WHAT: Reps. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) and Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) will be joined by Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub in unveiling a legislative package to better protect children in the Pennsylvania foster care and adoption system. The bills are crafted in honor of Grace Packer, who was murdered by her adoptive mother and her adoptive mother’s boyfriend in 2016.
WHAT: Reps. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery), Meghan Schroeder (R-Bucks) and Todd Polinchock (R-Bucks) will host the House Republican Policy Committee for a roundtable discussion on the economic development potential of the Willow Grove Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, the need for continued PFAS removal, and the benefits of Act 101. Members will take a SEPTA bus tour of the Willow Grove Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base and visit a local well. Members of the media will be allowed on the tour, but photos are restricted.
WHAT: PA House Health Committee Majority Chair Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) will convene a voting meeting to adopt a letter requesting a determination from the Commonwealth Joint Committee on Documents on whether the acting Health secretary’s K-12 schools and child care centers indoor masking mandate is subject to the regulatory process and the Regulatory Review Act.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, announces Veterans Service Officer Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in coordination with the House and Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees.
WHAT: Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, in coordination with the House and Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees, will be holding a press conference to highlight the free services Veterans Service Officers provide to Pennsylvania veterans.
WHAT: The Consumer Affairs Committee will be hosting a public hearing to discuss solar energy and its impacts in Pennsylvania from an economic, business and community perspective.
WHAT: Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) and the House Majority Policy Committee, will hold a public hearing next week in Lebanon to take testimony from Pennsylvania’s leading proponents and opponents of property tax elimination. Ryan has long supported property tax elimination and believes it would be advantageous for his constituents, but it is a complex issue across the Commonwealth. The hearing will provide the committee and public with a deeper understanding of these complexities.
WHAT: Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset), a member of the House State Government Committee, will host the committee for one of its eight regional hearings about congressional redistricting. Redistricting is a process conducted every 10 years in response to shifts in population reflected in data collected through the U.S. Census.
WHAT: Reps. Sheryl Delozier (R-Lower Allen) and Curtis Sonney (R-Erie) will co-chair a hearing about mental health needs of public school students.
WHAT: Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), a member of the House State Government Committee, will host one of eight committee hearings to gather input from residents on congressional redistricting. Every 10 years, information collected through the U.S. Census determines the number of U.S. representatives each state is entitled based on population. Once in receipt of that data, states are responsible for redrawing the geographic area of their congressional districts to ensure equal and fair representation, and the physical manifestation of the constitutional principle, “one person, one vote.”
WHAT: Rep. Tim Bonner (R-Mercer/Butler) will host Rep. Seth Grove, majority chairman of the House State Government Committee, and other members of the committee for the first hearing on congressional redistricting the Commonwealth. Testimony will be taken from local officials and residents before a new district map is proposed in the upcoming months.
WHAT: The House State Government Committee will hold two hearings on public pension system trends and policy considerations this week. Led by the Subcommittee on Public Pensions, Benefits, and Risk Management, the hearings will be held on Wednesday and Thursday at the state Capitol. The hearings are intended to inform legislators and the public of what is happening in Pennsylvania’s public pension systems, analyze the best practices used in the nation, and discuss options for improving the overall performance of Pennsylvania’s systems. The Subcommittee is led by Rep. Brett R. Miller (R-Lancaster).
WHAT: Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) will host the House Children and Youth Committee for a hearing on confidentiality and protecting children in abuse cases at school following a North Penn student’s lawsuit accusing school officials of failing to protect her from sexual assault.
WHAT: Pennsylvania House Environmental Resources and Energy (ERE) Committee Majority Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will convene a public hearing focusing on the environmental and economic benefits of pipelines.
WHAT: At the invitation of Reps. Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming) and Joe Hamm (R-Lycoming/Union), the House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), is hosting a hearing to continue the discussion of how best to grow Pennsylvania’s economy.
WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, will hold a joint public hearing with the House Appropriations Committee on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s (PASSHE) report pursuant to Act 50 of 2020 and the system’s implementation plan for improvement of operations.
WHAT: Reps. Rob Mercuri (R-Allegheny) and Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) are hosting a House Majority Policy Committee hearing on growing Pennsylvania’s economy through the perspectives of education, business operations and economic development.
WHAT: The House State Government Committee will kick off its series of public hearings on congressional redistricting with two hearings on Thursday. The first hearing will include a comprehensive overview of the redistricting process, and the committee will receive testimony from stakeholders during the second hearing.
WHAT: In light of recent news of taxpayer money mismanagement by the Wolf administration, some of which have been happening for years and will cost taxpayers an exorbitant amount of money, the House State Government Committee will hold a hearing on wasteful government spending and improper payments.
WHAT: Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), chair of the House State Government Subcommittee on Government Operations, will lead a subcommittee public hearing on procurement during a state of emergency.