HARRISBURG – The House today passed legislation that would move Pennsylvania out of the liquor business by privatizing alcohol sales in the Commonwealth, Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) said upon passage of House Bill 466 by a vote of 114-87.
HARRISBURG – Citing an inherent conflict of interest in the current structure of the state’s liquor store system, Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) today voted in support of legislation removing the state from the sale of alcohol in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Brian Ellis (R-Butler) joined the majority of his colleagues in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in voting in favor of House Bill 466, legislation to privatize the sale of wine and spirits in the Commonwealth. After today’s vote, Ellis made the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) issued a statement today in response to the passage of House Bill 466, a measure to end full government control of wine and spirits sales in the Commonwealth:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kurt Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland) voted in favor of House Bill 466, a bill to privatize the sale of wine and spirits in the Commonwealth in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today. Masser, a member of the House Liquor Control Committee, made the following statement after today’s vote:
HARRISBURG – Residents age 21 and older in Venango and Butler counties would finally be able to responsibly and conveniently purchase wine, liquor and beer under the same roof under a bill approved today by the state House with the support of Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler).
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford/Erie) today in Harrisburg voted for legislation approved by the House that would get Pennsylvania out of the business of selling wine and liquor.
HARRISBURG – In one of his first major votes in the state House, Rep. Tedd Nesbit (R-Mercer/Butler) today supported legislation to remove the state from the sale of alcohol in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – As a former small business owner, Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) knows that the private sector does a better job in selling products, and that’s why she voted in favor of legislation today to remove state control from the sales of alcohol in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) today voted with the majority of his colleagues in the House to remove state government from the business of selling alcohol and, instead, focus its efforts on enforcement of state liquor laws.
HARRISBURG-- Rep Warren Kampf (R-Chester/Montgomery) joined his colleagues in passing legislation, for the second session in a row, to end the state monopoly on liquor sales by privatizing the state liquor store system.
HARRISBURG – House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) voted today in favor of House Bill 466, which would shut down the old state liquor store system and replace it with more modern, privately owned wine and spirit system.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery) released the following statement following the House vote on House Bill 466 to privatize liquor sales in Pennsylvania:
HARRISBURG – The Lancaster County House Republican Delegation today voted in favor of House Bill 466, legislation that would allow beer, wine and liquor to be sold in one licensed location, giving consumers choice and getting state government out of the wine and liquor business.
HARRISBURG – Members of the United States Marshals Service Special Operations Group who captured murder suspect Eric Frein, were honored on the House floor this week by Rep. Mike Regan (R-York/Cumberland).
HARRISBURG – This week, Rep. Mauree Gingrich (R-Lebanon) gave her enthusiastic support for legislation that would make it a crime to harass children via the Internet or other electronic communications.
HARRISBURG – Cancer patients who could have better health outcomes by taking certain oral medications are one step closer to having more affordable access to the medicine under legislation passed by the state House this week, said Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna), who voted for the measure.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Seth Grove (R-York) and Keith Greiner (R-Lancaster) today commented on the announcement that Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale will launch an investigation into the municipal pension plan for the city of Scranton, stating that it shows the need for statewide municipal pension reform.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Nazareth) was in the process of circulating co-sponsor memos for his legislation to bring more accountability to operations of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) when the news hit.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to raise awareness about the positive and life-saving benefits automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) can provide, Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) sponsored House Resolution 104, establishing Feb. 22-28, as “AED Awareness Week in Pennsylvania.” Brown organized an AED training seminar at the Capitol earlier today run by John and Rachel Moyer, before her resolution was unanimously passed by the House.