HARRISBURG—Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) joined a bipartisan majority of House legislators in passing House Resolution 139 to extend Gov. Tom Wolf’s disaster emergency after the remnants of Hurricane Ida damaged homes and businesses due to flooding rains and tornado.
HARRISBURG ¬– Rep. Dawn Keefer’s (R-Dillsburg) Shawn’s Law (House Bill 184), to hold accountable people who instruct, cause or solicit another person to take his or her own life, is going to the governor for his signature after being approved by the House on concurrence today.
HARRISBURG – House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) on Tuesday voted in support of House Resolution 139, which would extend the provisions of Gov. Tom Wolf’s Aug. 31 disaster emergency declaration relative to the aftereffects of Tropical Storm Ida.
HARRISBURG – House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) on Tuesday voted in support of an amendment to House Bill 1774 that would allow for increased information sharing between departments of material from the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program as a tool to help the Commonwealth combat the opioid addiction and overdose epidemic.
HARRISBURG—Reps. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) and Jennifer O’Mara (D-Delaware) marked Suicide Prevention Month by announcing they will reintroduce legislation to create Extreme Risk Protective Orders (ERPO) as a way to reduce suicides in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) is cosponsoring and supporting legislation that would give his constituents and residents in rural communities throughout Pennsylvania access to high-speed internet service.
HARRISBURG – House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) on Tuesday morning voted in support of a resolution offered by Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) during a meeting of the Legislative Reapportionment Commission that would put additional guidelines on how prisoner reallocation data is to be compiled and counted by, among other things, ensuring that individuals incarcerated to a minimum sentence expiring after April 1, 2030, will be counted at the prison at which they reside.
HARRISBURG – The House on Monday voted unanimously to pass Rep. Milou Mackenzie’s (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) House Bill 1657 as they continue to help provide further protections for children in the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG?- A bill that would amend Title 67 (Public Welfare) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statues involving provisions related to adoption opportunities, family finding and kinship care, passed the House of Representatives on Monday, the bill was sponsored by Children and Youth Chairman Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland).
HARRISBURG – Continuing his commitment to bring additional high-speed internet service to rural communities across the state, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) has introduced bipartisan legislation to commit $100 million in federal stimulus funding to the effort.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), held a press conference Monday morning discussing the legislative agenda for the House of Representatives for the next few weeks.
WHAT: Press conference on upcoming legislative agenda and other matters of importance.
HARRISBURG ¬– In the few months since Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed the Pennsylvania Voting Rights Protection Act (formerly House Bill 1300), Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) reintroduced today the measure as House Bill 1800 after the governor says he now supports voter identification.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) won a major victory this week when the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) finally surrendered data he requested more than a year ago. At issue is the data the Wolf administration used to prevent Lebanon County businesses from reopening following the statewide shutdown.
WHAT: To examine the impact of regulations that were suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic, the House State Government Committee will take up House Bill 1861, and other matters, during its next meeting. The bill would require a final report be issued no later than Nov. 1 by each authority, which initially authorized a suspension extended by Section 2102-F (a) of the Administrative Code.
HARRISBURG—After touring storm ravaged sections of Horsham and Upper Dublin with local and state officials, Reps. Shelby Labs (R-Bucks) and Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) announced today that they introduced legislation to extend Gov. Tom Wolf’s State of Emergency declaration. The General Assembly reconvenes Monday.
HARRISBURG – In response to repeated requests by the Legislature, the Wolf administration has finally provided additional data on Pennsylvanians currently suffering from COVID-19 infections, direct consequences of individual vaccination choices and who is most at risk for infection. Pennsylvanians now have a much clearer picture about the current COVID-19 challenges facing our Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – The House Health Committee on Tuesday voted to adopt a letter requesting a determination from the Commonwealth Joint Committee on Documents on whether the regulatory process and the Regulatory Review Act applies to the acting secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s indoor mask mandate for K-12 schools and child care centers.
HARRISBURG – Recognizing the means in which Gov. Tom Wolf, through the Department of Health, issued a statewide mask mandate for students and school staff, exceeded his authority, Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg) joined members of the House Health Committee to call on the Joint Committee on Documents to review the mandate.
DOYLESTOWN - Reps. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) and Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) announced the introduction of a legislative package to better protect children in the Pennsylvania child welfare system. The bills are crafted in honor of Grace Packer, a 14-year-old girl who was murdered in Bucks County by her adoptive mother and her adoptive mother’s boyfriend in 2016.