Klunk Bill to Protect Children and Youth Agencies Signed by Governor

Nov. 03, 2022 /

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.

Schmitt Bill to Protect Police from Assaults Now Law

Nov. 03, 2022 /

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.

Major Bill to Update Land Banks Becomes Law

Nov. 03, 2022 /

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.

Owlett Public Safety Bills Signed into Law

Nov. 03, 2022 /

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.

PA House Republican Leaders Comment on PA Supreme Court Decision on Undated Ballots

Nov. 01, 2022 /

PA House Republican Leaders Comment on PA Supreme Court Decision on Undated Ballots

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:

State Representatives Urge Audit of Entities Backing PNC Park, Citizens Bank Park

Oct. 28, 2022 /

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.

Stephens Honors Life, Legacy of George Saurman

Oct. 28, 2022 /

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.

Cook Speaks on the Travel and Tourism Industry

Oct. 28, 2022 /

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.