Jan. 22, 2015

HARRISBURG – Rep. Brett R. Miller (R-East Hempfield) today released his roster of committee assignments for the 2015-16 session, which will include Local Government, State Government, Children and Youth, and Game and Fisheries.
“My nine years of work as a township supervisor in East Hempfield has been key to my decision to seek legislative office,” Miller said. “I’m eager to put that experience to work in the Local Government Committee and help shape legislation that directly impacts township and borough governments all across the Commonwealth. I've seen firsthand the effect of burdensome regulations on our citizens and also the negative effect that unfunded mandates are having on our municipal governments. I will work hard to craft legislation that reduces both the regulatory burden and also the financial burdens that are being placed on our citizens and local leaders.”
Generally, the Local Government Committee reviews bills that would amend the municipal codes by which local governments operate. This could include legislation related to local government purchases, real estate assessment policies, municipal pensions, regulations related to land use and planning, building codes and inspections, public health and safety, and recreation. Pennsylvania has more than 2,500 local government units of all sizes.
Along with fiscal responsibility, Miller noted that municipal pension reform and prevailing wage reform are among his top issues for his work on this committee.
The State Government Committee considers government reform proposals as well as legislation that deals with election laws, procurement law, Open Records Act, Sunshine Law, Public Officials and Employee Ethics Act, and the conveyance or leasing of state-owned property.
“In serving on the committee that can change how Pennsylvania government operates, I’m ready to be a constant advocate for cutting government spending and reducing the burden on the taxpayer,” Miller said.
The Children and Youth Committee considers proposals pertaining to child abuse, foster care, certain family law issues, child day care programs.
“I’ve spent 26 years as a guidance counselor in Lancaster County’s public schools,” Miller said. “My professional background of working directly with students and parents will provide me with much insight into many of the issues that will be brought up in this committee during this session.”
The House Game and Fisheries Committee is responsible for reviewing legislative proposals that impact hunters and anglers in the Commonwealth. The committee also receives and reviews annual reports from both the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
“Hunting and fishing serve not only as long-standing traditions for many Lancaster County families, they also play a very important role in our state and local economies,” Miller noted. “I look forward to promoting legislation that encourages both the positive benefits to our families and also to our economy.”
Find more information on Miller’s legislative priorities at RepMiller.com and Facebook.com/RepMiller.
Representative Brett Miller
41st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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