To consider SB 1096 and HB 1958 and a Hearing with PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards on budget and program priorities

Senate Transportation Committee

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 10 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B

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Legislation:

  • S.B. 1096 (Browne):  Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) to authorize highly automated work zone vehicles and platooning.
    • Amendment #### (Rafferty):  Modernizes the “platoon” definition, addresses Commonwealth ownership of highly automated vehicles, and establishes a Highly Automated Vehicle Advisory Committee. 
  • H.B. 1958 (Rothman):  Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) to authorize highly automated work zone vehicles and platooning.
    • Amendment #### (Rafferty):  Modernizes the “platoon” definition, addresses Commonwealth ownership of highly automated vehicles, and establishes a Highly Automated Vehicle Advisory Committee. 

Hearing:

Immediately following the voting portion of the meeting, we will collect testimony from Secretary Leslie Richards on “PennDOT’s Budget and Program Priorities”. 

 

Public hearing on “Highly Automated Work Zone Vehicles and Platooning”, as provided in SB 1096 and HB 1958.

Senate Transportation Committee

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 10 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A

 

Public hearing on “Automated Work Zone Vehicles and Platooning”, as provided in SB 1096 (Browne) and HB 1958 (Rothman).

Opening Remarks (10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.)

  • Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr.
  • Senator John P. Sabatina, Jr.
  • Representative Greg Rothman

Perspectives from Technology Inventors (10:05 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.) 

  • Fred Bergstresser, Government Account Manager, Royal Truck & Equipment
  • Steve Boyd, Co-Founder and Vice President of External Affairs, Peloton Technology 

Perspectives from Commonwealth Agencies (10:20 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.)

  • Mark C. Kopko, Manager of Advanced Vehicle Technology, and Daniel P. Farley , Chief of Traffic Operations Deployment and Maintenance, PA Department of Transportation
  • Timothy M. Scanlon, P.E., Director of Traffic Engineering and Operations, and Michael Kates, Equipment Operator 2, PA Turnpike Commission
  • Major James Basinger, Director of Patrol, PA State Police

Closing Remarks (10:45 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.)

Meeting to consider bills

Senate Transportation Committee

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A

 

S.B. 249 (Ward): Amends Act 211 of 1937 (referred to as the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Act) to waive Turnpike tolls for law enforcement and emergency responders.
S.B. 1156 (Mensch): Designates a bridge on that portion of PA Route 100 in Pottstown Borough, Montgomery County, as the Newstell Marable, Sr., Memorial Bridge.

  • Amendment 7153 (Rafferty): Includes a variety of bridge and highway designations

H.B. 1646 (B. Miller): Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) to create penalties for motorists who cause death or injury to vulnerable highway users.

  • Amendment 7152 (Rafferty): Provides technical corrections to H.B. 1646.
  • Amendment 7200 (Rafferty): Incorporates S.B. 172 (relating to cameras in work zones).

Hearing to consider Turnpike Budget Priorities

Senate Transportation Committee

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1

 

To consider the re-nomination of Pat Deon to the PA Turnpike Commission, if referred, as well as to hold a hearing with the PA Turnpike Commission on their budget and program priorities.

Testimonies:

Pat Deon

PA Turnpike Commission

Meeting to consider SB 945, SB 1098, SB 1101, SB 1063, HB 1964, and HB 2067

Senate Transportation Committee

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A

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  • S.B. 945 (Brooks): Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) to create the preference to double a contribution to the Veterans’ Trust Fund when the applicant submits a two-year vehicle registration. 
  • S.B. 1098 (Browne): Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) to provide the option for school districts to install automated enforcement systems on school buses to penalize motorists who fail to stop for school buses with flashing red lights. 
  • S.B. 1101 (Stefano): Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) to reduce the requirement to secure a recovered theft vehicle title when a stolen vehicle has been recovered with no serious damage.
    • Amendment No. 6884 (Stefano):  Clarifies the vehicle damage appraisal process, extends the effective date, and provides other technical changes. 
  • S.B. 1063 (White): Designates a bridge on that portion of Pennsylvania Route 286 in the Borough of Clymer, Indiana County, as the Corporal Louis R. Tate Memorial Bridge. 
  • H.B. 1964 (Rader): Designates a portion of Pennsylvania Route 115 in Tunkhannock and Chestnuthill Townships, Monroe County, as the Submarine Veterans Memorial Highway. 
  • H.B. 2067 (Taylor and White): Designates a portion of Pennsylvania Route 73 in the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, as the Police Officer Isabel Nazario Memorial Highway.

Meeting to Consider SB 1080, SB 1091, HB 215, HB 1414

Senate Transportation Committee

Monday, March 26, 2018 – Off-the-Floor

The Senate Transportation Committee will meet on Monday, March 26, 2018, Off-the-Floor to consider the following legislation:

  • S.B. 1080 (Dinniman, Rafferty and Ward): Designates a portion of Pennsylvania Route 41 between Pennsylvania Route 926 and U.S. Route 1 in London Grove Township and Londonderry Township, Chester, County, as the Trooper Kenton Iwaniec Memorial Highway.
    • Amendment #6194 (Rafferty):  Corrects the designation’s location. 
  • S.B. 1091 (Martin, Aument, Rafferty and Sabatina): Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) to provide the option for public contributions to pediatric cancer research when renewing a driver’s license, identification card or vehicle registration electronically through PennDOT’s website. 
  • H.B. 215 (Boback): Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) to create a special plate “Honoring our Women Veterans” of the armed forces of the United States, and to create a special plate for recipients of the Legion of Merit. 
  • H.B. 1414 (Barrar): Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) to authorize special lighting requirements for tow trucks, vehicles used by probation officers in the First Judicial District of Philadelphia, privately-owned vehicles used in answering emergency calls, solid waste collection vehicles and certain fire police vehicles.
    • Amendment #6185 (Rafferty):  Removes a PennDOT regulatory requirement.

Meeting to consider HB 26, HB 783, HB 1239, HB 1845, HB 1854, and HB 1926

Senate Transportation Committee

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B

 

To consider the following legislation:

H.B. 26 (White): Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) to allow organization registration plates for motorcycles. 

H.B. 783 (Nesbit): Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) to alleviate titling a manufactured home with an out-of-state title.

H.B. 1239 (Marshall): Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) to increase the fine for driving a vehicle without the proper endorsement.

H.B. 1845 (Reed): Designates a bridge on State Route 2026 in Buffington Township, Indiana County, as the First Lieutenant Theodore P. Pytash Bridge.

H.B. 1854 (F. Keller): Designates a portion of U.S. Route 522 in Beavertown Borough, Snyder County, as the Staff Sgt. Stanley R. Saylor Memorial Highway.

H.B. 1926 (Stephens): Designates a portion of State Route 2022 in Upper Dublin Township, Montgomery County, as the SPC5 George W. Charters, Jr., Memorial Highway.

To consider SB 1024, SB 880, SB 1015, and SB 1002

Senate Transportation Committee

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Off the Floor


S.B. 1024 (Rafferty and Sabatina): Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) to increase the fines and penalties for a distracted driving violation in an active work zone or a highway safety corridor.

S.B. 880 (Langerholc): Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) to update the standard trailer width of truck tractors from 96” to 102”.

Amendment No. 5347 (Langerholc):  Provides posting restrictions for local authorities and changes the effective date.

S.B. 1015 (Martin and Aument): Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) to improve incident management by Special Emergency Response Teams.

S.B. 1002 (White): Designates a bridge on State Route 1041 in Grant Township and Canoe Township, Indiana County, as the Army SPC Christine L. Mayes Memorial Bridge.

Amendment No. 5382 (Rafferty):  Incorporates S.B. 974 (White) to designate a bridge on State Route 286 in Montgomery Township, Indiana County, as the Sgt. Edward John Parada Memorial Bridge.

Consideration of SB 55, SB 898, SB 961, SB 973 and SB 974

Senate Transportation Committee

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 10 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B

 

  • S.B. 55 (Greenleaf): Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) to reduce the requirement from 100% disability to at least 75% disability for veterans to qualify for a severely disabled veteran license plate. – Summary
  • S.B. 898 (Brooks): Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) to exempt municipal trucks from state bonding requirements when these vehicles are maintaining or constructing local roads. – Summary
  • S.B. 973 (White): Designates a bridge on State Route 2026 in Buffington Township, Indiana County, as the First Lieutenant Theodore P. Pytash Memorial Bridge. – Summary
  • S.B. 974 (White): Designates a bridge on State Route 286 in Montgomery Township, Indiana County, as the Sgt. Edward John Parada Memorial Bridge. – Summary
  • S.B. 961 (Rafferty): Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) to increase the mandatory minimum sentencing for homicide by vehicle while Driving Under the Influence (DUI) when the person has prior DUI offenses. – Summary
    • Amendment 05245 (Rafferty): Imposes additional measures for certain DUI offenses, including homicide by vehicle and repeat offenders.     

Motor Voter, Unlawful Voting and Cyber Security

Joint Hearing

Senate State Government Committee and Senate Transportation Committee

Motor Voter, Unlawful Voting and Cyber Security

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.

NOB, Hearing Room #1

 

Opening Remarks (10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.)

  • Senator Folmer and Senator Williams
  • Senator Rafferty and Senator Sabatina

State Agency Perspectives (10:15 a.m.-10:50 a.m.)

  • Kara Templeton, Director of Driver Licensing, PA Department of Transportation
  • Acting Secretary Robert Torres, and Jonathan Marks, Commissioner of the Bureau of Commissions, Elections, and Legislation, PA Department of State (testimony is forthcoming)

Local Perspective (10:50 a.m.-11:20 a.m.)

County Perspective (11:20 a.m.-11:55 a.m.)

  • Jerry Feaser, Director, Dauphin County Bureau of Registration and Elections
  • Rita Reynolds, Chief Information Officer, County Commissioners Association of PA

Closing Remarks (11:55 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)

 

Additional written testimony: