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Stephens Comments on Urban Violence

Sep. 24, 2019  Download

The House Judiciary Committee met on Tuesday to act on a package of legislation designed to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and those with mental health issues. Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery), prime sponsor of House Bill 1852, addressed the topic of urban violence, and said that his legislation would help keep criminals off the streets. The package of bills, now headed to the full house for consideration, is part of a broad effort by House Republicans to address firearm violence in the Commonwealth.

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Stephens Says We Need to Protect Young Drivers from Themselves

Apr. 30, 2019  Download

Pennsylvania’s roadways must be made safer, and legislation that would address distracted driving by mandating usage of “hands-free-only” technology is drawing bipartisan support in Harrisburg.

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Rep. Todd Stephens Legislative Radio Report/Podcast

Oct. 05, 2018  Download

The weekly Legislative Report Program with Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) is now available on the House Republican Radio News Service. This brief public affairs report may be used in its entirety or edited for actualities to use in state government news coverage.

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Stephens Bill Authorizing Protections for Workers Passes House

Oct. 04, 2018  Download

Legislation that would allow employers to voluntarily enact workplace violence prevention policies, including the installation of barriers and security systems, has been approved by the Pennsylvania House. Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery), prime sponsor of House Bill 2071, said he introduced his legislation in response to actions taken by the Philadelphia City Council to ban bulletproof partitions in certain restaurants.

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Legislation Introduced to Allow Law Enforcement to Temporarily Seize Guns from Those Who Are a Danger to Themselves and Others

May. 22, 2018  Download

Legislation to create Extreme Risk Protection Orders in Pennsylvania that would allow law enforcement and family members to request a court temporarily seize the guns of someone who is a danger to themselves or others was unveiled this week in Harrisburg. House Bill 2227, sponsored by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery), was introduced in reaction to recent mass shooting incidents where perpetrators were allowed to purchase or have access to firearms despite exhibiting signs of emotional or mental health problems. The bill has support from gun reform advocacy groups and the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association. Rep. Stephens offered the following comments at the press conference.

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Rep. Stephens Discusses Legislation He Plans to Introduce to Deal with Philadelphia City Council Proposals to Eliminate the Use of Bulletproof Glass in Convenience Stores on WPHT Radio's Dom Giordano Show

Dec. 15, 2017  Download

Rep. Todd Stephens discussed legislation he is working on in reaction to recent proposals by Philadelphia City Council members to eliminate the use of bulletproof glass in convenience stores located in high crime areas on WPHT Radio's Dom Giordano Show on Friday December 15.

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Stephens' Animal Protection Bill Signed into Law

Jun. 29, 2017  Download

Legislation that updates Pennsylvania’s animal abuse statutes has been signed into law. House Bill 1238, now Act 10 of 2017, known as Libre’s Law, has been hailed as the most comprehensive animal protection bill in the history of the Commonwealth, addressing issues of neglect and abuse, as well as clearly defining the scope of authority and providing limited immunity for humane society officers.

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Stephens Comments on First Wine Sales at Montgomeryville Wegmans

Oct. 28, 2016  Download

Legislation recently took effect to begin dismantling the Commonwealth’s monopoly on wine and spirit sales within the state. Due to the new law, wine is now being sold in Pennsylvania grocery stores for the first time since prohibition. Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) joined Wegmans officials on Friday for the grand opening of wine sales at its Montgomeryville store. Stephens said the move toward privatization will only bring better options for consumers in PA.