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Legislative Report for May 22, 2017

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Supreme Court amends Rules on detaining juveniles

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The information below is from Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest

This week

The House and Senate return to Harrisburg this week, before their Memorial Day break. Merit selection of appellate court judges– House Bill 111 (Cutler-R-Lancaster) (sponsor summary) is scheduled to be considered for a final vote in the House.

Bill signing

Epinephrine Auto-Injectors: House Bill 224 (Simmons-D-Philadelphia) authorizing school bus drivers and school crossing guards to use epinephrine auto-injectors (House Fiscal Note and summary) was signed into law as Act 2.

Governor, Attorney General create Reentry Council

Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Gov. Tom Wolf Monday joined representatives from communities throughout Pennsylvania, along with officials from local, state and federal agencies, to announce the creation of the Pennsylvania Reentry Council, an innovative effort to make communities safer by reducing recidivism and improving prisoner reentry across the Commonwealth.

Four state agencies — the Office of Attorney General, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the Department of Corrections, and the Board of Probation and Parole — will coordinate the Pennsylvania Reentry Council.

These lead agencies will be joined by eight other state agencies, 21 Reentry Coalitions from communities across the Commonwealth, all three U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in Pennsylvania, and other re-entry experts.

The Pennsylvania Reentry Council also held its first meeting Monday in the Office of Attorney General. The Council will meet quarterly as it works through addressing the primary challenges facing returning citizens and communities.

Those challenges include:

— Access to housing (majority of landlords screen out tenants with criminal records);

— Access to education (40 percent of incarcerated adults have no high school diploma);

— Barriers to employment (Ban the box and related issues);

— Access to treatment for healthcare, addiction, mental health; and

— Access to driver’s licenses, social security cards and documents essential to obtaining employment, housing, other assistance.

Sentencing Commission meeting

The Commission on Sentencing published notice in the May 20 PA Bulletin of its upcoming meetings on May 31 and June 1.

 

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May 24, 1934–Notorious criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are shot to death by Texas and Louisiana state police while driving a stolen car near Sailes, Louisiana.

Legislative Report for May 16, 2017

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Juvenile Rules amended to provide post-disposition rights colloquy. 

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The information below is from Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest

Session Schedule

Senate

May 22, 23, 24

June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

House

May 22, 23, & 24

June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, & 30

On the Governor’s Desk

Epinephrine Auto-Injectors: House Bill 224 (Simmons-D-Philadelphia) authorizing school bus drivers and school crossing guards to use epinephrine auto-injectors (House Fiscal Note and summary) has passes both Houses and awaits action by the Governor.

Bills Moving

House

Federal REAL ID: Senate Bill 133 (Ward-R-Westmoreland) making changes to comply with the federal REAL ID Act was amended and reported out of the House State Government Committee and was referred to the House Appropriations Committee.

Merit Selection: House Bill 111 (Cutler-R- Lancaster) providing for merit selection of statewide appellate court judges (sponsor summary) was amended and reported from the House Judiciary Committee and is now on the House Calendar for action.

Child Pornography: House Bill 561 (Saccone-R-Allegheny) repealing sunset provision for administrative subpoenas in child pornography investigations (sponsor summary) was reported from the House Judiciary Committee and is now on the House Calendar for action.

Cameras In Courtrooms: House Bill 149 (Knowles-R-Schuylkill) prohibiting use of cell phone cameras in court in violation of a rule of court (sponsor summary) was reported from the House Judiciary Committee and is now on the House Calendar for action.

Excluding Gun Locks From Sales Tax: House Bill 718 (F.Keller-R-Snyder) excluding gun locks and gun sales from Sales Tax was reported out of the House Appropriations Committee (House Fiscal Note and summary) and is now on the House Calendar for action.

OxyContin Prescriptions For Teens: House Resolution 17 (Burns-D-Cambria) urging the Food and Drug Administration to reverse its directive allowing OxyContin to be prescribed to children 11 to 16 years of age was reported from the House Human Services Committee and is now on the House Calendar for action.

DUI Penalties: House Bill 1049 (Hahn-R-Northampton) further providing penalties for driving under suspension as a result of a DUI (sponsor summary) was reported from the House Transportation Committee and Tabled.

Senate

Epinephrine Auto-Injectors: House Bill 224 (Simmons-D-Philadelphia) authorizing school bus drivers and school crossing guards to use epinephrine auto-injectors (House Fiscal Note and summary) was passed by the Senate without amendment and now goes to the Governor for his action.

Body Cameras: Senate Bill 560 (Greenleaf-R- Montgomery) authorizing the use of body cameras for police officers was amended on the Senate Floor and was passed by the Senate. The bill now goes to the House for action.

Common Pleas Judges: Senate Bill 222 (Greenleaf-R- Montgomery) providing for additional Common Pleas judges was reported out of the Senate Appropriations Committee, was amended on the Senate Floor and passed by the Senate.  The bill now goes to the House for action.

Sanctuary Campuses: Senate Bill 273 (Rafferty-R-Montgomery) withholding state funding from institutions of higher education adopting sanctuary campuses policy (sponsor summary) was referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

DNA Testing: Senate Bill 461 (Killion-R- Delaware) further providing for the use of DNA testing (sponsor summary) was referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Corrections/Probation & Parole Consolidation: Senate Bill 522 (Greenleaf-R- Montgomery) consolidation of the Department of Corrections and Probation and Parole (sponsor summary) was amended and reported from the Senate Appropriations Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Police Shootings: House Bill 27 (M.White-R-Philadelphia) release of information from a shooting incident involving a police officer (sponsor summary) was reported from the Senate Law and Justice Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Police Training Commission: Senate Bill 403 (Brewster-D-Allegheny) municipal police officer education and training commission appointments (sponsor summary) was reported from the Senate Law and Justice Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Rape Kit Testing: Senate Resolution 75 (Mensch-R-Montgomery) directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to study the extent to which rape kits remain unprocessed (sponsor summary) was reported from the Senate Law and Justice Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Metals Theft: House Bill 267 (Metcalfe-R-Butler) relating to the theft of metals (House Fiscal Note and summary) was reported from the Senate Judiciary Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Cruelty To Animals: Senate Bill 636 (Dinniman-D-Chester) further providing for cruelty to animal prevention related to heat exposure (sponsor summary) was reported from the Senate Judiciary Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Animal Cruelty: Senate Bill 298 (Alloway-R- Franklin) related to the offense of cruelty to animals – Libre’s Law (sponsor summary) was Tabled.

Public Hearings

May 18– Joint Hearing of Senate Aging & Youth, Appropriations, Health & Human Services and Intergovernmental Operations Committees on consolidations of the departments of Health, Human Services, Aging and Drug & Alcohol.  Plumbers Local 690 Union Hall, 2791 Southampton Rd., Philadelphia. Noon.

May 22– NEW. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice and Judiciary Committees hold joint hearing on mandatory minimum sentencing.  Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.  9:30 a.m.

May 23– House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Family Law holds a hearing on House Bill 1250 (Delozier-R-Cumberland) alimony pendente lite reform (sponsor summary), House Bill 983 (Lawrence-R-Chester) ensuring a victim of domestic violence is not forced to pay their abuser alimony pendente lite (sponsor summary).  Room 140.  9:30 a.m.

May 23– NEW. Senate Law and Justice Committee holds a hearing on Senate Bill 258 (Ward-R-Westmoreland) contracting for State Police service (sponsor summary).  Hearing Room 1, North Office. 10 a.m.

May 25– NEW. House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on proposed consolidation of Department of Corrections and Board of Probation and Parole.  Room 140.  10 a.m.

Applications on line for approval of laboratories for testing medical marijuana

Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy Friday announced applications are now available online for laboratories to become an approved laboratory for the testing of medical marijuana for the Commonwealth’s medical marijuana program.

“Testing laboratories are an essential part of our medically focused program,” Secretary Murphy said. “Once selected, these facilities will ensure the medication patients receive at dispensaries is safe and effective.”

A laboratory must first be approved by the Department of Health to identify, collect, handle or conduct tests on medical marijuana samples from a grower/processor, or conduct tests on test samples for the department.

The approval is valid for two years from the date of issuance for the approved laboratory location specified in the application.

Click Here for more information on the application.  Visit the Department of Health’s Medical Marijuana webpage for more information on the program.

 

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May 17, 1954.  U.S. Supreme Court decides Brown v. Board of Education

Legislative Report for May 8, 2017

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Criminal Rules 531 and 536 concerning surety and bail are amended

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The information below is from Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest

Senate

May 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, 24

June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

House

May 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, & 24

June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, & 30

Public Hearings

May 8– Senate Appropriations Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 222 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) providing for additional Common Pleas judges, Senate Bill 522 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) consolidation of the Department of Corrections and Probation and Parole (sponsor summary).  Rules Room.  Off the Floor.

