Roll call: Sunday, June 30, 2013
HARRISBURG - The following votes involving legislators from central and northeastern Pennsylvania took place this past week at the Capitol:
TAX-EXEMPT: Senate Bill 4, a proposed state constitutional amendment giving the Legislature authority to define what a public charity is for tax-exempt purposes. The House approved the measure 118-82.
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.; Lynda Schlegel Culver, R-108, Rockefeller Twp.; Neal Goodman, D-123, Mahanoy City; Doyle Heffley, R-122, Lower Towamensing Twp.; Jerry Knowles, R-124, Tamaqua; Sandra Major, R-111, Montrose; Kurt Masser, R-107, Ralpho Twp.; Tina Pickett, R-110, Towanda; Mario Scavello, R-176, Mount Pocono; Mike Tobash, R-125, Pottsville; Tarah Toohil, R-116, Butler Twp.
Voting no: Reps. Mike Carroll, D-118, Hughestown; Frank Farina, D-115, Jessup; Marty Flynn, D-113,Scranton; Kevin Haggerty, D-112, Dunmore; Sid Michaels Kavulich, D-114, Taylor; Gerald Mullery, D-119, Newport Twp.; Phyllis Mundy, D-120, Kingston; Eddie Day Pashinski, D-121, Wilkes-Barre; Mike Peifer, R-139, Honesdale.
CAMPS: House Bill 858 would exempt overnight camps and day camps from paying state unemployment compensation taxes on student employees. The House approved the measure 114-85 and sent it to the Senate. A yes vote supported the bill.
Voting yes: Reps. Baker, Boback, Brown, Culver, Heffley, Knowles, Major, the bill sponsor; Masser, Peifer, Pickett, Scavello, Tobash, Toohil,
Voting no: Reps. Carroll, Farina, Flynn, Goodman, Haggerty, Kavulich, Mullery, Mundy, Pashinski,
APOLOGY: Senate Bill 379 would allow health care professionals to apologize for an error without fear of legal reprisal. The Senate approved the measure 50-0 and sent it to 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.
(Compiled by The Times-Shamrock Harrisburg Bureau.)