DiGirolamo Unveils Natural Gas Drilling Tax Plan

Feb. 03, 2015 /

WHAT: Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) and a bipartisan team of lawmakers will announce their plan to impose a drilling tax within the Marcellus Shale natural gas formation in Pennsylvania.

Day Leads House Tribute to Sam Ashmar

Feb. 02, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today paid tribute to longtime community volunteer and public servant, Samir Ashmar of Breinigsville, who passed away in November at the age of 51, said Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks).

Quinn Resolution Makes January Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Jan. 30, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Taking a stand against what can only be described as modern-day slavery, Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R-Bucks) authored House Resolution 40, making January Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. The resolution was unanimously passed by the House earlier this week.

Emrick Announces Committee Assignments

Jan. 29, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Nazareth) has been appointed to serve on four standing House committees for the 2015-16 session. Emrick, who is entering his third term in office, is a member of the Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Game and Fisheries, Human Services and Professional Licensure committees.

Gillen’s Bill to Help Veterans Approved by House Committee

Jan. 29, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee Wednesday approved a bill introduced by state Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) that would help raise awareness about a provision in state law aimed at helping veterans acquire civil service jobs in Pennsylvania.

Phillips-Hill Supports Bill to Address ‘Snow Day Scheduling”

Jan. 28, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Kristin Philips-Hill (R-York Township) today joined members of the House Education Committee in unanimously passing House Bill 158, legislation which would give school districts flexibility in addressing days lost to bad weather. The bill may now be taken up by the full House.

Greiner Introduces Ignition Interlock Legislation

Jan. 28, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Keith J. Greiner (R-Lancaster) today announced that he has introduced legislation that would make the ignition interlock program mandatory for certain first-time DUI offenders and, in those cases where the interlock program is applied, reduce driver’s license suspension requirements.

Keller Retains Seats on Key House Committees

Jan. 28, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) today announced that he has been assigned to serve on the following House committees during the 2015-16 legislative session: Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Game and Fisheries, Judiciary, and Transportation. Keller was a member of the same four committees during the previous two sessions.

Day Authors Resolution to Recognize PA Cable Network

Jan. 27, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – As a way to honor the contributions of the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) and its 20 years of gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the state House today approved a resolution authored by Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) to designate Jan. 25-31, 2015, as “PCN: Pennsylvania’s Neighborhood Week” in Pennsylvania.

Marsico Retains House Judiciary Committee Chairmanship

Jan. 26, 2015 /

HARRISBURG—State Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Lower Paxton) has officially been appointed, by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, to serve as Republican chair of the House Judiciary Committee for the 2015-16 legislative session.

Committee Assignments Kick Off the 2015-16 Legislative Session

Jan. 26, 2015 /

As the newly elected state representative for the 80th Legislative District here in Blair County, I have been hitting the ground running and enjoying my time discussing state-related issues with people in the district, getting the district offices set up and familiarizing myself with the legislative processes in Harrisburg.

Quinn Announces Committee Assignments for 2015-16 Legislative Session

Jan. 23, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R-Bucks) has been assigned to serve on four standing House committees during the 2015-16 legislative session. Quinn’s assignments include the Appropriations, Insurance, Professional Licensure and Transportation committees. Appointment to the Appropriations Committee marks Quinn’s first assignment on this committee, and represents the only Republican House member from Bucks County on Appropriations.

Diamond Announces Committee Assignments

Jan. 23, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) today announced his 2015-16 session committee assignments, which will include the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Tourism and Recreational Development, Gaming Oversight and Human Services committees.