Legislation Introduced 2023-24

Legislation Introduced by Senator Fontana | 2023-2024 Legislative Session

Changes to the Municipal Claims and Tax Lien Law for Pittsburgh

SB 202 – Would provide Allegheny County land banks with an expedited sheriff sale process as well as lower the redemption period of a property from 9 months to 3 months.    

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Co sponsors: L. Williams, Costa, Brewster, Argall, Saval, Robinson

Green Alert for Veterans

SB 203 - Would warn the public if an at-risk veteran is missing. 

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Co sponsors: Kearney, Haywood, Brewster, Schwank, Dillion, Kane, Costa, Laughlin, Comitta, Cappelletti, Tartaglione, Stefano, Vogel, Hughes

Extreme Risk Protection Order

SB 204 - Grants family members and law enforcement the ability to petition a court to temporarily suspend an individual’s access to firearms if there is documented evidence that an individual is a threatening harm to themselves or others. 

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Co sponsors:  Haywood, Kearney, Street, Kane, Schwank, Collett, Dillion, Costa, Brewster, Cappelletti, Tartaglione, Comitta, Santarsiero, Williams, Hughes, Saval, Muth

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

SB 205 - Would require carbon monoxide detectors in child care facilities including a boarding home for children, child care center and a nursery school that is licensed and regulated by the Commonwealth.

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Co sponsors:  Haywood, Santarsiero, Hughes, Brewster, Kearney, Comitta, Schwank, Tartaglione, Costa, Laughlin, J. Ward  

SB 206 - Would require carbon monoxide detectors in lodging establishment including a hotel, motel, inn, guest house, hostelry or other structure that provides temporary accommodations.

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Co sponsors:  Haywood, Santarsiero, Hughes, Brewster, Kearney, Comitta, Schwank, Tartaglione, Costa, J. Ward 

SB 207 - Would require carbon monoxide detectors in dorms of institutions of higher education including universities within the State System of Higher Education, community colleges, State-related institutions, and any college or university which is operated not for profit.

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Co sponsors:  Haywood, Santarsiero, Hughes, Brewster, Kearney, Comitta, Schwank, Tartaglione, Costa, J. Ward 

SB 208 - Would require carbon monoxide detectors in schools which include a public school, nonpublic school, charter school, regional charter school, cyber charter school.

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Co sponsors:  Haywood, Santarsiero, Hughes, Brewster, Kearney, Comitta, Schwank, Tartaglione, L. Williams, Costa, J. Ward 

3-D Printing Firearms and “Ghost Guns” (with Hughes)

SB  - Amends Title 18 to ensure a 3D-printed firearm is subject to the Uniform Firearm Act and to prohibit individuals from printing a firearm without a federal firearm manufacturing license.

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Co sponsors:  Haywood, Kearney, Street, Kane, Schwank, Dillion, Costa, Cappelletti, Tartaglione, Comitta

SB  - Amends Title 18 to ensure an 80% receiver is considered a “firearm” for purposes of the Uniform Firearm Act.

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Co sponsors:  Haywood, Kearney, Street, Kane, Schwank, Dillion, Costa, Cappelletti, Tartaglione, Comitta

Mail in Ballots

SB  - Changes Pennsylvania’s voting system so that all elections would be conduct entirely by mail and permits for pre-canvassing.  Also establishes ballot drop boxes in each county.    

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Co Sponsors:  Kane, Costa 

Mobile Payment for Small Games of Chance (with Robinson)

SB  - Would modernize the Small Gamees of Chance law to allow mobile payment services.

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Co sponsors: Phillips-Hill, Flynn, Bartolotta, Stefano, Hutchinson, J. Ward

Abolishment of the Statute of Limitations for Victims of Sexual Abuse, Assault, and Misconduct (with Muth, Collett, Kearney, Santarsiero, L. Williams)

SB 406 - Amends Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) to eliminate the criminal and civil statute of limitations (SOL) for sexual abuse, assault and misconduct victims whose abuse happened at any age; provide a 2 year civil window to revive previously expired SOL claims, and; also provide a 6-month delay to the window in which survivors who wish to voluntarily settle their claim outside the court system are able to do so.

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Co sponsors:  Hughes, Haywood, Comitta, Dillion, Cappelletti, Tartaglione