HARRISBURG — This week PennDOT offered a settlement to Bridgeville Borough and South Fayette and Collier townships in a lawsuit the three won against PennDOT related to its bridge tolling scheme. If accepted, PennDOT promised to not appeal the municipalities’ victory to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, said Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) has introduced House Resolution 222, which would direct the Joint State Government Commission to establish an advisory committee to conduct a comprehensive review of state laws, regulations and procedures that are impeding the supply chain and driving up costs for consumers.
HARRISBURG – Legislation that will help increase the number of orphan wells being plugged in the Commonwealth is now law, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), prime sponsor of the measure.
HARRISBURG – As Pennsylvania’s elections continue to operate in disarray, Rep. Seth Grove (R-York), chairman of the House State Government Committee, released a report on the state of the electoral process.
WHAT: With the next election a little more than three months away, and the next Presidential General Election a little more than two years away, Pennsylvania is still using the same election process that resulted in Pennsylvania becoming a national embarrassment.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Craig Williams (R-Chester/Delaware), a former federal prosecutor, released the following statement regarding the enactment of House Bill 773, now Act 59 of 2022, better known as “Deana’s Law.”
MEDIA, PA – Legislation named in memory of DUI homicide victim Deana DeRosa Eckman of Delaware County has been signed into law, said the author of the bill, Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware). Quinn was joined by DeRosa’s parents, Rich and Roseann DeRosa, and Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer to announce the enactment of the legislation.
HARRISBURG – Legislation to enhance Pennsylvania’s flood mitigation program sponsored by Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) has been signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) providing an estate tax exemption for military members in Pennsylvania has been signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf.
HARRISBURG – To further investigate the drastic increase in crime in Philadelphia, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams//Cumberland) was appointed by House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to the newly established House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order.
HARRISBURG – A bill sponsored by Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) to establish the Purple Star School Program in Pennsylvania has been signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf.
HARRISBURG – With the November General Election a little more than three months away, Rep. Seth Grove (R-York), chairman of the House State Government Committee called on the Department of State to complete publication requirements for several constitutional amendments approved by the General Assembly.
New law named in memory of
DUI homicide victim Deana DeRosa Eckman
HARRISBURG – The Bucks County Republican delegation advanced several legislative initiatives that either recently passed as freestanding legislation or were included in the $42.8 billion budget passed last week by the House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG – In response to rapid increases in violent crime, Pennsylvania House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) has appointed Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester) to chair the newly established House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order. Additional appointees to the committee include Reps. Amen Brown (D-Philadelphia), and Danilo Burgos (D-Philadelphia), Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland), and Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks.)
HARRISBURG – Mental health services are now more easily accessible for Pennsylvania residents under a bill sponsored by Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) that has been signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf.
HARRISBURG – Filling job vacancies is a challenge in many lines of work. State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) has a solution when it comes to bringing new police officers on board in some of Pennsylvania’s smaller municipalities.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg) explains in the following statement why she could not support the 2022-23 state budget, signed by the governor, as the wins came with far too steep of a price tag for Pennsylvania taxpayers:
HARRISBURG – Working to ensure the state’s elections run smoothly, legislation authored by Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) to ensure voting precincts across the Commonwealth have enough ballots to accommodate in-person voters has been signed into law.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by state Rep. Sheryl M. Delozier (R-Cumberland) that would give crime victims legal standing in court, update crime victims’ compensation, provide notice of events in the judicial process and enhance victims’ confidentiality for domestic and sexual violence crimes was signed into law today. The measure is now Act 77 of 2022.