HARRISBURG – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) led questioning today of Pennsylvania State Police deputy commissioners tasked with explaining the law enforcement agency’s interactions with foreign nationals and reports made to federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Keith Greiner (R-Lancaster) is sponsoring legislation to address certain ambiguities and shortcomings in the recently expanded Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax withholding provisions applicable to nonresident nonemployee compensation and real estate lease payments. House Bill 926, which was introduced this week, would provide businesses with more clarity in meeting their compliance responsibilities, mitigate payor liability for good faith compliance with the withholding provisions, consolidate withholding, remittance and reporting provisions, and repeal certain reporting requirements.
HARRISBURG – Today, the House unanimously approved a bill, sponsored by Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware), which would permit students studying physical therapy to take the required licensing exam up to 90 days prior to graduation.
HARRISBURG – The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness (VAEP) Committee unanimously supported legislation drafted by Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) that would provide for a sunset reauthorization of the Commonwealth’s 911 system under Title 35.
HARRISBURG – Legislation that would strengthen Pennsylvania’s laws governing public corruption was approved by the Senate today and heads to the governor’s desk, where it’s expected to be signed into law, said Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks), sponsor of the House version of the bill (House Bill 939).
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives this week passed a package of bills aimed at expanding workforce development initiatives in Pennsylvania. One of the bills, House Bill 425, authored by Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Berks), would help increase awareness among middle and high school students about potential career opportunities in high-demand fields.
HARRISBURG – The House today approved legislation authored by Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) to increase student awareness about workforce needs and opportunities.
HARRISBURG – At a Capitol press conference surrounded by nurses, Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) today unveiled his legislation to set safe nurse-to-patient limits in Pennsylvania hospitals.
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today ordered a special election for Primary Election Day, May 21, to fill the vacant seat in the 11th Legislative District in Butler County.
HARRISBURG-- Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) has introduced three bills to reform state government by limiting the number of terms served by House and Senate members, and by holding legislators accountable when they fail to pass a budget on time.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) to establish the Career and Technical Education Investment Incentive Program was overwhelmingly approved by the House of Representatives and now heads to the Senate for consideration. Tobash’s bill is part of the latest bipartisan Career and Technical Education (CTE) (#GoodJobs4PA) legislative package.
HARRISBURG – By a unanimous vote today, the House advanced legislation sponsored by Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks), which aims to save high school and college students time and money by providing them with information on the transfer policies of educational institutions.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin) recently introduced legislation that would exempt electronic voting systems that already have auditable paper trails from the governor’s mandatory voting system update.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) praised the House passage of legislation authored by Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks), that amends the Pennsylvania Liquor Code’s definition of “Alcoholic Cider” to be a beverage made only through alcoholic fermentation of apples or pears. Currently, the definition permits products to be made through alcoholic fermentation of any fruit or fruit juice.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved House Bill 334 by Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) to create easier-to-navigate trails schools can follow to establish and renew vocational programs, part of the House Republican’s commitment to ensure all Pennsylvanians have a pathway to prosperity.
HARRISBURG- Citing work by House Republican members over the last three sessions, House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) applauded the House passage of legislation to strengthen the Public Employee Pension Forfeiture Act, ensuring public employees convicted of a job-related crime will not receive taxpayer-funded pensions.
HANOVER ¬– Legislation by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) to give farmers who decide to preserve their land more freedom over their property received unanimous support by the House as it passed the bill on Monday.
HARRISBURG – In a bipartisan effort to prepare Pennsylvania’s youth for the 21st century workforce, state Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) has teamed up with Reps. Kate Klunk (R-York) and Jared Solomon (D-Philadelphia) to introduce legislation which would allow high school students to obtain real-world work experience while still in school.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives recently approved legislation that would allow for greater tracking of stolen jewelry and other items containing precious metals, said Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks), who has been working on this issue since 2012.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) has been appointed by House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to serve on the newly created House Government Oversight Committee for the 2019-20 Legislative Session.