HDPC discusses bolstering sexual education

HDPC discusses bolstering sexual education

Experts and advocates joined legislators in Philadelphia last Thursday to discuss reforming Pennsylvania’s inconsistent standards on sexual education in compulsory schools.  

The House Democratic Policy Committee hearing took place at Thomas Jefferson University’s Center City campus. Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) hosted in support of his House Bill 1586, which calls for “medically accurate and evidence-based” sex ed, creating guidelines for statewide instruction. Currently such curriculum varies district to district.
Monday, October 21, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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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
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Did You Get The Memo? Censuring Brian Sims, mail-in voting, and vehicle emissions reforms

Did You Get The Memo? Censuring Brian Sims, mail-in voting, and vehicle emissions reforms

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 censure Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) for recent conduct, reform vehicle emissions testing in Pennsylvania and replace in-person voting with mail-in voting.

Friday, May 31, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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Sims and colleagues reintroduce legislation banning discrimination against LGBTQ members

Sims and colleagues reintroduce legislation banning discrimination against LGBTQ members

Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) joined colleagues including Representatives Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny),  Malcolm Kenyatta (D-Philadelphia), and Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) to discuss legislation that would ban discrimination in the commonwealth based on someone's sexual orientation or gender identity. 
Monday, May 6, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Lawmakers push for changes to how law enforcement can use force

Lawmakers push for changes to how law enforcement can use force

A cadre of Democratic lawmakers announced Tuesday a push to re-examine the state’s use-of-force guidelines for law enforcement, weeks after a jury in Allegheny County acquitted an officer in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Antwon Rose. 

The effort is led by Rep. Summer Lee (D-Allegheny), who represents the district where Rose was shot and killed by former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld during a traffic stop in 2018. 
Tuesday, April 16, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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