Governor Wolf Signs Extension of Persian Gulf Veterans’ Bonus

October 30, 2015

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed seven bills into law, including an extension of the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans’ Benefit Act.

The following pieces of legislation are now law:

Act 50 – House Bill 175, sponsored by Rep. Goodman, amends the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans’ Benefit Act to further provide for compensation extending the application deadline for veterans who may be entitled to compensation under the act by three years.

Act 51 – House Bill 904, sponsored by Rep. Gingrich, amends The First Class Township Code by adding an article to consolidate existing township powers related to construction, occupancy and property maintenance codes, and regulations.

Act 52 – House Bill 906, sponsored by Rep. Harper, amends the First Class Township Code to require that elected officers be removed using only the procedures of the State Constitution for removing civil officers.

Act 53 – House Bill 910, sponsored by Rep. Harper, amends the Act of May 27, 1953 like Act 52 to also require that elected town officers be removed from office using only the procedures of the State Constitution for removing civil officers.

Act 54 – Senate Bill 210, sponsored by Sen. Greenleaf, amends Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) to further provide for exemptions from jury duty.  Specifically, the bill exempts persons from jury duty who wish to be excused that are 75 years of age or older, breastfeeding women who request to be excused, and federal and state judges.

Act 55 – Senate Bill 748, sponsored by Sen. Argall, amends the Vehicle Code to allow for properly trained escort drivers to escort super loads, which is currently handled by the Pennsylvania State Police.

Act 56 – Senate Bill 890, sponsored by Sen. Blake, names the bridge carrying State Route 6011 (Harrison Avenue) over Roaring Brook in the City of Scranton, Lackawanna County, the Colonel Frank Duffy Memorial Bridge.

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