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.

Lawmakers to Dedicate Vans to Provide Transportation for Vets

Jun. 03, 2019 /

WHAT: Seven vans will be dedicated during the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Van Transportation “Drive-Away” ceremony. The program provides free transportation to Veterans Affairs medical facilities for veterans’ VA health care appointments. The vans are driven by DAV volunteers.

Ag Committee to Visit Elk County for Update on Forest Products Industry

May. 15, 2019 /

WHAT: Members of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), will hold an informational meeting to receive an update on the state’s forest products industry. The meeting is being hosted by Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield).

Policy Committee to Host Federal Official at Energy Roundtable

May. 14, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will travel to Beaver County to welcome U.S. Department of Energy’s Under Secretary Mark Wesley Menezes for a roundtable discussion about energy issues in Pennsylvania.

Committees to Examine Challenges for those with Disabilities when Traveling

May. 14, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), and the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee, chaired by Rep. David Millard (R-Berwick), will hold a second joint informational meeting on the challenges people with disabilities face when traveling.

Kail, Turzai to Discuss Legislation to ‘Energize’ PA’s Economy

May. 14, 2019 /

WHAT: Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) and House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) will discuss the economic benefits of the Shell manufacturing facility and the “EnergizePA” initiative, a pro-growth, pro-jobs legislative package designed to encourage job growth and redevelop infrastructure with no new fees or taxes.

Committee to Consider Three Human Service Bills, Resolutions

May. 13, 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 add language in law clarifying that parents have the right to and should be allowed to secure mental health treatment for their children (House Bill 672); define a best practice for loved ones to be notified when a person decides to leave addiction treatment against medical advice (House Bill 1052); and direct the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a study on the mental health provider shortage in Pennsylvania and issue a report (House Resolution 193).

House Policy Committees to Tour Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

May. 07, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Republican Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), and the House Democrat Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Mike Sturla (D-Lancaster), will host their respective committees for a tour of the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.