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PA Bill Number: HB2977

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for civil liability of firearm owner for loss or theft.

Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for civil liability of firearm owner for loss or theft. ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Nov 30, 2020

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Proposed Pennsylvania Senate Legislation SB750

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This legislation is in direct response to the South Carolina Church shooting. It affects significant portions of the Mental Health Procedures Act as well as gun ownership through the Uniform Firearms Act (Title 18, Chapter 61).

There are many defects in the gun laws and the MHPA but the prime sponsor (Greenleaf) of this, as well as the timing, suggest that opportunism is more at work than genuine concern. Senator Greenleaf' reputation for anti-gun beliefs is well known and advancing that agenda would not be beyond his motivations here.

It is also important to note that this bill is 85 pages and would have had to have been prepared in advance so that it was ready to use when ANY tragedy took place!

We are paying close attention to this legislation for future action!

Legislation Overview

Title: Adding provisions relating to mental health procedures and the treatment of individuals with mental illness in the criminal justice system; making conforming amendments to Titles 18, 20, 23, 42 and 61; and repealing the Mental Health Procedures Act.

Subject:

Description: An Act amending Title 50 (Mental Health) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, adding provisions relating to mental health procedures and the treatment of individuals with mental illness in the criminal justice system; making conforming amendments to Titles 18, 20, 23, 42 and 61; and repealing the Mental Health Procedures Act.

Session: 2015-2016 Regular Session

Last Action: Referred to PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Last Action Date: June 18, 2015

Link: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/bill_history.cfm?syear=2015&sind=0&body=S&type=B&bn=750

Sponsors

Note: the first sponsor listed is normally the primary sponsor. If a sponsor's name is a hyperlink you can click on it to 'follow the money'.

8 sponsors: Stewart Greenleaf; Judy Schwank; John Rafferty; Randy Vulakovich; Rob Teplitz; Shirley Kitchen; Patrick Browne; Robert Mensch

History
Chamber Date Action
Senate Jun 18, 2015 Referred to PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
Texts
Type Date State Link Text
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Votes

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