VIDEO: Folmer discusses medical marijuana

VIDEO: Folmer discusses medical marijuana

With SB 1182 now out of the Senate, Sen. Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) provides some insight on the discussion in the House on his medical marijuana legislation. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Capitol Quick Hits for 10.6.14

Capitol Quick Hits for 10.6.14

Here are the highlights from news conferences, rallies, and advocacy days held in the Capitol today: 

  • Gov. Tom Corbett joined members of the General Assembly and other advocates in the Main Capitol Rotunda to show support for HB 2533 and victims of crime. HB 2533 would provide for revictimization relief by adding that victim of a personal injury crime may bring a civil action against an offender in any court of competent jurisdiction to obtain injunctive and other appropriate relief. 

  • The Save a Life Now Pennsylvania Coalition held a rally in the Capitol Rotunda to urge the House to pass SB 850, legislation allowing for the greater availability of organ donations. John Green, Director of Community Relations for the Gift of Life Donor Program, explained that 8,500 people across Pennsylvania are waiting for an organ transplant and every 18 hours a person waiting for an organ dies.
  • The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) today was joined by advocates to announce the launch of the PBA’s 2014 public information campaign, which this year is titled “Have a Voice in Your Exceptional Child’s Education.” The campaign is directed to help parents better understand the rights of their disabled and gifted children.
  • The Campaign for Fair Education Funding kicked-off its efforts to develop a sustainable, predictable, and long-term funding method to ensure that every Pennsylvania child has access to quality education no matter where they live.
  • In light of National Fire Preparedness Week (October 6-13), the American Red Cross of Central Pennsylvania today launched a Home Fire Preparedness Campaign aimed at heightening awareness for preventative and response measures to house fires.
  • Environmental groups and legislators including Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) and Rep. Greg Vitali (D-Delaware) gathered in the East Wing Rotunda today to urge the Senate to reject HB 1565, a bill that would revoke the existing stream buffer requirement.
  • The Philadelphia Chapter of NORML held a press conference in the East Wing Rotunda to ask House leadership to bring SB 1182 up for a vote. SB 1182 would provide for the medical use of marijuana across the Commonwealth and was recently passed by the Senate. 

 

 

Monday, October 6, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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VIDEO: Leach gives response to medical marijuana amendment offered by Rep. Gainey

VIDEO: Leach gives response to medical marijuana amendment offered by Rep. Gainey

Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) offers his support  for Rep. Ed Gainey's (D-Allegheny) plan to offer an amendment to SB 405 to provide for the medical use of marijuana. It is scheduled to be considered by the House on Tuesday. 

Monday, October 6, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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VIDEO: Erickson discusses his opposition to HB 2354

VIDEO: Erickson discusses his opposition to HB 2354

During Monday's Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee meeting, Sen. Ted Erickson (R-Delaware) discussed his opposition to a bill that would require the DEP to receive approval from the  General Assembly for a State plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions for existing sources prior to submitting the plan to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for approval.   

Monday, October 6, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Capitol Quick Hits for 10.1.14

Capitol Quick Hits for 10.1.14

Here are the highlights from news conferences, rallies, and advocacy days held in the Capitol today: 

  • The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition kicked off breast cancer awareness month by coloring the Capitol East Wing Fountain pink today. The PBCC was joined by the Secretary of Human Services Bev Mackereth and Secretary of General Services Sheri Phillips, along with Rep. Patty Kim (D-Dauphin), to remind all women of the importance of good breast health and the need for annual mammograms.
  • The government watchdog organization Rock the Capital held an event in the Main Capitol Rotunda today to set up an anonymous post office box in Harrisburg to collect complaints concerning the misuse of government computer systems for sexually explicit communications and other non-governmental uses. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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