Jun. 14, 2022

WHAT:     The House State Government Committee will meet Wednesday to take up several bills, including legislation to give law enforcement the tools to combat rampant unemployment fraud. 

House Bill 2648 calls for the appointment of a special state prosecutor under jurisdiction of the Office of Inspector General tasked with rooting out and prosecuting individuals who have used the COVID-19 pandemic to fleece our Unemployment Compensation system to the tune of more than a half a billion dollars in fraudulent payouts.

The following bills, as well as any other business to come before the committee, will be taken up: 

House Bill 2649 would give meaning to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) disapproval process by barring an agency from promulgating a final-form or final-omitted regulation that is disapproved.
Senate Bill 696 would update the Breach of Personal Information Notification Act to require the affected state agency to report a breach of personal information to the impacted individual or individuals within seven days.
Senate Bill 764 would require formal training for Department of State employees regarding their legislative responsibilities and the constitutional amendment process, ensuring these critical requirements never again are allowed to slip through the cracks. 

WHO:     Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) will be joined by committee members. 

WHEN:    Wednesday, June 15, at 9 a.m. 

WHERE:    Room G-50 Irivs Office Building, Captiol Complex, Harrisburg

LIVE WEBSTREAMING:    The meeting will be streamed live at PaHouseGOP.com

Media contact:    Greg Gross, 717.260.6374, ggross@pahousegop.com