Advocates rally to demand action on CPR bill

Advocates rally to demand action on CPR bill

Dozens of volunteers and workers from the American Heart Association joined in the Capitol Rotunda Monday morning to ask the legislators to vote on Senate Bill 521. 

Senate Bill 521 would ensure that every Pennsylvania high school would give CPR training to every student before they graduate. This bill was created by Senator Tom Killion (R-Delaware) and is on third consideration in the Senate this week. Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Delaware) introduced House Bill 921 which has been referred to the House Education Committee. 
Monday, April 16, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Seven domestic violence bills advance through Senate

Seven domestic violence bills advance through Senate

All passed unanimously, with one ready for the governor's signature and the rest heading for the House

A bipartisan group of senators Tuesday announced their hopes for an upcoming vote on a package of seven bills that address domestic violence in Pennsylvania. All would go on to pass the Senate Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Tweeted: The week of February 20, 2017

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.

Thursday, February 23, 2017/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Differing vape-tax-fix bills emerge from committee

Differing vape-tax-fix bills emerge from committee

Both houses of the legislature took steps to alter the tax on e-cigarettes and vape products Tuesday with differing proposals with the same goal emerging from legislative committee.

 

In July, the General Assembly passed the 40 percent floor tax on e-cigarette and vape products, including current inventory, as part of the revenue package supporting the budget. $13.3 million is anticipated from the tax.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Legislators circulate proposals altering coming vape, e-cigarette tax

Legislators circulate proposals altering coming vape, e-cigarette tax

While it doesn’t become effective until October 1, legislators in the General Assembly are already working to change a crucial funding component of the FY 2016-2017 budget: a tax on vaping and e-cigarettes.

 

As part of the funding package that was passed for the budget, lawmakers are counting on over $13 million from the new tax, which is to be levied on vaping and e-cigarette product retailers who are to pay a 40 percent tax on all vaping and e-cigarette products—including devices and equipment—that extends to current on-shelf inventory.

 

Realizing this might cause a problem for shop owners, legislators in both chambers are circulating co-sponsorship memos for proposals which would help vape and e-cigarette retailers deal with how to pay the tax in order to limit its effect on their ability to stay financially viable.

Thursday, September 8, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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