Sen. Vulakovich hopes to have PA jump on board the National Blue Alert System train

Sen. Vulakovich hopes to have PA jump on board the National Blue Alert System train

Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny) has introduced the "blue alert" bill. This bill would activate an emergency alert response to the nearby public for any incident involving the endangerment, injury or death of a law enforcement officer and the suspect involved.

Friday, March 9, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Senate Committee reignites push to amend emergency codes

Senate Committee reignites push to amend emergency codes

The Senate Veteran Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee said Monday it is closer to updating emergency codes for the first time in over 20 years. 


Title 35, the law that explicitly states emergency protocol, has not been updated since 1996.

Monday, January 29, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Senators seek to boost volunteer firefighter numbers

Senators seek to boost volunteer firefighter numbers

Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) and Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny) are teaming up together on a measure currently moving through the state Senate that would incentivize high school-aged Pennsylvanians to join volunteer firefighting companies.

Thursday, December 28, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Senate seeks to increase local government participation in latest iteration of statewide radio network

Senate seeks to increase local government participation in latest iteration of statewide radio network

Sen. Bob Mensch’s (R-Montgomery) Senate Resolution 237, which would encourage county and local government and emergency services agencies to work with the Pennsylvania State Police and the Office of Public Safety Radio to create interoperability for the latest iteration of the Statewide Radio Network (STARnet), recently was approved by the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee.

 

It is the latest move in an effort to solve the decades-long process of creating a statewide public safety radio network.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Bills give more flexibility to some parking authorities

Bills give more flexibility to some parking authorities

Two Senate bills seeking to provide more flexibility to some of Pennsylvania’s local parking authorities moved closer to the conclusion of their legislative process Wednesday as they were unanimously approved the House Local Government Committee.

 

The first bill, Senate Bill 252 by Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny), seeks to provide the Pittsburgh Parking Authority with the ability to enter into private agreements for the lease or license of parking spaces and develop, operate, and/or finance mixed-use projects.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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