Sources

HB 2084

SB 421

Act 77 (SB421) - No excuse mail-in ballots

Bill Information

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2019&sInd=0&body=s&type=b&bn=421

 

Votes

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/RC/Public/rc_view_action2.cfm?sess_yr=2019&sess_ind=0&rc_body=H&rc_nbr=781

 

Commentary

Commonwealth Court Opinion

By Judge Leavitt, January 28, 2022

“For these reasons, we grant summary relief to McLinko and declare that Act 77 violates Article VII, Section 1 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, PA. CONST.art. VII, §1.”

https://www.pacourts.us/assets/opinions/Commonwealth/out/244MD21_1-28-22.pdf?cb=1

SB 255

SB 255 – 2021 Budget

Bill Information

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2021&sind=0&body=S&type=B&bn=255

 

Votes

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/RC/Public/rc_view_action2.cfm?sess_yr=2021&sess_ind=0&rc_body=H&rc_nbr=461

 

Commentary

2021 Budget Takeaways

By Nathan Benefield, June 29, 2021

“The spending increase greatly exceeds inflation and population growth.  The new budget includes total ongoing general fund spending of $39.78 billion, an increase of 8.8% over last year’s enacted budget.”

https://www.commonwealthfoundation.org/research/2021-budget-takeaways/

SB 1350

SB 1350 – 2020 Budget

Bill Information

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2019&sInd=0&body=s&type=b&bn=1350

 

Votes

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/RC/Public/rc_view_action2.cfm?sess_yr=2019&sess_ind=0&rc_body=H&rc_nbr=1764

 

Commentary

Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania position on SB 1350

“SB 1350 increased spending by more than 7.4 percent over the previous year's enacted budget. Spending increases should be limited to the rate of inflation plus population growth. The rate of inflation plus population growth is 2.1%. In other words, this budget increased spending by more than three times what would be reasonable.”

https://index.teamcap.org/votes/2020-House-SB-1350-RCS1764

HB 790

HB 790 – 2019 Budget

Bill Information

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2019&sInd=0&body=h&type=b&bn=790

 

Votes

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/RC/Public/rc_view_action2.cfm?sess_yr=2019&sess_ind=0&rc_body=H&rc_nbr=553

 

Commentary

This Year’s Budget Continues Past Trends

By Tirzah Duren, June 28, 2019

“…this appropriations bill represents a 4.7 percent increase over last year's enacted budget.”

https://www.commonwealthfoundation.org/2019/06/28/this-years-budget-continues-past-trends/

HB 2060

HB 2060 – Firearms

Bill Information

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2017&sInd=0&body=h&type=b&bn=2060

 

Votes

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/RC/Public/rc_view_action2.cfm?sess_yr=2017&sess_ind=0&rc_body=H&rc_nbr=1477

 

Commentary

The Truth About Hb 2060 That Your Representatives Don’t Want You To Know

By Joshua Prince, Esq., October 4, 2018

https://blog.princelaw.com/2018/10/04/the-truth-about-hb-2060-that-your-representatives-dont-want-you-to-know/

 

Legislative Journal, September 26, 2018

Floor discussion on bill begins on page 1144

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/HJ/2018/0/20180926.pdf

HB 904

HB 904 – Heartbeat Bill

Bill Information

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/bill_history.cfm?syear=2021&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=904

 

Votes

In committee

NOTE: Lawrence did not join 62 Republican cosponsors of bill.

FOAC

Firearms Owners Against Crime

2022 Voter Guide

https://foac-pac.org/voters_guide/guides/2022-Chester-County-State-Primary-Voter-Guide1652321589.pdf

 

2018 Voter Guide, General Election - 13th District

https://foac-pac.org/Voter-Guide-Archives

ACF

The American Conservative Foundation

John Lawrence

http://ratings.conservative.org/people/8c1966e4-80f4-4a98-bf55-b1de0b9705b3

CAP

Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania

John Lawrence

https://index.teamcap.org/legislators/john-lawrence/2021

Big Wind

Article - https://billlawrenceonline.com/john-lawrence-has-wind.../

AEA Board of Directors - https://americanenergyaction.org/about-us/

 

NextEra received $3.1 Billion in subsidies over the last 10 years and has become the seventh-biggest lobbyist among 156 utilities - https://www.bloomberg.com/.../nextera-nee-the-greenest-u...

 

“Farmers feel outnumbered and out financed by powerful energy companies, government officials, and green energy advocates, all of whom they say have incentive to ignore their problems.” https://slate.com/.../why-farmers-in-iowa-hope-wind...

 

“When you count the cost of losing our peace in our homes, loss of property values, harm to our wildlife, harm to the land and agricultural businesses, the price of decommissioning the turbines once they are outdated and need to be torn down, and the loss of community relationships — you realize that the total cost of wind turbines has been and will continue to be staggering.” https://www.farmprogress.com/.../industrial-wind-farms...

 

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