Bill that would restore school police arrest powers could see a vote next week

Bill that would restore school police arrest powers could see a vote next week

A bill that would restore the arrest powers of school police officers could get a final vote as early as next Monday, according to a spokesperson from the House Republican Caucus.

House Bill 49, which originally focused on high school personal finance courses, was amended in the Senate this week to restore school police arrest powers that were inadvertently stripped away by legislation signed into law in June.
Thursday, October 24, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Pennsylvania legislators follow California in introducing bill to compensate college athletes

Pennsylvania legislators follow California in introducing bill to compensate college athletes

The debate over compensating college athletes has been a growing controversy for years across the country. Now, the debate is at the doorstep of the General Assembly.

Following the signing of the Fair Pay to Play Act in California, three Democrats are seeking co-sponsorship for a version of the bill in Pennsylvania.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019/Author: Harrison Cann
Categories: News and Views
Did You Get The Memo? Electric vehicle fees, student-athletes and agritourism

Did You Get The Memo? Electric vehicle fees, student-athletes and agritourism

Amid all the floor debates, press conferences and committee hearings, the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s newest co-sponsorship memos can get lost in the shuffle. That’s why The PLS Reporter rounds up some of the most noteworthy co-sponsorship memos each week, so you can stay informed of what’s going on in the Capitol.

 

In this week’s feature are memos for proposals that would establish an electric vehicle fee, provide income opportunities to student-athletes and protect agritourism in Pennsylvania.

Friday, October 4, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Legislators introduce a bill that would put adult changing tables in public buildings for people with disabilities

Legislators introduce a bill that would put adult changing tables in public buildings for people with disabilities

Rep. Dan Miller (D-Allegheny) held a press conference where he was joined by Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington), Sen. Pam Iovino (D-Allegheny) and advocates to push for adding adult changing facilities in public buildings to help people with disabilities and their families.

Bartolotta has always been a supporter of making things easier for people with special needs and their families and she spoke about the importance of this bill. 

Monday, September 23, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: Four legislators created legislation that gives every PA worker paid family/medical leave

VIDEO: Four legislators created legislation that gives every PA worker paid family/medical leave

Senators Maria Collett (D-Montgomery), and Dan Laughlin (R-Erie), along with Representatives Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) and Dan Miller (D-Allegheny), joined together to create the Family Care Act, which would establish a statewide Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program to provide paid leave for full- and part-time workers.

Funding for this program would come from a payroll deduction of 50 cents from every $100 earned by Pennsylvania workers, and a worker would receive 90 percent of up to $500 in a weekly paycheck and 50 percent of anything more than $500. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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