Below find legislation currently before the Pennsylvania General Assembly being monitored by PFMA. PFMA's position is provided in red where applicable.
July 2021 - PFMA state budget update
HB 15 by Rep. Christopher Rabb (D-Philadelphia) /
SB 12 by Sen. Christine Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) - Legislation raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2027 and tying it to inflation thereafter.
PFMA opposes an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour but is willing to discuss a reasonable compromise.
HB 18 by Rep. Michael Puskaric (R-Allegheny) – Legislation designating Election Day as a legal holiday.
PFMA supports establishing Election Day as a legal holiday.
HB 42 by Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) - The Commonwealth Fraud Prevention and COVID-19 Liability Act would establish civil liability protections from COVID-19 lawsuits if entities follow PA DOH and CDC guidelines.
HB 101 by Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) - The Agritourism Activity Protection Act provides limited liability protection for agritourism providers.
SB 273 by Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne) – Legislation providing for COVID-19-related liability
PFMA strongly supports liability protections for businesses that are following all applicable rules and guidelines.
HB 55 by Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) – A constitutional amendment limiting emergency declarations to 21 days with legislative approval and adding race and ethnicity to the state Declaration of Rights.
PFMA supports efforts to foster equality and the need for legislative approval for an emergency declaration to continue beyond 21 days.
HB 89 by Rep. Daniel Miller (D-Allegheny) – Legislation amending the Pharmacy Act providing for accessible prescription labels
HB 90 by Rep. Daniel Miller (D-Allegheny) - Legislation allowing a claimant, who files a UC claim and meets the existing eligibility provisions, to be eligible for UC benefits if the claimant is unemployed due to a labor dispute.
HB 127 by Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) - Reduces the corporate net income tax rate from 9.99 to 5.99 percent over a four-year period.
PFMA supports a reduction in the CNIT.
HB 129 by Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks) - Makes permanent the holding of Unemployment Compensation appeals hearings remotely.
PFMA supports making this effective process permanent.
HB 139 by Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland) - Reforms the state permitting process with respect to transparency measures.
PFMA supports greater transparency in state permitting operations.
HB 186 by Rep. Martin Causer (R-McKean) - Clarifies that milk haulers can travel on highways during a declaration of disaster emergency.
PFMA supports allowing milk haulers to continue travelling on highways during disaster emergencies.
HB 427 by Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong) - Increases the discount provided to licensees when purchasing wine and spirits from State Stores from 10 to 15 percent.
PFMA opposes the current version of this legislation, which excludes certain licensees from the increased discount. PFMA supports restoring the original language which treated all licensees fairly.
SB 498 by Sen. Judy Ward (R-Blair) - Reforms the state's Price Gouging Act.
PFMA supports proposed revisions to the Price Gouging Act, including requiring the governor to actively trigger pricing restrictions when declaring an emergency, and limiting the duration of restrictions to 15 days, with extensions up to 60 days.
HB 1084 by Rep. Timothy O'Neal (R-Washington) - Would establish a spirit expanded permit, allowing holders to sell up to three liters of spirits.
PFMA supports enhancing customer choice and convenience in the sale of alcohol products.
SB 571 by Sen. Dave Argall (R-Schuylkill) - Would establish a uniform timeframe for distribution of SNAP benefits in Pennsylvania.
PFMA supports the creation of a uniform statewide timeframe for SNAP benefits distribution, in place of the current county-by-county framework.
HB 1154 by Rep. Kurt Masser (R-Northumberland) - Would make permanent the sale of mixed drinks to-go.
HB 1194 by Rep. Mary Jo Daley (D-Montgomery) - Would prohibit establishments from offering plastic straws except by request.
PFMA opposes a ban on plastic straws and believes recycling programs, consumer education and sustainability programs are the best ways to address this issue.
Regulation #54-102: Purchases, Sales and Returns; General Provisions
Updates existing regulations to eliminate obsolete provisions and eliminate a $50.00 minimum purchase requirement for holders of a Wholesale Liquor Purchase Permit Card.