Preemption Enhancement Back in Action

The new pre-emtiion enhancement bill, HB 2258, is now going before the Pennsylvania House floor, having been voted out of committee by a 21-6 vote. I’m curious to see if we can pass this with a veto-proof or near veto-proof majority. The GOP controls the House and Senate at levels in this state that have not been seen for decades, and there are still some pro-gun Democrats out there, so I’m hopeful we’ll get a good vote tally.

When this bill was briefly law before it was invalidated by the courts for violating the single-subject requirement of our state constitution, it did a lot of good. Most municipalities folded like a cheap deck of cards once challenged under it. The only holdouts were the big cities, which fought the law using the single-subject argument.

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4 Responses to “Preemption Enhancement Back in Action”

  1. Joe_in_Pitt says:

    Done. Kortz is A+ ranked and he supported this originally, so I’m confident he’ll go to bat for us again on this. A good example of a pro-gun Dem.

  2. Dollup15 says:

    The first time around, preemption passed with the following veto-proof majorities:

    Senate: 34 yea, 14 nay, 2 not voting (34 yeas needed to override veto)

    House: 141 yea, 54 nay, 7 not voting (135 yeas needed to override veto)

    That was two years ago. So, it is possible to get preemption back on the books despite a hostile governor, but we will need every possible vote in favor, particularly in the Senate.

  3. Patrick Henry, the 2nd says:

    Awesome! Glad our legislature isn’t being so lazy for once!!

  4. Jeff O says:

    Let’s hope it stays veto-proof; we need this bill enacted to stick it to the big city dems who think they own their little fiefdoms.