Post-Parkland and post-House hearings, Wolf and legislative leadership consider how to address gun violence

Post-Parkland and post-House hearings, Wolf and legislative leadership consider how to address gun violence

Governor Tom Wolf reiterated his support for bills increasing gun control in the state Monday as elected officials weigh how best to reduce gun deaths.

A major target of Wolf’s encouragement was SB 501, the first major gun policy bill since the Parkland School shooting — which has brought the gun debate to blistering new levels — to pass a chamber. 

Monday, April 23, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
First day of House gun policy hearings reveals bipartisan support for domestic violence bill

First day of House gun policy hearings reveals bipartisan support for domestic violence bill

At the first in a series of public hearings on gun policy scheduled over the next two weeks, both Republicans and Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee said they were in favor of Senate Bill 501, and its House partner, House Bill 2060.
Monday, April 9, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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Capitol prepares for newly extended run of gun-policy public hearings

Capitol prepares for newly extended run of gun-policy public hearings

In response to a torrent of outrage on guns and cries for stricter gun laws, the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee will hold five public hearings over the next two weeks on firearm laws.

The meetings were originally slated for Monday through Thursday of next week, but will now run from April 9 through 11, along with April 16 and 17. The additional meetings were necessary to accommodate additional speakers.

Friday, April 6, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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'Tierne's law' on domestic violence passes House, needs one more vote in Senate

'Tierne's law' on domestic violence passes House, needs one more vote in Senate

By a unanimous vote Monday afternoon, “Tierne’s Law” — originally introduced as SB 449 by Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington) — passed in the House. 

 

However, two other bills, SB 500, from Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny), and SB 919, from Sen. Arthur Haywood (D-Montgomery), both passed committee and are on the Senate’s calendar for the first day of session in over a month scheduled for next week
Tuesday, March 13, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Tuesday's press events discussed new fracking violations laws, bills to strengthen PA's PFA laws, and more

Tuesday's press events discussed new fracking violations laws, bills to strengthen PA's PFA laws, and more

Today at the Capitol members of the PennEnviornment Research and Policy center held a press conference to release a new report.

Also in the main rotunda there was the Fayette County Special Olympics contestants campaigned for “spread the word to end the word”.

Also, a group of senators unveiled four new bills that they are hoping offer more protection to victims of domestic abuse. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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