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.
HARRISBURG - The state House has unanimously approved Rep. Clint Owlett’s (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) bill aimed at assisting rural emergency medical services (EMS) companies and the patients who rely on them.
HARRISBURG – As communities across Pennsylvania face a growing crisis in attracting volunteer first responders, the House took action this month, passing more than a dozen bills that help recruit, retain and show respect for those willing to put their lives on the line for their friends and neighbors.
HARRISBURG – Today, the House Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing on legislation drafted by Rep. Jim Marshall (R-Beaver/Butler) that would allow PennDOT to authorize the operation of an autonomous shuttle vehicle on an approved route.
HARRISBURG — The House today approved legislation authored by Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) to exempt volunteer fire and emergency medical service (EMS) providers from paying a fee for accident reports for insurance billing purposes.
HARRISBURG – Following the receipt of a card from Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) to the victims he bullied and harassed, Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) has asked that House Resolution 387, to censure Sims, be withdrawn.
MIFFLINTOWN -- Business issues facing rural Pennsylvania were the focus of a roundtable discussion of the House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) Thursday morning in Juniata County.
HARRISBURG – This week, the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee advanced two bills, sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster), to help Pennsylvania’s struggling dairy industry.
HARRISBURG – With the number of volunteer emergency responders in Pennsylvania plummeting in recent decades, state Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) helped launch an effort to reverse the trend and voted for several bills to help retain existing volunteer first responders and recruit new ones.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Monday approved legislation to support families of first responders by eliminating realty transfer tax burdens for up to five years, said Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland), who co-sponsored the measure.
HARRISBURG – Legislation introduced by Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg) to give members of the General Assembly information critical to ensuring sound fiscal management of Pennsylvania’s employee pension funds was approved by the House State Government Committee on Tuesday.
HARRISBURG – On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania House unanimously approved House Resolution 478 which honors renowned college football coach John William Heisman on his 150th birthday. The resolution was sponsored by Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bob Brooks’ (R-Westmoreland/Allegheny) legislation to help recruit more first responders across Pennsylvania by authorizing counties to offer a tax credit against the property tax liability of active volunteers of a fire or emergency medical services (EMS) company passed the House of Representatives unanimously today.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery) today joined colleagues at the state Capitol to support legislation which requires professional licensing of applied behavior analysis (ABA) professionals.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Bernstine’s (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) legislation to repeal a provision in state law that could be used as a gateway to implement a state wealth tax on personal property passed the Senate unanimously today.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) today announced that the House of Representatives has voted to advance her bill, House Bill 1816, which would increase the maximum loan limits available to volunteer fire companies and emergency medical services through the Volunteer Loan Assistance Program (VLAP).
HARRISBURG – Rep. James Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that the House of Representatives has unanimously voted to advance his bill, House Bill 1773, which would establish the Tuition Assistance for Active Volunteers Program. This program would provide tuition assistance to active members of a volunteer fire company or emergency medical services agency who attend an approved institution of higher learning.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) released the following statement today announcing his intent to introduce an amendment to a voting reform bill that would strip it of language regarding access to campaign expense records.
HARRISBURG – Legislation introduced by Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) that would require the State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) to produce an additional report each year to provide policymakers with more information for budget planning was approved by the House State Government Committee on Tuesday.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin) and behavior analysts filled the Capitol Rotunda today to urge support of his bill to license these professionals.