House Labor and Industry Committee to Vote on Bill to Provide Job Skills to Disabled Students

Feb. 25, 2015 /

WHAT: Rep. Mauree Gingrich (R-Lebanon), chairman of the House Labor and Industry Committee, will hold a voting meeting on her bill to provide work experience to disabled high school students that will lead to workforce readiness. House Bill 400 would help to ensure that students with disabilities have the opportunity to receive training in school that will prepare them to enter the workforce upon graduation. Gingrich’s committee will also consider House Bill 638, which would amend the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act to permit greater flexibility with regard to certificates of occupancy.

Baker’s Hepatitis C Screening Bill Gains House Approval

Feb. 25, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week approved House Bill 59 authored by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), chairman of the House Health Committee, that would require physicians to offer hepatitis C screening to patients born between 1945 and 1965.

Harris’s Lottery Winnings Intercept Bill Passes House

Feb. 25, 2015 /

HARRISBURG –To ensure that state delinquent taxes are paid before individuals enjoy their state lottery winnings, Rep. Adam Harris (R-Franklin/Juniata/Mifflin) authored House Bill 251, which passed the House.

PA House Passes Eileen’s Law Bill Sponsored by Gillen

Feb. 25, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The state House today in Harrisburg approved legislation known as “Eileen’s Law” that was introduced by Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) following a local tragedy. The bill became part of a comprehensive effort to review and improve truancy policies and laws in Pennsylvania.

Tallman, House Committee Move Broad-Based Package of Education Legislation

Feb. 25, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Charter school reform, reducing the cost of college and support for technical career training are among the subjects of a four-bill package of legislation passed Wednesday by state Rep. Will Tallman (R-Adams/Cumberland) and majority members of the House Education Committee. The bills may now be considered by the full House.

Led By York County Republican Delegation, House Committee Moves Charter Reform Bill

Feb. 25, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion), Seth Grove (R-Dover) and Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York Township) today joined the majority of their House Education Committee colleagues in moving to the full House legislation that would institute changes to the manner in which Pennsylvania’s charter and cyber charter schools conduct business and are evaluated.

House Approves Kauffman’s Bill Dealing with Out-of-State Pharmacies Doing Business with PA Residents

Feb. 25, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – In an effort to extend protections to Pennsylvania residents who use out-of-state pharmacies that regularly do business with customers from the Commonwealth, Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) authored legislation approved today by the state House of Representatives that would require out-of-state pharmacies to register with the Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy if they fill prescriptions for Commonwealth residents.

Peifer’s Bill to Help Schools After Emergencies Passes Unanimously

Feb. 25, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) announced today that his legislation to help school entities make up instructional time following a weather-, health- or safety-related emergency passed the House unanimously, and is now on its way to the Senate for consideration.

Simmons Co-Sponsors Bill to Limit State Spending

Feb. 25, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Emphasizing the importance of responsible and reasonable management of Pennsylvania taxpayer dollars, Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) strongly supports legislation that would control the growth of state spending.

Payne Urges Regulation of Online Gaming

Feb. 25, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – In an effort to provide much-needed consumer protections while generating additional revenue for the Commonwealth, House Gaming Oversight Committee Chairman John Payne (R-Dauphin) today introduced legislation to regulate online gaming in Pennsylvania.

Ortitay Votes to Make Cyber Bullying a Punishable Offense

Feb. 25, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today praised his colleagues in the House of Representatives for passing House Bill 229, which would make the cyber harassment of a child a criminally punishable offense.

Maloney Property Tax Measure Clears House

Feb. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Members of the state House of Representatives today voted to approve and send to the state Senate for consideration House Bill 147, legislation authored by Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks) that would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to completely exclude principal places of residence from school property taxes.

Kaufer Votes in Favor of Homestead Exclusion Bill

Feb. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – In continuing efforts to enact meaningful property tax relief for Pennsylvania homeowners, the House voted in favor of a homestead exclusion bill, to protect principle places of residence from property taxes through an amendment to the state constitution, said Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne).

Saylor, Roebuck, Reed and Grove Announce Select Education Committee to Focus on Career Training

Feb. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Members of the House Education Committee today – Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York), Co-chairman James Roebuck (D-Philadelphia), Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) – and Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) announced plans to create a new Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness to refocus Pennsylvania’s secondary and post-secondary education on career training to match graduates with the existing good-paying jobs that are available in Pennsylvania.