HARRISBURG - Rep. Joe Kerwin (R-Dauphin/Schuylkill) has announced his assignment to the Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Game and Fisheries, Gaming Oversight and Liquor Control committees for the 2021-22 Legislative Session.
“I am excited to get to work,” said Kerwin. “These committees determine the legislation that will ultimately come to the floor of the House, where my fellow lawmakers and I can determine how to better assist all Pennsylvanians. I look forward to the mix of committees I have been assigned to, from Pennsylvania’s No. 1 industry of agriculture down to Liquor Control, each committee is instrumental in the functioning of this body.”
The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee deals with an array of legislation directly affecting the state’s farmers and farming operations. It also handles issues impacting the timber industry, horse and harness racing regulations, food safety and restaurant inspections, Dog Law enforcement and kennel licensure, the use of pesticides, and the administration of state-funded programs to promote agriculture in Pennsylvania.
The House Game and Fisheries Committee works with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission to address legislation and issues involving hunting, fishing, trapping and boating. Recently, the committee worked on legislation to allow the PFBC to set its own licensing fees.
The House Gaming Oversight Committee addresses issues such as underage gambling and help available for compulsive gamblers, as well as licenses for small games of chance and bingo.
The House Liquor Control Committee drafts legislation affecting the Pennsylvania Liquor Code and works with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
The 125th Legislative District is comprised of part of Dauphin County, consisting of the townships of Lykens, Mifflin, Washington, Wiconisco and Williams and the boroughs of Berrysburg, Elizabethville, Gratz, Lykens, Pillow and Williamstown. The district also includes part of Schuylkill County and consisting of the city of Pottsville (Wards 03 and 07) and the townships of Barry, Eldred, Frailey, Hegins, Hubley, North Manheim, Norwegian, Pine Grove, Porter, South Manheim, Tremont, Upper Mahantongo, Washington and Wayne and the boroughs of Auburn, Cressona, Landingville, Pine Grove, Schuylkill Haven, Tower City and Tremont.
Representative Joseph Kerwin
125th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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