The Senate Finance Committee will now meet “off the floor” Wednesday in the Senate Rules Committee Meeting Room at the rear of the Senate Chamber, according to Finance Committee Chairman Scott Hutchinson. The meeting was previously scheduled for 10 a.m. in Room 8E-A in the East Wing of the State Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.
An “off the floor” meeting occurs at the request of the Senate Majority Leader at a point during the course of the Senate’s daily business. The Committee will consider:
Senate Bill 390, introduced by Senator Lisa Baker, which amends the state Constitution to extend the state’s property tax exemption program for disabled veterans to the surviving spouse of a soldier killed in action. Currently, the program’s guidelines allow the property tax exemption to be transferred to the surviving spouse of a totally disabled veteran when he or she passes away, but it does not allow the exemption to be given to spouses of those killed in action
Senate Bill 765, introduced by Senator Randy Vulakovich, which would set two sales tax holidays, one week in the spring and one week in the fall, for the purchase of emergency preparedness equipment. The tax exemption would include items such as generators, shutters and other storm protection devices, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, and first aid kits.
House Bill 2017, introduced by Representative Frank Ryan, which amends the Tax Reform Code, providing for definitions in corporate net income tax. Specifically, the legislation reverses the provisions of Bulletin 2017-02 to let Pennsylvania businesses take advantage of employment opportunities under the new federal tax law.
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