Governor Rendell Signs Legislation

Oct 07, 2010, 13:36 ET from Pennsylvania Office of the Governor

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today signed into law the following bills:

Senate Bill 260:  Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes. The bill provides for penalties for corruption of minors and grants the Attorney General the authority to prosecute cases involving sexual abuse of children.

Senate Bill 699:  Establishes the Adult Protective Services Act. Under this bill, the Department of Public Welfare is charged with administering an adult protective services program to protect abused, neglected or abandoned adults between ages 18 and 59 who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits major life activities. The bill also requires employees and administrators of facilities where adults covered under the act receive services to report suspected abuse.  

Senate Bill 1327:  Increases the fees for piloting on the Delaware River. The bill extends the current fee until Jan. 1, 2012 and then increases the fee thereafter in the next two years. The bill also increases the communication fee from $200 to $220.

House Bills 105, 106 and 107:  Amend various local government laws to remove provisions related to impersonating a police officer that are now covered under Title 18.

House Bill 181:  Allows for game enforcement officers to stop and investigate people and vehicles based on reasonable suspicion.

House Bill 1281:  Requires a public hearing before the development of a community correctional facility.

House Bill 1376:  Amends the Continuing-Care Provider Registration and Disclosure Act. The bill provides that financial examinations of continuing-care providers under the act be conducted whenever deemed appropriate by the Insurance Department.

House Bill 1671:  Amends Act 407 of 1963 to add a clerk of orphans' court to the County Records Committee, to be appointed by the Governor.

House Bill 1774:  Amends the Insurance Company Law of 1921. The bill clarifies the marketing, sale, issuance, making, and administration of a motor vehicle service contract shall not be construed to be the business of insurance and shall be exempt from regulation as insurance.

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SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor