The House and Senate are in session on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
The House Judiciary Committee meets Monday to consider two bills.
House Bill 40< (Perry-R, Cumberland ) would expand the castle doctrine to cover the right of deadly force in self-defense to porches, patios and occupied vehicles. Another version of the bill, Senate Bill 273 (Alloway-R, Franklin) was reported from the Senate Judiciary Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.
House Bill 898 (Toepel-R, Montgomery) would impose a mandatory five year prison sentence for a second weapons conviction.
House Bill 270 (Miccarelli-R-Delaware), which would clarify the counting of convictions for multiple offenses involving sexual abuse of children was passed by the House 198-0 and now goes to the Senate for consideration.
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