Constitutionally, Pennsylvania’s General Assembly is required to create a balanced budget each year. After months of proposals, hearings and negotiations, the House and the Senate vote on a budget before it moves to the governor for his signature. Of course, most people know the process is not that straightforward.
HARRISBURG – House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement regarding the announcement today by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny):
HARRISBURG – For her work on issues relating to family law, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) was recently recognized by the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA).
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania ranks 10th in the nation in human trafficking, a form of modern day slavery, but today Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon), a long-time advocate for victims of human trafficking, voted with his House colleagues to pass a package of bills he co-sponsored, which take aim at this worldwide problem. The legislation is now headed to the Senate.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Marci Mustello (R-Butler) that would strengthen current law by adding certain prohibited activities which constitute the crime of unlawful contact with a minor unanimously passed the House today.
HARRISBURG – Legislation to allow expert testimony in human trafficking cases has been approved by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, said Rep. Meghan Schroeder (R-Bucks), who authored the measure.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Rowe (R-Snyder/Union) today announced that his House Bill 2178, which is part of a package of bills aimed at combatting human trafficking, passed the House unanimously.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) is announcing that 2020 will be his final year in the State House. With just under a year remaining in the current legislative session, Gabler is informing his constituents that he will not seek to serve beyond the current term.
HARRISBURG – On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) which would officially define “groin structures” and exempt non-commercial groin owners from paying excessive Submerged Lands License Agreement (SLLA) fees.
HARRISBURG – Following passage out of the House Judiciary Committee last week, the full House of Representatives today passed a package of bills aimed at combatting the crime of human trafficking, announced Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
HARRISBURG — House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) convened a voting meeting today to adopt a letter (excerpted below) directing the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) to reject Environmental Quality Board (EQB) Regulation 7-534:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington) announced today that her legislation to help combat human trafficking in Pennsylvania has successfully passed the House.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Meghan Schroeder (R-Bucks) joined lawmakers and advocates at a press conference in the state Capitol to introduce a package of bills which is aimed to fight human trafficking in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Continuing efforts to combat human trafficking in Pennsylvania, the House will be voting on a package of bills designed to guarantee the well-being of victims, protect their privacy and make it safer for them to testify against their abusers.
HARRISBURG – Legislation that would empower local and state agencies to charge fees when responding to Right-to-Know requests for a commercial purpose was passed by the House of Representatives this week and will next be considered by the Senate, according to Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton), prime sponsor of the bill.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that he has introduced two pieces of legislation to honor military veteran and actor Jimmy Stewart, a native of Indiana, Pennsylvania. House Resolution 687 would designate May 20, 2020, as Jimmy Stewart Day, and House Resolution 688 would honor May 25, 2020, as the 25th anniversary of the Jimmy Stewart Museum.
HARRISBURG –Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Berks) today announced his resolution to raise awareness of the need for improved health care for expectant mothers and their babies. House Resolution 641 designates Jan. 23 as Maternal Health Awareness Day in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – After serving the constituents of the 125th District for five terms, Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) today released the following statement regarding his intention to not seek re-election:
HARRISBURG – To provide parents with precious time with their children that was unfairly taken from them, Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) drafted legislation that the House Judiciary Committee passed with unanimous support today.
HARRISBURG – Votes on two bills drafted by Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) to honor local veterans for their service to the country received unanimous support today from the House.