HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) that would amend the Sunshine Act to require a public agency to post public meeting agendas no later than 24 hours prior to the start of a meeting passed the House today.
HARRISBURG – When state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) returned home from session last fall, news of House passage of a series of “Helpers and Heroes” bills for emergency responders was very well received. Still, he knew the process was merely a third of the way done.
HARRISBURG – As part of efforts to remove outdated laws from the books, the House passed legislation by Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) to repeal an archaic 163-year-old law that is no longer relevant.
HARRISBURG—A bill sponsored by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) to improve public safety by targeting repeat DUI offenders was approved by the state House.
HARRISBURG – The House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved legislation today aimed at targeting individuals who solicit services from victims of human trafficking, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York).
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania is long overdue when it comes to stepping up its effort to combat human trafficking, according to state Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin).
HARRISBURG – Today, Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) joined other members of the the House Judiciary Committee to approve a package of bills designed to combat human trafficking throughout the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG - In order to combat a hidden, yet widespread, problem and recognize National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, held a voting meeting of the committee today to move a package of bills aimed at combatting the crime of human trafficking.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) announced that the House unanimously passed his legislation to honor Sgt. 1st Class Thomas McDonough.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) has been appointed a member of the House Children and Youth Committee for the remainder of the 2019-20 Legislative Session. Struzzi’s appointment was made to fill one of two vacancies left due to member resignations.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) announced that he has been assigned to serve on the powerful House Judiciary Committee for the remainder of the 2019-20 legislative session.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) today joined a bipartisan group of legislators to unveil a package of bills to fight fraud within Pennsylvania’s Medical Assistance Program, also called Medicaid.
HARRISBURG – On Dec. 21, 1969, a young man from Bedford County gave his life in the service of his country. On Jan. 13, 2019, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved legislation by Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) to dedicate a bridge for the young man, U.S. Army Ranger Sgt. David Leon Barber.
HARRISBURG — The House of Representatives on Monday passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) to honor the legacy of Cpl. Donald L. Westley through naming a bridge in Blair County for the veteran fatally wounded in combat in December 1944.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) has been appointed by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai to a key committee assignment as a member of the House Judiciary Committee.
HARRISBURG – To ensure taxpayer dollars are used to fund the priorities of Pennsylvanians and not being used fraudulently or misspent, Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers joined Attorney General Josh Shapiro to unveil a comprehensive plan to guarantee funding is being used on the people who truly need assistance.
WHAT: Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, will hold a voting meeting of the committee to consider a package of bills aimed at combatting the crime of human trafficking. Bills in the package include:
HARRISBURG—Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) today praised the Pennsylvania Game Commission for filing felony charges against two Brookville, Pa., teenagers who recorded and distributed videos of themselves repeatedly kicking a defenseless white-tailed deer.
WHAT: Because of the considerable amount of taxpayer money used to fund Pennsylvania’s Medical Assistance Program, or Medicaid, the third largest in the nation, and the vulnerable population the program it serves, it is important to ensure taxpayer money is used to assist those in need. With this in mind, a bipartisan group of lawmakers from the House and Senate will introduce a package of bills to reform how services are provided. This package will codify the recent grand jury recommendations along with enacting statutes which mirror federal law to allow the Commonwealth to combat fraud in the program and recoup state tax dollars. The package of bills and issues facing the program will be discussed at a press conference.
HARRISBURG -- The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), gathered at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Wednesday to hear from leaders of five of the state’s agriculture advocacy organizations.