Sep. 24, 2018

WHAT: The House Children and Youth Committee, led by Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), will hold a voting meeting to consider House Bill 2641 (sponsored by Rep. Todd Stephens, R-Montgomery), which would increase the penalties for mandated reporters who continue to fail to report suspected child abuse and broadens the “continuing course of action” provision; and Senate Bill 1129 (sponsored by Sen. John DiSanto, R-Dauphin/Perry), which would expedite the procedures for the relinquishment or termination of parental rights in the course of the legal process to adopt a child in Pennsylvania.

WHO: Watson and members of the committee.

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 25, Call of Chairman Watson from the House floor.

WHERE: 60 East Wing, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: The hearing will be streamed live at

Media contact: Jennifer Keaton, 717.705.2094,