Through the years with Rep. Ron Marsico

Through the years with Rep. Ron Marsico

Representative Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) sat down with The PLS Reporter for our new series "Through the Years." Find out how things have changed from the time he started as a legislator and how things are today.
Friday, September 1, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
PA House move to impeach embattled Lancaster County sheriff reopens old Kane impeachment wounds

PA House move to impeach embattled Lancaster County sheriff reopens old Kane impeachment wounds

The House Judiciary Committee this week voted on a resolution to begin the impeachment process relative to embattled Lancaster County Sheriff Mark Reese, who has been on a long-term paid suspension since last summer after sexual harassment allegations against him arose.

 

Should the impeachment move forward and be successful, it would be the first impeachment of an elected official in Pennsylvania since PA Supreme Court Justice Rolf Larsen was impeached in 1994.

 

However, it was not the move to impeach Sheriff Reese that drew debate from committee members, rather an amendment filed to the resolution to begin the process drew concern from a number of Democratic members.

Thursday, April 6, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
House amends Senate’s version of child sex abuse statute of limitations reform, Rozzi retroactivity amendment to come

House amends Senate’s version of child sex abuse statute of limitations reform, Rozzi retroactivity amendment to come

The House Judiciary Committee Tuesday sent to the full House for consideration a measure that would substantially reform and raise Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations as it pertains to criminal and civil child sex abuse cases.

 

While the measure advancing to the Floor did not contain a controversial retroactivity component—a measure that would allow victims currently barred from bringing suit by the civil statute of limitations to bring their claims—the main proponent of that concept is planning on offering it as an amendment as the bill moves along for consideration.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Senate statute of limitations reform bill to get more discussion, changes in House

Senate statute of limitations reform bill to get more discussion, changes in House

While Senate Bill 261—legislation sponsored by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) that would eliminate criminal and civil statutes of limitation in certain child sexual abuse cases—was scheduled for a vote in the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, the bill was ultimately passed over so committee members can further discuss the legislation with a possible aim toward amending the legislation at a future committee meeting.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Judiciary Committee examines use of body cameras by police

Judiciary Committee examines use of body cameras by police

The House Judiciary Committee met in Latrobe at St. Vincent College on Wednesday to discuss the current practices and possible changes regarding the use of body cameras by police.

“This is a timely subject,” said Chairman Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) in his opening remarks. “Just a few years ago the Commonwealth authorized the use of police body cameras to enhance our efforts of public safety and officer safety as well. We hope to promote transparency and in doing so, we hope to see better interactions between citizens and police.”

As the law sits right now, Act 9 or the Wiretap Act allows police officers on duty to use body cameras to record communications with people they encounter. However, they must first tell those they encounter they are being recorded when “reasonably practical” and are also not allowed to use body-worn cameras inside a residence.
Thursday, August 11, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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