Did You Get The Memo? Pardon reforms, family leave and school police officers

Did You Get The Memo? Pardon reforms, family leave and school police officers

Amid all the floor debates, press conferences and committee hearings, the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s newest co-sponsorship memos can get lost in the shuffle. That’s why The PLS Reporter rounds up some of the most noteworthy co-sponsorship memos each week, so you can stay informed of what’s going on in the Capitol.

 

In this week’s feature are memos for proposals that would reform how parole and commutations are recommended in Pennsylvania, implement unpaid family leave for school activities and update a new law regarding public school police officers.

Friday, September 13, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
State lawmakers are looking to expand use of automatic license plate readers, but data concerns remain

State lawmakers are looking to expand use of automatic license plate readers, but data concerns remain

Technology to read and track license plates is viewed by many as the next big improvement in law enforcement for crimes both big and small, but lawmakers are searching for ways to ensure the data is properly protected and stored.

 

Automatic license plate readers are deployed across the commonwealth, either on fixed locations or in police cars, and can be used to track crimes ranging from busting an out-of-date registration to finding perpetrators of more serious crimes, like robbery or homicide.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Tweets of the Week - April 22, 2019

Tweets of the Week - April 22, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, April 26, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Senate local radar bill gains restrictions in House committee, referred to floor

Senate local radar bill gains restrictions in House committee, referred to floor

As regularly as the seasons, legislators have introduced bills to enable local police use of radar.

A search of the Pennsylvania Legislative Services archive shows that going back to the 2001-2002 session, at least one bill, if not multiple versions, to expand access has been floated each session. The restriction to the State Police has been in place since the 1960s.

Friday, May 25, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Not all Democrats on board with Philly safe injection sites proposal

Not all Democrats on board with Philly safe injection sites proposal

In January, the City of Philadelphia announced it will implement safe injection sites, also known as comprehensive user engagement sites (CUES), in an effort to limit the number of people who will likely die from overdosing on opioids. 

Since the announcement, several Democrats have not warmed up to the progressive plan. 
Friday, April 6, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
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