Details Matter – Legislative Whoopsie

Via Josh Prince, we find out that Pennsylvania’s new preemption law isn’t really law…yet. It turns out that someone sent the wrong version of the bill to the Governor.

Josh noted on Facebook that it does mean a new effective date, but the law will still become law.

Maybe Tom Corbett could find a liquor privatization bill that the Senate seemingly forgot to send him to sign before he leaves, too.

8 Responses to “Details Matter – Legislative Whoopsie”

  1. Clay says:

    Good news for y’all up in Pennsylvania. Now maybe you finally have the power to make Philadelphia respect your rights.

  2. Klyde says:

    The Governor was presented and approved the correct bill, November 6, 2014, which means the “new” 60 day clock started Thursday.

  3. RetMSgt in Pa. says:

    Way, way back in 1803, Congress forgot to issue a proclamation officially recognizing the new state of Ohio. Fast forward 150 years to 1953 when they’re putting on a big display of Important Documents, and they discover one’s missing – the most important one. Oops! A quickie resolution was drafted up in Congress, with an effective date of March 1st, 1803, and the problem was solved.

    Makes Pennsylvania’s “Oops” minor in comparison.

  4. rd says:

    Will any of the cities that will be sued under this law attempt to use this “oopsie” to challenge the validity of the law?

    I think they will try, so expect the first challenges to be very convoluted.

  5. Joe_in_Pitt says:

    Kinda reminds me of Town Line, NY, who according to local legend held a referendum to secede from the Union and join the Confederacy at the outbreak of the civil war. After the war the vote was forgotten, but fast forward to 1946 and they realized they still never voted to re-join the Union (Harry Truman even wrote the town a letter imploring them to do so), so they held a new vote to invalidate the old one. What’s neat is their town motto is “The Last Confederacy” and if I recall correctly their fire department’s patches say something like “Last of the Rebels” with both a US and Confederate flag on it.

    Question about this pre-emption law…my borough actually has a prohibition on firearms in borough parks in their code. Is this something that can now be struck down from this law? I’m not interested in going to war with the borough but maybe I should give them a heads-up in case some attorney smells the potential windfall from taking them to court for it?

    • HSR47 says:

      I’m all for informing municipalities of their potential cash liability due to Act 192 of 2014 for continuing to ignore PA Consolidated Statues Title 18 section 6120: The ultimate goal is to get municipalities to stop violating the laws of the commonwealth, not to increase taxpayer costs.

  6. asdf says:

    KYW 1060am is going BONKERS about this right now. It’s like the only news story and they keep repeating it, going on and on about it.