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FINAL UPDATE: House Bill 874 Becomes Law

11/5/2015 | Construction Blog

Defying the conventional wisdom on how he would handle the recently passed union intimidation bill that was sent to him, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed the legislation into law. In a short press release that can be found here, the Governor indicated that he agreed it was time to close the loophole in the law “that allowed both employees and employers” to engage in harassment without penalty when in a labor dispute.

The law, which goes into effect immediately, now permits law enforcement officers and prosecutors to intervene in appropriate circumstances to prevent harassment, stalking, or threats to “use weapons of mass destruction”.pa-governor-tom-wolf

This final step brings to a close a long road for supporters of the legislation and adds some common sense back into the criminal code.