Ward Supports Legislation to Clarify Child Protection Laws

Jun. 17, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – In order to further clarify the Commonwealth’s child protection laws and provide in statute the waivers of two child abuse clearance fees for volunteers, Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) joined her colleagues today in the passage of House Bill 1276.

Ag Committee Discusses Milk Pricing, Producer Payments, Causer Says

Jun. 17, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint), held an informational meeting Wednesday to discuss legislation designed to bring transparency to the payment of certain state-mandated premiums to Pennsylvania milk producers.

Heffley Issues Statement Following House Vote on Child Protection Legislation

Jun. 17, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today released the following statement explaining his vote against legislation that aims to address unintended consequences created by Pennsylvania’s child protection laws but would exempt college and university employees from the background check requirements:

House Agriculture Committee to Discuss Transparency in Payments to Dairy Farmers

Jun. 16, 2015 /

WHAT: The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), will hold an informational meeting to discuss House Bill 1265, which would require any payment made to a dairy farmer to clearly delineate the dollar amount of the total that consists of money collected from the state mandated over-order premium.

Saccone Bill to Ban Legislative Gifts Earns Backing of the Government Reform Caucus

Jun. 16, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Members of the Government Reform Caucus yesterday expressed their support for a measure authored by Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny/Washington) that would prohibit gifts to legislators from individuals seeking to influence the outcome of legislation. The legislators made their announcement during a news conference at the Capitol in Harrisburg.

Committee OKs Causer Snowmobile-ATV Funding Bill

Jun. 16, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation to bring fairness and accountability to the collection and distribution of funds for ATV- and snowmobile-riding opportunities in the Commonwealth earned the unanimous support of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee today, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint), prime sponsor of the measure.

Lawmakers and Stakeholders Urge Action on PlanCON Reform to Ensure ‘Schools That Teach’ and ‘Government That Works’

Jun. 15, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Action is sorely needed to address Pennsylvania’s outdated school construction reimbursement process, a group of lawmakers, including Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover), said today. Grove authored House Bill 210 to address the loss of taxpayer and school district funds and to modernize the process. Companion legislation, Senate 694 sponsored by Sen. John Eichelberger (R-Blair), recently gained committee passage in the Senate.