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05/24/2018
HARRISBURG – To keep up with the new ways people book overnight lodging, the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee approved today legislation by Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) to ensure online rental websites, such as Airbnb and Homeaway, are paying their taxes like their competitors.
05/24/2018
HARRISBURG — Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) is calling on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) to move swiftly in drafting regulations for sports betting in Pennsylvania, following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week which allowed states to legalize sports betting.
05/24/2018
HARRISBURG--The nation’s major gun reform organizations as well as the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association and the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association have endorsed House Bill 2227, of which Rep. Warren Kampf (R-Montgomery/Chester) is a prime co-sponsor. Rep. Todd Stephens is the author of the bill.
05/24/2018
The choice to try unproven medical treatments should be available to all eligible Americans who are terminally ill and have exhausted their treatment options
05/24/2018
HARRISBURG – As Pennsylvania leads the country in reported Lyme disease cases, Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) is sponsoring House Resolution 941, which designates May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in the Commonwealth. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted primarily by ticks and is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi.
05/23/2018
HARRISBURG – House Judiciary Committee Majority Chairman Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) issued the following statement in regard to the final passage of House Bill 1952, commonly known as Megan’s Law, by a vote of 191-0 today:
05/23/2018
HARRISBURG – Today, the House voted on concurrence on a bill drafted by Reps. James R. Santora (R-Delaware) and Michael Driscoll (D-Philadelphia) to permit contractors to suspend their work if they are not paid per contract terms. It now heads to the governor for his signature.
05/23/2018
HARRISBURG – The House Children and Youth Committee today advanced bipartisan legislation, co-authored by state Reps. Thomas Mehaffie (R-Dauphin) and Jared Solomon (D-Philadelphia), which would help parents and caregivers with the difficult decision of which child care to send their children.
05/23/2018
HARRISBURG—The nation’s major gun reform organizations have endorsed legislation sponsored by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) to help families and law enforcement to better prevent suicides and gun violence. Stephens’s bill would create an Extreme Risk Protective Order (ERPO).
05/22/2018
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today advanced legislation, authored by Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland), to name a Carlisle bridge after Marine Lance Cpl. Edward Rykoskey, who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War.
05/22/2018
HARRISBURG – House Judiciary Committee Majority Chairman Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) today wrapped up a series of seven hearings that were held to discuss public safety legislation, including proposed bills relating to Pennsylvania’s gun laws.
05/22/2018
WHAT: The House Children and Youth Committee, led by Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), will hold a voting meeting to consider House Bill 1742, which would bring clarity to parents’ decisions about child care through the Keystone Stars child care rating system. Essentially, the bill would require all centers to post on their public-facing window (and website, if they have one) how many stars their center has out of four. The measure is sponsored by Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin).
05/22/2018
WHAT: The House Local Government Committee will receive a report from the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee about results of a study it conducted on the fiscal impact of the Right-to-Know Law on municipal governments. The study was authorized by the passage of House Resolution 50, sponsored by Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery), last year.
05/21/2018
WHAT: State gun reform advocates will endorse House Bill 2227, sponsored by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery), to create Extreme Risk Protection Orders in Pennsylvania to allow law enforcement and family members to request a court temporarily seize the guns of someone who is a danger to themselves or others.
05/21/2018
WHAT: Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, will hold a final hearing to continue the discussion on public safety legislation, including proposed bills relating to Pennsylvania’s gun laws.