HARRISBURG – Rep. Keith J. Greiner (R-Lancaster) today announced that he has introduced legislation that would make the ignition interlock program mandatory for certain first-time DUI offenders and, in those cases where the interlock program is applied, reduce driver’s license suspension requirements.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) today announced that he has been assigned to serve on the following House committees during the 2015-16 legislative session: Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Game and Fisheries, Judiciary, and Transportation. Keller was a member of the same four committees during the previous two sessions.
HARRISBURG – The House Education Committee today in Harrisburg approved a bill introduced by state Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) known as “Eileen’s Law” that would give judges more flexibility in penalizing parents convicted in school truancy cases.
HARRISBURG – The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, chaired by Rep. Stephen E. Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), advanced four bills that provide new benefits and considerations to veterans and emergency responders.
Harrisburg – Rep. Bill Adolph (R-Delaware) announced his resolution designating the week of January 25 through 31, 2015 as Catholic Schools Week in Pennsylvania was unanimously adopted by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jeff C. Wheeland (R-Lycoming) today said he has been appointed to the House Local Government, State Government and Commerce committees as the 2015-16 session gets into full swing in Harrisburg.
HARRISBURG – As a way to honor the contributions of the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) and its 20 years of gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the state House today approved a resolution authored by Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) to designate Jan. 25-31, 2015, as “PCN: Pennsylvania’s Neighborhood Week” in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG—A House resolution sponsored by Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) designating Jan. 11 as National Human Traffic Awareness Day in Pennsylvania passed the House unanimously.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) today had two resolutions adopted by the House of Representatives to increase awareness of the importance of cervical cancer screenings and the need for additional mentors serving youth across the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG—State Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Lower Paxton) has officially been appointed, by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, to serve as Republican chair of the House Judiciary Committee for the 2015-16 legislative session.
As the newly elected state representative for the 80th Legislative District here in Blair County, I have been hitting the ground running and enjoying my time discussing state-related issues with people in the district, getting the district offices set up and familiarizing myself with the legislative processes in Harrisburg.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) announced today that he will be reintroducing legislation to give adult adoptees the authority to access their original birth certificate without redactions.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R-Bucks) has been assigned to serve on four standing House committees during the 2015-16 legislative session. Quinn’s assignments include the Appropriations, Insurance, Professional Licensure and Transportation committees. Appointment to the Appropriations Committee marks Quinn’s first assignment on this committee, and represents the only Republican House member from Bucks County on Appropriations.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) today announced his 2015-16 session committee assignments, which will include the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Tourism and Recreational Development, Gaming Oversight and Human Services committees.
HARRISBURG-- Rep. Joe Hackett (R-Delaware) plans to sponsor three bills in the 2015-16 legislative session aimed at reforming the state’s liquor laws, increasing victim’s rights and improving school safety.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) has been appointed chair of the Human Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Drugs and Alcohol for the 2015-16 legislative session.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin) today announced that she has been appointed to serve on the House Gaming Oversight, Professional Licensure, Urban Affairs and Tourism and Recreational Development committees during the 2015-16 legislative session.
HARRISBURG - State Rep. David Parker (R-Monroe) has been appointed to serve on the following four standing committees for the 2015-16 legislative session: Children and Youth, Commerce, Environmental Resources and Energy, and Gaming Oversight.
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) and Tommy Sankey
(R-Cambria/Clearfield) have received their committee assignments for the 2015-16 session.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Chris Ross (R-Chester), who was recently elected to his 10th term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, has been named chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee for the 2015-16 legislative session. The House made history last session when it passed liquor privatization legislation, but the Senate failed to act on the measure. Ross expects privatization to come up again this session.