HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Tim Hennessey (R-Montgomery/Chester), to prevent dangerous driving and improve highway safety, received unanimous approval in the General Assembly and was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf today.
HANOVER—Legislation authored by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) that would protect private children and youth social service agencies and residential treatment providers by voiding certain indemnification clauses in professional liability policies was signed into law today.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Tracy Pennycuick (R-Montgomery) today had two bills signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf that will help address blight and establish a Women Veterans Day in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania police officers now have a new level of protection if assaulted with bodily fluids after Gov. Tom Wolf signed House Bill 103 into law, Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) said.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Chris Quinn’s (R-Delaware) bill to improve the fight against the opioid epidemic was signed into law today.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) today had two bills signed into law. Act 133 of 2022 creates a task force to study making the Port of Philadelphia an export terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG). Act 103 of 2022 extends the ability of businesses operating in the City of Philadelphia to carry-forward Net Operating Losses (NOLs).
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) to end the state’s prohibition on automatic knives was signed into law Thursday by the governor.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Abby Major (R-Armstrong/Indiana/Butler) to change the definition of meeting a quorum for land bank board meetings to include virtual and physical attendees and make other land bank updates was signed into law by the governor.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) that requires PennDOT to create a Blue Star Family license plate for family members of military service members was signed into law by the governor.
HARRISBURG – Two bills sponsored by Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) that aim to improve public safety in the Commonwealth have been signed into law.
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) issued the following statement on the decision of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Ball v. Chapman, which ordered counties to refrain from counting undated or incorrectly dated mail-in ballots and absentee ballots, and that those ballots should be segregated and retained:
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) Tuesday offered the following comment on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in Ball v. Chapman that ordered counties refrain from counting undated and incorrectly dated ballots, upholding the plain language of Pennsylvania’s election law:
HARRISBURG – A bill sponsored by Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) that would designate March 29 of each year as “Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day” in Pennsylvania passed unanimously in the Senate last week. House Bill 2586 now awaits the governor’s signature to become law.
HARRISBURG – The Senate Environmental and Energy Resources Committee held a hearing this week in Philadelphia on legislation authored by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) that would create a task force to study making the Port of Philadelphia an export terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG).
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) that would assist Pennsylvania residents with drug addictions to receive treatment passed unanimously in the Senate this week. House Bill 220 now goes to the governor’s desk for his signature.
PITTSBURGH – Reps. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) and Tim Bonner (R-Mercer/Butler) today called for an audit and Independent Fiscal Office review of the rental payments being made by the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies under an agreement linked to state funding. Additionally, they urged that information be collected about the credits used by the teams to reduce or eliminate their rental payments.
HARRISBURG – Promoting the Pennsylvania workforce and making headway on a decades-old environmental problem in the commonwealth is the basis of legislation authored by state Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) that is a governor’s signature away from becoming law.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) this week paid tribute to the late George Saurman, a former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1980-94.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) had the opportunity to speak at the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association’s (PRLA) Tourism Summit, held at the Harrisburg Hilton on Wednesday, Oct. 26.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Sheryl M. Delozier (R-Cumberland) continues to push to find additional financial support for the Pennsylvania Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) which is used for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.