House Bill Concerns 911 Wireless Funding

House Bill Concerns 911 Wireless Funding — The Pennsylvania House. last week sent to the Senate a bill to restructure the E-911 Wireless Fund and ensure its viability in the future, reports State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129).

House Bill 583 would authorize the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) to provide counties with helpful suggestions to cut costs, including joint purchasing, regionalization and consolidation, all with the aim of freeing up funding in the E-911 Wireless Fund and saving individual counties a considerable amount of money, thus ensuring the continued availability of county 911 services.

The bill also eliminates the current back billing system in the E-911 Wireless Fund, whose budget is increasingly growing, and makes technical changes that would expand the spending authority for counties and their Public Safety Answering Points to ensure compliance with the 70 percent personnel funding allowed by law.

 

House Bill Concerns 911 Wireless Funding

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HB 421 Ends Unemployment Pay For Retirees

HB 421 Ends Unemployment Pay For Retirees — With the ballyhooed vote to phase out Pennsylvania’s state stores, a rather significant act slipped under most media’s radar last week.

State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129) that the  House voted unanimously last week to end “triple dipping” by retirees, whereby individuals collect a public pension or private retirement benefit while returning to work, only to collect unemployment compensation when leaving the job.

House Bill 421 would stipulate in the Unemployment Compensation Law that any retiree who voluntarily leaves employment to maintain eligibility for retirement benefits is ineligible to collect unemployment. This also would apply to retirees who are terminated by the employer so those individuals can maintain their retirement.

Current law contains no clear prohibition against an individual collecting unemployment if he or she leaves a job to continue retirement or annuity benefits. However, the law does specify an offset of retirement benefits against unemployment benefits, meaning those individuals who have participated in these activities did not receive full unemployment benefits.

This sort of the thing would not be happening if Democrats ran the place. House Bill 421 now goes before the Senate for consideration.

 

HB 421 Ends Unemployment Pay For Retirees

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HB 492 Gives Victims Say In Parole

HB 492 Gives Victims Say In Parole — The State House has passed legislation  to give Pennsylvania crime victims a say during the parole process of an inmate, reports State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129)

House Bill 492 would allow a victim or victim representative to appear personally before the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole and provide testimony in connection with an inmate’s application for parole. The bill would make it clear that the decision for victims or their representatives to appear and be heard by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole is up to them, not the board. Additionally, if victims or their representatives so choose, they would be permitted to appear by any electronic means made available by the board, such as video conference.

House Bill 492 was inspired by a case in the Philadelphia area in which a convicted murderer was granted parole before completing his maximum sentence without input from the victim’s family. The decision was later reversed.

 

HB 492 Gives Victims Say In Parole

HB 492 Gives Victims Say In Parole

Comcast Bans Gun Advertisements

Philadlephia-based, Obama-supporting Comcast has banned advertising by gun and ammunition sellers.

In a totally unrelated issue, the cable giant will be airing Scarface with Al Pacino at 11 this morning, March 23. Remember Tony Montana can have a grenade launcher. He’s a criminal.

Free plug of the day, check out Bob’s Little Sports Shop in Glassboro, N.J.. The man’s a poet unlike the gangster lovers at Comcast.

Comcast Building Lobby Comcast Bans Gun Advertisements

Comcast Bans Gun Advertisements