Senate leadership gets behind redistricting as Folmer looks for fixes in second hearing

Senate leadership gets behind redistricting as Folmer looks for fixes in second hearing

With a little more than two months left to pass a bill and start the long, winding road to a constitutional amendment, Senate leadership now appears fully in on passing a bill to change how the state conducts redistricting.

“We want to be done by June, before we leave,” Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre) said yesterday, adding: “It won’t be exactly Senate Bill 22 — we will amend it, I'm sure — but we’ll definitely keep the same spirit and same direction that SB 22 goes in, making an independent commission.”

Tuesday, April 24, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Post-Parkland and post-House hearings, Wolf and legislative leadership consider how to address gun violence

Post-Parkland and post-House hearings, Wolf and legislative leadership consider how to address gun violence

Governor Tom Wolf reiterated his support for bills increasing gun control in the state Monday as elected officials weigh how best to reduce gun deaths.

A major target of Wolf’s encouragement was SB 501, the first major gun policy bill since the Parkland School shooting — which has brought the gun debate to blistering new levels — to pass a chamber. 

Monday, April 23, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen

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
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