Consideration of HB 1478, HB 1588, HB 1749, HB 1893 and HB 2022

Agenda
Senate Committee on Community, Economic and Recreational Development

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Off the Floor
Rules Room


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House Bill 1478, Printer’s No. 1785 (Sonney), amends the act of August 9, 1955 (P.L.323, No.130), known as The County Code, in alternative provision for third class county convention center authorities (Erie County) by further providing for authorization for 7% (vs. 5%) Hotel Room Rental Tax.

House Bill 1478 Summary

House Bill 1588, Printer’s No. 3346 (Moul), amends the act of August 9, 1955 (P.L.323, No.130), known as The County Code, by further providing for 5% (vs. 3%) Hotel Tax in relation to fifth class county having a population in excess of 101,000, but less than 102,000 (Adams County).

House Bill 1588 Summary

House Bill 1749, Printer’s No. 2238 (Staback), amends the act of August 9, 1955 (P.L.323, No.130), known as The County Code by further providing for authorization 7% (vs. 4%) Hotel Tax in relation to 3rd class county having a second class A city located therein (Lackawanna County).

House Bill 1749 Summary

House Bill 1893, Printer’s No. 2550 (Vulakovich), amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes by further providing for gambling devices, gambling, etc. in section 5513 by including among the list of illegal gambling activities listed under subsection (a) (and graded as a misdemeanor of the first degree) the conduct of sweepstakes through the use of simulated gambling devices (including the entry process or the revealing of a prize) or the promotion of such.

House Bill 1893 Summary

A11596 (Tomlinson) – This is a substantive amendment that eliminates a significant portion of the proposed new language, including language being added to subsection (a) and instead adds in section 5513 a {new} subsection (a.1) (relating to electronic video monitor) that would make it a misdemeanor of the first degree for a person to own, operate, maintain or place into operation or have a financial interest in an electronic video monitor made available to persons to play simulated gambling for direct or indirect consideration and for which the person becomes eligible for cash or cash equivalent prizes.

House Bill 2022, Printer’s No. 2780 (Peifer) – A standalone act to be known as the Pennsylvania Business Permitting Portal Act that provides for the Pennsylvania Business Permitting Portal within the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED); and creates the Pennsylvania Business Permitting Portal Advisory Board.

House Bill 2022 Summary

A11706 (Earll) – This amendment would make significant technical and substantive changes to the proposed legislation. Instead of creating a board to establish the Pennsylvania Business Permitting Portal it would create a committee to first examine the establishment, development, implementation and maintenance of a permitting portal to be established by the Office of Administration thereafter. It also provides for cooperation between the committee and Commonwealth agencies, for preservation of Commonwealth agency authority and for upgrades to existing information technology systems.