Advocates and survivors call on the Senate to vote on SB 261

Advocates and survivors call on the Senate to vote on SB 261

The Commonwealth's Victim Advocate, Jennifer Storm, spoke in the Capitol's Main Rotunda Wednesday afternoon about why Senate Bill 261 is so important, and urged the Senate to return to session to vote on it.

Storm was joined by survivors and other advocates who had camped out in the Capitol last week hoping for the bill to get passed.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Scarnati: “The only oath that we take around here is to uphold the constitution"

Scarnati: “The only oath that we take around here is to uphold the constitution"

After Rep. Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) came forward on Friday with a proposal from the Senate that didn’t include the civil window, questions arose about whether or not Senate Bill 261 would pass this session.

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) on Tuesday afternoon stated that, “It’s been my goal all along to get a product out of here and over to the House before we leave on Wednesday.”

Tuesday, October 16, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Stephens bill clarifies penalties for those failing to report sexual abuse

Stephens bill clarifies penalties for those failing to report sexual abuse

Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) joined The PLS Reporter to talk about his legislation, House Bill 2641.

The bill would clarify when higher penalties should apply to people who are required to report suspected child abuse, but fail to do so. 

Stephens is one of a handful of legislators who introduced legislation relating to the grand jury report that was released last month. 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's three events in under three minutes.

From President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) releasing a statement on Wednesday regarding statue of limitations reform for child sexual abuse victims, to Auditor General Eugene DePasquale discussing the recommendations in the Pennsylvania School Safety Task force report all the way to the state prisons lock down. 

Friday, August 31, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Lawmakers push for package of bills aimed at curbing sexual harassment and assault

Lawmakers push for package of bills aimed at curbing sexual harassment and assault

A dozen lawmakers from both the House and the Senate representing both sides of the political aisle held a press conference Monday in a push to see movement on a package of bills they believe will curb sexual harassment and assault both within and outside the halls of the state Capitol.

Monday, December 11, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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