PA Senate Sends Governor Rape Victim Support BillAs strange as it may seem, under current Pennsylvania law, a convicted rapist has parental rights if the victim conceives a child, gives birth and chooses the raise the child.
Gov. Wolf Expected To Sign Bill Renewing Surcharge On Phone Service To Fund 911 ServiceThe clock is running on the phone surcharge law. It was set to expire next week unless renewed by the legislature.
Bill To Permit Smaller Atlantic City Casinos AdvancesThe state legislature is watering down the requirements of a 2011 law designed to attract developers willing to build new, smaller and less costly casinos with as few as 200 hotel rooms.
Pa. House Votes To Tweak Background Check Requirements For Those Who Work With ChildrenThe state House has sent the Senate a bill designed to ease some background check requirements for people who work with children in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Senate Approves Higher 911 Fees On Phone BillsThe Pennsylvania Senate unanimously approved a measure Tuesday to impose up to an additional 65 cents per phone line and an extra $52 per household to help counties pay for the growing cost of their 911 emergency communications centers.
NJ Panel OKs Bill Banning Smoking In Vehicles When Kids PresentA New Jersey state Senate panel has advanced legislation that would bar smokers from lighting up in vehicles if children 16 and younger also are present.
Bill To Study Later School Start Times Goes To Gov. ChristieThe General Assembly on Thursday sent Republican Gov. Chris Christie a bill that calls for studying the benefits and issues involved with starting the day later in middle and high schools.
Bill Inspired By 'Snooki' Appearance At Rutgers Moves ForwardLegislation inspired after Rutgers University used student activities fees to pay Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi for an appearance in 2011 has passed a state Senate committee.
NJ Senate Considers Bill Authorizing Sale Of Home-baked GoodsThey would have to have a placard indicating the items were baked in a kitchen and were not subject to inspection by the state Health Department.
Pa. Lawmaker Introduces Bill Offering Pregnant Women More Job ProtectionSenator Casey had introduced the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act originally in 2012 and 2013. But now, Republican senators have co-signed the measure.
Pa. Senate Advances 4 Bills Aimed At Protecting AnimalsThe proposals are now in front of the state House for its consideration.
Lawmaker: Bills To Aid Atlantic City To Get Vote Next Month Legislation to help a struggling Atlantic City stalled since late last year appears headed for a vote in the state Legislature next month.