Pennsylvania Legislation Pending

The following chart shows the status of legislation pending in the current (2017-2018) session of the Pennsylvania legislature that might be of interest to estate and trust practitioners.  (The chart of 2015-2016 legislation has been archived.)  Click on the bill number to see the history or text of the bill.  (Current through 2/15/2017)

BillPurpose/SubjectAdds/AmendsLast House ActionLast Senate ActionAct
HB 56New provisions for adoption-related counselingRepeals 23 Pa.C.S. § 2505 and adds 23 Pa.C.S. § 2506Second consideration; re-committed to Appropriations (2/8/17)
HB 59Provides for appeals of adoption subsidiesAdds § 774(d) to Humans Services Code (Act of June 13, 1967, No. 21)consideration; re-committed to Appropriations (2/8/17)
HB 60Provides for reimbursements to intermediaries in adoptionsAdds 23 Pa.C.S. § 2726Referred to Children and Youth (1/24/17)
HB 61Provides for adoptions consents by incarcerated parentsAmends 23 Pa.C.S. § 2711(d)consideration; re-committed to Appropriations (2/8/17)
HB 62Amends procedures for parents to consent to adoptionAmends 23 Pa.C.S. § 2504consideration; re-committed to Appropriations (2/8/17)
HB 63Amends definition of "intermediary" in adoptions to include attorney and licensed social workersAmends 23 Pa.C.S. § 2102Referred to Children and Youth (1/23/17)
HB 102Makes audiovisual records of autopsies confidentialNew 20 Pa.C.S. Ch. 89Referred to Judiciary (1/23/17)
HB 143Exempts transfers of $250,000 or less from inheritance taxAmends § 2106 of the Tax Reform Code of 1971Referred to Finance (1/23/17)
HB 144Exempts certain kinds of printing and mailing activities from "fundraising activities"Amends § 6(a)(3) of the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes ActReferred to Finance (1/23/17)
HB 152Establishes a central database of life insurance policiesAdds 40 Pa.C.S. § 102Re-reported as committed from Appropriations; third consideration and final passage (2/8/17)Referred to Banking and Insurance (2/15/17)
HB 242Allows grandchildren to receive unclaimed property of $5,000 or lessAdds 20 Pa.C.S. § 3101(e)(1.1)Referred to Judiciary (1/31/17)
HB 243Adds drug and alcohol abuse as grounds for involuntary termination of parental rightsAmends 23 Pa.C.S. §§ 2511 and 6351Referred to Judiciary (1/31/17)
HB 289Amends procedures for interim adoption placements, contents of petitions, and permissible payments to birth mothersAmends 23 Pa.C.S. §§ 2530, 2701, 2702, and 2901, repeals §§ 2533 and 2534, and adds § 2726consideration; re-committed to Appropriations (2/8/17)
HB 291Sets inheritance tax rate of 0% for transfers to children under 21Amends § 2111 of the Tax Reform Code of 1971Referred to Finance (2/2/17)
HB 342Prohibits purely public charities from entering into restrictive covenantsAmends §§ 3 and 5 of the Institutions of Purely Public Charity Act (No. 55 of 1997)Referred to Finance (2/6/17)
HB 383Allows for disposition of decedent's remains by majority of persons with equal standingAmends 20 Pa.C.S. § 305(d)(2)Referred to Judiciary (2/7/17)
HB 390Increases exemption threshold for registration under Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act from $25,000 to $50,000 in gross annual receiptsAmends sections 5(p), 6(a)(8), and 7(a)(3) of Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act, act of December 19, 1990 (P.L. 1200, No. 202).Referred to State Government (2/7/17)
HB 415Eliminates inheritance tax for children with disabilitiesAmends sections 2012 and 2116 of the Tax Reform Code of 1971 (No. 2 of 1971).Referred to Finance (2/8/17)
HB 462Regarding disqualifications for sales and use tax exemptions for purely public charitiesAmends section 11 of the Institutions of Purely Public Charity Act (No. 55 of 1997)Referred to Finance (2/13/17)
HB 474Eliminates liability of spouses, children, and parents for the support of the indigentRepeals 23 Pa.C.S. § 4603Referred to Judiciary (2/13/17)
SB 99Regulates collection bins for donations of clothing and household itemsAdds new section 13.1 to the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act, act of December 19, 1990 (P.L. 1200, No. 202).Referred to State Government (1/13/17)
SB 108Protects the right of the disabled to receive organ donationsAdds 20 Pa.C.S. § 8613(g).Referred to Judiciary (1/13/17)
SB 113Visitation and communication between incapacitated persons and relativesAdds a Subchapter G to 20 Pa.C.S. Ch. 55Referred to Judiciary (1/13/17)
SB 197Provides for 50% joint and survivor annuity benefit for state employee retirement plans unless spouse consentsAmends 24 Pa.C.S. §§ 8345, 8347, 8349, 8505, and 8507 and 71 Pa.C.S. §§ 5705, 5707, 5709, 5905, and 5907Referred to Finance (1/26/17)
SB 238Allows physician-assisted suicide for terminally illAdds 20 Pa.C.S. Ch. 54BReferred to Judiciary (1/26/17)
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