House Approves Gaydos Legislation to Prevent Improper Payments Within State Programs

Jan. 27, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation today sponsored by Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) that would require state agencies to review all of their programs and expenditures, and assess whether they are highly, moderately or unlikely to be susceptible to an improper payment. This assessment is sent to the governor, the budget office, the independent fiscal office, the General Assembly and the state inspector general.

Owlett Votes to Limit Emergency Declarations

Jan. 27, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) joined his colleagues in the House Wednesday in approving a proposed constitutional amendment that would place limits on a governor’s emergency declaration powers.

House Committee to Examine Election Inaccuracies, Zimmerman Says

Jan. 27, 2021 /

House Committee to Examine Election Inaccuracies, Zimmerman Says

HARRISBURG – Rep. Dave Zimmerman (R-Lancaster) wants constituents to be aware that the House State Government Committee will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 1:30 p.m. to examine the SURE System, election management systems and related information technology.

House State Government Committee Forwards Bills, Including Constitutional Amendment, to House

Jan. 27, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The House State Government Committee approved several pieces of legislation, including a constitutional amendment to improve cooperation in responding to emergencies by limiting the length of emergency disaster declarations unless approved by the General Assembly and two bills to reinvent government, at its meeting today, committee Chairman Seth Grove (R-Dover) said.

Committee Advances Staats, Labs Upskirting Bill

Jan. 27, 2021 /

HARRISBURG - The House Judiciary Committee today advanced legislation, sponsored Bucks County Reps. Craig Staats and Shelby Labs, which takes aim at a form of child sexual abuse known as “upskirting” whereby an adult takes photos up the skirts of unsuspecting individuals and posts the images online.

Day Reappointed Chairman of Aging and Older Adult Services Committee

Jan. 27, 2021 /

Day Reappointed Chairman of Aging and Older Adult Services Committee

HARRISBURG – Rep. Gary W. Day (R-Berks/Lehigh) was appointed to continue serving as chairman of the Aging and Older Adult Services Committee after being sworn in to his seventh term representing the 187th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Dowling Good Government Bill Earns Committee Approval

Jan. 27, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The House State Government Committee has approved Rep. Matthew Dowling’s (R-Fayette/Somerset) bill to ensure the state better meets the needs of the nearly 5,000 local government entities in the Commonwealth.

Struzzi Sees Cody’s Law Advanced by House Committee

Jan. 27, 2021 /

HARRISBURG– State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) is honored to once again stand up for Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens by introducing House Bill 185, legislation that would strengthen the penalty for anyone who causes bodily injury to an individual with a physical or intellectual disability. Struzzi's bill may now be considered by the full House following passage today by the House Judiciary Committee.