My Audio Updates
Here you will find audio clips about important events that have taken place during the current and past Legislative Sessions.
Rep. Vereb Comments on Efforts to Improve Notifications for Victims of Sexually Violent Predators in PA - 7/28/2015
The Commonwealth Victim Advocate and the Pennsylvania State Police announced a new partnership Tuesday in Harrisburg to help ensure that crime victims receive timely notifications when sexually violent predators registered under Megan’s Law change their address or place of employment. The new memorandum of understanding will facilitate the sharing of information between agencies and ensure faster communication with a larger number of crime victims. Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery), Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Criminal Justice Advisory Committee said he was particularly pleased his organization could play a part by providing essential funding to aid in the notification of Pennsylvania crime victims.
Rep. Vereb Comments on Budget Delay, Governor's Insistence on Increased Taxes - 7/20/2015
House members from the Delaware and Montgomery County Republican delegation voiced their criticism of tactics used by Gov. Tom Wolf in the current budget standoff during a news conference held Monday at the Montgomery County Court House. In early July the governor acted to veto a balanced spending plan for 2015-16 that would have increased school funding without need for any tax increase, and subsequently vetoed landmark pension reform and liquor privatization legislation. Republican House members characterized the governor’s actions as counterproductive and condemned the tactic of using a Washington DC headquartered lobbying group to wage a negative campaign against Republican House members who voted to hold the line on tax increases.
Rep. Vereb Comments on Basic Education Funding Commission Recommendations and Report - 6/18/2015
The Basic Education Funding Commission released a report and recommendations Thursday calling for adoption of a new, more equitable formula to distribute state funding to Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts. Co-chair of the commission, Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery), said under the new plan school districts will experience a number of significant improvements in how state resources are shared.
House Committee Condemns Governor’s Failure to Implement Justice with Approval of Vereb Resolution - 6/8/2015
Less than a week after Pennsylvania’s governor failed for the second time since taking office to carry out a lawfully imposed death sentence, the House Judiciary Committee has approved a resolution condemning his actions. Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery), sponsor of the measure, said the governor’s actions indicate a lack of respect for the Commonwealth’s laws and legal system.
Vereb Calls Governor’s Latest Death Penalty Dereliction a Mockery of PA’s Legal System - 6/3/2015
After the governor of Pennsylvania today signaled he will fail to carry out a death sentence for the second time since taking office, state Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) said the governor’s actions signal a lack of respect for the Commonwealth’s legal system.
Rep. Vereb Honors Law Enforcement Officers in Harrisburg - 4/21/2015
Lawmakers were joined by representatives of the Pennsylvania State Police and Fraternal Order of Police at a capitol ceremony in Harrisburg on Tuesday to recognize 2015 as the “Year of the Law Enforcement Officer” in Pennsylvania. The House recently approved House Resolution 232 to honor those who put their lives on the line to make our communities safe.
Vereb Measure Protecting Crime Victims Signed Into Law - 10/21/2014
Legislation has been signed into law that will help protect crime victims and their families from suffering further emotional distress due to the actions and statements of convicted criminals. The bill was introduced earlier this month by Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) after convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal delivered controversial college commencement speech from behind prison bars. Speaking on the site where Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was murdered in 1981, Rep. Vereb said passage of the bill was a victory for crime victims everywhere and he was particularly pleased to have received overwhelming support for the bill in Harrisburg.
Vereb Introduces Bill to Prevent Jailed Criminals from Further Traumatizing Victims - 10/6/2014
Legislation designed to ensure that convicted criminals cannot engage in behavior that causes emotional distress to their victims was recently introduced in Harrisburg. The bill is a response to the public outrage over a recent commencement speech delivered by convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal at Goddard College in Vermont. Bill Sponsor Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) said his legislation would prevent criminals from gaining notoriety from exploitation of their crimes at the expense of crime victims and survivors.
Vereb Bill to Protect Youth Athletes One Step Away from Becoming Law - 6/9/2014
Legislation that would protect youth athletes under the age of 18 from coaches and other sports officials who seek to sexually prey on them is one step away from becoming law after receiving final approval Monday in the state House. Sponsor of House Bill 112, Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) said the legislation sends a message that Pennsylvania is serious about prosecuting those who would use their position in a sports program to perpetrate sexual misconduct against young athletes. Mike Davies reports. Full wrap and stand-alone bite are available.
House Approves Vereb Bill to Punish Sports Officials Who Sexually Assault Underage Athletes in Pennsylvania - 11/14/2013
The state House has approved legislation that would establish specific guidelines to punish athletic coaches, trainers or other sports officials who have sex with a child-athlete under 18 years old. Bill sponsor Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) said the legislation is another tool for prosecutors to utilize against those who would use their position in an athletic program to sexually assault children. From Harrisburg… Mike Davies reporting.