‘Overburdened and underfunded’: Shapiro signs bill to save Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement
Gov. Josh Shapiro signed the Dog Law Modernization Act into law on Monday, gradually increasing the cost of a dog license from $5 to $7 in its first year. The fee will increase another $2 in the second year to a total of $9, with a final increase of $1 in 2027 regardless of the animal’s spay or neuter status.
Senate committee advances bill expanding access to sexual assault nurse examiners
A Republican-controlled Senate panel has voted to expand access to expert nurses who help ensure best practices and a safe environment for sexual assault survivors during examinations.
Proposal to ‘modernize’ Pa. dog law, increase fees, gains support from Ag officials, advocates
State Sen. Elder Vogel, R-Beaver, who chairs the Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee, said Thursday that his bill will “modernize” Pennsylvania’s dog law and “ensure it is being executed as it was intended.”
Wolf’s budget calls for 3rd round of funding for Pa. Farm Bill | Monday Morning Coffee
The Democratic administration is seeking $13.6 million in funding for a variety of agricultural programs.
New state budget sets aside $16M for Pa. farmers hit by pandemic | Tuesday Morning Coffee
The blink-and-you missed spending plan offers tax credits and grants to Pa. farmers.
Amid COVID-19, Wolf vetoes telemedicine bill over abortion concerns
Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed a bill to mandate insurers pay for remote doctor’s visits because of a provision that restricts remote access to abortion. “This legislation arbitrarily restricts the use of telemedicine for certain doctor-patient interactions,” Wolf said in his veto message, adding that it “interferes with women’s health care and the crucial decision […]