LEGISLATIVE TALLY: Senate rules for gun legislation against domestic violence
Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week:
• The Senate voted 43-5 for legislation that forces people with a domestic violence ruling against them to more quickly surrender their guns. Those convicted of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence or subject to final restraining orders must surrender their guns within 24 hours. Voting yes was state Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township.
• The House voted 140-44 for legislation ending the free use of state-leased vehicles used by lawmakers. Voting yes were state Reps. Garth Everett, R-Muncy, and Jeff Wheeland, R-Loyalsock Township.
• The Lycoming County commissioners approved an agreement with the City of Williamsport allowing the county to reimburse up to $511,882 toward transportation improvement projects undergone as part of the old city revitalization, an amount the commissioners had pledged to the city in May. Voting were Commissioners Jack McKernan, Tony Mussare and Rick Mirabito.
• Montoursville Borough Council voted 6-0 to hire M&M Asphalt Corp. to pave the Mini-Park parking area on Broad Street at a cost of $12,258. Voting yes were Mark Tillson, Ted Haines, Tina Kline, Eric Greenway, Christopher Lucas, and Robert Brown.
• DuBoistown Borough Council gave the final approval to the adoption of two ordinances. One deals with property maintenance and the other with junk yards in the borough. Voting yes were Eric Hine, Nathan Maynard, Mike Rodgers, Rich Boyles, Eric Fausey, Paul McKinley and Larry Campbell.
• The Pennsylvania College of Technology voted to retain the current slate of officers for the board. They are: state Rep. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, chairman; Robert N. Pangborn, vice-chairman; Joseph J. Doncsecz, treasurer and Dr. Davie-Jane Gilmour, secretary. Board members present were: Yaw, Pangborn, Doncsecz, Gilmour, Blannie E. Bowen, Michael DiRaimo, State Rep. Garth Everett, R-Muncy, Lynda M. Livingston, John J. Romano and John M. Young. Absent were Steven P. Johnson and Thomas G. Poole.