House to Act on ‘Smart Justice’ Package of Probation and Justice Reforms

Dec. 11, 2019 /

HARRISBURG-- Leaders in the House this week announced the chamber will take up a bipartisan package of bills next week to reform Pennsylvania’s probation and parole system, to reduce recidivism and to help formerly incarcerated individuals find jobs that will help them avoid some of the pitfalls that keep many in the state’s penal system.

Delozier’s Bills Pass House Judiciary Committee

Dec. 09, 2019 /

Delozier’s Bills Pass House Judiciary Committee

HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Monday voted two bills out of committee that were sponsored by Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) and will be sent to the full House for its consideration.

Kauffman Says Committee Votes Illustrate PA Commitment to Smarter Justice

Dec. 09, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – The House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), today passed a package of bills aimed at enabling rehabilitation of convicted criminals who have paid their debt to society and rewarding those individuals who show they are reformed by getting them out of the criminal justice system quicker and with fewer collateral consequences.

Speaker Turzai Applauds Sunday Hunting Bill Signed into Law

Dec. 05, 2019 /

HARRISBURG - House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today congratulated Senate Game and Fisheries Committee Chairman Senator Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) on the enactment of Act 107 of 2019, allowing for hunting up to three Sundays each year.

Tobash Applauds Tightened Work Requirements for Food Stamps

Dec. 05, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) today voiced strong support for a U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) finalized rule that will strengthen work requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. It would build on a Tobash proposal pending in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Grove Issues Statement on Tax Credit Fraud Report

Dec. 05, 2019 /

DOVER – A Pennsylvania grand jury recently issued a report finding the state’s Keystone Innovation Zone and Pennsylvania Research and Development tax credit programs are susceptible to fraud. In response to the report, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) issued the following statement:

Toepel Announces Retirement from State House of Representatives

Dec. 03, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) today announced she will not seek re-election at the end of her current legislative term. She has been a member of the state House since 2010, and currently serves in leadership as majority chairman of the House Republican Caucus.

Fritz’s Government Reform Legislation Signed into Law

Nov. 27, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) announced today that the governor signed his legislation, House Bill 57, which would eliminate outdated boards and commissions, into law. The law will take effect in 60 days.