What's Happening in the #PAHouse

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, the House returns to session with a focus on bills aimed at addressing human trafficking. Legislation will increase penalties for anyone knowingly patronizing a victim and anyone connected to trafficking victims. Other bills assist victims and aim to increase resources and protections.

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Human Trafficking is Modern-Day Slavery

Currently, Pennsylvania is ranked in the top ten human trafficking states nationally. PA House Republicans are leading the way in working to arm prosecutors and law enforcement with every tool possible to take down human traffickers and end this exploitation of innocent victims across Pennsylvania.

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Weekly Wrap-Up of Bills Passed in the PA House

Bills passed in the #PAHouse during the week of Jan. 13, 2020

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Improving PA's Parole and Probation System

Legislation in the Smart Justice package will modernize Pennsylvania’s probation and parole system to better enable rehabilitation and reward those individuals who show they have rehabilitated by getting them out of the criminal justice system quicker – with the tools to succeed.

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Helpers and Heroes

Pennsylvania faces a years-in-the-making public safety crisis. Fire and emergency medical services (EMS) companies are being forced to close, reducing the services provided to our communities.

Plan of Action to Help

Government Done Right

It’s past time to install an update to end the Pennsylvania government dysfunction. Government Done Right means upgrading to a more effective and efficient government while providing core services. From repealing out-of-date laws, to reexamining the effectiveness of some state boards and commissions, the #PAHouse will work on a much-needed government update.

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Session Schedule

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will return to voting session
at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020.

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Latest News

Lawmakers, Advocates Highlight Efforts to Fight Human Trafficking

Jan. 17, 2020 /

WHAT: A press conference to detail and answer questions about a package of bills to fight human trafficking. The package is designed to guarantee the safety of victims, protect their privacy and make it safer for them to testify against their abusers. Since 2007, there have been more than 1,200 human trafficking cases in the Commonwealth.

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Budget Hearing Schedule

The PA House Appropriations Committee will hold a series of budget hearings to examine the 2020-21 state budget proposal.

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