Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks) this week in Harrisburg met Director of the U.S. Marshals Service Stacia Hylton and U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Martin J. Pane during their visit to the state Capitol. Hylton and Pane were part of a large team – along with other U.S. Marshals, Pennsylvania State Police officers and other law enforcement personnel – who worked together to track down and arrest Eric Frein. The Marshals involved received a House citation honoring their work. Frein hid in the woods for weeks after allegedly killing one Pennsylvania State Police officer and seriously wounding another Pennsylvania State Police Officer in September 2014.
HARRISBURG -- A bill authored by Rep. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset) aimed at improving charter and cyber education in Pennsylvania was passed by the House Education Committee on Wednesday.
HARRISBURG – The House today voted in favor of legislation sponsored by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) aimed at reforming the way alcoholic beverages are sold in Pennsylvania. This fiscally responsible and consumer-driven wine and spirits privatization legislation would end the post-Prohibition state store system put in place by Pennsylvania’s then pro-temperance governor, Gifford Pinchot.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) joined his colleagues on the House Education Committee to unanimously pass House Resolution 102, which will establish the Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness.
HARRISBURG – Citing concern over the increasing inefficiency of the state-owned liquor store system, Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin) today joined a majority of her colleagues in the House of Representatives in approving legislation that would turn the sale of wine and spirits over to private enterprise. Helm is a co-sponsor of House Bill 466, which now heads to the Senate for consideration. Similar legislation was approved by the House during the 2013-14 session but the Senate failed to take action.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today voted for a bill that would remove the government from the alcohol business by privatizing the sale of wine and spirits in Pennsylvania. House Bill 466 passed the House by a vote of 114-87 and now goes to the Senate for consideration.
HARRISBURG – In order to finally remove state government from the business of selling alcohol, state Rep. Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Center/Mifflin) today voted with the majority of his colleagues in the House to privatize wine and spirit sales with the passage of House Bill 466.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Mauree Gingrich (R-Lebanon), to provide work experience for high school students with disabilities, received unanimous support in the House Labor and Industry Committee today.
HARRISBURG -- Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) voted “yes” on House Bill 466, legislation that today passed the House and that would, if enacted, privatize the sale of wine and spirits in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Members of the York-Adams County House Republican Delegation today voted in favor of House Bill 466, which would end the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s role in the sale and marketing of wine and liquor so it would instead focus on enforcing state liquor laws. Members of the delegation, including Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover), Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion), Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Mike Regan (R-Dillsburg), Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York Township), Will Tallman (R-Adams/Cumberland) and Dan Moul (R-Adams), released the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) today joined a majority of his colleagues in the House of Representatives in passing historic legislation that would privatize liquor sales in Pennsylvania. Simmons is a co-sponsor of House Bill 466, which now heads to the Senate for consideration. Similar legislation was approved by the House during the 2013-14 session but the Senate failed to take action.
HARRISBURG – Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted in favor of House Bill 466, legislation to privatize the sale of wine and spirits in the Commonwealth. Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), who supported this measure, issued the following statement after the vote:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) today voted in favor of historic legislation that would privatize liquor sales in Pennsylvania, which passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 114 to 87. Schemel is a co-sponsor of House Bill 466, which now heads to the Senate for consideration. Similar legislation was approved by the House during the 2013-14 session but the Senate failed to take action.
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) and Tommy Sankey
R-Cambria/Clearfield) today joined the majority of their House colleagues in passing legislation which would increase convenience for consumers while getting Pennsylvania out of the business of selling liquor. House Bill 466 may now be taken up by the state Senate.
HARRISBURG – The House today passed legislation that would move Pennsylvania out of the liquor business by privatizing alcohol sales in the Commonwealth, Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) said upon passage of House Bill 466 by a vote of 114-87.
HARRISBURG – Citing an inherent conflict of interest in the current structure of the state’s liquor store system, Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) today voted in support of legislation removing the state from the sale of alcohol in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Brian Ellis (R-Butler) joined the majority of his colleagues in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in voting in favor of House Bill 466, legislation to privatize the sale of wine and spirits in the Commonwealth. After today’s vote, Ellis made the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) issued a statement today in response to the passage of House Bill 466, a measure to end full government control of wine and spirits sales in the Commonwealth:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kurt Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland) voted in favor of House Bill 466, a bill to privatize the sale of wine and spirits in the Commonwealth in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today. Masser, a member of the House Liquor Control Committee, made the following statement after today’s vote:
HARRISBURG – Residents age 21 and older in Venango and Butler counties would finally be able to responsibly and conveniently purchase wine, liquor and beer under the same roof under a bill approved today by the state House with the support of Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler).