Pennsylvania Judges and medical professionals tell House members more treatment will lead to less DUIs

Pennsylvania Judges and medical professionals tell House members more treatment will lead to less DUIs

The consensus among testifiers was for a greater focus on treatment and rehabilitation over incarceration during a joint House committee public hearing in Philadelphia Friday.

Both the Judiciary and Transportation committees allowed two judges, an addiction psychiatrist, a clerk of courts and police lieutenant to share the effects of current driving under the influence (DUI) laws and its related programs effects on repeat offenders.
Friday, April 20, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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Following hearings, House members mull possible gun law legislation

Following hearings, House members mull possible gun law legislation

After six days of gun policy hearings, 37 testimonies, and over 60 gun reform bills, the House Judiciary Committee is ready to go over possible next steps.
Thursday, April 19, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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House Judiciary chair wants public feedback about gun laws

House Judiciary chair wants public feedback about gun laws

Chairman Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) announced Wednesday during the House Judiciary Committee’s last in a series of gun policy meetings that he wants the public to share its opinions about how to tackle gun violence. He encouraged members of the public to submit written testimony to his Capitol office, and selected advocacy groups will be invited to testify in person at a hearing in May.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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House remains torn on what to do to combat gun violence

House remains torn on what to do to combat gun violence

House members discussed potential legislation that limits access to guns and there was no consensus during the fifth gun policy public hearing Tuesday. 

House Bill 1400, the background check bill and House Bill 194, legislation that would ban assault weapons, got the most criticism from Rep. Rick Saccone (R- Allegheny) and Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks). 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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House members struggle to agree on whether or not gun policy reform is necessary

House members struggle to agree on whether or not gun policy reform is necessary

The House Judiciary Committee struggled to agree on any potential legislation during its fourth day of public gun policy hearings Monday. 
Monday, April 16, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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