Wolf holds ceremonial signing for six bills protecting crime victims

Wolf holds ceremonial signing for six bills protecting crime victims

Gov. Tom Wolf was joined by Pennsylvania Victim Advocate, Jennifer Storm, a handful of legislators and advocates for a ceremonial signing of a package of bills that expand protections and supports crime victims. 
Monday, July 15, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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House Republicans showcase steps forward in supporting crime victims

House Republicans showcase steps forward in supporting crime victims

House Republican members joined in the Main Rotunda Wednesday to show their support for victims of abuse. 

The chamber has passed more than a dozen bills this month that House Republican's claim are related to supporting crime victims and abuse survivors. The House also acted in some fashion on all of the recommendations from the grand jury investigation that looked into the sexual abuse that was taking place in the Catholic Church. House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler(R-Lancaster) stated that by the end of today's session, all four recommendations will have passed through the house. He could not speak on what the Senate would do next.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Delozier, advocates push for the passage of Marsy's Law

Delozier, advocates push for the passage of Marsy's Law

Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) stood beside Sen. John Sabatina (D-Philadelphia), advocates and victims of abuse to push for the General Assembly to pass Marsy's Law. 

Marsy's Law would ensure crime victims have the right to receive information about their rights, receive information about proceedings in their criminal cases as well as the ability to be present at hearings and be heard, and to also be treated with respect, fairness and dignity. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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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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