Did You Get The Memo? Gender-neutral driver’s licenses, PFAS restrictions and sex reassignment surgeries

Did You Get The Memo? Gender-neutral driver’s licenses, PFAS restrictions and sex reassignment surgeries

Amid all the floor debates, press conferences and committee hearings, the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s newest co-sponsorship memos can get lost in the shuffle. That’s why The PLS Reporter rounds up some of the most noteworthy co-sponsorship memos each week, so you can stay informed of what’s going on in the Capitol.

 

In this week’s feature are memos for proposals that would roll back PennDOT’s decision to allow gender-neutral licenses, restrict the use of PFAS-based firefighting foam and prohibit taxpayer dollars from being used to fund hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgeries for state prison inmates. 

Friday, September 6, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Mastriano plans to introduce heartbeat bill

Mastriano plans to introduce heartbeat bill

Freshman Senator Doug Mastriano (R-Franklin) was sworn into office in June and authored a cosponsor memo in July for a heartbeat bill. Mastriano plans to introduce the legislation when the Senate returns to session in the fall. His legislation will ban abortions if a physician determines that the fetus has a heartbeat. Mastriano has spoken with former state representative Rick Saccone who introduced similar legislation in a previous session. Saccone’s bill, House Bill 2315, was introduced in 2018 and referred to the House Judiciary Committee where it died.

Mastriano has obtained cosponsors for the bill and is working closely with Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-Clinton) who authored her cosponsor memo for similar legislation earlier this year. He said that currently, he is “ironing out details, strengthening the legislation, and building a coalition of support.”
Wednesday, September 4, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Freshman Focus: Rep. Stephanie Borowicz

Freshman Focus: Rep. Stephanie Borowicz

Meet Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-Clinton). Find out more about what goals she wants to focus on, why she decided to run and what she likes to do in her spare time. 

Friday, March 29, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Tweets of the Week - March 25, 2019

Tweets of the Week - March 25, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, March 29, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Council passes lead in buildings bill, supports Restore Pennsylvania

Council passes lead in buildings bill, supports Restore Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Council passed a bill creating new standards for lead in public building renovations Thursday. They also passed a resolution supporting Governor Tom Wolf (D) and his Restore Pennsylvania plan.

The lead bill came out of recent committee hearings calling for more stringent testing for lead in children and properties, both public and residential. While receiving more attention statewide recently, this has been an area of focus for years in Philadelphia, where youth have disproportionately tested highly? Positive? for lead in their bodies, which leads to a variety of developmental problems.
Thursday, March 28, 2019/Author: Anonym
Categories: News and Views
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