the department shall publish a report setting forth, for the immediately prior fiscal year, the total amount of money that the department billed to companies and contractors of the department. Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number: 2552)
Companions: HCO2564 (Co-sponsor Memo)
SB 1031 (Related)
Printer Number(s): P2552  P2991 
Track Name(s): Financial Regulation(Monitor), Hot Bills(Monitor), Tracked Legislation(Support)
Last Action: 4-11-18 S Received in the Senate and referred to Senate Banking and Insurance
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)
Printer Number(s): P0256  P0755  P0874 
Track Name(s): Homeowners(Monitor), Hot Bills(Monitor), Tracked Legislation(Monitor-Support)
Last Action: 5-25-17 H Received in the House and referred to House Labor and Industry
SB 630   
Reschenthaler, Guy(R) Act providing for the licensure of limited lines travel insurance producers, for requirements for sale of travel insurance, for authority, for registration and training of travel retailers and for renewal of license.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 1635) The Travel Insurance Modernization Act provides for the licensure of limited lines travel insurance producers, for requirements for sale of travel insurance, for authority of limited lines travel insurance producers, for registration and training of travel retailers and for renewal of license. The bill requires the licensure of limited lines travel insurance producers to sell, solicit or negotiate coverage under a policy of travel insurance. Also requires the producer to establish and maintain a list of each travel retailer in the Commonwealth where travel insurance is offered on the limited lines travel insurance producer's behalf. Further requires the register to be maintained and updated annually by the limited lines travel insurance producer. Also provides the information in the register shall be maintained to a period of at least three years following the date the information was entered into the register. Effective in 120 days. (Prior Printer Number: 704)
Companions: SCO 701 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Printer Number(s): P0704  P1635 
Track Name(s): Licensing(Monitor), Hot Bills(Monitor), Tracked Legislation(Neutral)
Last Action: 9-28-18 G Earliest effective date
SB 877   
White, Donald(R) Amends the Insurance Department Act, in insurance providers, further providing for rebates prohibited and for inducements prohibited.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 1458) Amends the Insurance Department Act allowing insurance providers to offer or give to an insured or prospective insured money or any favor, advantage, object, valuable consideration or anything other than money which has a cost or redeemable value of $100 or less, which is not specified in the contract of insurance. The amount may be increased by the insurance commissioner. Further provides an insurance producer may not make receipt of anything or value contingent on the purchase of insurance. Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number: 1135)
Companions: SB 878 (Related)
SCO 961 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Printer Number(s): P1135  P1458 
Track Name(s): Licensing(Monitor), Hot Bills(Monitor), Tracked Legislation(Support)
Last Action: 7- 3-18 G Earliest effective date
SB 878   
White, Donald(R) Amends the Insurance Company Law, in general provisions relating to insurance companies, associations and exchanges, further providing for rebates and inducements prohibited.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 1459) Amends the Insurance Company Law allowing insurance providers to offer or give to an insured or prospective insured money or any favor, advantage, object, valuable consideration or anything other than money which has a cost or redeemable value of $100 or less, which is not specified in the contract of insurance. The amount may be increased by the insurance commissioner. Further provides an insurance producer may not make receipt of anything or value contingent on the purchase of insurance. Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number: 1136)
Companions: SB 877 (Related)
SCO 961 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Printer Number(s): P1136  P1459 
Track Name(s): Licensing(Monitor), Hot Bills(Monitor), Tracked Legislation(Support)
Last Action: 7- 3-18 G Earliest effective date
SB 936   
White, Donald(R) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act, in liability and compensation, further providing for prescription drugs and the treatment of work-related injuries; and, in procedure, further providing for peer review.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 1281) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act, in liability and compensation, further providing for prescription drugs and the treatment of work-related injuries; and, in procedure, further providing for peer review. The bill requires the department to select a nationally recognized, evidence-based prescription drug formulary appropriate for resolving issues related to drugs prescribed for or related to the treatment of work-related injuries and establishes requirements related to the formulary for comment periods, selection factors, costs, annual review, online availability, savings calculations, and utilization review. The bill also places requirements on utilization review organizations and peer review organizations for certification. Effective in 60 days.
