Pennsylvania begins REAL ID compliance effort

Pennsylvania begins REAL ID compliance effort

Pennsylvania started the process of complying with the federal REAL ID Act Wednesday with the Senate Communications and Technology Committee advancing legislation to repeal Act 38 of 2012 and asking the US Department of Homeland Security for another extension of time to allow Pennsylvania to develop a compliant identification card.

 

Passed in 2005, the REAL ID Act requires states to adopt specific, nationwide standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards in order to strengthen immigration enforcement and boost homeland security.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Senate caps off ambitious early session agenda by passing abortion restriction, “paycheck protection” bills

Senate caps off ambitious early session agenda by passing abortion restriction, “paycheck protection” bills

The Pennsylvania Senate has taken up an ambitious agenda early in the 2017-2018 term, addressing in its first three full session weeks bills dealing with natural gas minimum royalties and statute of limitations reform for child sex abuse cases.

 

As the Senate recessed for its annual round of budget hearings Wednesday, it did so after passing two other controversial proposals – one that would restrict abortions in Pennsylvania by disallowing them after the 21st week and one labeled “paycheck protection” in that it would prohibit the automatic deduction of public employee union dues money that would be used for political purposes.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Point/Counterpoint: Eichelberger and Leach discuss views on bill to eliminate statutory protection of teacher paid time off

Point/Counterpoint: Eichelberger and Leach discuss views on bill to eliminate statutory protection of teacher paid time off

Sen. John Eichelberger (R-Blair) and Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) joined The PLS Reporter for separate interviews where they discussed their different views on SB 229, a bill that would remove statutory protections for public school teachers' paid time off.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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