Lawmakers push value of re-entry programs, criminal justice reform bills

Lawmakers push value of re-entry programs, criminal justice reform bills

A bipartisan cadre of lawmakers touted the importance of re-entry programs for former inmates at a Capitol news conference Monday, as a key lawmaker said she hoped to see a package of criminal justice reform bills pass the Senate by the end of the month.

Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington), Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia), Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) and House Minority Whip Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia) led the press conference, flanked by former inmates who are now leading the criminal justice reform fight.
Monday, June 10, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
GOP appropriators eyeing reforms to state budget process

GOP appropriators eyeing reforms to state budget process

In Harrisburg, June is known  — sometimes infamously — as the month that bears the annual state budget. This year, some lawmakers are hoping to make reforms to the budgetary process to create a more transparent approach to the yearly negotiations.

Republican lawmakers in the House have put together a four-bill package that aims to provide the legislature with more oversight and information as they develop the budget. 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Lawmakers roll out bipartisan licensure reform bill

Lawmakers roll out bipartisan licensure reform bill

Fresh off the passage of the Clean Slate Act in 2018, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers are looking to build off their criminal justice reform victory and remove employment barriers for former offenders. 

Senators John DiSanto (R-Dauphin) and Judy Schwank (D-Berks) were joined by House Minority Whip Rep. Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia) and Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) Wednesday to stump for an occupational licensure reform bill that would prohibit state boards from denying professional licenses based on past criminal convictions that are unrelated to the profession.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Delozier's proposed legislation would allow minors to perform music where alcohol is served

Delozier's proposed legislation would allow minors to perform music where alcohol is served

Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) recently introduced legislation that would allow minors to perform music where alcohol is served as long as they are not compensated and are supervised by a parent or guardian.

Under current law minors can't perform where alcohol is served unless they are a student of the arts. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Wolf signs bill naming the Eastern Hellbender the state amphibian

Wolf signs bill naming the Eastern Hellbender the state amphibian

Gov. Tom Wolf joined Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming), members of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and other advocates for clean water to sign legislation that designates the Eastern Hellbender as Pennsylvania's state amphibian. 

 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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