HARRISBURG – The House today approved legislation authored by Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) to increase student awareness about workforce needs and opportunities.
HARRISBURG – At a Capitol press conference surrounded by nurses, Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) today unveiled his legislation to set safe nurse-to-patient limits in Pennsylvania hospitals.
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today ordered a special election for Primary Election Day, May 21, to fill the vacant seat in the 11th Legislative District in Butler County.
HARRISBURG-- Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) has introduced three bills to reform state government by limiting the number of terms served by House and Senate members, and by holding legislators accountable when they fail to pass a budget on time.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) to establish the Career and Technical Education Investment Incentive Program was overwhelmingly approved by the House of Representatives and now heads to the Senate for consideration. Tobash’s bill is part of the latest bipartisan Career and Technical Education (CTE) (#GoodJobs4PA) legislative package.
HARRISBURG – By a unanimous vote today, the House advanced legislation sponsored by Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks), which aims to save high school and college students time and money by providing them with information on the transfer policies of educational institutions.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin) recently introduced legislation that would exempt electronic voting systems that already have auditable paper trails from the governor’s mandatory voting system update.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) praised the House passage of legislation authored by Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks), that amends the Pennsylvania Liquor Code’s definition of “Alcoholic Cider” to be a beverage made only through alcoholic fermentation of apples or pears. Currently, the definition permits products to be made through alcoholic fermentation of any fruit or fruit juice.
WHAT: Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, will hold an informational meeting about a new policy under the Pennsylvania State Police regarding procedures for officers to follow during a traffic stop, arrest/detention or the death of foreign nationals.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved House Bill 334 by Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) to create easier-to-navigate trails schools can follow to establish and renew vocational programs, part of the House Republican’s commitment to ensure all Pennsylvanians have a pathway to prosperity.
WHAT: House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Kate Klunk (R-York) will unveil and discuss legislation to prohibit the abortion of a child due to a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
WHAT: The House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees will hold a joint public hearing to examine the Wolf Administration’s comprehensive “PA Farm Bill.” The proposal includes 17 separate initiatives to address issues such as business development and succession planning, processing capabilities, regulatory burdens, workforce needs, rapid response capabilities to address threats such as spotted lanternfly, agriculture infrastructure and market opportunities.
HARRISBURG- Citing work by House Republican members over the last three sessions, House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) applauded the House passage of legislation to strengthen the Public Employee Pension Forfeiture Act, ensuring public employees convicted of a job-related crime will not receive taxpayer-funded pensions.
HANOVER ¬– Legislation by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) to give farmers who decide to preserve their land more freedom over their property received unanimous support by the House as it passed the bill on Monday.
WHAT: Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) and Sen. Maria Collett, RN (D-Montgomery/Bucks) will lead a press conference to announce their legislation to set safe nurse-to-patient limits in Pennsylvania hospitals. The bills are an important part of keeping patients in hospitals and acute long-term settings safe, and ensuring they receive the best care possible.
HARRISBURG – In a bipartisan effort to prepare Pennsylvania’s youth for the 21st century workforce, state Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) has teamed up with Reps. Kate Klunk (R-York) and Jared Solomon (D-Philadelphia) to introduce legislation which would allow high school students to obtain real-world work experience while still in school.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives recently approved legislation that would allow for greater tracking of stolen jewelry and other items containing precious metals, said Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks), who has been working on this issue since 2012.
WHAT: Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, will hold an informational meeting with a panel of judges to provide an overview of state criminal justice procedure and to comment on proposed criminal justice reform initiatives.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) has been appointed by House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to serve on the newly created House Government Oversight Committee for the 2019-20 Legislative Session.
WHAT: Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will hold a committee meeting to vote on three bills: