HARRISBURG – Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) today joined her colleagues in the General Assembly in unanimously supporting legislation to extend for another six months the suspension of nearly 500 state regulations that were paused at the start of the pandemic.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) has introduced legislation aimed at empowering voters and ensuring greater accountability among the state’s jurists.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) said Wednesday that House Bill 1861, legislation sponsored by Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) that deals with the nearly 500 regulations waived and suspended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, is heading to the governor.
HARRISBURG – Recognizing that an overly regulated Pennsylvania cannot rebuild and recover from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) voted with the majority of his colleagues to extend dozens of regulatory suspensions across state government.
HARRISBURG – Rep. David Rowe (R-Snyder/Union) announced today that the House of Representatives passed his legislation, House Bill 1224, that will designate a portion of Pennsylvania Route 104 in memory of a chief of police in Snyder County.
HARRISBURG – The House last week approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) that limits a school board’s temporary emergency powers to 60 days.
YORK – The House State Government Committee will host a hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 13, in York to receive input from residents on congressional redistricting, Chairman Seth Grove (R-Dover) announced.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) announced his bill, which aims to create uniformity and autonomy in boroughs, overwhelmingly passed the full House yesterday.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) that would direct the Joint State Government Commission to study Common Interest Owned Communities (CIOCs) passed the House Urban Affairs Committee today.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), a member of the House State Government Committee, will host the committee for a hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 12, to receive input on congressional redistricting from area residents and community leaders.
HARRISBURG – During a busy meeting on Monday, the House State Government Committee advanced several bills to address issues facing Pennsylvanians, Chairman Seth Grove (R-Dover) announced.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Carrie Lewis DelRosso (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) and Jake Wheatley (D-Allegheny) have introduced legislation designed to encourage minority, women and veteran-owned small businesses to bid for and compete in state and local government bidding opportunities.
HARRISBURG – Today, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike), chairwoman of the House Urban Affairs Committee, along with fellow members of the committee approved a set of community reform bills focused on strengthening consumer protection, ensuring home owner associations (HOA) and common interest owned communities (CIOC) are operating efficiently and with integrity.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Gary W. Day (R-Lehigh/Berks), chairman of the House Aging and Older Adults Services Committee, announced the passage of House Bills 291 and 1260 and Senate Bills 323 and 668. These bills seek to amend the Pennsylvania State Lottery law to provide further pharmaceutical assistance to older Pennsylvanians.
HARRISBURG – A bill to close a legal loophole and keep firearms from being carried by convicted felons passed the House Judiciary Committee today, according to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. John Hershey (Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rob Mercuri (R-Allegheny) announced today that his bill, which would create a more transparent and modern home mortgage market, unanimously passed the House Urban Affairs Committee.
HARRISBURG – Legislation designed to protect voters’ rights and assist poll workers when conducting smoother, fairer elections emerged from the House State Government Committee this week, according to Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair).
HARRISBURG – On Tuesday, House Bill 1839, sponsored by Rep. Brian Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana) to encourage and permit cooperative agreements and joint purchasing between municipalities and Common Interest Owned Communities (CIOCs), was advanced for full House consideration by the House Urban Affairs Committee.
Educators endorse legislation to bring fairness to charter school regulations
HARRISBURG – Seeking to further modernize, enhance and secure Pennsylvania’s elections, the House State Government Committee today approved an amended version of the Voting Rights Protection Act, House Bill 1800, its sponsor, Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) said.