House State Government Committee to Hold Final Election Process Hearing

Apr. 14, 2021 /

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.

Stephens to Introduce Bill Ensuring Accountability for Violent Gun Offenders

Apr. 14, 2021 /

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.

Brown Speaks on Importance of Continued Inclusivity When Taking Legislative Action

Apr. 14, 2021 /

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.

Gaydos Cosponsors Legislation to Eliminate Death Tax

Apr. 13, 2021 /

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.”

Bipartisan Group of Legislators Challenge Process Taken by P3 Board

Apr. 09, 2021 /

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.

Greiner Applauds Passage of Legislation to Extend Tax Return Deadlines

Apr. 08, 2021 /

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.

House Passes Bill to Aid Nonprofit, Volunteer First Responder Organizations, Metzgar Says

Apr. 07, 2021 /

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.

Causer Supports Bill to Aid Fire, Ambulance Company Fundraising

Apr. 07, 2021 /

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).

Ryan Bill for Bipartisan Study to Ensure PA Solvency Passes House

Apr. 07, 2021 /

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.