State Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery County, supports House Bill 1498, but needs more information about the other two bills, said his spokesman Steve Hoenstine in an email. “Ensuring that the NICS system has our commonwealth’s data will make the system more effective and make our country safer,” he said. Referring to the other two, he said, “Whenever a proposal increases criminal penalties in a way that increases our state’s prison population, Sen. Leach wants to make sure the new penalties will prevent crime. Evidence of a deterrent effect is a crucial part of making criminal law.”

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HARRISBURG, Pa – June 27, 2016 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today commented on the US Supreme Court’s ruling on Texas’s 2013 law regarding requirements for abortion clinics, which caused a significant number of abortion clinics in Texas to close. The Court ruled that Texas’s law constitutes an undue burden on those seeking an abortion […]

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The city is poised to reinstate firearms restrictions it lifted last year after state lawmakers passed a law that exposed Pennsylvania municipalities to lawsuits from gun-rights groups such as the National Rifle Association. The state Supreme Court struck down the state law Monday.

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The court unanimously ruled June 20 in Leach v. Turzai that Act 192, signed into law by then-Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in November 2014, did not pass the single-subject rule of the Pennsylvania Constitution. The act established criminal penalties for the theft of metals while also creating a civil avenue to challenge firearms legislation. The decision takes away the standing of gun groups to bring cases against municipalities over their ordinances.

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“This is the end of the road for this law,” said Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, who sued along with several other Democratic lawmakers and the cities of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Lancaster. “This was not a close case.”

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The Supreme Court agreed “that the legislature violated the single-subject rule in an effort to pass an unpopular and irrational bill without being noticed,” said Sen. Daylin Leach (D., Montgomery), who led the lawsuit challenging the law.

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HARRISBURG, Pa – June 15, 2016 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today announced that he has received applications to attend his conference on regulating medical marijuana from over 280 people in over a dozen states. Applications from the public will continue to be accepted until June 16, 2016 at 8:30am. “Daylin Leach’s Medical Marijuana […]

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HARRISBURG, Pa – June 8, 2016 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today in the Pennsylvania Senate chamber honored the 2015–16 Villanova Wildcats men’s basketball team for winning the 2016 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship. Villanova University is located in the 17th Senatorial District, which Leach represents. Following a ceremony to honor the team, […]

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“I applaud Secretary Murphy and Gov. Wolf for their quick and thorough work in developing this first set of temporary regulations,” said state Sen. Daylin Leach, (D–17), a longtime proponent of medicinal marijuana legalization. “Due to the administration’s diligent work, patients across Pennsylvania are one step closer to getting the medicine they need. I look forward to continued work with the administration to ensure that our medical marijuana law helps as many people as possible, as soon as possible.”

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