The Pennsylvania Senate has approved a bill that aims to crack down on the state’s repeat DUI offenders. The legislation requires the use of innovative technology, according to Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34), who strongly supported the measure. Senate Bill 773, known as Deana’s Law, was named in memory of Deana Eckman, a Delaware County woman who was killed by a drunk driver who had five previous DUI convictions. It would require people arrested for a third or subsequent DUI to wear continuous alcohol monitoring (CAM) devices. The legislation would also increase jail time for those convicted of three DUIs or more, require those convicted of a third DUI offense serve the sentence for that offense consecutively, and increase from one to two years the required period for anti-DUI interlock devices. Senate Bill 773 now moves to the House for consideration.
Pennsylvania anglers no longer have to wear their fishing license on an outer garment. The Fish and Boat Commission has approved the removal of the long-standing regulation. Anglers now need only to carry a license on them while fishing, and present the license to a Fish and Boat law enforcement officer upon request. Fishermen who still wish to display their fishing license on an outer garment may continue to do so.
State Representatives John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin) and Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) will host a seminar about Chronic Wasting Disease and other issues affecting hunters. The free seminar is Thursday, February 13th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at the Rec Park Community Center on Montgomery Avenue in Lewistown. Those planning to attend should RSVP Hershey’s office at 717-436-6001 or Benninghoff’s office at 814-355-1300.