HARRISBURG, PA − January 16, 2019 −Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus stood together Wednesday, outlining the impacts of the federal shutdown on their constituents and addressing potential remedies at a state level. “In my county of Allegheny, we have...read more
By State Senator Daylin Leach D-17th District
As we prepare to begin a new legislative session, most lawmakers are deciding what they plan to focus on and crafting bills to reflect those priorities. This year I will be working on issues such as income-inequality, reducing food waste, election reform and ending prohibition on cannabis. However, I will also be revisiting criminal-justice reform, an issue I’ve focused on for a long time.read more
HARRISBURG – November 1, 2018 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today is encouraging local middle and high school students to share their perspectives on improving school safety by participating in the second annual “Talk To Your State Senator”...read more
Some on Probation and Parole Are Being Told They Can’t Use Medical Cannabis; Leach Asks President Judges to Change Policy
HARRISBURG – November 1, 2018 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) last week sent a letter to Pennsylvania’s Common Pleas President Judges asking them to assure that medical marijuana patients on probation and parole can use their medical marijuana,...read more
Narberth is First Pa. Municipality to Regulate Single-Use Plastic Bags and Straws; Leach and Daley Announce Statewide Proposal
NARBERTH, PA – October 19, 2018 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) and Representative Mary Jo Daley (D-Montgomery) today announced legislation that would ban the automatic distribution of single-use plastic straws by Pennsylvania restaurants to...read more
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Legislation to prevent child victims of human trafficking from criminal prosecution is headed to Gov. Tom Wolf for his signature.
Senate Bill 554 cleared the General Assembly on Wednesday.read more
‘It’s a disaster’: Senate leader laments end of sex abuse victims bill, open to talks BY IVEY DEJESUS
His voice noticeably hoarse, his demeanor one of exhaustion, and the midnight hour fast approaching, the state Senate’s top leader conceded a measure of defeat Wednesday night.
The clock, and perhaps will, had run out on a bill that would have overhauled child sex crime laws and possibly set right a tainted legacy of the Roman Catholic Church.read more
HARRISBURG, PA – October 17, 2018 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware)’s safe harbor bill, Senate Bill 554, was passed today by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by a vote of 187-0. After the vote Leach released the following statement: “There...read more
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has unanimously approved legislation that gives immunity to minors suspected of prostitution.
Senate Bill 554 protects the minor from penalties and requires that authorities treat the youth as a sexually exploited child.read more