Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Final House Vote On Budget Bill May Not Happen Today, Wednesday NewsClips

In a dramatic 100 to 99 vote, the full House Tuesday voted to revert to the Senate’s “agreed-to” $30.8 billion General Fund budget bill-- Senate Bill 1073 (Browne-R-Lehigh)-- and then voted 100 to 97 to move the bill up for a final vote Wednesday.  
If the House passes the bill Wednesday, it could be on the Governor’s desk for his action immediately.
House Majority Leader David Reed (R-Indiana) told reporters later Tuesday evening said the House can’t send a General Fund budget bill to the Governor until there is a Tax Code bill to pay for it.
Reed said the House is waiting for a Tax Code bill from the Senate as well as the outcome of negotiations on a pension reform bill between the Senate and House Democrats.
The Senate announced it is coming into voting session Wednesday at 1:00.
So will there be a final vote today in the House?  Time will tell.
Education, Fiscal Code Bills
The House Rules Committee late Tuesday amended both the Education Code and Fiscal Code bills that make up the “agreed-to” budget package along party-line votes and reported them out of Committee.
The Education Code bill-- House Bill 530 (Reese-R-Somerset)-- was amended to guarantee all school districts a minimum of 90 percent of the Basic Education Commission funding formula, reverts to cap provisions for charter schools to current law and other changes.
The Fiscal Code bill-- House Bill 1327 (Peifer-R-Pike)--- was amended in party-line votes to make changes and corrections consistent with the “agreed-to” General Fund appropriations bill voted Tuesday in the House.
Provisions related to giving the General Assembly extra time to review Pennsylvania’s plan for meeting EPA’s Clean Power Climate Rule, killing the conventional oil and gas regulations on the verge of being finalized by DEP, a $12 million Natural Gas Infrastructure Development Fund  and $22 million for small water and wastewater project funding for the Commonwealth Financing Authority were put back into the bill by the Rules Committee.
The House comes into session Wednesday at 9:00.
This isn’t over.
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