HARRISBURG – Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield) on Thursday was appointed by Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to serve on the newly created House Government Oversight Committee for the 2019-20 Legislative Session.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation to help consumers and businesses stop unwanted telemarketing calls by updating the state’s do-not-call list requirements, said Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks), who has been working on this issue since 2015.
HARRISBURG-- The abuse began when “Susan” turned eight; by age 13, she was a runaway with a boyfriend who sold her for food. Three years later, she acquired an “agent” in Miami who shipped her to Baltimore to work for an organized ring that sent women to “the block,” an area known for strip clubs and prostitution.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week passed legislation that would require certain surgical team professionals be accredited and take continuing education courses in order to enhance patient safety, said Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), author of the bill.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny) announced today that her legislation, House Bill 504, to shield rape victims from irrelevant cross examination, unanimously passed the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee.
HARRISBURG – The House Judiciary Committee today voted on legislation aimed at better protecting crime victims from abuse and violence by helping those who are victimized to testify against and confront their abusers, reported Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the committee. All five bills before the committee were passed onto the full House for consideration.
HARRISBURG – The state House today approved legislation introduced by Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) that would save taxpayers money by prohibiting future employees of a multi-state commission from participating in the state’s public pension system.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) announced today that the Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 318, legislation to improve and strengthen Pennsylvania’s “Do Not Call” list.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) has been appointed to, and named Secretary of, the newly formed House Oversight Committee.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike), a known advocate for financial literacy, announced that her legislation, House Bill 128, which would establish first-time homebuyers savings accounts in the Commonwealth was passed by the House (188-1) today.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) was selected to serve as the inaugural chairman of the newly created House Oversight Committee for the 2019-20 Legislative Session.
HARRISBURG—The House unanimously passed House Resolution 56, introduced by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery), to declare Feb. 22, 2019, “Keith Valley Challenge Day” in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – The House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Rep. John Hershey (R-Franklin/Juniata/Mifflin) that would give victims the right to attend proceedings against their abusers unless the court determines that the victim’s testimony would be altered if he or she heard other testimony at the proceeding.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) announced today that she has been appointed chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, under the House Commerce Committee. In general, the House Commerce Committee focuses on business, finance and economic development in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Following the governor’s announcement today that he signed an executive order to create the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center to address the skills gap and worker shortages, Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Berks) said he supports the governor’s plan and has been advocating for greater focus on workforce development as it pertains to training and job opportunity awareness for several years.
HARRISBURG – Calling Pennsylvania’s workers our state’s “most valuable resource,” House Majority Leader Bryan Cuter (R-Lancaster) announced the House Republican plan to reform and improve workforce development in Pennsylvania. Cutler made the announcement following comments from Gov. Tom Wolf as the Wolf administration announced an executive order establishing the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, today led a press conference in Harrisburg to unveil a bipartisan package of eight bills designed to improve career and technical education (CTE) in Pennsylvania. Joining Sonney for the press conference were members of the House Education Committee.
HARRISBURG — House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) sent the following letter to PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell today questioning the DEP’s failure to adhere to a regulatory requirement to notify members of the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) within 30 days of the receipt of a rulemaking petition to establish a comprehensive program to restrict greenhouse gas emissions:
HARRISBURG – As more and more Pennsylvanians turn to solar energy to power their homes, a bi-partisan group of representatives introduced on Tuesday legislation to allow for community solar projects in the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – Majority Chairman Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) and other members of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee held an informational meeting about the unique effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) on first responders in the Commonwealth.