Friday, October 1, 2010

Lentz to propose amendment to legislation

State Rep. Bryan Lentz, D-161, of Swarthmore, the Democratic candidate in the 7th Congressional District race, will be proposing that House Bill 2536 gets rolled into another bill during legislative session next week.

Lentz’s bill would amend current law and prevent Pennsylvania residents who are ineligible for a license-to-carry here from getting a license in another state and then using it in Pennsylvania.

Lentz said he plans to propose that his legislation be an amendment to House Bill 40, also known as the “castle doctrine”, which was introduced by state Rep. Scott Perry, R-Cumberland County. Perry’s legislation would allow citizens to use deadly force as a form of protection against an intruder or attacker who breaks into their home or occupied car.

On another note, House Bill 176, also known as the Act to Ban Synthetic Marijuana, was approved this week in a 198-1 vote.

The bill was introduced by state Rep. Jennifer Mann, D-132, of Lehigh County, this summer. The bill has now been sent to the state Senate for consideration.

These synthetic marijuana products, which have been marketed as incense since 2006, have been causing health issues across the country, according to the American Association of Poison Centers. The products are currently sold in gas stations, convenience stores and on the Internet. At least nine other states already passed legislation against these products.

Lentz is a cosponsor of the bill.

1 Comments:

Blogger roseangelee said...

I would like to know how my postman can take 6 weeks off of his job to work for the union with the election. There were quite a number of them who were "chosen" to work on the election. First of all, who is paying them? And if the union is paying them, how are they "allowed" to take a leave of absence from their job??
And the post office wants to raise our stamps???

October 2, 2010 at 4:39 PM 

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