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
Categories: Video
Schemel proposes new way to help sexual abuse victims

Schemel proposes new way to help sexual abuse victims

Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) held a press conference Monday morning to introduce legislation that would establish a Truth and Restoration Commission tasked with addressing the child sexual assault crisis within the Pennsylvania Dioceses of the Catholic Church. 

Monday, September 17, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3!

This week's three events go from Telemedicine bills and public hearings, to Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill) working to eliminate safe injection centers, and then all the way to Pittsburgh legislators working on a package of bills prompted by the recent Antwon Rose Jr. shooting. 

Friday, September 14, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Vogel telemedicine bill vetted before House Professional Licensure Committee

Vogel telemedicine bill vetted before House Professional Licensure Committee

Sen. Elder Vogel's (R-Beaver) Senate Bill 780, a bill that would define telemedicine and offer guidelines on who can provide telemedicine services and also clarify insurance companies' reimbursements for the services, was brought up in a House Professional Licensure Committee meeting on Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Capitol Rotunda host to 8th annual EMS memorial service

Capitol Rotunda host to 8th annual EMS memorial service

On Monday afternoon, dozens of EMS workers and supporters joined the Pennsylvania EMS Provider Foundation and the Bureau of EMS at the Capitol for the eighth annual EMS memorial service.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Tags: EMS
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