Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Oct. 12, 2017) – Yesterday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed a bill into law that sets the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Hatfield) sponsored House Bill 45 (HB45), along with nearly 40 cosponsors. The…

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Oct. 4, 2017) – On Monday, the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously passed a bill that would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Spondored by Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Hatfield) and nearly 40 cosponsors, House Bill 45 (HB45)…

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Oct. 3, 2017) – Last week, the Pennsylvania House unanimously passed bill to help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government regulatory schemes. Rep. Matthew Baker (R-Wellsboro) introduced House Bill 1739 (HB1739) along with 12 co-sponsors on Aug. 24. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not…

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Sept. 18, 2017) – Last week, a Pennsylvania House committee unanimously passed bill to help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government regulatory schemes. Rep. Matthew Baker (R-Wellsboro) introduced House Bill 1739 (HB1739) along with 12 co-sponsors on Aug. 24. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do…

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Sept. 6, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Pennsylvania House would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government regulatory schemes. Rep. Matthew Baker (R-Wellsboro) introduced House Bill 1739 (HB1739) along with 12 co-sponsors on Aug. 24. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute…

HARRISBURG, Pa. (July 24, 2017) –  A bill introduced in the Pennsylvania House would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Pennsylvania, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal…

HARRISBURG, Pa. (June 22, 2017) – Yesterday, a Pennsylvania Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Introduced by State Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Hatfield) and nearly 40 cosponsors, House Bill 45…

HARRISBURG, Pa. (April 19, 2017) – Yesterday, the Pennsylvania House unanimously passed a bill that would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Introduced by State Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Hatfield) and nearly 40 cosponsors, House Bill 45 (HB45)…

HARRISBURG, Pa. (March 27, 2017) – A Pennsylvania bill that would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients unanimously passed out of an important House committee last week. Introduced by State Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Hatfield) and nearly 40…

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Feb. 7, 2017) – A bill that would effectively prohibit so-called “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with enforcement of some federal immigration laws passed the Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday. A coalition of 22 Republican senators sponsored Senate Bill 10 (SB10). The legislation would require the governing body of all Pennsylvania municipalities, their…

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Feb. 7, 2017) – A bill that would effectively prohibit so-called “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with enforcement of some federal immigration laws passed the Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday. A coalition of 22 Republican senators sponsored Senate Bill 10 (SB10). The legislation would require the governing body of all Pennsylvania municipalities, their…

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Jan. 27, 2017) – A bill that would effectively prohibit so-called “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with enforcement of some federal immigration laws passed a Pennsylvania Senate committee on Wednesday. A coalition of 22 Republican senators sponsored Senate Bill 10 (SB10). The legislation would require the governing body of all Pennsylvania municipalities,…

HARRISBURG, Pa. (June 22, 2016) – Last week, the Pennsylvania House unanimously passed a bill that would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery), along with a coalition of 21 bipartisan co-sponsors, introduced House…

HARRISBURG, Pa. (May 18, 2016) – Yesterday, a Pennsylvania House committee unanimously passed a bill that would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery), along with a coalition of 21 bipartisan co-sponsors, introduced House…

HARRISBURG, Pa. (April 17, 2016) – Today, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana, making it the 24th state to reject the unconstitutional federal prohibition on cannabis in practice. The bill took a long, tough road to final passage. Sen. Michael Folmer (R-Lebanon) introduced Senate Bill 3 (SB3) in Jan. 2015. The new law legalizes marijuana for medical…

HARRISBURG, Pa. (April 14, 2016) – Yesterday, the Pennsylvania House gave final approval to a bill legalizing medical marijuana in the state. If signed into law, it would take another step toward nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on cannabis in practice. The bill took a long, tough road to final passage. Sen. Michael Folmer (R-Lebanon) introduced…

HARRISBURG, Pa. (April 3, 2016) – A resolution protesting and demanding an end to federal overreach based on the the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798 was introduced in the Pennsylvania Senate last month. Sen. Michael Folmer (R-Lebanon) and Sen. Mario Scavello (R-Tannersville) introduced Senate Resolution 293 (SR293) on March 7. The resolutions claims sovereignty…