WHAT: The House State Government Committee will conclude its months-long series of hearings on Pennsylvania’s election process by receiving testimony from stakeholders and members of the General Assembly. The committee began the dauting task of diving deeper into the election process in January when it held the first of 10 hearings. The aim of the hearings is to review all aspects of the process to create a bill to modernize the Commonwealth’s elections, which are being run on a law from 1937.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Ann Flood (R-Northampton) on Tuesday visited a local car dealership before traveling to a local restaurant to participate in a roundtable discussion with members of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce (GLVCC), all in an effort to highlight the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on local businesses and families.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) has introduced legislation aimed to increase and encourage solar energy development in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) will introduce legislation to make the state’s sentencing guidelines presumptive for gun crimes. Data from the PA Commission on Sentencing, which he chairs, shows Philadelphia and other counties routinely sentence below recommended levels for violent criminals who use firearms.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia), who serves as chairman of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee, today encouraged performance venues, museums and movie theaters to apply for the Shutter Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) released the following statement regarding proposed ballot questions, who is able to vote at the polls in the May 18 primary elections and the importance of continued governmental branch inclusivity when decisions are being made that will affect the entirety of the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny), along with Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland), has introduced House Bill 1148, legislation that would eliminate the Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax, otherwise known as the “death tax.”
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Reps. Joe Kerwin (R-Dauphin/Schuylkill) and Tim Twardzik (R-Schuylkill) along with House Majority Caucus Secretary Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) held a roundtable discussion with local business leaders affected by the governor’s COVID-19 restrictions and the impacts they have experienced.
HARRISBURG – To continue providing needed relief for hurting Pennsylvania businesses, Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) announced the opening of a federally funded relief program for performance venues, museums and movie theaters.
HARRISBURG – In a letter to PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian sent on March 24, a bipartisan group of legislators – Reps. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), Anita Kulik (D-Allegheny), Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) and Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) – questioned the process and resolution the Public Private Partnership Board (P3) used to announce plans to toll nine Pennsylvania bridges.
HARRISBURG – House Appropriations Committee Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York) today announced the opening of a federally funded relief program for performance venues, museums and movie theaters:
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation authored by Rep. Keith Greiner (R-Lancaster) on Wednesday to change the due date of state corporate tax returns from 30 days after the due date of the federal return, to the 15th day of the month following the due date of the federal return.
WHAT: PA House Health Committee Majority Chair Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) will convene the first in a series of public hearings focusing on Abortion and Pro-Life Issues.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives was in voting session from April 5-7, and the Republican Caucus continued advancing its priorities of providing for an economic recovery, protecting families and reforming government for the benefit of Pennsylvanians, House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) said Wednesday.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) announced the unanimous House passage of her bill, House Bill 464, that would expand the criteria of the Family Caregiver Support Program to mirror federal eligibility standards.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today passed House Bill 290, which would allow the online operation and reveal of contest winners of raffles and drawings for nonprofit and first responder organizations, which is not allowed under current law. This change would expire upon the conclusion of the COVID-19 disaster emergency or May 1, 2022, whichever happens later.
HARRISBURG – Recognizing the fundraising challenges fire and ambulance companies, as well as other nonprofit organizations, have faced due to COVID-19, the state House has approved legislation to expand online fundraising options, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint).
HARRISBURG – By a vote of 113-88, the House today advanced legislation sponsored by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) that would establish a bipartisan Keystone Solvency Operating Study (SOS) Commission to help improve the Commonwealth’s financial standing and outlook.
WHAT: Knowing Pennsylvania can learn from other states, the topic of the next House State Government Committee hearing on the election process will be an overview of how other states conduct elections.