Companions: SB 1187 (Related)
SCO1112 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Printer Number(s): P1281 
Track Name(s): Worker's Comp(Monitor), Hot Bills(Monitor), Tracked Legislation(Support)
Last Action: 5-21-18 G Bill, together with Governor's Veto Message, laid on the
table
SB 963   
Ward, Kim(R) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act, in liability and compensation, further providing for schedule of compensation and for physical examination or expert interview.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 1352) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act allowing employers to request an Impairment Rating Evaluation after an employee has received total disability compensation for a period of 104 weeks. Requires the employee to submit to a medical evaluation which shall be requested by the insurer within 60 days upon the expiration of the 104 weeks to determine the degree of impairment due to compensable injury. Further provides for physical examination or expert interview. Effective immediately.
Companions: HB 1840 (Related)
SCO1054 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Printer Number(s): P1352 
Track Name(s): Worker's Comp(Monitor), Hot Bills(Support), Tracked Legislation(Support)
Last Action: 6-12-18 S Set on the Senate Calendar
SB 1031   
Laughlin, Daniel (F)(R) Amends The Insurance Department Act, in examinations, further providing for purpose and providing for scheduling conference, for budget estimate and revisions, for billing invoices and for annual examination and analysis report.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 1449) Amends The Insurance Department Act, in examinations, further providing for purpose by recognizing the department's commitment to most efficient means possible to conduct examinations, minimize costs, facilitate cooperation, increase transparency, and increase efficiencies; providing for scheduling conference by establishing prior to commencing examination field work under this article, the department shall hold a scheduling conference with a company to discuss purpose, costs, information to produce, efficiency, and alternative convenient means; for budget estimate and revisions by requiring no more than 30 days after the conference, the department shall provide the company with a detailed written budget estimate for the examination and within 15 days of the estimate have an additional discussion on efficient means and revisions; and for billing invoices and for annual examination and analysis report by requiring within 30 days of the end of each fiscal year, the department shall publish a report setting forth, for the immediately prior fiscal year, the total amount of money billed to companies by the department and its contractors retained. Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number: 1434)
Companions: HB 1851 (Related)
Printer Number(s): P1434  P1449 
Track Name(s): Financial Regulation(Support), Hot Bills(Monitor), Tracked Legislation(Support)
Last Action: 5-22-18 H Received in the House and referred to House Insurance
SB 1187   
White, Donald(R) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act, in liability & compensation, further providing for prescription drugs & the treatment of work-related injuries; &, in procedure, further providing for peer review.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 1810) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act, in liability and compensation, further providing for prescription drugs and the treatment of work-related injuries; and, in procedure, further providing for peer review. The bill provides that all prescriptions of compounded drugs, reimbursement shall be limited to 110 percent of the average wholesale price of each ingredient in the compounded drug. Further, the department shall develop evidence-based prescription guidelines appropriate to the prescription of pain medication drugs prescribed for or related to the treatment of work-related injuries and the department shall develop a program for educating and explaining its evidence-based prescription guidelines. The stated intent of the bill is to reduce the over prescription of pain medication in the Worker's Compensation System. Effective in 60 days.
Companions: SB 936 (Related)
SCO1428 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Printer Number(s): P1810 
Track Name(s): Worker's Comp(Support), Hot Bills(Support), Tracked Legislation(Support)
Last Action: 6- 1-18 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Labor and Industry
SB 1205   
Laughlin, Daniel (F)(R) Amends Title 40 (Insurance), in regulation of insurers & related persons generally, providing for corporate governance annual disclosure; and, in reserve liabilities, further providing for small company exemption.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 1848) Amends Title 40 (Insurance), in regulation of insurers and related persons generally, providing for corporate governance annual disclosure (CGAD). The bill establishes beginning January 1, 2020, a domestic insurer or an insurer that is a member of an insurance group of which this Commonwealth is the lead state shall submit to the department a CGAD no later than June 1 of each calendar year. If a domestic insurer is a member of an insurance group of which this Commonwealth is not the lead state, the insurer shall submit the report required by to the commissioner of the lead state for the insurance group in accordance with the laws of the lead state. Effective immediately.
Printer Number(s): P1848 
Track Name(s): Financial Regulation(Support), Hot Bills(Support), Tracked Legislation(Support)
Last Action: 6-13-18 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m., Room 461, Main Capitol, Senate Banking and Insurance
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Total Bills: 17   17  
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