5 bills to watch for the week of June 17

5 bills to watch for the week of June 17

We get it, session weeks are busy. That’s why we put together a list of the bills being discussed in committee and on the floor of the General Assembly that are worth devoting your precious time to tracking. From 5G to budget reform, here are five bills to watch for the week of June 17.
Friday, June 14, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Sen. Killion building support for ERPO bill

Sen. Killion building support for ERPO bill

Senator Thomas Killion (R-Chester) will use the Senate’s May recess to meet with stakeholders and try to get more support among colleagues for his extreme risk protection order, or ERPO, bill.

The legislation creates the framework to temporarily remove guns from the possession of those considered a danger to others and themselves. It’s been adopted in other states as a way to reduce gun-related deaths, especially suicides.
Friday, May 10, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Push to create unpaid medical leave gets renewed energy, though question marks remain

Push to create unpaid medical leave gets renewed energy, though question marks remain

At a time when the debate over paid family leave rages at the national level, lawmakers are eyeing a push to make it easier for employees to take unpaid leave in order to care for a sick relative.

The measure, authored by Sen. Tom Killion (R-Delaware) and Sen. Andrew Dinniman (D-Chester), would entitle a worker to up to six weeks of unpaid leave to care for a terminally ill sibling, grandparent or grandchild. It was unanimously approved Tuesday by the Senate Labor and Industry Committee.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Rabb and Killion reintroduce legislation to push commonwealth towards 100 percent renewable energy by 2050

Rabb and Killion reintroduce legislation to push commonwealth towards 100 percent renewable energy by 2050

A bipartisan group of legislators joined together Tuesday morning to re-introduce legislation that would require by the year 2050 that the commonwealth get 100 of its energy from renewable sources. 

Rep. Chris Rabb (D-Philadelphia) introduced House Bill 1425 while Senator Tom Killion (R-Delaware) introduced Senate Bill 630. Killion is the first Republican senator to introduce this type of legislation in the country. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
UPDATE: Bipartisan protests delay DEP re-confirmation hearing

UPDATE: Bipartisan protests delay DEP re-confirmation hearing

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee will not go forward with a scheduled hearing Tuesday morning to confirm Patrick McDonnell for another term as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, due to the protests of some members. 

Senators from southeastern PA sent a memo to committee chairs and a letter to McDonnell Friday with questions, aboutthe Sunoco Mariner East pipeline, over which concerns have increased with more sinkholes appearing in Chester and Delaware counties. 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019/Author: Anonym
Categories: News and Views
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