Government Affairs

PNA’s lobbyists review thousands of legislative proposals during every two-year session of the General Assembly, monitoring each and sharing PNA’s perspective on bills that have a potential impact, positive or negative, on the industry or on journalists’ ability to gather news. 

Legislative Alerts

2015-2016 Legislative Session News

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Oct 18 PNA Senate memo HB 1538PDF65.26 KB18 Oct, 2016 Download
Action alert HB 1538 Oct 2016PDF45.66 KB14 Oct, 2016 Download
PNA comment letter on Senate drone billPDF60.08 KB26 Sep, 2016 Download
Aug 10 PNA testimony body camerasPDF430.05 KB10 Aug, 2016 Download
PNA Opposes HB1310_April 2016PDF63.75 KB13 Apr, 2016 Download
SB 411 testimony - March 22PDF48.25 KB22 Mar, 2016 Download
Legislative Alert HB1310PDF44.46 KB21 Mar, 2016 Download
Comments FLSA Overtime Rule FINALPDF261.70 KB25 Feb, 2016 Download
Legislative Alert HB 824 - June 2015PDF45.61 KB24 Nov, 2015 Download
Summary of Negative Public Access Legislation - December 2015PDF146.28 KB20 Nov, 2015 Download
Ad Impact Study SummaryPDF246.45 KB19 Nov, 2015 Download
Ad Coalition - Economic Impact of Advertising - June 2015PDF1022.71 KB19 Nov, 2015 Download
Vote on Sales Tax on Newspapers Imminent - SB76PDF51.68 KB17 Nov, 2015 Download
PNA letter HB 1682PDF225.25 KB13 Nov, 2015 Download
PNA letter HB 1538PDF221.51 KB09 Nov, 2015 Download
PNA testimony body cameras senate judiciary April 2015PDF262.34 KB30 Oct, 2015 Download
Change of primary date letter to Rep Turzai PDF882.35 KB30 Oct, 2015 Download
Oct 27 2015 PNA letter SB 976PDF37.96 KB28 Oct, 2015 Download
PNA Sunshine Act informational hearing Oct 20 2015PDF327.53 KB23 Oct, 2015 Download
PNA message to Senators regarding SB411PDF152.06 KB21 Oct, 2015 Download
Oct 20 2015 PNA letter SB 411PDF116.38 KB20 Oct, 2015 Download
Senate Aviation Caucus PNA testimony on drones – Sept. 28, 2015PDF168.53 KB01 Oct, 2015 Download
University of Pennsylvania Drone PresentationPDF1.74 MB01 Oct, 2015 Download
PNA letter opposition HB 1119PDF40.67 KB22 Sep, 2015 Download
Q and A about HB 1119PDF248.86 KB22 Sep, 2015 Download
PNA testimony body cameras senate judiciaryPDF68.26 KB13 Feb, 2015 Download
2015-2016 Legislative Leadership TeamDOCX11.45 KB13 Nov, 2014 Download

Pending Legislation 

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HB 1538

LNP (Lancaster)
Taking a stand for government transparency
Commentary: In Pa., a misguided attempt to protect police

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Tony Norman: Handle the truth of a shooter's name

Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown)
Letter to the Editor | A pill we should not swallow
Local NAACP opposes bill to protect IDs of cops in shootings

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Line of duty: The names of police who shoot must be released 

Beaver County Times
Shielding police is bad public policy 

Bucks County Courier Times (Levittown)
Hiding officers' names a policy of secrecy

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Bill promotes police secrecy
Pa. bill undermines attempts at police reform

​LNP (Lancaster)
Bill in state Legislature that hinders transparency is not the way to protect police
Rolling back Right to Know

Ernie Schreiber editorial on House Bill 1538



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