House Bills 107, 119 and 583 and Senate Bills 403, 373, 374 and 707

Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee

Consideration of
Bills

April 30, 2013

11 a.m.

Hearing Room 8 E-B East Wing


 Agenda


House Bill 583 P.N. 645 (Barrar) Stopgap 911 funding bill.  Supported by the PA Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), APCO and NENA, and the County Commissioners Association of PA (CCAP).  Eliminates the carryover of unfunded liabilities from year to year in the Wireless fund; encourages consolidation and cost-sharing in public safety answering points (PSAPS); and clarifies reimbursement for 911 personnel costs.  Similar to House Bill 1020 of last session, which passed the House.

House Bill 119 P.N. 119 (Marshall) Establishing an EMS Memorial Flag.  Supported by the Emergency Health Services Council and the PA Department of Health. Was House Bill 527 from last session, which passed the House.

House Bill 107  P.N. 579 (Heffley)  Recognizing military service in state certification and the certification of other states for military spouses.  Supported by the PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Defense.  Was House Bill 2321 of last session, which passed the House.

Senate Bill 403  P.N. 323 (Hutchinson) Military Physician Incentive.  Supported by the PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.  Gives $15,000 grants to medical school residents in exchange for a year of service in the PA National Guard, to combat a military physician shortage.  Was SB 1448 (Robbins) of last session.

Senate Bill 373 P.N. 296 (Baker) Clarifying residency requirement for tuition waiver for children of deceased soldiers, under Title 51.  Was Senate Bill 1488 of last session.

Senate Bill 374 P.N.  297 (Baker) Clarifying residency requirement for tuition waiver for children of deceased soldiers, under PHEAA. Was Senate Bill 1489 of last session.

Senate Bill 707 P.N. 712 (Solobay) allows firefighter relief association funds to be used for bonafide EMT or paramedic training. Was Senate Bill 709 of last session, which passed the Senate.