House Members discuss preventative measures against mass shootings

House Members discuss preventative measures against mass shootings

House members focused on bills about accessibility to mental health resources and arming teachers in schools during the House Judiciary Committee’s third day of gun policy public hearings Wednesday.

Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery) supports expanding mental health resources, especially for those who may be a threat.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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House members hold press conference to discuss mental health and school shooting misconceptions

House members hold press conference to discuss mental health and school shooting misconceptions

Rep. Dan Miller (D-Allegheny) said during a Tuesday press conference that, although mental health resources are a necessity, it is not responsible to make a relationship between people with mental illnesses and violence.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Gov. Wolf hopes executive order is catalyst for non-discrimination legislation

Gov. Wolf hopes executive order is catalyst for non-discrimination legislation

Gov. Tom Wolf signed two executive orders Thursday afternoon that expand nondiscrimination protections for state workers and contractors.

“This…is an effort to explicitly and decisively end discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender expression and identity in the executive branch in state government,” said Gov. Wolf.

Thursday, April 7, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Legislators seek to change laws protecting pedophiles

Legislators seek to change laws protecting pedophiles

Seeking to end what they call state-sanctioned protection for perpetrators of child sexual abuse, a group of lawmakers has introduced legislation to reform Pennsylvania’s civil and criminal statute of limitations on when victims can bring such claims forward.

“[Statute of limitations] reform is what will level the playing field for victims of sexual abuse,” said Rep. Mark Rozzi (D-Berks), who has introduced House Bill 661, which extends the civil statute of limitations from 30 to 50 years for adult victims of child sexual abuse to bring a claim against their perpetrator.

Monday, March 2, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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