A bill designed to close a loophole in Pennsylvania’s criminal code that exempts those involved in labor disputes from being charged with harassment, stalking and related offenses took another step closer to becoming law Monday. The state Senate approved the measure unanimously (48-0) a month after passing through the state House of Representatives Wednesday by a 115-74 vote.
The legislation, House Bill 1154, introduced last April by Rep. Ron Miller (R-York), now will go to the desk of Gov. Tom Corbett to be signed into law.
The Senate only made minor tweaks to the House bill. Specifically, it wanted to make clear that the bill would not trump federal labor law. Get four more stats about this story on PBJ.com.