Legislation Creating Offense for Sexual Assault by Sports Official Rapidly Making Way to Governor’s Desk

Having unanimously passed the House of Representatives last November, House Bill 112 by Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) got the same treatment in the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday.

According to Rep. Vereb, the bill establishes an offense graded as felony of the third degree, accompanied by a fine of up to a $15,000, for perpetrators “who chose to prowl on our youth athletes” who are 16 or 17 years of age.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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VIDEO: Vereb Discusses Bill to Prosecute Sexual Abuse by Sports Officials

VIDEO: Vereb Discusses Bill to Prosecute Sexual Abuse by Sports Officials

Today the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved HB 112, a bill that would provide for the offense of sexual assault by a sports official. The prime sponsor of the bill, Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) talked with The PLS Reporter about what the bill does and what he hopes it will accomplish. 

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VIDEO: Addiction Counseling Services Supports Restriction of Painkiller Zohydro

VIDEO: Addiction Counseling Services Supports Restriction of Painkiller Zohydro

After today's House Human Services Committee voting meeting, Deb Beck of the Drug and Alcohol Services Providers of Pennsylvania (DASPOP) expressed her concerns about the prescription painkiller Zohydro. The drug is the subject of HB 2203 - an act restricting access to the painkiller- which was voted out of the committee. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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VIDEO: DiGirolamo on Bill to Restrict Access to Painkiller Zohydro

VIDEO: DiGirolamo on Bill to Restrict Access to Painkiller Zohydro

After today's House Human Services Committee Voting meeting, Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) talked with The PLS Reporter about his bill to limit access to the prescription painkiller Zohydro. 

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Bill Restricting Powerful Opiate Could Draw Physician Ire Following Amendment

Bill Restricting Powerful Opiate Could Draw Physician Ire Following Amendment

The House Human Services Committee today continued the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s battle against prescription opiates by voting on legislation originally drafted to ban the powerful opiate Zohydro. However, an amendment to the bill might draw concern from physicians and others prescribing the pain killer.

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