Stephens Appointed to House Judiciary, Children and Youth Committees
1/15/2013
HARRISBURG – Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) has been appointed to the House Judiciary and Children and Youth committees for the 2013-14 legislative session. He will also sit on the Gaming Oversight and Consumer Affairs committees.

The assignments to the Judiciary and Children and Youth committees will permit Stephens to continue using his experience as a prosecutor in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office to fight for laws to protect our families. He has already introduced legislation this session to protect children and ensure people with mental health issues cannot obtain firearms.

“As a legislator, few responsibilities are as critical as protecting our families against criminals and making sure our legal system works for the victims,” Stephens said. “I’ve witnessed the consequences of criminal acts, especially those committed against our children, and I understand how the law plays out in our lives. I will bring that experience to my work on this committee.”

In the 2011-12 term, Stephens was a fierce advocate for victim’s rights. He introduced or co-sponsored bills to require mandatory sentencing for felons who use guns during their crimes, to close loopholes in the state’s Megan’s Law, and to toughen the penalties against any teacher who abuses any student, regardless of age. Stephens was also appointed to the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing.

Stephens will bring his experience as a prosecutor to the Consumer Affairs Committee where he will investigate ways that better protect the public from con artists and financial scams.

As a member of the Gaming Oversight Committee, Stephens is committed to making sure as much gaming revenue as possible is dedicated to property tax reduction.

Stephens reminds residents to visit his website at www.RepToddStephens.com and follow him on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RepToddStephens.

Representative Todd Stephens
151st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: David Foster
267.207.0207
dfoster@pahousegop.com
www.RepToddStephens.com/ www.Facebook.com/RepToddStephens
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