HARRISBURG – Working to support the state’s first responders, the House Finance Committee today unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) that would offer a tax credit to volunteers who pay for equipment out of their own pockets.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Rowe (R-Snyder/Union) today announced his support for the Helpers and Heroes bill package to be voted on in the next two weeks in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, amid the crisis of dramatic declines statewide in the number of volunteer firefighters and EMS providers in the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – By a unanimous vote, the House Liquor Control Committee today approved legislation, sponsored by Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks), which would permit owners of old hotel licenses to convert them to restaurant liquor licenses.
HARRISBURG –Following the August decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upholding the chamber's traditional session-opening Prayer practices, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Guest Chaplain Program resumed today, Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced.
HARRISBURG – During a standing room only state Capitol news conference today, Representative Stephanie Borowicz (R-Centre/Clinton) and Senator Doug Mastriano (R-Adams/Cumberland/Franklin/York) officially introduced legislation that would ban abortions when the heartbeat of an unborn baby is detected (House Bill 1977 and Senate Bill 912).
HARRISBURG—Lawmakers from Southeast Pennsylvania announced that they will support legislation to aid the state’s emergency responders, including those in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties.
HARRISBURG — Flanked by firefighters and emergency medical services (EMS) providers, Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) held a Fire Prevention Month event today at the state Capitol at which he called attention to the dramatic decline in the number of volunteer firefighters and EMS providers in Pennsylvania and disclosed actions planned in the House this week and next to address it.
WHAT: Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-Centre/Clinton) and Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Adams/Cumberland/Franklin/York) will officially unveil and discuss their legislation that would ban abortions after the point at which the heartbeat of the unborn baby can be detected.
HARRISBURG– Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) will be the keynote speaker at tomorrow’s Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation (GWPF) Walk to End FGM in Washington, D.C.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Stan Saylor (R-York) was appointed as a member of the National Guard Youth Challenge Advisory Board. The National Guard Youth Challenge program is an initiative designed to help at-risk youth in the Commonwealth. The program was established in law by Act 51 of 2018, which was authored by Saylor.
HARRISBURG – As a former police chief and employee of the American Red Cross, state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) knows the challenges emergency responders face.
HARRISBURG – Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously passed Rep. Natalie Mihalek’s (R-Allegheny/Washington) resolution to formally recognize Oct. 13, 2019, as the 244th birthday of the United States Navy.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) and his colleagues in the state Legislature voted for a new state law that was recently signed by the governor and will help Pennsylvanians avoid calls from telemarketers.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) today announced he has been appointed by Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) to the Keystone State ChalleNGe Academy Advisory Board.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Berks), known as the Construction Industry Employee Verification Act, has become law. It will require employers in the construction industry to use the federal E-Verify system to ensure that their employees don’t include individuals not authorized to work in the United States.
HARRISBURG – House Education Committee Chairman Curt Sonney (R-Erie) today announced that he has introduced legislation that would require all school districts in the Commonwealth to offer full-time cyber education programs that will be accountable to local communities.
HARRISBURG - Today, Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation authored by Rep. Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) that will strengthen Pennsylvania’s “Do Not Call” list.
HARRISBURG – While remaining a major employer in Pennsylvania, the coal industry can be a difficult line of work due to the economy and fluctuations in the markets. To that end, state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) has scored a victory for job creators and their workers with his House Bill 1557 being signed into law.
HARRISBURG – Legislation designed to protect businesses and consumers from unwanted telemarketing calls heads to governor’s desk to be signed into law, said Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks), co-sponsor of the bill.
HARRISBURG – PA House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) issued the following statement today in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s unilateral executive order attempt to illegally implement the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) without legislative approval: