HARRISBURG — In a move to prevent nonpublic schools from experiencing a delay or loss of access to workbooks, Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) has co-sponsored legislation to ensure that, in the event of a delay in the enactment of the state’s budget, students in nonpublic schools are not denied access to educational workbooks.
HARRISBURG- The House of Representatives voted this week for House Bill 1233, sponsored by state Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R-Bucks), which would improve patient access to out-patient diagnostic imaging test results. The legislation would require the imaging service entity to directly notify the patient between 7-20 days after the results were sent to the ordering health care practitioner, if there is a finding of an abnormality which requires follow-up care. The report must detail the results of the test and a statement that the patient is receiving the notice due to an abnormal finding.
HARRISBURG – A bill by Rep. Duane Milne (R-Chester) to extend a program that saves hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars each year passed the House Finance Committee yesterday.
HARRISBURG – Led by majority chairman Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee today approved legislation to improve the recruitment and retention of volunteer first responders.
HARRISBURG – House Judiciary Committee Majority Chairman Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) moved several important pieces of legislation today during the Judiciary Committee’s scheduled weekly voting meeting.
HARRISBURG—Legislation sponsored by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) to protect the identities of police officers and their families when the officer is involved in a shooting has unanimously passed the House Judiciary Committee.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Ryan Warner’s (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) legislation authorizing municipalities to enact earned income and property tax liability tax credits for active volunteers of a fire company or emergency medical service (EMS) company passed the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee with unanimous, bipartisan support on Monday.
HARRISBURG – Thanks to a strong bipartisan vote, the state House Monday passed legislation that would address attempts to “double dip” when applying for public assistance. Under House Bill 1322, which may now be taken up by the state Senate, anyone who moves to Pennsylvania would have to list places where they lived before and received welfare benefits. The legislation also requires the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to notify the other state or states of the change in residency of the applicant.
HARRISBURG – A new law was enacted last week which gives first responders another option for raising funds to support their operations, said Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks), author of the legislation.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne), which would reduce the waiting time to obtain a no-fault divorce in Pennsylvania, today was overwhelmingly approved by the House of Representatives. House Bill 380 now moves to the Senate for consideration.
WHAT: Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will lead the committee in a vote on legislation that would affect first responders as well as veterans and their descendants:
HARRISBURG- The York County House Republican Delegation thanks Gov. Tom Wolf for signing House Bill 874, now Act 59 of 2015, which ends the exemption for union members and management involved a labor dispute from being charged with crimes of harassment, stalking and threat to use weapons of mass destruction.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks) is sponsoring legislation that would require organizations that engage in electioneering and issue advocacy to identify themselves and file campaign finance reports if their expenditures exceed $1,000.
HARRISBURG – House Judiciary Committee Majority Chairman Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) issued the following statement in regard to his legislation being signed into law to prohibit parties involved in a labor dispute from harassing, stalking or making bomb threats:
HARRISBURG – As majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) commends Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) on the signing of his bill that provides first responder organizations the opportunity to solicit donations at intersections. In September, the bill received support from the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) today introduced legislation that would authorize municipalities to enact earned income and property tax liability tax credits for active volunteers of a fire company or emergency medical service (EMS) company.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Mauree Gingrich (R-Lebanon) to reform the First Class Township Code and update how first-class townships operate was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf.
HARRISBURG – Legislation that provides for greater accountability of locally elected tax collectors and includes a qualification exam, a continuing education program and criminal background checks for new tax collectors was recently signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf, said Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland).
HARRISBURG – The House Urban Affairs Committee advanced legislation by its chairman, Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks), which would allow for the creation of Cultural Improvement Districts (CID) in the Commonwealth to help with community improvement efforts and enable municipalities to generate needed tourism revenue.
HARRISBURG – The state’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will begin accepting applications for home heating assistance this Monday, Nov. 2, according to state Reps. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) and Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria).