Pennsylvania House Of Representatives
The Pennsylvania House has approved legislation that would allow for small games of chance in bars and taverns. The state Senate is expected to follow suit next week.
In the name of making the 203-member House more efficient, Speaker Sam Smith wants to reduce the chamber by about a fourth, to 153 members.
The amendment came to the floor of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives almost two decades ago as distracted lawmakers — wearied from a long day of floor debate and votes — got a jolt from the House speaker.
The House and Senate have now each passed bills with similar but slightly different language that would change the current state law that holds that a defendant deemed only 1-percent liable in a case involving multiple defendants could be required to pay 100-percent of the judgment.
The ball appears to be in the state house’s court now that the senate has approved legislation that would address junior driver and distracted driver issues.
Though the state senate will not take a final vote on the bill until next week, the senate Wednesday approved an amendment that will require clinics that provide abortions after nine weeks to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical facilities.
Police allege an officer observed her driving the wrong way along the 5800 block of Baynton Street, which is a one way thoroughfare in Germantown.
Pennsylvania House Republicans have rolled out their plan to crack down on fraud and abuse in the state’s welfare programs.
A new law that requires sprinklers to be included in new homes built in Pennsylvania is on the verge of being repealed.
The Pennsylvania House is expected to vote next week a bill that would make a major change to state lawsuit liability rules.
The issue of whether to impose a severance tax on companies looking to drill in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale was front and center on Wednesday at a Pennsylvania House hearing in Montgomery County.
The speaker of the Pennsylvania House is preparing legislation aimed at reducing the size of the chamber.
So much for civility in political debate, at least in the Pennsylvania House. A nasty partisan row erupted last week over a controversial resolution supported by Republican majority leaders. There could be more sparks on Monday if the resolution gets a vote on the House floor.
The Pennsylvania House on Monday begins moving a package of government reform bills.
In another blow to the city of Philadelphia’s clout in the state capitol, Dwight Evans is out after two decades as the top-ranking Democrat on the state House Appropriations Committee.