Senate elects leadership for 2017-2018 legislative session, does not take substantive votes on legislation

Senate elects leadership for 2017-2018 legislative session, does not take substantive votes on legislation

In what is likely to be their final session day of the 2016-2017 legislative term, the Senate Republican and Democratic Caucuses selected their internal caucus leadership Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Legislation to be filed to combat 2011 state abortion law

Legislation to be filed to combat 2011 state abortion law

The Women’s Health caucus, a group of advocates bound together to protect women’s personal medical decisions, and legislators gathered in the media center Thursday morning to announce upcoming legislation that will, if passed, overturn  Act 122 of 2011 in Pennsylvania.

Thursday, June 30, 2016/Author: Kyle Maguire
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Bill putting new regulations on abortion passes House along bipartisan vote

Bill putting new regulations on abortion passes House along bipartisan vote

Amid June’s budget gauntlet, usually one or two other controversial topics see some form of legislative action and that occurred Tuesday when the House scheduled a vote on House Bill 1948, controversial legislation that would place new regulations on abortion in Pennsylvania.

Introduced with bipartisan sponsorship, House Bill 1949 would make it illegal to perform an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy and ban so-called fetal-dismemberment abortions. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Vote on bill to further restrict abortions held off

Vote on bill to further restrict abortions held off

Highly controversial legislation that was swiftly moving through the House had its final vote in that chamber put off Monday at least until members return in the first week of May.

“There’s still quite a bit of support for the bipartisan legislation,” said House Republican spokesperson Steve Miskin, who noted legislation that would alter criminal and civil statute of limitations in instances of child sexual abuse is taking center stage in the House. 

Monday, April 11, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Bill putting new regulations on abortion advances from committee

Bill putting new regulations on abortion advances from committee

Legislation that was only formally introduced on Friday that would put new regulations on abortion procedures in Pennsylvania was advanced from the House Health Committee Monday along a bipartisan 16-10 vote.

The bill, House Bill 1948, was introduced by Representatives Kathy Rapp (R-Warren), Bryan Barbin (D-Cambria), and Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster). It would provide for abortions to be limited at 20 weeks, instead of the current 24 weeks, and prohibit a form of abortion that provides for fetal dismemberment before termination.

Monday, April 4, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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