Legislators bring up #MeToo legislation once again

Legislators bring up #MeToo legislation once again

Rep. Leanne Krueger (D-Delaware) joined Senators Maria Collett (D-Montgomery) and Katie Muth (D-Montgomery) as well as Pennsylvania Victim Advocate, Jennifer Storm, to discuss new legislation that would create the #MeToo Pennsylvania General Assembly Act.

Monday, March 25, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Did You Get The Memo? Sexual assault, special elections and committee chair selection legislation

Did You Get The Memo? Sexual assault, special elections and committee chair selection legislation

With so much legislation filed in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, some naturally garner more attention than others. From resolutions designating the state pet of Pennsylvania to bills that have significant financial implications, a lot can be unearthed from sifting through the legislature’s co-sponsorship memos.
 
In the past week, there has been an array of proposals that would affect everything from sexual assault protocols in schools and the General Assembly to how special elections in the state are funded, which is why we’re going to take a look at some of the most interesting co-sponsorship memos filed in the General Assembly this week.
Friday, March 22, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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Baker looks to establish sexual assault online reporting system at Pa. universities

Baker looks to establish sexual assault online reporting system at Pa. universities

Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne) is one state lawmaker who hopes to protect victims of sexual assault and make it easier for them to report incidents on college campuses.
 
As part of Pennsylvania’s It’s On Us initiative to prevent sexual assault on college and university campuses, Baker has introduced a bill that would establish an online reporting system for instances of sexual harassment and assault on postsecondary institutions in Pennsylvania. 
Friday, February 22, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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Sen. Daylin Leach files suit against women accusing him of sexual assault, two others

Sen. Daylin Leach files suit against women accusing him of sexual assault, two others

State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) filed a defamation suit Monday against three women in relation to accusations that he forced an underage woman to perform oral sex in 1991.

The move comes after Senate Democrats announced last week they would hire outside investigators to probe the allegations against Leach by Cara Taylor, then the 17-year-old daughter of a woman Leach was defending in a criminal case.
Monday, January 28, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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Burns discusses bills that clarify sexual assault victims' rights

Burns discusses bills that clarify sexual assault victims' rights

Rep. Frank Burns (D-Cambria) joined The PLS Reporter to discuss his bills that help clarify the rights for victims of sexual abuse. 
Thursday, October 11, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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