Municipal gun ordinance preemption bills get PA legislative spotlight

Municipal gun ordinance preemption bills get PA legislative spotlight

The Pennsylvania Senate Tuesday afternoon passed by a 34-16 vote a bill that would allow membership organizations such as the NRA to sue municipalities on behalf of aggrieved members over gun ordinances that are already preempted by state law.

 

The House considered amendments to similar legislation that was ultimately unchanged despite several dozen amendments being filed to the proposal.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Senate begins reboot process for municipal gun ordinance preemption bill

Senate begins reboot process for municipal gun ordinance preemption bill

The Senate Local Government Committee Tuesday morning began the reboot of a proposal that would ensure state gun laws preempt municipal gun ordinances by granting membership organizations standing to bring suit on behalf of an aggrieved member.

 

The bill—Senate Bill 5 introduced by freshman Sen. Wayne Langerholc (R-Cambria)—is the latest iteration of legislation that was actually enacted under the Gov. Tom Corbett administration, but later struck down by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on an issue unrelated to the underlying proposal.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Sen. Langerholc one of many to rally against removing individuals with disabilities from their workplaces

Sen. Langerholc one of many to rally against removing individuals with disabilities from their workplaces

Sen. Wayne Langerholc (R-Cambria) was one of many legislators who rallied to prevent residents of Pennsylvania with disabilities from being forced out of their workplaces and day programs. 

According to advocates, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is attempting to force individuals with disabilities to spend 75 percent of their time in the community and away from their workshops and programs.

Monday, March 13, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Freshman Focus: Senator-elect Wayne Langerholc (R-Cambria)

Freshman Focus: Senator-elect Wayne Langerholc (R-Cambria)

Meet Senator-elect Wayne Langerholc (R-Cambria) and find out more about why he ran for office, his career path, and his goals.

Monday, December 5, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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