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9/30/2014 » 10/4/2014
Motor Fleet Safety Basics - Sept. 30 - Oct. 4

10/21/2014
Cargo Securement Seminar - Oct. 21

10/22/2014
Recognition of Substance Abuse for Supervisors - Oct. 22

11/5/2014
Hours-of-service Compliance - Nov. 5

11/6/2014
Vehicle Size, Weight and Load - Nov. 6

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It has been a unique budget season in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Below is a quick outline of what has happened:

• The House and Senate passed a $29.1 billion budget and sent it to the Governor on June 30th
• After June 30th, the House and Senate continued to negotiate the fiscal bill, which enables the budget money to be spent
• Governor Corbett pushed the General Assembly to focus on the pension crisis
• The fiscal code was passed by the legislature and sent to the Governor on July 8th
• Governor Corbett held several press conferences stating he was unsure if he would sign the budget/fiscal code. “All options are on the table,” he said.
• The General Assembly adjourned until September 15th
• Today, Governor Corbett had a press conference and expressed his frustration with the legislature for not addressing the pension crisis before leaving Harrisburg. Also, after vetoing several legislative line items, he signed into law the budget and the fiscal code.
• The House announced that they will return to Harrisburg in early August to address several pending legislative matters (pensions?)

So what does all this mean? Even though the fall of an election year is typically quieter; August, September, and October will be busy months. Below is the current schedule for session days. Please review them and your tracking list and let us know if you have any questions/comments/concerns so that we can be prepared to address them this fall.

House
August: 4th (possibly the 5th & 6th too)
September: 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th
October: 6th, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th
November: 12th (reorganization of leadership)

Senate
September: 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th
October: 6th, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th
November: 12th (reorganization of leadership)

 

 

 

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