The House has now adjourned until September 23 sending the Education Code bill to the Governor and amending and returning the Tax Code, Welfare Code and Fiscal Code bills back to the Senate for a concurrence vote. There is no word yet when the Senate is going to return to session. Here are the details--
-- Education Code: House Bill 1141 (Saylor-R-York) amends the School Code relating to district budgets, school building projects, educator discipline fees, basic education funding, accountability grants and more was amended in the Senate Appropriations Committee and was passed by the Senate. A summary and House Fiscal Note are available. The House concurred in Senate amendments and the bill is now going to the Governor for his action.
-- Tax Code: House Bill 465 MacKenzie (R-Berks) amends the Tax Code was amended with more than a dozen changes, including: address the Delaware loophole, increases the Net Operating Loss Deduction by $1 million, keeps the Capital Stock and Franchise Tax at the same and extends the phase-out by two years, requires up to $5 million may be appropriated to the State Racing Commissions and any funds that exceed $5 million shall be transferred to the PA Race Horse Development Fund, creates a new Innovate in PA program offering $175 million of deferred insurance premiums tax credits to qualified insurance companies to promote technology jobs, provides for a small business exclusion from the state Inheritance Tax. A summary and House Fiscal Note are available. The House amended the bill and returned it to the Senate for a concurrence vote.
-- Welfare Code/Medicaid Expansion: House Bill 1075 (Moul-R-Adams) makes numerous changes to the Welfare Code, including expansion of the Medicaid program was amended to remove the language to expand the Medicaid program and was passed by the House. A summary and House Fiscal Note are available. The bill returns to the Senate for a concurrence vote.-- Fiscal Code: Senate Bill 591 (Vulakovich-D-Allegheny) budget-related amendments to the Fiscal Code was amended and reported out of the House Appropriations Committee and was passed by the House. The bill includes provisions related to distributions from the Race Horse Development Fund. The bill returns to the Senate for a concurrence vote.