HARRISBURG – Following House committee appointments for the 2015-16 legislative session, Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) announced he has retained his seats on the House Consumer Affairs, Health, Local Government, and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees.
WHAT: Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland), chairman of the Legislative Audit Advisory Commission (LAAC), and other LAAC members will meet to review and accept the 2014 audit.
HARRISBURG – When the state General Assembly considers any health care legislation in the new 2015-16 session, its members will need to know how those new policies will impact the health care marketplace and the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), one of the state’s largest health care insurance companies told members of the House Insurance Committee Wednesday, said Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna).
WHAT: Rep. Joe Hackett (R-Delaware) will host a press conference to discuss the introduction of legislation that will strengthen the rights of rape victims who have conceived a child as a result of the rape.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) today commended Gov. Tom Wolf, who announced an executive order aimed at improving government efficiency. The new Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency will be tasked with finding ways to modernize government. The creation of this new office echoes the goal of House Bill 11, authored by Grove, who released the following statement:
HARRISBURG-- Legislation sponsored by Rep. Warren Kampf (R-Montgomery/Chester) to help physicians more easily acquire malpractice insurance has passed the House.
HARRISBURG – The House unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) to provide in-state tuition rates at community colleges and state-related/state-owned institutions for veterans, their spouses and dependent children.
It’s an ocean of red – a flood of debt that threatens the financial stability of our school districts for the next 30 years. The news is no better for the state government system.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Hal English (R-Allegheny) today said he has returned to serve on the House Education, Aging and Older Adult Services, Tourism and Recreational Development and Game and Fisheries committees for the 2015-16 session. Additionally, English received an award citing his perfect attendance in the 2013-14 legislative session.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Dave Zimmerman (R-Lancaster) to permit the licensure of online schools passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 195-2.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) sponsored a resolution this week recognizing students at Keith Valley Middle School for participating in the Keith Valley Challenge and will visit the event to congratulate the students.
HARRISBURG – House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) has reappointed Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) to the Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors and has received House committee assignments for the 2015-16 session.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) announced today that he will co-sponsor legislation to dedicate funding to education and human services. Murt has lent his support to legislation that would impose a drilling tax on the state’s Marcellus Shale and distribute those proceeds to statewide initiatives, including education.
HARRISBURG – In seeking to raise necessary funds for some of the Commonwealth’s top priorities without passing the burden onto working families, Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) today held a press conference to discuss legislation to impose a drilling tax within the Marcellus Shale and distribute those proceeds to statewide initiatives.
HARRISBURG – Continuing his commitment to supporting rural Pennsylvania, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) has reintroduced legislation to ensure rural communities and taxpayers get their fair share of compensation for state-owned lands.
HARRISBURG – Two pieces of legislation authored by Rep. Will Tallman (R-Adams/Cumberland) that bring state law into compliance with federal standards were passed by the state House this week. The bills may now be taken up by the state Senate.
Veterans deserve a smooth transition to the civilian workforce after their military service ends. However, many veterans have a hard time finding jobs upon returning to civilian life due to onerous and redundant certification and licensure requirements. To address this, I reintroduced a bill that would streamline certification and licensing processes for veterans and help match them with good-paying jobs faster. That bill passed the House unanimously today.
HARRISBURG – Legislation introduced by Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) that would create a more efficient and effective mechanism to reimburse school districts for costs associated with construction projects unanimously passed the House Education Committee today, garnering broad bipartisan support.
WHAT: The House Insurance Committee, led by Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) will hold an informational meeting to learn more about the federal Affordable Care Act in relation to the insurance market.
HARRISBURG – A proposal to amend the state’s Constitution to increase the mandatory retirement age for judges was approved by the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, said Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery), prime sponsor of the measure.