Meeting to consider SB 563, SB 596 and SB 842

Senate Judiciary Committee

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 | 11:30 a.m.

Room 8E-B, East Wing


Senate Bill 563, P.N. 571 (Phillips-Hill)— Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of
   the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statues to add the offense of ransomware to Chapter 76
   Computer Offenses. Subchapter F provides for prohibited actions, grading, forfeiture
   requirements, civil action and Commonwealth agency procedures, along with other
   related provisions and definitions.

        o Amendment A02265 (Baker)Updates the “Commonwealth agency” definition,
           notification, payment and annual reporting requirements. Makes technical changes
           to grading of offense.

Senate Bill 596, P.N. 595 (Argall)—Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the
   Pennsylvania Consolidated Statues § 3929.3 Organized retail theft to create the Office of
   the Deputy Attorney General for Organized Retail Crime Theft; provides for geographic
   districts, staff, appropriations, grading and related updated definition.

        o Amendment A02198 (Baker)—Removes appropriation, updates effective date,
           and adds provision granting concurrent jurisdiction to OAG.

Senate Bill 842, P.N. 995 (Dillon)—Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the
   Pennsylvania Consolidated Statues to add harassment of a sports official to § 2709 and
   provides related definitions and grading.

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