By a 134-53 vote, the state House passed an amendment to Title 18 of Pennsylvania’s consolidated statues that would restore a controversial law allowing the National Rifle Association and other membership organizations to sue municipalities in Pennsylvania over local gun ordinances.
HB 671 would replace Act 192, signed into law in the waning days of Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration in 2014. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in June 2016 that the law was unconstitutional because it also dealt with criminal penalties for the theft of metals, in violation of the single-subject rule of the state constitution.
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