SB 1131, previously approved by the Pennsylvania Senate, has been passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by a vote of 116 to 83. It now proceeds to Governor Corbett's desk where it is likely to be signed into law in the near future.
Below is a link to the bill. The bill takes effect upon the governor's signature and the bill applies to causes of action that "accrue on or after the effective date."
I send thanks to Tim Bittle of Bigley and Blikle, a government relations services company, for this update.