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July 14, 2024 3:34 am

Shapiro signs Paul Miller’s Law allowing police to ticket distracted drivers using handheld devices

Nearly 12 years after a grieving mother approached state Sen. Rosemary Brown at a community meeting and asked her to support a tougher distracted driving law, Gov. Josh Shapiro on Wednesday signed a ban on using handheld electronics behind the wheel.

Victims of voter intimidation would have rights to sue under bill passed by Pa. House panel

Sponsored by Rep. Stephen Kinsey (D-Philadelphia), House Bill 461 would allow victims to sue for punitive damages and attorney fees. The law would apply to defendants who are convicted of violating the Pennsylvania Election Code’s provisions against voter intimidation.