Legislative roll call for the week of Oct. 14-18
How they voted
CHIP: House Bill 108 eliminates a six-month waiting period for low-income children to go without health coverage before enrolling in the state Children's Health Insurance Program. The House gave final approval on a 200-0 vote and Gov. Tom Corbett signed it. A yes vote supported the bill.
Voting yes: Reps. Matt Baker, R-68, Wellsboro; Karen Boback, R-117, Harveys Lake; Rosemary Brown, R-189, Middle Smithfield Twp.; Mike Carroll, D-118, Hughestown; Lynda Schlegel Culver, R-108, Rockefeller Twp.; Frank Farina, D-115, Jessup; Marty Flynn, D-113, Scranton; Neal Goodman, D-123, Mahanoy City; Kevin Haggerty, D-112, Dunmore; Doyle Heffley, R-123, Lower Towamensing Twp.; Sid Michaels Kavulich, D-114, Taylor; Jerry Knowles, R-124, Tamaqua; Sandra Major, R-111, Montrose; Kurt Masser, R-107, Ralpo Twp.; Gerald Mullery, D-119, Newport Twp.; Phyllis Mundy, D-120, Kingston; Eddie Day Pashinski, D-121, Wilkes-Barre; Mike Peifer, R-139, Honesdale; Tina Pickett, R-110, Towanda; Mario Scavello, R-176, Mount Pocono; Mike Tobash, R-125, Pottsville; Tarah Toohil, R-116, Butler Twp.
MISSING CHILD: House Bill 494 would create a criminal offense for parents who fail to report the disappearance of their child within 24 hours with some exceptions provided. The House approved the measure 195-2 and sent it to the Senate. A yes vote supported the bill.
Voting yes: Reps. Baker, Boback, the bill sponsor; Brown, Carroll, Culver, Farina, Flynn, Goodman, Haggerty, Heffley, Kavulich, Knowles, Major, Masser, Mullery, Mundy, Pashinski, Peifer, Pickett, Scavello, Tobash, Toohil
JUDGES RETIREMENT AGE: House Bill 79, a proposed state constitutional amendment to raise the mandatory retirement age for active judges from 70 to 75. The Senate approved the measure 44-6. A yes vote supported the bill.
Voting yes: Sens. David Argall, R-29, Tamaqua; Lisa Baker, R-20, Lehman Twp.; John Blake, D-22, Archbald; Lisa Boscola, D-18, Bethlehem Twp.; Pat Browne, R-16, Allentown; John Gordner, R-27, Berwick; Gene Yaw, R-23, Williamsport; John Yudichak, D-14, Nanticoke.
RACP: House Bill 493 would reduce the borrowing capacity for the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. The Senate approved the measure 49-0 and the House approved it 194-0 and sent it to the governor. A yes vote supported the bill.
Voting yes: Sens. Argall, Baker, Blake, Boscola, Browne, Gordner, Yaw, Yudichak and Reps. Baker, Boback, Brown, Carroll, Culver, Farina, Flynn, Goodman, Haggerty, Heffley, Kavulich, Knowles, Major, Masser, Mullery, Mundy, Pashinski, Peifer, Pickett, Scavello, Tobash, Toohil.
Compiled by The Times-Shamrock Harrisburg Bureau.