Senator Argall’s Prime-Sponsored
Legislation 2015-2016 Session

Last Updated: May 4, 2016

Bill Number

Description of Bill Current Location
SB 76 An Act providing for tax levies and information related to taxes; authorizing the imposition of a personal income tax or an earned income tax by a school district subject to voter approval; providing for imposition of and exclusions from a sales and use tax for the stabilization of education funding, for increase to the personal income tax, for certain licenses, for hotel occupancy tax, for procedure and administration of the tax, for expiration of authority to issue certain debt and for reporting by local government units of debt outstanding; establishing the Education Stabilization Fund; providing for disbursements from this fund; and repealing certain provisions of the Public School Code of 1949 and sales and use tax provisions of the Tax Reform Code of 1971. (Co-sponsor memo) Senate Bill 76 referred to Senate Finance Committee, June 18, 2015
Senate Bill 76 offered as an amendment to HB 683 on Nov. 23, 2015. Vote in Senate 24-25.
SB 404 An Act establishing guidelines and procedures governing certain investigations of correctional officers; authorizing certain civil suits by correctional officers; and providing for impact of collective bargaining agreements and for summary suspensions. (Co-sponsor memo) Referred to House Labor and Industry, July 16, 2015
SB 482 An Act amending the act of July 7, 1947 (P.L.1368, No.542), known as the Real Estate Tax Sale Law, in sale of property, providing for Optional County Demolition and Rehabilitation Fund. (Co-sponsor memo) Referred to House Urban Affairs, Nov. 30, 2015
SB 486 An Act amending the act of April 8, 1982 (P.L.310, No.87), referred to as the Recorder of Deeds Fee Law, authorizing an additional fee to be imposed and used for demolition; and making an editorial change. (Co-sponsor memo) Referred to House Urban Affairs, June 11, 2015
SB 554 An Act amending the act of May 17, 1921 (P.L.682, No.284), known as The Insurance Company Law of 1921, providing for retroactive denial of reimbursement of payments to health care providers by insurers. (Co-sponsor memo) Referred to Senate Banking & Insurance, Feb. 25, 2015
SB 633 An Act amending Title 61 (Prisons and Parole) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in county correctional institutions, providing for county correctional officers investigation procedures; establishing guidelines and procedures governing certain investigations of correctional officers; authorizing certain civil suits by correctional officers; providing for impact of collective bargaining agreements and for summary suspensions; and making an editorial change. (Co-sponsor memo) Referred to Senate Labor and Industry, May 1, 2015
SB 639 An Act providing for licensing of elevator contractors and mechanics; and imposing duties on the Department of Labor and Industry. (Co-sponsor memo) Referred to Senate Labor and Industry, March 13, 2015
SB 748 An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in general provisions relating to operation of vehicles, further providing for obedience to authorized persons directing traffic; and providing for drivers of certified escort vehicles; in other required equipment, further providing for identification of certain vehicles; and, in size, weight and load, further providing for scope and application of chapter and for conditions of permits and security for damages. (Co-sponsor memo) Act 55 of 2015
SB 795 An Act amending the act of December 20, 1985 (P.L.457, No.112), known as the Medical Practice Act of 1985, further providing for definitions and for applicability of act. (Co-sponsor memo) Referred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, May 1, 2015
SB 840 An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions; and, in rules of the road in general, further providing for speed timing devices and providing for pilot program for automated speed enforcement systems. (Co-sponsor memo) Re-referred to Senate Appropriations, Oct. 13, 2015
SB 853 An Act amending the act of May 22, 1951 (P.L.317, No.69), known as The Professional Nursing Law, providing for delegation of functions necessary for the support of nursing services. (Co-sponsor memo) Referred to Senate Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure, May 28, 2015
SB 857 An Act amending Title 66 (Public Utilities) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in contract carrier by motor vehicle and broker, further providing for declaration of policy and definitions; and prescribing penalties. (Co-sponsor memo) Referred to House Consumer Affairs, Oct. 29, 2015
SB 858 An Act amending the act of May 30, 1984 (P.L.345, No.69), known as the First Class City Business Tax Reform Act, further defining “business.” (Co-sponsor memo) Referred to Senate Finance, May 29, 2015
