HARRISBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — A Pennsylvania Senate committee voted unanimously in support of several police reform bills.
The legislation would ban police from using chokeholds and require municipalities to adopt use of force policies, among other things.READ MORE: North Allegheny High School Graduate A Semifinalist In 2021 Breakthrough Junior Challenge
Senator Jay Costa from Allegheny County proposed Senate Bills 458 and 459.READ MORE: After Pa. Liquor Stores Introduce 2-Bottle Limit On Some Alcohol, Bar Owners Hope To Keep Shelves Full
These bills may see a vote on the full Senate floor as early as Wednesday.
The Senate Democratic leader said bills with these reforms should hit the governor’s desk by the end of the month.MORE NEWS: Mt. Lebanon Home Destroyed In Massive Fire
He says he is certain the governor will sign them into law.