Costa, Fontana plan to require PA to work towards keeping with the Paris Climate Accord

Costa, Fontana plan to require PA to work towards keeping with the Paris Climate Accord

In response to President Donald Trump’s dismissal of the Paris climate accord last week, Senators Jay Costa (D-Forest Hills) and Wayne Fontana (D-Brookline) plan to introduce state legislation that would continue Obama-era environmental regulations.  


Absent federal leadership and with the goal of keeping Pennsylvania on “a steady path in the battle against climate change,” the Pittsburgh-area lawmakers want to require the Department of Environmental Protection to adopt the requirements set forth in the Obama Clean Power Plan.  

Tuesday, June 6, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Physician General Levine joined Rep. Warren to bring awareness to eating disorders

Physician General Levine joined Rep. Warren to bring awareness to eating disorders

On Tuesday afternoon, Pennsylvania's Physician General joined Rep. Perry Warren (D-Bucks) to discuss House Bill 531 which would require schools to provide information about eating disorders.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: House Gaming Oversight Chairman Petri discusses gaming reform legislation

VIDEO: House Gaming Oversight Chairman Petri discusses gaming reform legislation

Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks), Majority Chairman of the House Gaming Oversight Committee, sat down with The PLS Reporter to give us the inside scoop on his thoughts on House Bill 271, how much money it could raise, and when the House might take action on the legislation.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Leach effort to prohibit use of animals in travelling circuses delayed amid controversy, debate

Leach effort to prohibit use of animals in travelling circuses delayed amid controversy, debate

Senate Bill 248—legislation sponsored by Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) that would criminalize the use of wild or exotic animals in travelling circuses—was held off for a scheduled committee vote Tuesday morning as Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee requested more time to review the bill and questioned its premise.

 

According to Sen. Leach, the legislation is aimed at prohibiting the use of animals at travelling circuses and carnivals and not meant to impinge on standing zoos, even when they transport animals on a limited basis.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Bill aimed at opening up private land for more recreational use clears committee

Bill aimed at opening up private land for more recreational use clears committee

For three consecutive legislative sessions, Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams) has been fighting an uphill battle for his House Bill 544 and Tuesday that effort was reignited with the legislation clearing the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee along a party-line vote.

 

The bill is aimed at increasing recreational activities on private land by expanding the current Recreational Use of Land and Water Act—a law limiting liability for private landowners who open up their land to certain recreational uses free of charge—by covering improvements on the land and opening up the land, according to the legislation’s cosponsorship memo, "all recreational activities undertaken for exercise, education and pleasure, including snowmobiling and ATV and motorcycle riding."

Tuesday, June 6, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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