House committee advances regulatory reform bills

House committee advances regulatory reform bills

The House State Government Committee advanced two bills during Tuesday’s voting session that would limit regulations and expedite the permitting process.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
House members hold press conference to discuss mental health and school shooting misconceptions

House members hold press conference to discuss mental health and school shooting misconceptions

Rep. Dan Miller (D-Allegheny) said during a Tuesday press conference that, although mental health resources are a necessity, it is not responsible to make a relationship between people with mental illnesses and violence.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Bill aims to ban sale of DXM to minors

Bill aims to ban sale of DXM to minors

Legislation currently making its way through the Pennsylvania House of Representatives would ban the sale of a common over-the-counter medication to minors out of fear of abuse and misuse of the drug.

 

House Bill 1951, sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne), would move over-the-counter cough medicines with dextromethorphan (otherwise known as DXM or DM) behind the pharmacy to be sold only when proper identification ensures the person buying the medicine is over the age of 18.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Forthcoming legislation would require students to receive mental health checkups

Forthcoming legislation would require students to receive mental health checkups

Legislation forthcoming from Rep. Dan Miller (D-Allegheny) would require students to receive a brain health or mental health checkup by the time they enter their early teenage years that will, at a minimum, screen for depression.

Thursday, November 2, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Pittsburgh lawmakers discuss putting an end to driver's license suspensions

Pittsburgh lawmakers discuss putting an end to driver's license suspensions

The state House Judiciary and Transportation committees held a joint hearing in Pittsburgh Friday morning on various pieces of legislation by area lawmakers that would put an end to driver's license suspensions for individuals with non-driving convictions.

House Bill 42, sponsored by Rep. Rick Saccone (Jefferson Hills), was the main topic of consideration, as it would remove a license suspension for convictions such as theft, purchase of tobacco or alcohol by a minor, or carrying a false identification card. 

Sunday, October 29, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
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