Tweets of the Week - April 16, 2018

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.

Friday, April 20, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Anti-hazing bill in honor of PSU’s Piazza passes judiciary committee

Anti-hazing bill in honor of PSU’s Piazza passes judiciary committee

A bill in honor of Penn State University student Timothy Piazza, who died last year during a fraternity event that has raised allegations of hazing, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday.

The bill, SB 1090, was introduced by Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre) last Friday. It would add more categories of hazing to state law, including a felony charge in cases of serious bodily harm or death.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Corman introduces anti-hazing legislation in wake of Penn State frat death

Corman introduces anti-hazing legislation in wake of Penn State frat death

With the parents of Timothy Piazza flanking him on the steps of the Centre County courthouse, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre) today introduced legislation bearing the deceased Penn State student’s name to increase the punishments for hazing.

Pointing to his own time as a Greek, Corman — whose district includes State College — said the bill was an attempt to prevent any deaths from initiation rites in the state’s fraternities, sororities or other organizations by adding stiff consequences.

Friday, March 23, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
While House member introduces impeachment bills for Supreme Court justices, Senate leader looks ahead

While House member introduces impeachment bills for Supreme Court justices, Senate leader looks ahead

A Republican member of the House introduced legislation Tuesday to impeach four of the five state Supreme Court justices who ruled in favor an expedited timeline in order to redress Pennsylvania’s 2011 congressional map, which the court earlier invalidated on state constitutional grounds. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
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