Despite questions over a lack of hearing, House Judiciary approves Marsy's Law

Despite questions over a lack of hearing, House Judiciary approves Marsy's Law

The House Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance a proposed constitutional amendment that would protect the rights of crime victims in the state’s constitution, despite objections from groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union and at least four committee members.

The amendment, known as Marsy’s Law, has been enacted in at least six other states. The Pennsylvania version, authored by Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) would ensure victims have the right to be notified about court proceedings, be present at hearings and speak at plea and sentencing proceedings, among other rights.
Thursday, February 21, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
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This week legislators called on the General Assembly to pass Marsy's Law for the second time, Governor Wolf unveiled his plan to raise the minimum wage, and The American Lung Association released its 17th "State of Tobacco Control" report. 

Friday, February 1, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Delozier, advocates push for the passage of Marsy's Law

Delozier, advocates push for the passage of Marsy's Law

Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) stood beside Sen. John Sabatina (D-Philadelphia), advocates and victims of abuse to push for the General Assembly to pass Marsy's Law. 

Marsy's Law would ensure crime victims have the right to receive information about their rights, receive information about proceedings in their criminal cases as well as the ability to be present at hearings and be heard, and to also be treated with respect, fairness and dignity. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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By the numbers, women are gaining in the General Assembly. They hope their issues follow.

By the numbers, women are gaining in the General Assembly. They hope their issues follow.

A banner year for women in government moved Pennsylvania up five places for female representation in state legislative bodies.

The increase was among the biggest in all 50 states. Only four states saw a bigger percent increase in their women’s caucus, while only two, including New Hampshire and its 400-plus member legislative body, elected more new women.

Altogether, the House and Senate added 14 new women, per numbers from Rutgers University’s Center for American Women and Politics.

State female politicos greeted the news with a mix of excitement for the gains and resolve, for Pennsylvania still sat in the bottom half for female representation, moving from 39th to 34th highest.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Gov. Wolf introduces program to help navigate the Clean Slate law

Gov. Wolf introduces program to help navigate the Clean Slate law

Gov. Tom Wolf joined Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), Rep. Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia), other members of the House and Senate and advocates to discuss his new program that will make the new Clean Slate law easier to navigate. 
Wednesday, January 2, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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