The Pennsylvania Senate has taken another step toward an amendment to the state constitution that would have the legislature, and not courts, decide which organizations qualify as charities and are thus exempt from certain taxes.
The sponsor of the bills says the legislation is prompted by sportsmen in Massachusetts who expressed concerns about drones being used to videotape legal hunting and fishing.
Dom Giordano talked to Scott Wagner, who won a special State Senate election in Pennsylvania’s 28th District as a write-in candidate.
The Pennsylvania Senate this week is expected to vote on a bill to give relief to school districts struggling to make up school days lost to ice and snow, but House leaders say legislation may not be necessary.
The Senate Law and Justice Committee has scheduled a hearing for the last Tuesday of the month on a bill to allow marijuana use for medical purposes. The bill has seven co-sponsors, including one GOP Senator.
The ACLU says legislation that would criminalize so-called “revenge porn” in Pennsylvania needs to balance the needs of victims with protection of free expression.
And a higher speed limit would be in the offing, too.
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.
Amid concerns about privacy, the state House has passed and sent the Senate a bill that would create a state database to monitor the dispensing and use of prescription drugs.
A spokesman for Lt. Governor Jim Cawley said Monday night that his boss was being admitted for an overnight stay at a Harrisburg hospital as a precautionary measure, as he awaited the results of tests.
“Members were able to reach — I can’t say ‘agreement’ at this point — but there were good conversations.”
Bills in the state legislature that are critical to Mayor Nutter’s initiatives were advanced by a state Senate committee yesterday but time is running out for action before lawmakers’ scheduled summer recess on Sunday.
There were no breakthroughs on major issues Tuesday as Pennsylvania lawmakers get closer to their summer recess scheduled for Sunday.
Democrats in the legislature have vowed to try to force a vote on the expansion of Medicaid, something that Governor Corbett continues to resist.
Earlier this week, Senate Republican leaders took the wraps off their version of a liquor bill, one that provides no formula for shutting down state stores and selling off the state’s wholesale liquor operations.