Prime Sponsored Legislation

 2015-2016 Session

Updated May 6, 2015

Bill Number

Description of Bill Current Location
SB 432 Eliminates the 4.5 percent lineal inheritance tax rate over a ten year period of time ending in Fiscal Year 2025-26.  Lineal heirs are defined as a grandparent, parent, child or child’s spouse.  A child is considered a natural child, adopted child or step-child. Referred to Senate Finance Committee
SB 433 Eliminates the 12 percent sibling inheritance tax rate over an eight year period of time ending in Fiscal Year 2023-24. Referred to Senate Finance Committee
SB 436 Amends the Pennsylvania Construction Code (Act 45 of 1999) by exempting several types of common home improvement projects.  This legislation would assist homeowners in upgrading their homes by removing burdensome regulations and added costs on small improvement projects. Referred to Labor & Industry
SB 437 Amends Title 3 (Agriculture) by requiring a licensor to exempt charitable non-profits from retail food facility licensing if they operate on no more than twelve days per year.  This will give those organizations that have monthly fundraising activities that involve serving food to the public the opportunity to operate without the need to invest in expensive facilities or purchase an annual license. Referred to Agriculture & Rural Affairs
SB 443 Reduces the Corporate Net Income Tax from its current rate of 9.99 percent by 0.5 percent every year over a period of six years beginning in 2016.  The rate would reach 6.99 percent in 2021 and remain at that level thereafter.  The bill is now before the Senate Finance Committee. Referred to Senate Finance Committee
SB 444 Amends the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act (Act 325 of 1978) to exempt farmers clearing streams of debris on their property from the cumbersome permitting process required by the Act and its corresponding regulations. Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee
SB 765 An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in preliminary provisions, further providing for the definition of “emergency service responder” and providing for the definitions of “electric cooperative personnel” and “electric utility personnel”; and, in rules of the road in general, further providing for duty of driver in emergency response areas. Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee
SR 63 A Resolution designating the month of April 2015 as “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in Pennsylvania. Adopted April 13, 2015