HARRISBURG – Today in Harrisburg, the governor signed into law legislation authored by state Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), a member of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, that will create a program to direct financial support specifically to the state’s dairy industry.
HARRISBURG –The governor signed legislation, authored by Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), to improve public safety by strengthening penalties for operating a motorcycle without the proper endorsement or license.
HARRISBURG – A comprehensive package of bills that will help support Pennsylvania farmers and grow the state’s top industry was signed into law today by the governor, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kate Klunk’s (R-Hanover) legislation to provide more options to farmers who preserved their land, part of a bill package to aid the state’s agriculture industry, was signed into law today by the governor.
HARRISBURG – Representing a win for Pennsylvania National Guard members and their families, landmark legislation drafted by Reps. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) and Chris Sainato (D-Lawrence) was signed into law. It offers a free college education that can be shared with the member’s spouse and/or child in exchange for a Pennsylvania National Guard member’s six-year reenlistment.
HARRISBURG – The governor recently signed into law Senate Bill 479, legislation that mirrors a bill authored by Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), to protect more children from the trauma of testifying in court. The bill was sponsored in the Senate chamber by Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming).
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf today signed legislation that guarantees crime victims access to court proceedings in their cases.
HARRISBURG – As the state budget successfully earns approval from both chambers and the governor, House Bill 790 has been signed into law. Rep. Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) noted that Pennsylvania’s $33.9 billion budget combines prudent budgeting decisions and the benefits of a thriving economy.
After months of debate and bipartisan cooperation Pennsylvania has a balanced budget that doesn’t raise taxes, puts more money into education, and sets money aside in the state’s Rainy Day Fund to prevent the calls for future tax increases. This on-time budget keeps our promise to Pennsylvanians by being respectful of the tax dollars they entrust to us.
HARRISBURG – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Professional Licensure Committee Chairman Dave Hickernell and Democratic Chairman Harry Readshaw to remove the barriers for licensees entering Pennsylvania is on Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk and is expected to be signed into law.
HARRISBURG – In the midst of budget debates this week, Rep. Rosemary Brown’s (R-Monroe/Pike) budgetary and financial literacy efforts proved to be successful as her high school personal finance course legislation was unanimously passed by the House and her budget reform bill combating budget overruns was amended into the budget administrative code and sent to the governor’s desk for approval.
HARRISBURG – A bill sponsored by Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) that would save students time and money by providing them with access to information regarding the transfer policies of educational institutions was amended today to include a bipartisan package of career and technical education (CTE) bills to help prepare high school and college students for the jobs awaiting them.
HARRISBURG – The new, automatic sealing of criminal records 10 years or older goes into effect today in Pennsylvania, according to Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), who authored the Clean Slate Act.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) joined a majority of colleagues in passing legislation to help students find higher pay through improve educational opportunities.
HARRISBURG — The House today approved Tax Code legislation encompassing an initiative authored by Rep. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington) to address Pennsylvania’s “taproom tax.”
HARRISBURG – To provide relief to taxpayers, the House of Representatives today approved Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar’s (R-Bedford/Somerset) House Bill 262, which eliminates the inheritance tax for children under the age of 21 and includes other tax exemptions, as part of the 2019-20 state budget.
HARRISBURG – York County is about to be the beneficiary of a record windfall of more than $485,000 from the collection of an impact fee on natural gas drilling activities in other regions of Pennsylvania, according to members of the county’s House Republican delegation. Distribution of revenue will take place in early July.
HARRISBURG — The House today approved Public School Code legislation encompassing parts of two proposals Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) has pushed this legislative session to increase school safety.
HARRISBURG – With a focus on investing in the future of Pennsylvania, Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) announced today that both the House and Senate have passed the 2019-20 state budget bill, House Bill 790.
HARRISBURG – House Republican leadership focused on a budget that saves, cuts, invests, manages and educates for a better future for all Pennsylvanians. This week it passed the House, and today it passed the Senate, on both occasions with bipartisan support. House Bill 790 features no new taxes or increases and no additional fees, continuing a multi-year effort that has resulted in increased revenues for the Commonwealth.