PA Tenth Amendment Legislation Status – May 14

Update – May 15, 2011: Fixed incorrect status and link to SB9 instead of SR9.  Sorry for the confusion.

The list below contains the Tenth Amendment related legislation which we are currently tracking in the Pennsylvania legislature.  This week’s updates include:

  • SB3 reported favorably out of committee and are up for “second consideration”.*
  • SB354 – received a COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY committee hearing on May 11 (audio & video here).
  • SB1003 was added to the list of items we’re tracking.

If you become aware of any additional Tenth Amendment legislative activity, please let us know.


Status of PA’s Tenth Amendment Legislation – May 7, 2011

This is the Tenth Amendment related legislation we are currently tracking in the Pennsylvania legislature.  If you become aware of additional Tenth Amendment legislative activity, please let us know.

Asserting State Prerogatives under the Tenth Amendment

Health Care Freedom – Asserting Tenth Amendment Authority over Health Care


Two Challenges

A challenge for big-government conservatives: find a constitutional justification (rationalization) for the federal “war on drugs” that doesn’t also allow it to outlaw growing your own food in your own back-yard garden or to regulate the temperature of your living room. A challenge for big-government liberals: find a constitutional justification (rationalization) for a federal takeover…


How Can I Help?

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article, written by Steve Palmer for the Pennsylvania Tenth Amendment Center answers one of the most frequent questions we get – “What can I do?” While directed towards people in PA, the principles and suggestions are universal – and people in any state can act on his recommendations. Join us!


At the Pennsylvania Tenth Amendment Center, we are working to enhance liberty for Pennsylvanians by restoring fidelity to the Constitution. Our efforts are largely focused in these areas:

  • Education
  • Influencing legislation
  • Grass roots activation

As with any other grassroots group, we are always looking for help. If you want to get involved, here are some things you can do.


Towards Tyranny or Away From It?

cross-posted from the Pennsylvania Tenth Amendment Center We can be moving towards tyranny or away from it.  No other choice exists. Bush Obama Afghanistan, Iraq Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya No Child Left Behind Race to the Top Medicare Part-D Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act S-chip Guantanamo Bay with indefinite detention Guantanamo Bay with indefinite detention,…


Tenth Amendment Legislation Needs Support

In our post, Pennsylvania Legislature Joins the TSA Resistance Movement, we told you about Pennsylvania’s House Resolution 16 and House Bill 852.  Both of these items were offered by Representative Tallman in resistance to the TSA’s Unconstitutional airport screening measures.  These pieces of legislation are currently referred to the State Government Committee.

House Resolution 49, Pennsylvania’s House State Sovereignty Resolution which was introduced by Representative Swanger, is also referred to the State Government Committee.

We have been advised that the State Government Committee will be meeting with regards to the TSA legislation on this Wednesday, March 30, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.


No Legislator Left Behind

On July 26, 2010, Rob Pepe wrote on our facebook page,

Let’s put a copy of Nullification in the hands of EVERY member of the Pennsylvania legislature.  I have my rep and senator covered.  Who’s next?

On November 9, 2010, every legislator in the state of Utah received a copy of Nullification courtesy of the Utah Tenth Amendment Center.

Following the lead of these forward thinkers and borrowing our project name from Sheriff Mack’s, “No Sheriff Left Behind project, the Pennsylvania Tenth Amendment Center is happy to report a large stride toward fulfilling Rob’s idea.


Action Alert: Ask Governor Corbett to Uphold the Constitution

This letter from the Pennsylvania Tenth Amendment Coaltion and Pennsylvania Tenth Amendment Center was hand delivered to Governor Corbett’s office today.  The letter is also being circulated among grass roots activists throughout for follow-on submissions from around the state.

  • The People have declared, through the November elections, that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care (PPACA) act reaches beyond the powers which have been delegated to our representatives in the federal government.
  • 28 States, including Pennsylvania, have argued to the court that the act is Unconstitutional.
  • 19 States, including Pennsylvania, are currently considering Health Care Freedom legislation.
  • 11 States are currently considering the Tenth Amendment Center’s own Health Care Nullification legislation.
  • Judge Vinson has ruled that the PPACA is Unconstitutional and void.
  • The people, the states and the court are in agreement.  The PPACA is Unconstitutional.

Yet, the federal government continues implementing the law!  And so does Pennsylvania – Why is Governor Corbett continuing to implement an act which he, as Attorney General, affirmed to the court is Unconstitutional?  As Michael F. Cannon at the Cato Institute notes, if we fail to protect our rights, it makes it easier for someone else (read, Washington, DC) to violate them.