WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, led by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), will hold a public hearing about how the stigma regarding mental health can be eliminated.
HARRISBURG — Sponsored by Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest), a measure condemning the global persecution of Christians unanimously passed the state House on Wednesday for the second consecutive year.
HARRISBURG – In a press conference today in Harrisburg, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton/Franklin) led a group of lawmakers from across the Commonwealth in calling for action on legislation which would reform Pennsylvania’s outdated Prevailing Wage Act. In particular, the legislators referenced Topper’s House Bill 707, which would exempt school construction projects from the law and which would require that all public bodies pay the prevailing minimum wage, as determined by the secretary of Labor and Industry, when a project exceeds $25,000.
HARRISBURG – Honoring a local hero by naming an area roadway in his memory is one step closer to fruition after Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) led the House today in passing legislation to designate a section of Route 309 North in Lehigh County as the Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Van Parys Memorial Road.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to bring greater attention to esophageal cancer and raise awareness about early detection, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) has secured House passage of legislation designating April 2015 as “Esophageal Cancer Awareness and Prevention Month” in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG—The House has unanimously passed House Resolution 202, sponsored by Rep. Joe Hackett (R-Delaware), to declare March 2015 as “Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – By a unanimous vote Monday, the House advanced legislation, sponsored by Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery), which would provide greater transparency over acquisitions by municipal authorities and prevent what Godshall described as “empire building.”
HARRISBURG –House Judiciary Committee Majority Chairman Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) today introduced legislation to prohibit harassment, stalking or making threats by parties involved in a labor dispute. Current law provides immunity for such actions.
HARRISBURG – The House Urban Affairs Committee voted today in favor of legislation which would help improve government efficiency, Reps. Seth Grove (R-York) and Mike Schlossberg (D-Lehigh) said.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R-Bucks) has been appointed to serve on the Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny). The committee consists of 18 members of the state House and Senate and serves the Pennsylvania General Assembly as well as the people of the Commonwealth.
WHAT: Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton/Franklin) will lead members of the House at a press conference Wednesday, April 1, in a call for Prevailing Wage Act reform for school construction projects. House Bill 707, which Topper authored, would exempt school construction projects from the law, which requires that all public bodies pay the prevailing minimum wage, as determined by the secretary of Labor and Industry, when a project exceeds $25,000.
WHAT: Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, will host an informational meeting with the acting secretary of the state Department of Agriculture.
HARRISSBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced her recent appointment by House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) to serve as the chairman of two House subcommittees during the 2015-16 legislative session.
HARRISBURG — Sponsored Rep Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest), a resolution honoring petroleum industry pioneer Col. Edwin L. Drake on the 195th anniversary of his birth unanimously passed the state House today.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Mark Mustio (R-Allegheny) that would require long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, personal care homes and assisted living residences to install carbon monoxide detectors (House Bill 264) was adopted by the Pennsylvania House today.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, this week hosted an informational meeting to update the committee on issues impacting the veterans’ community and emergency preparedness and response activities. He also heard testimony during a House Appropriations Committee hearing regarding funding allocated for emergency services professionals in the governor’s budget proposal.
WHAT: Panel and media event with Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) to unveil a vision for 21st century Pennsylvania energy policy and the necessity of growing Marcellus/Utica Shale-related usage.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) honored Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams) for his work in passage of a new law to help protect Wildlife Conservation Officers and Waterways Conservation Officers (WCOs) while on the job.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Cris Dush (R-Jefferson/Indiana) today announced the introduction of his first piece of legislation (House Resolution 191) that would restore subpoena power to all standing committees and subcommittees in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
WHAT: Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on the governor’s decision to implement a moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania.