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PA MEDICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
n June 30, 2017, the General AsTo reach a compromise between the two House Professional Licensure Committee.
sembly approved a nearly $32B plans, the Senate has proposed that both To date, Committee Chairman Mark Mustio
spending plan. The plan eventually chambers form a conference committee has given no indication that he plans to
became law without Governor Tom tasked with negotiating a deal for the bring the legislation before the committee
Wolf 's signature. What the legislature has Governor's desk. Considering the ongoing for consideration.
yet to accomplish, nearly three months later, uncertainty surrounding this year's budget,
In August, PAMED leadership met with
is approval of a plan to raise the revenue the rating agency Standard and Poor's
Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practifor the state's budget. Most recently, the recently downgraded the commonwealth's
to discuss the pending legislation and
Senate rejected a proposal passed by House credit rating from AA- to A+.
organization's goals. Although
Republicans that omitted new taxes in favor
was reached, the
of a series of one-time special fund transfers SB 25 - CRNP Independent Practice
sides to clarify the
to the General Fund. The House bill differs (Introduced by Senator Bartolotta)
from a previously passed Senate plan that,
Since its passage in the Senate this Spring,
among other things, levies additional taxes neither SB 25 nor HB 100 granting indeon natural gas producers, a proposal that pendent practice to CRNPs have seen any
lacks support in the House.
movement. The legislation remains in the
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