Legislative Roll Call: Sunday, May 19, 2013
HARRISBURG - The following votes involving legislators from central and northeastern Pennsylvania took place this past week at the Capitol:
GAMES: House Bill 1098 would allow non-profit organizations affiliated with minor league teams to conduct 50/50 drawings at home games. The House approved the measure 177-19 and sent it to the Senate. A yes vote supported the bill.
Voting yes: Reps. 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; 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;
Voting no: Reps. Matt Baker, R-68, Wellsboro; Jerry Knowles, R-124, Tamaqua;
Did not vote: Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-116, Butler Twp.
MERGE: House Resolution 129 authorizes the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to study the feasibility of merging the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. The House approved the resolution 197-0.
Voting yes: Reps. Baker, Boback, Carroll, Culver, Farina, Flynn, Goodman, Haggerty, Heffley, Kavulich, Knowles, Major, Masser, Mullery, Mundy, Pashinski, Peifer, Pickett, Scavello, Tobash, Toohil
CLINICS: Senate Bill 5 would authorize $4 million in state grants to community-based health care clinics that are managed by nurses, volunteers or hospitals. The Senate voted final approval of the bill 49-0 and sent it to the governor for signing.
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; John Yudichak, D-14, Nanticoke.
Did not vote: Sen. Gene Yaw, R-23, Williamsport
(Compiled by The Times-Shamrock Harrisburg Bureau.)