Irvin Legislation to Help PA Farmers Establish Best Management Practices Signed into Law

Jul. 02, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin) to revise and reestablish the current Agriculture-Linked Investment Program (Agri-Link), which provides state funding for and may subsidize the interest rate on private loans used for agricultural best management practices (BMPs), was signed into law as Act 37 of 2019.

Owlett Bill Creating Dairy Investment Program Signed into Law

Jul. 01, 2019 /

Owlett Bill Creating Dairy Investment Program Signed into Law

HARRISBURG – Today in Harrisburg, the governor signed into law legislation authored by state Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), a member of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, that will create a program to direct financial support specifically to the state’s dairy industry.

Kail Transportation Safety Bill Signed into Law

Jul. 01, 2019 /

HARRISBURG –The governor signed legislation, authored by Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), to improve public safety by strengthening penalties for operating a motorcycle without the proper endorsement or license.

Bills to Grow PA Agriculture Signed into Law, Causer Says

Jul. 01, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – A comprehensive package of bills that will help support Pennsylvania farmers and grow the state’s top industry was signed into law today by the governor, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee.

Governor Signs Klunk’s Farm Preservation Bill into Law

Jul. 01, 2019 /

Governor Signs Klunk’s Farm Preservation Bill into Law

HARRISBURG – Rep. Kate Klunk’s (R-Hanover) legislation to provide more options to farmers who preserved their land, part of a bill package to aid the state’s agriculture industry, was signed into law today by the governor.

Barrar’s Landmark Legislation Offering College Education to PA National Guard Families Signed into Law

Jul. 01, 2019 /

Barrar’s Landmark Legislation Offering College Education to PA National Guard Families Signed into Law

HARRISBURG – Representing a win for Pennsylvania National Guard members and their families, landmark legislation drafted by Reps. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) and Chris Sainato (D-Lawrence) was signed into law. It offers a free college education that can be shared with the member’s spouse and/or child in exchange for a Pennsylvania National Guard member’s six-year reenlistment.

Peifer Discusses State Budget Bill as Governor Signs into Law

Jul. 01, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – As the state budget successfully earns approval from both chambers and the governor, House Bill 790 has been signed into law. Rep. Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) noted that Pennsylvania’s $33.9 billion budget combines prudent budgeting decisions and the benefits of a thriving economy.

2019-20 Budget Built on Record of Fiscal Responsibility

Jun. 29, 2019 /

After months of debate and bipartisan cooperation Pennsylvania has a balanced budget that doesn’t raise taxes, puts more money into education, and sets money aside in the state’s Rainy Day Fund to prevent the calls for future tax increases. This on-time budget keeps our promise to Pennsylvanians by being respectful of the tax dollars they entrust to us.

Hickernell/Readshaw License Portability Bill on Governor’s Desk

Jun. 28, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Professional Licensure Committee Chairman Dave Hickernell and Democratic Chairman Harry Readshaw to remove the barriers for licensees entering Pennsylvania is on Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk and is expected to be signed into law.

Brown Achieves Further Success in Her Budgetary and Financial Literacy Efforts

Jun. 28, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – In the midst of budget debates this week, Rep. Rosemary Brown’s (R-Monroe/Pike) budgetary and financial literacy efforts proved to be successful as her high school personal finance course legislation was unanimously passed by the House and her budget reform bill combating budget overruns was amended into the budget administrative code and sent to the governor’s desk for approval.

House Amends Staats Legislation to Include Bipartisan Career, Technical Education Bills

Jun. 28, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – A bill sponsored by Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) that would save students time and money by providing them with access to information regarding the transfer policies of educational institutions was amended today to include a bipartisan package of career and technical education (CTE) bills to help prepare high school and college students for the jobs awaiting them.

Clean Slate Automatic Sealing Starts Today

Jun. 28, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – The new, automatic sealing of criminal records 10 years or older goes into effect today in Pennsylvania, according to Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), who authored the Clean Slate Act.