WHAT: Press Conference to announce multi-branch juvenile justice task force.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) announced today that she has been appointed by Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding to serve on the State Commission on Agricultural Education Excellence for a three-year term.
HARRISBURG-- Leaders in the House this week announced the chamber will take up a bipartisan package of bills next week to reform Pennsylvania’s probation and parole system, to reduce recidivism and to help formerly incarcerated individuals find jobs that will help them avoid some of the pitfalls that keep many in the state’s penal system.
HARRISBURG – During the reorganizational meeting held earlier this fall, Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) was unanimously elected to serve as chairman of the bi-partisan, bi-cameral Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee (JLCC).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) joined President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and leaders from around the United States today at the White House for a roundtable discussion of expanding educational opportunities.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Monday voted two bills out of committee that were sponsored by Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) and will be sent to the full House for its consideration.
HARRISBURG – The House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), today passed a package of bills aimed at enabling rehabilitation of convicted criminals who have paid their debt to society and rewarding those individuals who show they are reformed by getting them out of the criminal justice system quicker and with fewer collateral consequences.
DOVER – A Spring Grove man killed in action during the Korean War will be posthumously honored by having a road dedicated to him, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) announced today.
HARRISBURG – The House Human Services Committee approved legislation authored by Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery) to examine mental health services and any potential needed investments in the resources, amenities and facilities.
WHAT: Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, will hold a voting meeting of the committee to consider the following criminal justice reform bills:
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) that would assist Pennsylvania residents with drug addictions to receive treatment was passed unanimously by the House of Representatives recently.
HARRISBURG - House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today congratulated Senate Game and Fisheries Committee Chairman Senator Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) on the enactment of Act 107 of 2019, allowing for hunting up to three Sundays each year.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) today voiced strong support for a U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) finalized rule that will strengthen work requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. It would build on a Tobash proposal pending in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
DOVER – A Pennsylvania grand jury recently issued a report finding the state’s Keystone Innovation Zone and Pennsylvania Research and Development tax credit programs are susceptible to fraud. In response to the report, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) issued the following statement:
Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, in conjunction with the central Pennsylvania chapters of Gold Star Mothers of America and Blue Star Mothers of America, and Wreaths Across America, will hold an event at the state Capitol in honor of U.S. military veterans and active duty personnel. The event is held annually, just prior to holiday wreath-laying activities at military cemeteries across the country. It aims to remember, honor and teach each generation of Americans about the duty and sacrifices of the men and women who serve and have served in our nation’s military.
HARRISBURG — Victims’ rights legislation related to childhood sexual abuse has passed the Pennsylvania General Assembly and taken an important step to becoming a constitutional amendment.
CHALFONT – Rep. Todd Polinchock (R-Bucks) today unveiled legislation to allow small farms and orchards to engage in agritainment and argitourism, like hayrides, even when local ordinances prohibit it. He discussed his bill at Tabora Farm in Hilltown Township, which has been prevented from engaging in such entertainment by local laws.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) today announced she will not seek re-election at the end of her current legislative term. She has been a member of the state House since 2010, and currently serves in leadership as majority chairman of the House Republican Caucus.
WHAT: New legislation will be discussed to help Pennsylvania’s small farms, like Tabora Farm in Hilltown Township, by providing them with greater opportunities to responsibly build structures and engage in agricultural product marketing and agritourism without local interference.
HARRISBURG – When state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) was elected to represent the 71st Legislative District, members of the Buchan family were among his first visitors.