AG Shapiro taps former state lawmaker to head environmental protection section

AG Shapiro taps former state lawmaker to head environmental protection section

Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Thursday that he has tapped former state House member Steve Santarsiero to lead the office’s environmental protection section.

 

According to Shapiro, Santarsiero—who will serve as Chief Deputy Attorney General for Environmental Protection—has as a strong background in the protection of the environment and natural resources.

Friday, May 5, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Legislation to be filed to combat 2011 state abortion law

Legislation to be filed to combat 2011 state abortion law

The Women’s Health caucus, a group of advocates bound together to protect women’s personal medical decisions, and legislators gathered in the media center Thursday morning to announce upcoming legislation that will, if passed, overturn  Act 122 of 2011 in Pennsylvania.

Thursday, June 30, 2016/Author: Kyle Maguire
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Committee’s procedural move puts off immediate action on gun control bill

Committee’s procedural move puts off immediate action on gun control bill

The House Judiciary Committee Wednesday voted to re-refer House Bill 1770—legislation introduced by Rep. Steve Santarsiero (D-Bucks) that would prevent the sale of guns to those on terror watch lists—to the House Rules Committee.

 

The move puts off an attempted end-run by Rep. Santarsiero that would have had the House vote later in the day on discharging the bill from the Judiciary Committee to be acted upon by the full House.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Santarsiero announces plan to put gun reform bill before the House

Santarsiero announces plan to put gun reform bill before the House

Rep. Steve Santarsiero (D-Bucks) announced that he has collected the required number of signatures for a discharge petition for a floor vote on his bill to prohibit people on the terror watch list or the no fly list from purchasing a firearm with a background check.

Also called the “No Fly, No Buy” legislation, HB 1770 was introduced in January and was referred to the House Judiciary Committee where it has been held without a hearing or vote. 

“A discharge resolution is and extraordinary measure that should be used when a committee is not fulfilling its responsibility to consider important legislation. That is certainly the case here,” said Rep. Santarsiero. “This idea of prohibiting people on the terror watch list from purchasing a firearm is a reasonable measure that we should adopt to protect citizens from the acts of extremists.” 

Monday, June 20, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
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