HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — A bill produced by Newtown Middle School students has passed committee in the State Senate.
Senate Bill 1122 aims to identify Hershey’s Kisses as the official State Candy of Pennsylvania. The bill was originally drafted by a group of students from Newtown Middle School, who have now formed the Hershey Kiss Committee.
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On Wednesday, the bill passed out of the Senate State Government Committee by a 10 to 1 vote. The one “no” vote came from State Senator Daniel Laughlin from Erie. He says he voted no, in part, because there are several candy makers in his area and he wants to explore the issue more.
The bill now awaits a vote on the Senate floor.