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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.
Harrisburg – May 3, 2018 – Horrific school shootings have prompted calls for banning assault weapons, posting armed guards in school buildings and other school safety upgrades. Two Philadelphia senators say we need to do more.
Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) are introducing legislation that would create the Pennsylvania Center for Gun Violence Research.
I am pleased to provide you with this copy of the Pennsylvania Grant Directory, which is intended to help interested parties identify potential sources of state and federal funding for important projects and programs.
The Pennsylvania Grant Directory is a great starting point for individuals and organizations seeking financial assistance from the Commonwealth, and I believe this information will be a valuable tool for you.
Harrisburg – April 25, 2018 – Legislation requiring assessors in Philadelphia’s Office of Property Assessments (OPA) be certified has cleared the Senate on a unanimous vote, according the proposal’s sponsor, Sen. Larry Farnese.
“There simply is no reason that assessors in Philadelphia’s OPA should not be certified,” Farnese said. “All assessors who work in the office should meet statewide standards and be certified.”
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
May 3, 2018: Hey Pa., want Amazon HQ2? Pass the Fairness Act - PennLive