Pa. committee OKs bill to expand home-invasion penalties

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A bill to expand the maximum penalty for home invasions has cleared its first legislative hurdle.

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday approved Senate Bill 1062, which gives judges the option of sentencing offenders to up to 40 years in prison.

The measure would increase the possible maximum penalty for home burglaries in which an intruder harms, threatens to harm, or intends to harm someone in the home.

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