Deana’s Law Targeting ‘Worst of the Worst’ Repeat DUI Offenders Signed Into Law

Jul. 15, 2022 /

MEDIA, PA – Legislation named in memory of DUI homicide victim Deana DeRosa Eckman of Delaware County has been signed into law, said the author of the bill, Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware). Quinn was joined by DeRosa’s parents, Rich and Roseann DeRosa, and Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer to announce the enactment of the legislation.

Ecker Named to House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order

Jul. 14, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – To further investigate the drastic increase in crime in Philadelphia, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams//Cumberland) was appointed by House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to the newly established House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order.

Lawrence Appointed Chair of House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order

Jul. 13, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – In response to rapid increases in violent crime, Pennsylvania House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) has appointed Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester) to chair the newly established House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order. Additional appointees to the committee include Reps. Amen Brown (D-Philadelphia), and Danilo Burgos (D-Philadelphia), Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland), and Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks.)

Warner Bill to Prevent Election Day Ballot Shortages Now Law

Jul. 12, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Working to ensure the state’s elections run smoothly, legislation authored by Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) to ensure voting precincts across the Commonwealth have enough ballots to accommodate in-person voters has been signed into law.

Delozier Bill to Support Crime Victims Signed into Law

Jul. 12, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by state Rep. Sheryl M. Delozier (R-Cumberland) that would give crime victims legal standing in court, update crime victims’ compensation, provide notice of events in the judicial process and enhance victims’ confidentiality for domestic and sexual violence crimes was signed into law today. The measure is now Act 77 of 2022.

Twardzik Bill to Provide Secure Health Care ID Badges Now Law

Jul. 11, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tim Twardzik’s (R-Schuylkill) bill to provide more secure health care ID badges was signed into law today by Gov. Tom Wolf. House Bill 2604 amends the Health Care Facilities Act (HCFA) requirements regarding photo identification badges in health care facilities.?

White, Kail Praise Appointments to House Select Committee on Law and Order

Jul. 11, 2022 /

HARRISBURG—Reps. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) and Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) today praised the formation of the House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order, an investigative select committee that will recommend remedies—including possible impeachment and potential policy changes due to local officials refusing to enforce state law in Philadelphia.

Fiscally Responsible State Budget Passes, Bonner Says

Jul. 11, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tim Bonner (R-Mercer/Butler) has announced the passing of a fiscally responsible and strong bi-partisan $42.8 billion state budget for Fiscal Year 2022-23, which he supported. This budget ensures that there will be no tax increases or new taxes. Overall, it represents a 2.9% increase in spending over the prior fiscal year.

Speaker Names Committee to Investigate Rising Crime Rates

Jul. 11, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Recognizing that skyrocketing crime rates in Philadelphia must be addressed, Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) named the members of a newly established select committee tasked with investigating the problems plaguing the city, including whether local prosecutors are appropriately performing their duties in prosecuting violent crime and offenses such as illegal possession of firearms.