Legislative Roll Call: Sunday, June 23, 2013
HARRISBURG - The following votes involving legislators from central and northeastern Pennsylvania took place this past week at the Capitol:
DNA: Senate Bill 150 would require individuals arrested for serious crimes to submit DNA samples. The Senate approved the measure 38-9 and sent it the House. 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; Gene Yaw, R-23, Williamsport; John Yudichak, D-14, Nanticoke.
Did not vote: Sen. John Gordner, R-27, Berwick
SCRANTON: House Bill 128 would allow Scranton city employees who are veterans to immediately start buying military service credits to apply to retirement benefits. The House approved the measure 196-0 and sent it to the Senate. 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-122, Lower Towamensing Twp.; Sid Michaels Kavulich, D-114, Taylor; Jerry Knowles, R-124, Tamaqua; Sandra Major, R-111, Montrose; Kurt Masser, R-107, Ralpho 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.
ANIMALS: House Bill 164 would create the misdemeanor offense of possessing paraphenalia used in animal fighting. The House approved the measure 199-0 and sent it to the Senate. A yes vote suppoerted the bill.
Voting yes: 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.)