My Audio Updates
Here you will find audio clips about important events that have taken place during the current and past Legislative Sessions.
Rep. Marsico Legislation to Strengthen the Statute of Limitations Laws for Prosecuting Child Sexual Predators in PA - 4/6/2016
Legislation to strengthen the statute of limitations law in cases involving child sex abuse was approved this week by the Judiciary Committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Bill sponsor and Committee Chair Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin), said his committee has been working for months in a bipartisan manner to help ensure an extended statute of limitations in cases against those who are accused of sexually abusing children and offer those who have been victimized an expanded window of opportunity to hold sexual predators responsible for their actions.
Rep. Marsico Announces Introduction of Expanded Anti-Hazing Legislation - 10/13/2015
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) held press conference Tuesday at Bishop McDevitt High School to discuss his recently introduced anti-hazing legislation. Rep. Marsico’s House Bill 1574 would extend existing anti-hazing laws to cover a broader spectrum of student and non-school related youth activities.
Rep. Marsico - House Judiciary Committee Supports Resolution Condemning Governor Wolf’s Failure Regarding Death Penalty - 6/9/2015
Less than a week after Pennsylvania’s governor failed for the second time since taking office to carry out a lawfully imposed death sentence, the House Judiciary Committee on Monday approved a resolution condemning his actions. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) said the governor’s actions show a lack of respect the state’s legal system and fails to provide justice for the families of murder victims.
Rep. Marsico Comments on Hearing Concerning Legalization of Medical Marijuana - 4/9/2015
The House Judiciary and Health Committees recently held a joint hearing on the practical implications of legalizing cannabis for medical use in the Commonwealth. The committees received testimony from drug and alcohol treatment centers and representatives of law enforcement, as well as advocates for change in drug policy. Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said lawmakers must consider the ramifications of the legalization of medical marijuana in other states before approving its use in Pennsylvania. Chuck Nichols reports – Story and stand-alone bite available.
Rep. Marsico Pleased to See Package of Child Protection Bills Signed by Governorr - 12/18/2013
A package of legislation to update and strengthen the Commonwealth’s child protection laws has been signed into law. The bills signed by the Governor on Wednesday included legislation designed to clarify and modernize the legal definition of child abuse. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) said it took a cooperative effort to advance legislation that will help to prevent the mistreatment of children. The package of child protection bills was derived from the recommendations of the Task Force on Child Protection formed in the wake of the Penn State Sandusky investigation. Chuck Nichols reports… wrap and stand-alone bite available.
House Judiciary Chair Marsico Pleased to See Package of Child Protection Bills Moving Through the General Assembly - 12/16/2013
The Pennsylvania House continued its efforts Monday to move a package of legislation to update and strengthen the Commonwealth’s child protection laws on to the governor’s desk to become law. Among the bills approved was key legislation designed to clarify and modernize the legal definition of child abuse. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) said the bills, aimed at correcting deficiencies in existing child abuse laws, are based on the recommendations of a legislative Task Force on Child Protection formed in the wake of the Sandusky investigation. Mike Davies reports… wrap and stand-alone bite available.
Rep. Marsico Says House Judiciary Committee to Begin Work on Recommendations of Child Protection Task Force - 11/28/2012
House lawmakers have begun the process of reviewing a report released recently by the Task Force on Child Protection, which made a series of recommendations to reform and improve Pennsylvania’s child protection laws. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin), who sponsored the House Resolution that created the task force, said he is pleased with the result and looks forward to seeing the recommendations take bill form in the coming legislative session. Mike Davies reports... wrap and stand alone bite available.
Rep. Ron Marsico Comments on Legislation to Deter Underage Drinking - 9/14/2012
Legislation that would increase the penalties for underage drinking and public drunkenness and fund an alcohol offense prevention program was the topic of a hearing held recently by the House Judiciary Committee in State College. Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin), chairman of the committee, said college towns are plagued by issues stemming from populations of underage drinkers, and that the state must consider tougher laws to deter this illegal behavior. Chuck Nichols reports... wrap and stand alone bite available.
Rep. Ron Marsico Establishes Task Force on Child Protection in PA - 12/15/2011
Legislation to establish a child protection task force at the state level was overwhelmingly approved by the House of Representatives Wednesday in Harrisburg. Sponsor of the resolution, Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) said details from the cases of alleged child abuse recently reported in Centre County have raised many questions about current protections and procedures that are utilized in dealing with these situations. Mike Davies reports... wrap and stand alone bite available.
Rep. Ron Marsico Comments on House Passage of Synthetic Narcotics Legislation - 6/14/2011
Legislation that would ban the manufacture and sale of bath salts and other synthetic drugs has been passed by the Pennsylvania House. Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) said it is important to get these dangerous new compounds, especially “bath salts” off the market before more people are adversely affected. Chuck Nichols reports, wrap and stand alone bite available.