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August 14, 2018 – State Sen. Larry Farnese issued the following statement concerning the investigative Grand Jury report detailing sexual abuse of children in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania.
“The Grand Jury report includes details of horrendous acts perpetrated by members of the clergy from six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania. Members of the church and the public deserve a full accounting of the abuses, unqualified transparency and accountability.”
Harrisburg – August 7, 2018 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) issued the following statement concerning his appointment to the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs.
Farnese was appointed to the 40-member Commission by Gov. Tom Wolf. The goal of the commission is to help coordinate and drive statewide equality initiatives. The Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs is the only statewide commission addressing these issues in the United States.
Harrisburg – July 23, 2018 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) today announced that he is sponsoring legislation to make it easier for young people to engage in the political process.
Farnese’s bill would permit 16- and 17-year olds to preregister to vote. The preregistration would qualify the youths for automatic voter registration once they reach 18-years of age.
Harrisburg – July 18, 2018 − Assailants charged with murder against LGBTQ individuals would be prohibited from using “gay panic” and “trans panic” defenses to avoid conviction or mitigate punishment, if legislation authored by state Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) is approved.
“It is unconscionable that Pennsylvania permits the use of gay and trans panic defenses in murder cases involving LGBTQ individuals,” Farnese said. “These are hate crimes and defendants should not be able to employ gay or trans panic as a justification for criminal activity.”
Harrisburg, May 8, 2018 – Senator Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) announced that nearly $3.5 million was awarded to his district through PennDOT grants to improve transportation alternatives, as well as enhance public accessibility.
“Improving our transit options in a city the size of Philadelphia is a worthwhile state investment,” said Senator Farnese. “These projects in my district are going to improve safety and accessibility for travelers of every mode.”
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined Congressman Dwight Evans, Senator Larry Farnese, Representative Donna Bullock, legislators, and advocacy groups in a call-to-action for criminal justice reforms to refocus the system on rehabilitation and provide consistency and uniformity in the system. The governor was also joined by artist Robert “Meek Mill” Williams and Sixers Co-Owner and entrepreneur Michael Rubin.
August 5, 2018: Winners and Losers for the Week Ending August 3 - City & State Pennsylvania
July 18, 2018: This state senator wants Pennsylvania to ban the outdated gay and trans ‘panic defense’ - BillyPenn
June 13, 2018: A Pa. Senate panel just approved a truly terrible abortion-ban bill - PennLive