SB 863 An Act amending Title 66 (Public Utilities) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in contract carrier by motor vehicle and broker, further providing for declaration of policy and definitions and for regulation and classification of contract carrier and broker. (Co-sponsor memo) Referred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, June 1, 2015
SB 877 An Act amending Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in consolidated county assessment, further providing for appeals by taxing districts. (Co-sponsor memo) Re-referred to Senate Appropriations, June 29, 2015
SB 907 An Act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, in city revitalization and improvement districts, expanding the scope to all municipalities by further providing for definitions, for establishment of contracting authority, for funds and for transfers; and making editorial changes. (Co-sponsor memo) Referred to Senate Finance, June 29, 2015
SB 939 An Act amending the act of June 20, 1919 (P.L.521, No.258), referred to as the Transfer Inheritance Tax Law, changing the rate of commission. (Co-sponsor memo) Referred to Senate Finance, July 7, 2015
SB 942 An Act amending the act of December 20, 2000 (P.L.724, No.99), known as the Municipal Code and Ordinance Compliance Act, further providing for compliance requirement. (Co-sponsor memo) Referred to House Urban Affairs, Oct. 29, 2015
SB 1003 An Act amending the act of April 12, 1951 (P.L.90, No.21), known as the Liquor Code, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions; and, in licenses and regulations, providing for take-out liquor permits. (Co-sponsor memo) Referred to Senate Law & Justice, Sept. 16, 2015
SB 1022 An Act regulating controlled plants and noxious weeds; establishing the Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee; providing for powers and duties of the Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee; imposing powers and duties on the Secretary of Agriculture and municipalities; prescribing penalties; establishing a category of controlled plants and providing for the permitting of controlled plants intended to be grown for biomass and biofuel production or for other beneficial purposes; and repealing the Noxious Weed Control Law. (Co-sponsor memo) Act 22 of 2016
SB 1037 An Act amending the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.177, No.175), known as The Administrative Code of 1929, 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. (Co-sponsor memo) Referred to Senate State Government, Oct. 21, 2015
SB 1110 An Act regulating controlled plants and noxious weeds; establishing the Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee; providing for powers and duties of the Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee; imposing powers and duties on the Secretary of Agriculture and municipalities; prescribing penalties; establishing a category of controlled plants and providing for the permitting of controlled plants intended to be grown for biomass and biofuel production or for other beneficial purposes; and repealing the Noxious Weed Control Law. (Co-sponsor memo) Referred to Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Jan. 21, 2016
SB 1112 An Act amending Title 61 (Prisons and Parole) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions; and, in general administration relating to correctional institutions, providing for salary of corrections managers. (Co-sponsor memo) Referred to Senate Judiciary, Jan. 28, 2016
SB 1170 An Act establishing the Pennsylvania Neighborhood Restoration Act; and providing for powers and duties of the Department of Community and Economic Development. (Co-sponsor memo)  Referred to Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development, March 22, 2016
SR 54 A Resolution urging the President and the Congress of the United States to consider imposing tariffs on imported anthracite coal that adversely affect American jobs. (Co-sponsor memo) Transmitted as directed by, Sept. 21, 2015 [Senate]
SR 171 A Resolution directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct a study relating to the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of utilizing privately owned veterans care facilities to augment the Commonwealth’s six State-owned veterans care facilities. Transmitted as directed, Oct. 14, 2015  [Senate]
SR 215 A Resolution directing the Joint State Government Commission to complete a comprehensive review and study of the best practices used by private businesses and other public entities in the leasing, acquisition and management of office, warehouse and other types of space and to issue a report. (Co-sponsor memo) Adopted, Nov. 23, 2015
SR 263 A Resolution directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct a study regarding overtime costs incurred by the Department of Corrections relating to staffing shortages. (Co-sponsor memo) Transmitted as directed, April 14, 2016  [Senate]

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