Voting Rights Protection Act Advanced to Full House, Grove Says

Sep. 27, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Seeking to further modernize, enhance and secure Pennsylvania’s elections, the House State Government Committee today approved an amended version of the Voting Rights Protection Act, House Bill 1800, its sponsor, Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) said.

Dowling Introduces Judicial Reform Measure

Sep. 27, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) today introduced legislation that seeks to change the makeup of the Judicial Conduct Board and Court of Judicial Discipline to better ensure the appropriate balance of power among all three branches of state government.

Committee to Consider Four Education Bills

Sep. 27, 2021 /

WHAT: The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will hold a voting meeting to consider four proposals on a variety of education topics.

Davanzo Sponsors Legislation to Ensure Fair Royalties Between Natural Gas Companies and Landowners

Sep. 27, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Eric Davanzo (R-Westmoreland) has sponsored legislation that would define what natural gas companies can and cannot deduct from landowners. Pennsylvania currently has a Guaranteed Minimum Royalty Act, enacted in 1979, that stipulates that natural gas companies must pay landowners at least one-eighth of the value of the gas harvested from their property. However, industry standards and lack of clarity in the law has led to some landowners receiving less than a one-eighth royalty payment. House Bill 1763 would clarify how royalty payments are calculated.

Grove Announces Hearing on Congressional Redistricting and Census Data Analysis

Sep. 24, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – As the House State Government Committee continues to receive input on congressional redistricting from Pennsylvanians, its chairman, Seth Grove (R-York), announced today the committee will hold a hearing in October on the need for districts to be equal and review of the census data demographic changes across the Commonwealth.

House Approves Flood Bill to Extend Program Combatting Opioid Abuse

Sep. 22, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The state House today in Harrisburg approved through an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote a bill introduced by local state Rep. Ann Flood (R-Northampton) that would extend a successful program that helps doctors and pharmacies combat opioid abuse.

Williams Votes to Extend Flood Emergency Declaration

Sep. 22, 2021 /

Williams Votes to Extend Flood Emergency Declaration

HARRISBURG – As a prime co-sponsor, Rep. Craig Williams (R- Delaware/Chester) voted in support of House Resolution 139, which would extend the provisions of Gov. Tom Wolf’s Aug. 31 disaster emergency declaration relative to the aftereffects of Hurricane Ida.