DUI ignition interlock bill seems like all but a done deal

As promised, Sen. John Rafferty (R-Montgomery) moved his reintroduced proposal to allow first time DUI offenders to place an ignition interlock device in their cars in lieu of loss of operating privileges, a proposal which moved out of the Senate Transportation Committee unanimously Wednesday.

According to those in the process, the legislation seems like all but a done deal.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Capitol Quick Hits for 1.21.15

Capitol Quick Hits for 1.21.15

Government officials and first responders gathered at a press conference in the Main Rotunda this afternoon to call on state lawmakers to hold public hearings on legislation that could lower the standard for determining purely public charities. Art Martynuska, President of the Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association, called on lawmakers to reject SB 4, “This proposed [constitutional] amendment would further imperial our communities’ abilities to provide basic services and allow mega profit corporations off the hook for sharing their responsibilities.” 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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Freshman Focus: Michele Brooks (R-Mercer)

Freshman Focus: Michele Brooks (R-Mercer)

Meet Sen. Michele Brooks (R-Mercer). Although she's not new to the Pennsylvania General Assembly, find out why this former House member ran for state Senate and what she hopes to accomplish. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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VIDEO: Rafferty discusses history and future of DUI ignition interlock bill

VIDEO: Rafferty discusses history and future of DUI ignition interlock bill

Majority Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee John Rafferty discusses the history and future of his DUI ignition interlock bill, SB 290, after it passed out of committee. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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VIDEO: Yaw talks land owner protection bills passed out of Senate Energy Committee

VIDEO: Yaw talks land owner protection bills passed out of Senate Energy Committee

After Wednesday's Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee meeting, Majority Chairman Gene Yaw talks about the importance of the two land owner protection bills, SB 147 and SB 148, just passed out of committee. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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