Governor Rendell Signs Two Bills
HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Governor Edward G. Rendell today signed the following bills into law:
Senate Bill 366 makes changes to the Judicial Code bringing it in line with the state Constitution for situations when bail can be denied. Under this bill, judges can deny bail for offenses when the maximum sentence is life imprisonment or when only imprisonment will guarantee public safety.
Senate Bill 574 extends the Fish Fund restricted account funded by Lake Erie fishing permits until December 2014 and requires the purchase of a Lake Erie fishing permit when fishing on waters that flow into the tributaries of Lake Erie and Presque Isle. This bill also expands the range of projects that can be funded through the restricted account to include those that protect or improve fish habitat on or at Lake Erie, Presque Isle Bay, their tributaries, and waters that flow into those tributaries.
The Rendell administration is committed to creating a first-rate public education system, protecting our most vulnerable citizens and continuing economic investment to support our communities and businesses. To find out more about Governor Rendell’s initiatives and to sign up for his newsletter, visit www.governor.state.pa.us.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor