Harrisburg, June 30, 2012 - Two measures introduced by Sen. Costa have been rolled into related legislation that has cleared the Senate.
Costa’s SB 519 was amended as provisions of the sweeping sentencing reform bill SB 100. The provisions of the bill now included as a part of SB 100 clarifies the burglary statute as it relates to three-strike sentencing. The bill was presented to the governor for his signature on June 26.
A second Costa measure, SB 593, was added to the Tax Code and passed by the Senate. This provision exempts transfers between a step-parent and a step-child from realty transfer taxes. The bill, with Costa’s language, passed the Senate 43-6.
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