The House Judiciary Committee, led by Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), will lead the committee on a vote of several bills aimed at strengthening convictions of violent offenders and providing additional support for crime victims.
House Bill 1123
– Would create a fund to be administered by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency providing rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of offenders for criminal homicide of a law enforcement officer.
House Bill 2238
– Would limit a district attorney in a city of the first class to serving a maximum of two terms in office.
House Bill 2275
– Would reauthorize the Office of Attorney General (OAG) to prosecute violations of Section 6105 (prohibited person in illegal possession of a firearm) in a city of the first class where OAG has operated a joint-state firearm task force. Jurisdiction sunsets Dec. 31, 2025.
House Bill 2464
– Would grant crime victims legal standing to assert and enforce rights currently granted to crime victims by law in a trial or appellate court, or in another official body with jurisdiction over the victim’s case. The bill also would require that if the Commonwealth waives a victim’s rights on behalf of the victim, then the Commonwealth must show that the victim has knowingly agreed to the waiver.
House Bill 2525
– Would add a new subchapter to the Criminal History Record Information Act (CHRIA) to create a procedure by which a crime victim may obtain criminal history investigative information for use in a civil action relating to the crime, including provisions relating to the denial of requests, judicial review and other miscellaneous provisions.
Kauffman, committee members, sponsors of the bills.
Tuesday, April 12, at the call of the chair
Room G-50, Irvis Office Building, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg
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