Greenleaf's bill protecting child victims of human trafficking heads to House Floor

Greenleaf's bill protecting child victims of human trafficking heads to House Floor

Sen. Stewart Greenleaf's (R-Montgomery) Safe Harbor bill passed out of the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday morning.

Sen. Greenleaf created the bill to protect the child victims of human trafficking from criminal prosecution. He was joined by his colleagues, survivors and advocates for a rally after the committee meeting to call for the House and Senate to pass this bill.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Senators focus on mental illness and opioid epidemic during Corrections budget hearing

Senators focus on mental illness and opioid epidemic during Corrections budget hearing

Senate Appropriation Committee members focused on how the Department of Corrections (DOC) handles mentally ill inmates and inmates struggling with addiction during Thursday’s budget hearing.


DOC asked for an addition $2 million dollars in this year’s proposed budget.


According to DOC Sec. John Wetzel the extra $2 million would help to treat inmates with varying mental health issues.

Thursday, March 1, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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Through the years with Sen. Stewart Greenleaf

Through the years with Sen. Stewart Greenleaf

Senator Stewart Greenleaf sat down with The PLS Reporter for our new series "Through the Years."  Find out how things have changed from the time he started as a legislator and how things are today. 

Thursday, August 3, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Bill updating requirements of police body-worn cameras on its way to becoming law

In a near unanimous vote, the state Senate passed legislation Tuesday that would clear the way for body worn cameras on police officers to be used more frequently.

Senate Bill 560 amends the state Wiretap Act to enable police officers to enter a private residence with an activated body-worn camera that audio-records conversations. Previously, an officer with a body-worn camera could only record, with audio, in a public space. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Consolidation of Department of Corrections, Board of Probation and Parole takes a step toward passage

Consolidation of Department of Corrections, Board of Probation and Parole takes a step toward passage

With all of the hullabaloo surrounding the potential merger of four human services-related state agencies into one Department of Health and Human Services, the proposal to merge the Department of Corrections and the Board of Probation and Parole has flown a bit under the radar.

 

On Monday, however, the Senate Appropriations Committee took another step toward advancing the proposal to the governor’s desk.

Monday, May 8, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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