Committee to Consider Three Addiction-Related Bills

Jun. 24, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), will hold a voting meeting to consider three proposals. They include measures that would require the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs to continue to use client placement criterial developed by Pennsylvania for Medicaid recipients needing drug and/or alcohol treatment (House Bill 386); add Suboxone and Buprenorphine-related deaths and incidents to the Methadone Death and Incident Review Act (House Bill 1662); and provide for licensure of office-based Buprenorphine prescribers (Senate Bill 675).

Committee to Examine Suboxone, Buprenorphine

Jun. 18, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), will hold a public hearing on understanding the use of suboxone and buprenorphine.

Judiciary Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Justice Reinvestment Initiative

Jun. 14, 2019 /

WHAT: Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, will host a public hearing on a package of bills that would expand the Justice Reinvestment Initiative. Senate Bills 500, 501 and 502 are designed to reduce prison and probation costs, better protect crime victims and strengthen public safety.

PIAA Legislative Oversight Committee to Reorganize, Receive Updates

Jun. 14, 2019 /

WHAT: The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Legislative Oversight Committee will hold a reorganizational meeting for the 2019-20 Legislative Session and receive updates from the PIAA regarding matters important to interscholastic athletics in conjunction with the PIAA’s continued compliance with Act 91 of 2000.

Joint Hearing to Explore Local Impacts of Stormwater Requirements

Jun. 13, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), chairman of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, and Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams), chairman of the House Local Government Committee, will hold a joint public hearing next week to explore the stormwater requirements of the federal Clean Water Act and the impact on local governments.

Fritz to Highlight Impact, Growth and Opportunities of Natural Gas Industry

Jun. 13, 2019 /

WHAT: Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) will be joined by Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) at a press conference to highlight the importance of his PIPE Investment Program legislation, House Bill 1103, as well as the positive impact the “Energize PA” initiative will have on the Commonwealth.

POSTPONED: Ortitay to Bring Awareness to Opioid Usage by Construction Workers

Jun. 11, 2019 /

WHAT: Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), who authored House Resolution 361, will bring attention to the second annual “Construction Opioid Awareness Week in Pennsylvania” with members of the construction industry. The event will focus on resources available and alternatives to opioids.

Struzzi to Host Lawer Family on House Floor

Jun. 10, 2019 /

WHAT: Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) will have the Lawer family as guests on the House floor while he speaks on behalf of House Resolution 351, which would designate the month of July 2019 as Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Month in Pennsylvania. Hadley Mae Lawer suffers from this condition.

Ortitay to Bring Awareness to Opioid Usage by Construction Workers

Jun. 10, 2019 /

WHAT: Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), who authored House Resolution 361, will bring attention to the second annual “Construction Opioid Awareness Week in Pennsylvania” with members of the construction industry. The event will focus on resources available and alternatives to opioids.

Barrar and Committees to Receive Veterans Service Officer Program Update

Jun. 07, 2019 /

WHAT: Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will conduct an informational hearing to hear an update regarding the Act 66 of 2007 Veterans Service Officer Program, which assists veterans with their federal VA claims.

Boback’s Impact Fee Bill Focus of Committee Meeting on Wednesday

Jun. 04, 2019 /

WHAT: Legislation sponsored by Rep. Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming) that would amend how counties can use funds derived from the impact fee imposed on the Marcellus Shale industry will be the subject of an informational meeting conducted by the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. House Bill 781 would give county governments the flexibility to use impact fee funds for stormwater management as mandated by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.