PA Senate passes legislation package to protect violent crime victims including Senate Bills 501 & 919!

Haywood Highlights Gun Violence Reduction Initiative, Philadelphia CeaseFire

Harrisburg – May 8, 2018 – State Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) released the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s gun violence prevention news conference today. At the news conference, a new $1.5 million Gun...

Senator Haywood Releases Statement on Criminal Justice Reform

Harrisburg – May 7, 2018 – State Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) released a statement following Gov. Tom Wolf’s criminal justice reform press conference earlier this week. Sen. Haywood joins Governor Wolf and other elected...

Haywood: Areas in North and Northwest Philadelphia Nominated as New Investment Zones

Philadelphia – April 20, 2018 – New tools to spur investment in affordable housing, business start-ups and workforce redevelopment projects in North and Northwest Philadelphia may soon be available, according to state Sen. Art Haywood...

Haywood News Conference on Grant Award to Middle Neighborhoods

Philadelphia – April 20, 2018 — Senator Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and fellow elected officials have announced an award of housing funds in Philadelphia County. On 12 April, Governor Tom Wolf announced more funding for...


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Seven domestic violence bills advance through PA Senate

A bipartisan group of senators this week announced their hopes for an upcoming vote on a package of seven bills that address domestic violence in Pennsylvania. The bills ultimately passed the Senate Wednesday, with one of the bills headed to the governor's desk. “Now...

Senate passes raft of crime bills, including tighter gun law

(Harrisburg) -- With heavy snow falling, the state Senate made it into the Capitol Wednesday to vote through a raft of bills that aim to increase protections for crime victims. One of the measures is now on its way to the governor's desk, and six others are headed to...

Senate passes gun control measure among domestic violence bills

HARRISBURG — The state Senate Wednesday approved a package of bills aimed at better protecting victims of domestic violence, including a measure that will close a loophole in the state’s gun law that victims' advocates have said makes it too easy for abusers to access...

Pa. Senate OKs bill to toughen gun laws in domestic abuse cases

HARRISBURG — The Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Senate gave unanimous approval Wednesday to a bill to force people with a domestic violence ruling against them to more quickly forfeit their firearms, a bill that includes last-minute changes negotiated by the...

Senate OKs bill to toughen gun laws in domestic abuse cases

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) a The Pennsylvania Senate is giving its unanimous approval to a bill to force people with a domestic violence ruling against them to more quickly give up their firearms. The Senate's 50-0 vote Wednesday sends the bill to the House. Under the bill,...


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