WHAT: Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and Sen. Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York) will co-chair a hearing about the Liquor Control Board’s supply chain disruption.
HARRISBURG – Legislation designed to protect voters’ rights and assist poll workers when conducting smoother, fairer elections emerged from the House State Government Committee this week, according to Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair).
HARRISBURG – On Tuesday, House Bill 1839, sponsored by Rep. Brian Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana) to encourage and permit cooperative agreements and joint purchasing between municipalities and Common Interest Owned Communities (CIOCs), was advanced for full House consideration by the House Urban Affairs Committee.
Educators endorse legislation to bring fairness to charter school regulations
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.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming) that would provide further qualifications of electors was passed in the House State Government Committee on Monday.
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.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG – The leadership of the Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus released the following statement following the news of the arrest of Rep. Kevin Boyle (D-Philadelphia):
WHAT: PA House Environmental Resources and Energy (ERE) Committee Majority Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will convene an informational meeting to determine if PJM Interconnection’s, America’s largest power grid operator, proposed Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) would adequately maintain competitive and reliable energy markets.
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.
HARRISBURG- Republican House members from Southeastern Pennsylvania crafted and passed a historic measure to extend the governor’s emergency order, permitting additional relief to areas affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. This was the first time an emergency order from the governor was extended by the state Legislature.
HARRISBURG – Representative John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) recently called out the Wolf administration’s failure to address persistent issues related to COVID-19 test processing at the state laboratory.
WHAT: The House State Government Committee will take up several bills, including the reintroduced Voting Rights Protection Act (House Bill 1800), at its next meeting.
WHAT: As part of an assembled group of government representatives from the local, state and federal level, state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) will offer reaction to the United States Steel Corporation’s recently-expressed desire to search for a site to build a new steel mill.
HARRISBURG – Yesterday, the House and Senate both unanimously approved legislation, introduced by Rep. Shelby Labs (R-Bucks), to extend the State of Emergency declaration to offer additional relief to the southeast region of Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG – The House today passed legislation to allow real estate schools which have been approved to provide in-person instruction to also livestream the course, offering it to remote students, said Rep. Todd Polinchock (R-Bucks), who authored the measure.