May 8– House State Government Committee hearing on House Bill 466 (Marshall-R-Beaver) authorizing sheriffs and deputy sheriffs to enforce the same laws as municipal police officers (sponsor summary). Room G-50 Irvis Building. 10:00.

May 9– House Judiciary Committee meets to consider House Bill 111 (Cutler-R- Lancaster) providing for merit selection of statewide appellate court judges (sponsor summary). Room 205 Ryan Building. Off the Floor.

May 9– Senate Law and Justice Committee meets to consider Senate Resolution 75 (Mensch-R-Montgomery) directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to study the extent to which rape kits remain unprocessed (sponsor summary), House Bill 27 (M.White-R-Philadelphia) release of information from a shooting incident involving a police officer (sponsor summary).  Room 8E-A East Wing.  12:30.

Governor Wolf bans criminal conviction box on non-civil service employee applications
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Governor Tom Wolf Friday announced a Fair-Chance hiring policy for state agencies that will remove the criminal conviction question, otherwise known as “banning the box,” from non-civil service employment applications for agencies under the governor’s jurisdiction.

“In Pennsylvania, we have a robust system of supervision and rehabilitative services that gives reentrants to the community all the tools they need to put their lives back on track, get the skills they need to get a job, and get moving again. But too often, one small checkmark can jeopardize the future that we all need them to pursue and reach,” Governor Wolf said. “Banning the box will allow prospective applicants with criminal records to be judged on their skills and qualifications and not solely on their criminal history, while preserving a hiring agency’s ability to appropriately screen applicants as part of the hiring process.”

The governor, speaking alongside Representative Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia) at a drug and alcohol recovery facility in Philadelphia, said the policy reaffirms the Wolf Administration’s commitment to reducing barriers for Pennsylvanians who seek the opportunity to work and contribute to their communities, and recognizes that everyone should have a meaningful chance to compete for jobs in the commonwealth.

The new policy will be effective July 1, 2017 for non-civil service applicants. The Office of Administration will provide guidance and training to agencies prior to the implementation of the policy, and anticipates that the policy will be applied to civil service applicants by December 2017.

Exceptions to the policy will be made for positions where a criminal conviction makes an applicant ineligible under law and for positions responsible for the safeguarding or security of people or property, law enforcement or those involving contact with vulnerable populations.

Agencies are to continue to use the EEOC guidelines in determining whether an applicant’s criminal history affects their candidacy for the position they are seeking.

Click Here for a copy of the full policy.

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VE Day, May 8, 1945

Legislative Report for May 1, 2017

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Senate passes civil asset forfeiture reform

On Wednesday the Senate passed Senate Bill 8 (Folmer-R-Lebanon) providing for what its prime sponsor called “unprecedented asset forfeiture reforms.”

imgres-1“Senate Bill 8 makes significant and unprecedented asset forfeiture reforms,” said Sen. Mike Folmer. “This is a first step towards smarter forfeiture practices and to provide at least some level of due process for property owners.”

Some of the important reforms in Senate Bill 8 include:

— Higher burdens of proof imposed on the Commonwealth;

–Protections for third party owners by placing additional burdens of proof on the Commonwealth;

— Improved transparency in auditing and reporting at both the county and state levels;

— Specific and additional protection in real property cases by prohibiting the pre-forfeiture seizure of real property without a hearing; and

— Additional procedural protections for property owners, such as returning property to the forfeiture proceeding if there is undue hardship, and an extra level of protection for anyone acquitted of a related crime who is trying to get their property back.

“Today the Senate has advanced Senate Bill 8, which will take a positive step forward to increase transparency of how forfeited funds are used, as well as raising the burden of proof required to seize assets,” said Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati. “I am pleased to work with Senator Folmer on this issue, and hope that our colleagues in the House of Representatives will take up this important legislation in the near future.”

“I thank my Senate leadership for helping this important legislation move forward, as well as all the groups who worked tirelessly on these reforms,” said Sen. Folmer.

The bill now goes to the House for action.  A Senate Fiscal Note and summary is available.

Session Schedule

Senate

May 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, 24

June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

House

May 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, & 24

June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, & 30

Bills Moving

House

Preempting Local Firearms Ordinances: House Bill 671 (M.Keller-R-Cumberland) state preemption over local firearms and ammunition regulations after surviving an onslaught of amendments, was referred into and out of the House Appropriations Committee and was passed by the House.  A House Fiscal Note and summary is available.  The bill now goes to the Senate for action.

