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Wolf signs bills into law, vetoes bills he said put public health at risk

A list of bills can be found below

Gov. Tom Wolf recently signed several House and Senate bills into law:

House Bill 30: Increases the optional organ donation check-off contribution for vehicle owners renewing a car’s registration to help stabilize the Robert P. Casey Memorial Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Trust Fund

House Bill 64: Allows professional licensing boards and commissions with the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs to permit their licensees to carry over continuing education credits in excess of the number required for biennial renewal

House Bill 616: Places the drug Carfentanil on the Schedule II list of controlled substances

House Bill 777: Allows clubs to use small games of chance proceeds to cover operating expenses during and up to one year following the termination of a proclamation of disaster emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic and provides for reporting requirements

House Bill 862: Authorizes the commonwealth to join the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact

House Bill 941: Increases transparency regarding pharmacy benefit manager pricing practices, specifically with regard to the state’s Medicaid program

House Bill 942: Revises the composition of membership of the commonwealth’s Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee

House Bill 1342: Expands the vision screening requirements and standards for children prior to admission to school for the first time

House Bill 1534: Updates and expands the commonwealth’s anti-pyramid scheme law

House Bill 1538: Allows the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole to wait up to three years to consider another parole application from certain violent offenders after denying a parole application

House Bill 1617: Makes changes to the act known as the Liquor Code regarding the treatment of malt or brewed beverages and allowing for the conversion of a hotel license to a restaurant license upon application to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

House Bill 1662: Renames the Methadone Death and Incident Review Act as the Medication Death and Incident Review Act and expands the scope of the act to cover all medications approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of opioid use disorder

House Bill 1808: Requires the conversion of post-use polymers through advanced recycling to comply with applicable EPA and DEP regulations and revises applicable definitions

House Bill 1962: Requires SERS and PSERS to perform an annual stress test and submit results to the governor, General Assembly and the Independent Fiscal Office

House Bill 2233: Permits political subdivisions and volunteer emergency services to enter into written agreements for the commingling of tax-free motor fuel and allow political subdivisions to transfer tax-free motor fuels to volunteer emergency services

House Bill 2293: Requires any utility that delivers natural gas liquids through high consequence areas to make the utility’s emergency response plan available, upon written request, to certain state and emergency management officials

House Bill 2296: Updates requirements and restrictions for commercial driver’s license holders, including reporting requirements for violations

Senate Bill 835: Promotes and supports the expansion of broadband access in underserved areas of the commonwealth

Senate Bill 983: Expands and revises the health screening requirements for newborns

Senate Bill 1193: Provides for funding for the PA Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Education and Training Board

Senate Bill 1214: Authorizes DGS, with the approval of the governor and state departments, to grant and convey certain lands, buildings and improvements, easements

Senate Bill 1216: Amends the Public School Code, including to provide temporary flexibility in teacher certification requirements and other provisions related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Senate Bill 1241: Amends the Administrative Code, in powers and duties of the Department of General Services and its departmental administrative and advisory boards and commissions, providing for report of state facilities owned or leased

Senate Bill 1268: Provides for certification of temporary nurse aides hired during the COVID-19 pandemic

Senate Bill 1309: Authorizes the Department of Transportation, with the approval of the governor, to grant and convey High Properties, LP, a certain tract of unimproved land situated in Manheim Township, Lancaster County

The governor also vetoed House bills 1747 and 2440, and Senate Bill 790.

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