Murt Co-Sponsors Legislation for a Drilling Tax on Natural Gas

Feb. 04, 2015 /

HARRISBURG—Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) announced today that he will co-sponsor legislation to dedicate funding to education and human services. Murt has lent his support to legislation that would impose a drilling tax on the state’s Marcellus Shale and distribute those proceeds to statewide initiatives, including education.

DiGirolamo Unveils Marcellus Drilling Tax Proposal

Feb. 04, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – In seeking to raise necessary funds for some of the Commonwealth’s top priorities without passing the burden onto working families, Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) today held a press conference to discuss legislation to impose a drilling tax within the Marcellus Shale and distribute those proceeds to statewide initiatives.

Causer Reintroduces Tax Fairness Measures

Feb. 04, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Continuing his commitment to supporting rural Pennsylvania, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) has reintroduced legislation to ensure rural communities and taxpayers get their fair share of compensation for state-owned lands.

House Passes Legislation That Will Help Our Veterans Find Jobs Faster

Feb. 04, 2015 /

Veterans deserve a smooth transition to the civilian workforce after their military service ends. However, many veterans have a hard time finding jobs upon returning to civilian life due to onerous and redundant certification and licensure requirements. To address this, I reintroduced a bill that would streamline certification and licensing processes for veterans and help match them with good-paying jobs faster. That bill passed the House unanimously today.

Judiciary Committee Moves Legislation to Stop Cyber Bullying

Feb. 03, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Majority Chairman Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) is pleased to announce that today, during the Judiciary Committee’s scheduled weekly voting meeting, his legislation creating the offense of cyber harassment of a child was passed unanimously.

DiGirolamo Unveils Natural Gas Drilling Tax Plan

Feb. 03, 2015 /

WHAT: Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) and a bipartisan team of lawmakers will announce their plan to impose a drilling tax within the Marcellus Shale natural gas formation in Pennsylvania.

Day Leads House Tribute to Sam Ashmar

Feb. 02, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today paid tribute to longtime community volunteer and public servant, Samir Ashmar of Breinigsville, who passed away in November at the age of 51, said Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks).

Quinn Resolution Makes January Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Jan. 30, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Taking a stand against what can only be described as modern-day slavery, Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R-Bucks) authored House Resolution 40, making January Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. The resolution was unanimously passed by the House earlier this week.

Emrick Announces Committee Assignments

Jan. 29, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Nazareth) has been appointed to serve on four standing House committees for the 2015-16 session. Emrick, who is entering his third term in office, is a member of the Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Game and Fisheries, Human Services and Professional Licensure committees.

Gillen’s Bill to Help Veterans Approved by House Committee

Jan. 29, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee Wednesday approved a bill introduced by state Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) that would help raise awareness about a provision in state law aimed at helping veterans acquire civil service jobs in Pennsylvania.

Phillips-Hill Supports Bill to Address ‘Snow Day Scheduling”

Jan. 28, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Kristin Philips-Hill (R-York Township) today joined members of the House Education Committee in unanimously passing House Bill 158, legislation which would give school districts flexibility in addressing days lost to bad weather. The bill may now be taken up by the full House.

Greiner Introduces Ignition Interlock Legislation

Jan. 28, 2015 /

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.

Keller Retains Seats on Key House Committees

Jan. 28, 2015 /

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.