Governor Corbett Signs House Bills, Senate Bills

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett signed into law the following bills:

House Bill 88 (P.N. 529) – Amends Title 51 (Military Affairs) to clarify how military leave is calculated for public employees who work unconventional hours, such as a municipal firefighter working 24-hour shifts.

House Bill 925 (P.N.2552) – Designates the bridges that carry Lincoln Highway over Electric Avenue in North Braddock Borough, Allegheny County each as the AMVETS Memorial Bridge; the section of Pennsylvania Route 662 in Ruscombmanor Township, Berks County between the border with the Borough of Fleetwood and the border of Oley Township as the Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jarrett M. Yoder Highway; the interchange of Interstate 79 at Mount Morris in Green County as the Sgt. Michael Todd May Interchange; and the Murtland Avenue Exit from Interstates 79 and 70 onto State Route 19 in Washington, Washington County as the Lance Corporal Ryan J. Kovacicek, USMC, Exit.

Senate Bill 277 (P.N. 1497) – Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) to expand the length of time a veteran may apply for a waiver of the commercial driver licensing skills test requirement following honorable discharge from a military position that included operation of a commercial motor vehicle.

Senate Bill 648 (P.N. 1476) – Amends Title 34 (Game) to provide that a landowner who grants permission to a person to hunt on the landowner’s property shall not be liable for unlawful acts committed by that person unless the landowner willfully conspires in commission of the unlawful act.

Senate Bill 680 (P.N. 1517) – Itemizes capital projects in the categories of public improvement, furniture and equipment, transportation assistance, redevelopment assistance and flood control to be financed by bonds issued by the commonwealth.

Senate Bill 732 (P.N. 1489) – Amends the Board of Vehicles Act, allowing dealers to choose reimbursement for parts and labor at retail rates for work performed under a manufacturer’s warranty, allowing manufacturers and distributors to propose adjustment to the dealer’s submitted rates and prohibiting manufacturers and distributors from requiring dealers to purchase goods or services from designated vendors without allowing an option to obtain substantially similar goods or services from another vendor.

To read the full text of these bills, visit the General Assembly’s website at www.legis.state.pa.us.

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