HARRISBURG – Freshman lawmaker Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin), who has made government reform a top priority since taking office, today celebrated his first bill – a debt reform measure – to earn approval in the full House.
HARRISBURG – The House Liquor Control Committee, chaired by Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong), has passed legislation that will allow grocery and convenience stores and hotels and restaurants the ability to buy product from private sector wholesalers and wineries without having to go through the Liquor Control Board (LCB), Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced.
HARRISBURG – By a unanimous vote today, the House passed legislation, sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster), which would change the way future state bonds are issued to more quickly and less expensively pay off state debt.
HARRISBURG – Recognizing the unique nature of the dairy industry, the House today approved Rep. Martin Causer’s (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) bill to exempt milk trucks from weather-related commercial vehicle travel bans in the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today introduced two pieces of legislation to strengthen safety in the Commonwealth’s public schools.
HARRISBURG – As part of the state House Republicans’ “Government Done Right” initiative, legislation authored by state Rep. Mike Jones (R-York Township) that would clear Pennsylvania’s School Code of many of its outdated and unnecessary regulations has passed the House unanimously and awaits consideration by the Senate Education Committee.
HARRISBURG – House Appropriations Committee Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York) issued the following statement in response to the videos of Rep. Brian Sims harassing pro-life citizens outside of a Planned Parenthood.
HARRISBURG- Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) has hand delivered a letter to the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro seeking an investigation into the recent actions of Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) regarding a potential violation of Pennsylvania statutes.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) establishing Juneteenth National Freedom Day as an official annual observance in Pennsylvania was unanimously approved by the House of Representatives on Monday. House Bill 619 will next be considered by the Senate.
HARRISBURG – Declaring it a victory for students and taxpayers throughout the state, Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) said the House today adopted his bill to enhance a vital school choice program in the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – Legislation by Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover), part of policy reforms the House has undertaken to improve how Pennsylvania operates, was approved by the House on Monday.
WHAT: The House Republican Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), and the House Democrat Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Mike Sturla (D-Lancaster), will host their respective committees for a tour of the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.
HARRISBURG – Noting the significance of every human life, Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) applauded the House Health Committee vote to advance legislation to protect the lives of unborn children who might have Down syndrome.
HARRISBURG - A bill to clarify the confidentiality of a person’s financial information under Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know law garnered unanimous passage in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, according to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Brett Miller (R-Lancaster).
HARRISBURG ¬– The House Health Committee today approved Rep. Kate Klunk’s (R-Hanover) legislation to ensure life for babies with Down syndrome. Her legislation, House Bill 321, would include prenatal Down syndrome diagnoses as a legal reason why babies can’t be aborted in Pennsylvania. The bill now goes to the full House for a vote.
HARRISBURG – Coinciding with a Second Amendment rights rally held today in Harrisburg, Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) unveiled “constitutional carry” legislation, which would no longer require law-abiding citizens to obtain a license to carry a concealed firearm in Pennsylvania.
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:
HARRISBURG – Earlier this week, the governor signed into law legislation authored by Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) to require municipal authorities to create additional financial protections when collecting money.
HARRISBURG – Currently, whenever a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a state statute is filed, the attorney general’s office receives a formal notice. No such notice is required to be delivered to the General Assembly.
HARRISBURG – Legislation that would improve highway safety in Pennsylvania, sponsored by Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair), has been introduced in the House of Representatives.