HARRISBURG – Language crafted by Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover) and Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) to improve career and technical education (CTE) in Pennsylvania and included in House Bill 265 was signed into law Wednesday, the representatives announced.
HARRISBURG –Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today issued the following statement regarding Mayor Bill Peduto’s attack on the natural gas and petrochemical industry at a conference in Pittsburgh.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) issued a statement today in response to Commonwealth Court Judge Ellen Ceisler’s injunction prohibiting the certification of Marsy’s Law votes after Tuesday’s election.
HARRISBURG - House Majority Leader Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement in response to the Commonwealth Court’s injunction on the Marsy’s Law vote:
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today passed legislation that would clarify Pennsylvania’s vehicle safety inspection law regarding acceptable headlamps and rear lighting, said Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware), who authored the legislation.
HARRISBURG – Emergency services throughout the tri-county area are struggling, said Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), and that is why she lent her support over the past two weeks to a multi-faceted, bipartisan legislative package to help recruit and retain volunteer first responders.
HARRISBURG – The state House of Representatives sent more than a dozen bills to the state Senate this month to address a growing statewide crisis in attracting and retaining volunteer firefighters and EMTs, according to Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union). The package of bills, which garnered bipartisan support, is intended to aid in recruiting and retaining volunteer first responders, and also to show respect and appreciation to current volunteers who put their lives on the line for their friends and neighbors.
HARRISBURG – The Children and Youth Committee today reported out legislation authored by Rep. Todd Polinchock (R-Bucks) to protect youth from child abuse that may involve a member of the U.S. Armed Forces.
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today commended the House Labor and Industry Committee’s approval of House Bill 1234, which restores the certainty of Pennsylvania’s no-fault Workers’ Compensation Act.
HARRISBURG – A report by the House Oversight Committee recommends new legislation to update lobbying disclosure laws, committee Chairman Seth Grove (R-Dover) and minority Chairman Matthew Bradford (D-Montgomery) announced today.
HARRISBURG – Legislation that would provide protections from surprise medical balance bills to Pennsylvania consumers, sponsored by Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna), on Tuesday was unanimously reported out of the House Insurance Committee, which Pickett chairs. House Bill 1862 will next be considered by the full House.
HARRISBURG – Chairman of the House State Government Committee, Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union), today announced a sweeping update to the Pennsylvania Election Code that made its way through the General Assembly this week, paving the way for one of the largest election code reforms in decades.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) issued the following statement after joining a majority of his colleagues in voting for legislation to modernize elections in the Commonwealth which would not go into effect until after April 28, 2020:
HARRISBURG – The most comprehensive effort to modernize and improve Pennsylvania’s elections since the 1930s was passed by the House of Representatives today. Senate Bill 421 establishes mail-in voting in the Commonwealth, gives Pennsylvanians more time to register to vote ahead of elections, and eliminates the straight-party ticket option from ballots.
HARRISBURG – A resolution designating October as Life Insurance Awareness Month in Pennsylvania, sponsored by Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna), was unanimously adopted by the House of Representatives today.
HARRISBURG – On Monday, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) joined members of the House for a press conference in the Capitol to honor the victims of communism, including the 100 million who lost their lives under communist regimes.
HARRISBURG – The state House of Representatives sent more than a dozen bills to the state Senate this month to address a growing statewide crisis in attracting and retaining volunteer firefighters and EMTs. The package of bills, which garnered bipartisan support, is intended to aid in recruiting and retaining volunteer first responders, and also to show respect and appreciation to current volunteers who put their lives on the line for their friends and neighbors.
HARRISBURG – To provide greater transparency for voters, state Reps. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) and Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) drafted legislation to eliminate the ability for all candidates for public office to cross-file their nomination petitions.
HARRISBURG – In Pennsylvania, fire companies are forced to operate under a “use it or lose it” philosophy when it comes to reception of grant money. State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) is fighting to change that.
HARRISBURG – A plan to improve the affordability and accessibility of training for emergency services agencies in rural areas was approved unanimously in the state House Monday, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint), prime sponsor of the measure.