Animal Abuse: House Bill 1238 (Stephens-R-Montgomery) further providing for the animal abuse statute overhaul was amended on the House Floor, referred into and out of the House Appropriations Committee and was passed by the House.  A House Fiscal Note and summary is available.  The bill now goes to the Senate for action.

Indecent Exposure Penalties: House Bill 489 (Quigley-R-Montgomery) further providing penalties for indecent exposure was reported out of the House Appropriations Committee and passed by the House.  A House Fiscal Noteand summary is available.  The bill now goes to the Senate for action.

Metals Theft: House Bill 267 (Metcalfe-R- Butler) relating to the theft of secondary metals was reported out of the House Appropriations Committee and passed by the House.  A House Fiscal Note and summary is available.  The bill now goes to the Senate for action.

Stolen Valor: House Bill 168 (Saccone-R- Allegheny) Stolen Valor Act was removed from the Table, was referred into and out of the House Appropriations Committee and was passed by the House.  A House Fiscal Note and summary is available.  The bill now goes to the Senate for action.

Senate

Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform: Senate Bill 8 (Folmer-R-Lebanon) further providing for civil asset forfeiture reform was passed by the Senate and now goes to the House for action.   A Senate Fiscal Note and summary is available.

Human Trafficking: Senate Bill 554 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) immunize the child victims of human trafficking from criminal prosecution (sponsor summary) was amended on the Senate Floor and was passed by the Senate.  The bill now goes to the House for action.

DNA Testing: Senate Bill 461 (Killion-R-Delaware) further providing for the use of DNA testing (sponsor summary) was reported from the Senate Judiciary Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Gambling Disorder Sentencing: Senate Bill 496 (Scavello-R- Monroe) providing additional sentencing options for gambling disorders (sponsor summary) was reported from the Senate Judiciary Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Threatening Law Enforcement Officers: Senate Bill 510 (Reschenthaler-R-Allegheny) increasing penalties for threatening law enforcement officers (sponsor summary) was reported from the Senate Judiciary Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Common Pleas Judges: Senate Bill 222 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) providing for additional Common Pleas judges was amended on the Senate Floor and referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee.  The bill would add one Judge each for Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery counties.

(The information above is from Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest)

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May 2 — CLE:  Right to cure incarcerate hepatitis C patients, Noon, 11th Floor

May 3 — Criminal Justice Section Executive Committee, 12:30 p.m., 11th Floor

May 3 — Chancellor’s Forum—Candidates for Commonwealth Court, 4 p.m., 11th Floor

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Legislative Report for April 24, 2017

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Session Schedule

Senate

April 24, 25, 26

May 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, 24

June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

House

April 24, 25, 26

May 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, & 24

June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, & 30

Bills Moving

House

Investigational Drugs: House Bill 45 (Godshall-R-Montgomery) providing for the use of investigational drugs, biological products and devices by terminally ill patients “Right To Try” legislation was reported out of the House Appropriations Committee and passed by the House.  The bill now goes to the Senate for action.

At Risk Children: House Bill 217 (Kauffman-R-Franklin) further providing for the differentiating cases of placing a child at risk (sponsor summary) was amended on the House Floor and was refereed to the House Appropriations Committee.

Theft Of Metals: House Bill 267 (Metcalfe-R- Butler) relating to the theft of secondary metals (sponsor summary) was referred to the House Appropriations Committee.

Epilepsy Drug Exemption From Prescription Monitoring: House Bill 395 (DiGirolamo-R- Bucks) providing for an exemption from prescription monitoring for epilepsy drug (sponsor summary) was removed from the Table and is now on the House Calendar for action.

Preempting Local Firearms Ordinances: House Bill 671 (M.Keller-R- Cumberland) state preemption over local firearms and ammunition regulations (sponsor summary) was reported from the House Judiciary Committee and is now on the House Calendar for action.

Unwanted Phone Calls: House Bill 448 (Topper-R-Bedford) further providing for unwanted telephone solicitation calls related to elder abuse (sponsor summary) was reported out of the House Consumer Affairs Committee with a request that it be referred to the House Aging and Older Adults Committee and it was.

Do Not Call List: House Bill 105 (Cox-R-Berks) further providing for changes to the do not call list (sponsor summary) was reported out of the House Consumer Affairs Committee and Tabled.

Indecent Exposure: House Bill 489 (Quigley-R-Montgomery) further providing penalties for indecent exposure (sponsor summary) was referred to the House Appropriations Committee.

Stolen Valor: House Bill 168 (Saccone-R- Allegheny) Stolen Valor Act (sponsor summary) was amended and reported from the House Judiciary Committee and Tabled.

Senate

Movers Penalties: Senate Bill 458 (Argall-R-Schuylkill) strengthening penalties for illegal household goods movers operating in Pennsylvania (sponsor summary) was amended and reported from the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform: Senate Bill 8 (Folmer-R-Lebanon) further providing for civil asset forfeiture reform was amended and reported from the Senate Appropriations Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Safe Harbor In Human Trafficking: Senate Bill 554 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) immunize the child victims of human trafficking from criminal prosecution (sponsor summary) was reported from the Senate Appropriations Committee and is on the Senate Calendar for action.

Police Body Cameras: Senate Bill 560 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) authorizing the use of body cameras for police officers (sponsor summary) was reported from the Senate Appropriations Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Sanctuary Campuses: Senate Bill 273 (Rafferty-R- Montgomery) withholding state funding from institutions of higher education adopting sanctuary campuses policy (sponsor summary) was reported from the Senate Education Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Epinephrine Auto-Injectors: House Bill 224 (Simmons-D-Philadelphia) authorizing school bus drivers and school crossing guards to use epinephrine auto-injectors (House Fiscal Note and summary) was referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Driver Drug/Alcohol Testing: Senate Bill 553 (Rafferty-R- Montgomery) further providing for testing of drivers for drugs or alcohol was Tabled.

Legislative Hearings

April 24– Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing to examine DNA testing and post-conviction relief.  Hearing Room 1, North Office Building. 10:00.

April 25–  Senate Bill 461 (Killion-R-Delaware) further providing for the use of DNA testing (sponsor summary), Senate Bill 496 (Scavello-R-Monroe) providing additional sentencing options for gambling disorders (sponsor summary), Senate Bill 510 (Reschenthaler-R- Allegheny) increasing penalties for threatening law enforcement officers (sponsor summary). Room 8E-B East Wing.  11:30.

May 8–  House State Government Committee hearing on House Bill 466 (Marshall-R- Beaver) authorizing sheriffs and deputy sheriffs to enforce the same laws as municipal police officers (sponsor summary). Room G-50 Irvis Building. 10:00.

(Source:  Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest)

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Maryland Statehood, April 28, 1788

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Louisiana Statehood, April 30, 1812

Legislative Report for April 17, 2017

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Superior Court candidates to appear at Chancellor’s Forum on April 18

The Philadelphia Bar Association and Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts will host candidates for the Superior Court of Pennsylvania at a Decision 2017 Chancellor’s Forum on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. in the Association’s 11th Floor Conference Center, located in the Aramark Tower at 1101 Market St.

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The information below is from Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest

Session schedule

Senate

April 18, 19, 24, 25, 26

May 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, 24

June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

House

April 17 (non-voting), 18, 19, 24, 25, 26

May 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, & 24

June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, & 30

Public hearings

April 17– House Aging & Older Adult Services, Health and Human Services Committees hold a joint hearing on proposal to combine the departments of Aging, Health, Human Services and Drug and Alcohol Programs.  Room 140 Main Capitol.  1:00.

April 19– House Health Committee meets to consider House Bill 353 (Nesbit-R-Butler) providing for the electronic prescribing of opioid medications instead of handwritten prescriptions (sponsor summary).  Room G-50 Irvis Building. 9:30.

April 19– House Judiciary Committee meets to consider House Bill 168 (Saccone-R- Allegheny) Stolen Valor Act (sponsor summary), House Bill 671 (M.Keller-R- Cumberland) state preemption over local firearms and ammunition regulations (sponsor summary).  Room 140. 10:00.

April 19– Senate Education Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 273 (Rafferty-R- Montgomery) withholding state funding from institutions of higher education adopting sanctuary campuses policy (sponsor summary).  Room 461 Main Capitol. 9:30.

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Benjamin Franklin died April 17, 1790

 

Washington Post: How Jeff Sessions wants to bring back the war on drugs

The Attorney General  has yet to announce specific policy changes, but Steven H. Cook’s place in the inner circle speaks volumes about where the Justice Department is headed.

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