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  • HB 1075 | Extreme Risk Protection Orders [NEUTRAL]
    House Bill 1075 (P.N. 1235) would establish an Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) mechanism to temporarily disarm those who pose a threat to themselves or others.
  • HB 1170 | E-Verify [OPPOSE]
    House Bill 1170 (P.N. 2129) would require employers in the construction industry to use the federal E-Verify system to ensure that their employees don’t include individuals not authorized to work in the United States.
  • HB 276/SB 149 | Marsy's Law [OPPOSE]
    Known as Marsy’s Law, House Bill 276 (P.N. 284) / Senate Bill 149 (P.N. 127) proposes an amendment to Article I of the Pennsylvania Constitution to establish a crime victims’ ‘bill of rights.’ This resolution aims to grant crime victims comparable–and enforceable–rights to “justice and due process” equal to those provided to the accused and requires that their rights are “protected in a manner no less vigorous than the rights afforded to the accused” in criminal and juvenile proceedings.
  • HB 321 | Abortion ban following fetal diagnosis [OPPOSE]
    House Bill 321 (P.N. 1404) amends the Pennsylvania crimes code to prohibit terminating a pregnancy based solely on a “prenatal diagnosis of, or belief that the unborn child has, Down syndrome.” Any violation of this provision would constitute a third-degree felony.
  • SB 14 | Probation Reform [SUPPORT]
    Senate Bill 14 (P.N. 59) would reform how long Pennsylvanians stay on probation and the time served in prison for probation violations. If enacted, the bill would help people sentenced to or already on probation and those who are serving more than one year in prison for an administrative violation of probation, if they meet certain criteria.
  • SB 469 / SB 479 | Tender Years Exceptions [OPPOSE]
    Senate Bills 469 and 479 broaden the scope of Pennsylvania's Tender Years Hearsay Act, a hearsay exception that allows out-of-court statements made by individuals 12 years of age or younger to be entered into evidence under specific conditions.
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