WHAT: Continuing to address the coronavirus-based needs of those in Pennsylvania’s elderly population, the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee is holding an informational meeting to discuss resident safety in long-term care during COVID-19.
WHAT: The House Judiciary Committee, led by Chairman Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), will hold a voting meeting on House Bills 1841 and 1910, which address vetting and training of police officers to further strengthen police and community relationships.
WHAT: Rep. Gary W. Day (R-Berks/Lehigh), chairman of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee, along with members of the committee will hold an informational meeting to discuss COVID-19 testing in long-term care facilities.
WHAT: Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon), Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Franklin/York/Adams), Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) and Sen. Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York) will be holding a press conference on the passage of Diamond’s House Resolution 836 by the General Assembly. The resolution required by law that the governor must end the COVID-19 emergency declaration.
WHAT: Proponents of Marsy’s Law will outline benefits of the legislation and share their thoughts on the ongoing lawsuit a day before the Commonwealth Court holds a hearing. Marsy’s Law is a victims’ bill of rights that would be added to the Pennsylvania Constitution.
WHAT: PA House Environmental Resources and Energy(ERE) Committee Majority Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will convene a voting meeting to advance House Bill 2025,which would reinforce that legislative authorization is required before Pennsylvania could join any cap-and-trade, carbon tax-imposing emissions program such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
WHAT: Continuing to address the needs of those in Pennsylvania’s elderly population, the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee is holding an informational meeting to discuss the Commonwealth’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.
WHAT: The House Children and Youth Committee, chaired by Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), will hold a voting meeting to consider three bills and nine resolutions.
WHAT: The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), will hold an informational meeting to discuss agricultural issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
WHAT: With many of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 cases occurring in long-term-care facilities, the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee will conduct a virtual informational meeting to determine who is surveying conditions at the facilities and the protocols they are using to inspect them.
WHAT: Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will hold a voting meeting tomorrow to consider several measures including House resolutions honoring veterans, EMS providers, the American Red Cross and the 75th anniversary of VJ Day. The committee will also take up a concurrent resolution terminating Pennsylvania’s disaster emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
WHAT: With approximately one-third of Pennsylvania’s workforce applying for unemployment compensation benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, the House Labor and Industry Committee will host a virtual informational hearing to learn from members of the administration about why the system failed so many residents during the early stages of the pandemic and what steps have been taken to improve the system.
WHO: State Representative Daryl Metcalfe’s (R-Butler)interview on his resolution calling for the impeachment of Gov. Tom Wolf is scheduled to air tonight on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN).
WHAT: Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will hold an informational meeting on the effects of COVID-19 on Pennsylvania Veterans Homes, the Pennsylvania National Guard and its mission status. Because the Capitol remains closed to visitors during the statewide emergency, the meeting will be held virtually with public access via LIVE webstreaming.
WHAT: Rep.-elect Eric Davanzo (R-Westmoreland) will take the oath of office as state representative of the 58th Legislative District.
WHAT: Rep. Kathleen ‘K.C.’ Tomlinson (R-Bucks) will take the oath of office as state representative in the 18th Legislative District.
WHAT: Reps. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) and Joshua Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) will hold a Facebook press conference after drafting a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf and asking him to issue an executive order to use potential assets of the former Ellwood City Hospital due to the coronavirus crisis. The facility closed its emergency department in December 2019 for numerous safety violations. Months later, the parent company shut down the entire hospital and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
WHAT: PA House Health Committee Subcommittee Chairman Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) and House Health Committee Majority Chair Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) will convene a public hearing to discuss appropriate standards of care for minors experiencing gender dysphoria.
WHAT: Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), along with other legislators and numerous state union members, will host a press conference advocating for family-sustaining jobs/careers and promoting a prosperous economy by supporting bipartisan manufacturing tax credit legislation (House Bill 1100).
WHAT: With Gov. Tom Wolf threatening to veto legislation (House Bill 1100) seeking to establish an Energy and Fertilizer Manufacturing Tax Credit in the Commonwealth, Sen. John Yudichak (I-Carbon/Luzerne) and Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), the bill’s sponsor, will be hosting a rally to highlight the benefits of this tax credit as well as voice the overwhelming support this legislation has gained across the Commonwealth.