HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week passed a package of bills that would stand up for public safety officials and help ensure Pennsylvania communities are protected from crime and unnecessary violence.
The package of bills passed today, include:
• House Resolution 111
– Legislation that would require the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing to conduct a study into the investigation, prosecution and sentencing of violations of the Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act of 1995.
• House Bill 773
– Legislation that would protect families and drivers from repeat DUI offenders.
• House Bill 1546
– Legislation to provide confidentiality of personal information for public safety officials.
• House Bill 2039
– Legislation to assert a victim’s right to testify at a bail hearing.
On the passage of these bills, Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) made the following statement:
“This week, the Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus led the chamber in passing substantive legislation that protects communities and constitutional rights.
“This package of bills, taken in their totality, is a continuation of House Republican priorities of standing up for the rights of Pennsylvanians, emboldening families and giving additional tools to law enforcement to keep communities safe.”
Representative Kerry Benninghoff
Pennsylvania House Majority Leader
171st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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