HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) has been recognized by the Marsy’s Law for Pennsylvania organization for her support of legislation aimed at providing equal rights to crime victims by ensuring constitutional protections.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) has been appointed by Chairman Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana) to serve as secretary of the House Liquor Control Committee during the 2019-20 Legislative Session.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) to ensure that the offense of strangulation is as fully incorporated into our body of laws as other similarly violent and threatening offenses has formally been introduced.
HARRISBURG – The state House Labor and Industry Committee today approved an unemployment compensation reform bill introduced by Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) that aims to help unemployed workers like those who lost their jobs at the Joy Global Inc. plant in Franklin in 2016.
HARRISBURG – The House Judiciary Committee has unanimously passed legislation authored by state Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) that would provide civil immunity for damages resulting from forcibly entering a motor vehicle to rescue an individual.
HARRISBURG ¬– Recognizing that not all students go to a traditional four-year college, the House Finance Committee on Wednesday approved a resolution by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) urging the federal government to allow educational savings accounts to be used for workforce training expenses.
HARRISBURG – Legislation which would increase the penalties for the crime of concealing the death of a child, sponsored by Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton), was overwhelmingly approved by the House Judiciary Committee today and sent to the full House of Representatives for further consideration.
HARRISBURG—The House Judiciary Committee has passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) to criminalize the act of female genital mutilation (FGM).
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) that would help to enhance the recovery treatment for patients with a drug addiction was the focus of a hearing today at the state Capitol in Harrisburg conducted by the House Human Services Committee. Heffley is a member of the committee, which is chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks).
HARRISBURG – To ensure Pennsylvania businesses are dealt with an effective and efficient manner during the legal process, the House Judiciary Committee today approved legislation by House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) to allow for statewide Commerce Courts.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, today led a voting meeting of the committee in which several bills were approved to help further protect children in the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – To provide more time to recover stolen property, the House approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Cambria/Somerset) that would allow for greater tracking by law enforcement of stolen jewelry and other items containing precious metals, as well as fight the opioid epidemic as the sales often fund the purchase of illegal drugs.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) designating a bridge in Troy Borough as the Troy Area Veterans Memorial Bridge was approved by the House of Representatives today.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives Monday unanimously approved legislation, sponsored by Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), which would improve public safety by strengthening penalties for operating a motorcycle without the proper endorsement or license.
HARRISBURG – Freshman state lawmakers Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) and Mike Jones (R-York) today unveiled their proposal to enact term limits for members of the state House and Senate.
HARRISBURG – This week, the House Education Committee, led by Chairman Curt Sonney (R-Erie), approved a bipartisan package of bills aimed at improving career and technical education (CTE) in Pennsylvania. The bills now move to the full House for a vote.
HARRISURG – As part of the House Republican Caucus’ commitment to putting families first through increased job opportunities, the House Education Committee on Monday passed Government Oversight Committee Chairman Seth Grove’s (R-Dover) House Bill 334 to make it easier for schools to establish and renew vocational programs and for students to apply certain credits toward job-training programs.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to prevent the premature and permanent closure of Pennsylvania’s nuclear power plants, Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin) today introduced legislation updating the Pennsylvania Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (AEPS) Act to recognize nuclear energy for its significant contribution to the state’s zero-carbon energy production.
HARRISBURG – The House Education Committee today reported out legislation authored by Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) to increase student awareness about workforce needs and opportunities.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) has introduced legislation to protect seniors from losing their PACE and PACENET benefits due to an increase in the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA).