HARRISBURG – State Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Nazareth) was in the process of circulating co-sponsor memos for his legislation to bring more accountability to operations of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) when the news hit.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to raise awareness about the positive and life-saving benefits automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) can provide, Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) sponsored House Resolution 104, establishing Feb. 22-28, as “AED Awareness Week in Pennsylvania.” Brown organized an AED training seminar at the Capitol earlier today run by John and Rachel Moyer, before her resolution was unanimously passed by the House.
WHAT: Rep. Mauree Gingrich (R-Lebanon), chairman of the House Labor and Industry Committee, will hold a voting meeting on her bill to provide work experience to disabled high school students that will lead to workforce readiness. House Bill 400 would help to ensure that students with disabilities have the opportunity to receive training in school that will prepare them to enter the workforce upon graduation. Gingrich’s committee will also consider House Bill 638, which would amend the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act to permit greater flexibility with regard to certificates of occupancy.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week approved House Bill 59 authored by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), chairman of the House Health Committee, that would require physicians to offer hepatitis C screening to patients born between 1945 and 1965.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) recently told members of the House Consumer Affairs Committee, including Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna), that it has put new rules and practices in place to address last year’s high rate spikes that surprised thousands of customers.
HARRISBURG –To ensure that state delinquent taxes are paid before individuals enjoy their state lottery winnings, Rep. Adam Harris (R-Franklin/Juniata/Mifflin) authored House Bill 251, which passed the House.
HARRISBURG – The state House today in Harrisburg approved legislation known as “Eileen’s Law” that was introduced by Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) following a local tragedy. The bill became part of a comprehensive effort to review and improve truancy policies and laws in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Charter school reform, reducing the cost of college and support for technical career training are among the subjects of a four-bill package of legislation passed Wednesday by state Rep. Will Tallman (R-Adams/Cumberland) and majority members of the House Education Committee. The bills may now be considered by the full House.
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion), Seth Grove (R-Dover) and Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York Township) today joined the majority of their House Education Committee colleagues in moving to the full House legislation that would institute changes to the manner in which Pennsylvania’s charter and cyber charter schools conduct business and are evaluated.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to extend protections to Pennsylvania residents who use out-of-state pharmacies that regularly do business with customers from the Commonwealth, Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) authored legislation approved today by the state House of Representatives that would require out-of-state pharmacies to register with the Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy if they fill prescriptions for Commonwealth residents.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) announced today that his legislation to help school entities make up instructional time following a weather-, health- or safety-related emergency passed the House unanimously, and is now on its way to the Senate for consideration.
HARRISBURG – Emphasizing the importance of responsible and reasonable management of Pennsylvania taxpayer dollars, Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) strongly supports legislation that would control the growth of state spending.
HARRISBURG – Legislature sponsored by Rep. Mark Mustio (R-Allegheny) that would require long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, personal care homes and assisted living residences to install carbon monoxide detectors was advanced today by the House Aging and Older Services Committee for consideration on the House floor.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to provide much-needed consumer protections while generating additional revenue for the Commonwealth, House Gaming Oversight Committee Chairman John Payne (R-Dauphin) today introduced legislation to regulate online gaming in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today praised his colleagues in the House of Representatives for passing House Bill 229, which would make the cyber harassment of a child a criminally punishable offense.
HARRISBURG – Believing that state government should manage its revenues responsibly, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) joined other supporters of legislation that would control spending growth at a Capitol news conference on Monday.
HARRISBURG – Members of the state House of Representatives today voted to approve and send to the state Senate for consideration House Bill 147, legislation authored by Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks) that would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to completely exclude principal places of residence from school property taxes.
HARRISBURG – In continuing efforts to enact meaningful property tax relief for Pennsylvania homeowners, the House voted in favor of a homestead exclusion bill, to protect principle places of residence from property taxes through an amendment to the state constitution, said Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne).
Legislation to make oral anticancer drugs more affordable gains approval in State House
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) has officially reintroduced legislation to reinstate adult adoptees’ rights to access their original birth certificate.